For most of us it's the perennial dream: what would I do if I had a million. Now, for as long as you play this game, you can stop dreaming and start planning.
Through buying property and building houses and hotels on it and charging rent to people who stay there, you must accumulate a certain amount of money.
If, or rather when, you do, there's a businessman who is sufficiently impressed with your entrepreneurial abilities to make you an extraordinary offer: he'll lend you £1,000,000 and give you six months to turn it into £5,000,000. IF you succeed, you will be allowed to keep the original loan.
The path to the money is fraught with difficulties: you will have to buy and sell property, invest in business opportunities and dabble in the stock market. And you are only allowed to make one stock market transaction a day!
However, it can be done - even if your surname is not Rothschild, Hughes or Getty. Of course, if it is, you might still enjoy honing your financial skills as Mr. Dow Jones and Lady Threadneddle Street together acclaim your business acumen.
The game is a familiar one involving the random movement around London landmarks which you must buy and develop in order to profit at the expense of your competitors. It is a game for 2-6 players whose names you must enter at the beginning. In addition to winning the game (i.e. bankrupting your opponents), you must also accumulate £20,000 in order to qualify for the £1,000,000 loan.
You have £1,000,000 which, through speculation, investment and enterprise, you must convert into £5,000,000 and you will have six months in which to accomplish this.
Full instructions for this game are contained within the program.
Please note that, due to the complexity of the program it will be necessary to save the position you have reached on Side 1 of the adventure in order to play Side 2. Again, full instructions will be given.
There are three separate programs in If I Had A Million. All of them must be played in sequence (Action, Adventure 1 then Adventure 2) and all are loaded with the same commands:
POKE 25,6 (ENTER)
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