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THE MONOPOLY GAME MOVES TO A NEW DIMENSION ON THE SUPER NINTENDO SYSTEM Super NES Version Features 3D Effects; Joins NES and Game Boy Products To Round Out Complete Nintendo Family Offerings

THE MONOPOLY GAME MOVES TO A NEW DIMENSION ON THE SUPER NINTENDO SYSTEM Super NES Version Features 3D Effects; Joins NES and Game Boy Products
 To Round Out Complete Nintendo Family Offerings
 BEVERLY, Mass., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's most popular board game for more than 50 years is taking the 1990's by storm. Parker Brothers, makers of the MONOPOLY(R) game, today announced a 16-bit video version of the classic board game for play on the super Nintendo Entertainment System(R).
 The MONOPOLY Super NES, which will be unveiled on May 28th at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Chicago, has all the features of the classic board game while adding sophisticated three-dimensional computer graphics, animation and powerful sound effects. The 16-bit version of the game joins Parker Brothers' current MONOPOLY Nintendo offerings, including Super NES and Game Boy versions of the board game. (MONOPOLY will also be available on the SEGA(tm) Genesis(tm) System in fall of 1992 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.)
 MONOPOLY Super NES allows players to compete against friends or play along with up to seven computer opponents. The "board" is an animated game track on which the pieces visually move along the board: the horse gallops, the car revs, the dog runs. Additional classic features of the MONOPOLY game that are recognized worldwide are brought to life for fans of the game: Land on the B&O Railroad and the train whistles; pass "GO" and money showers down; land on "Go To Jail" and Rich Uncle Pennybags drags you off to the pokey. In essence, all of the features of the board game are incorporated with advanced 16-bit animation.
 "The Super Nintendo Entertainment System(R) version of the MONOPOLY game not only brings live action, fast-paced excitement and sophisticated graphics to video game enthusiasts, it takes a classic game that everyone knows and loves and adds a new a new dimension to it," said Madelene Shear, Parker Brothers vice president of marketing. "And, because the game is computerized, the fun is made easier. The system counts players' money for them, handles and distributes all the properties, puts houses on the board, and referees the wheeling and dealing that is inherent in the game."
 Like the classic board game, the object of the new MONOPOLY 16-bit version is to become the wealthiest player by buying, trading, and selling real estate.
 The world's love affair with the MONOPOLY game continues to grow stronger with the introduction of new and exciting ways to play. At the Winter CES show in Las Vegas, Parker Brothers unveiled a version of MONOPOLY for play on Nintendo's Game Boy(R) system. Last year the company introduced an 8-bit version of the game for the Nintendo Entertainment System(R).
 "The 8-bit version of MONOPOLY has been extremely popular among baby boomers who grew up with the classic game, as well as with youths." commented Shear. "We expect the 16-bit version, featuring enhanced animation and graphics, to be a favorite among Super Nintendo Entertainment System players."
 The MONOPOLY 16-bit game will be available in toy, department and chain stores nationwide in the fall of 1992 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
 Parker Brothers is owned by Hasbro Inc., the world's largest toy and game company.
 MONOPOLY is Parker Brothers' registered trademark for its real estate trading game. Nintendo and Super Nintendo Entertainment Systems are registered trade marks of Nintendo of America Inc.
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 /Patricia McGovern of Parker Brothers, 508-921-3296, Michael Brewer, 617-954-1683, or Ronni Heyman of IQ&J PR, for Parker Brothers 617-954-1772/ CO: Parker Brothers ST: Massachusetts IN: REA SU:


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