Who knew real estate investing could be fun? Build-a-lot puts new color into what, in real life, appears to be too tedious for the Average Joe. Don't be fooled by the main theme of the game, it has the capability to hook you right up.
In the virtual world of Build-a-lot, creating a real estate empire is as easy as one click. There are eight towns in all, each one containing three or more levels, headed by a Mayor. These mayors will be your game masters and are in charge of giving you projects to finish consisting of certain goals such as having to build a particular house or having to earn a certain mount of money within a set time limit. Once you've complete all the projects in one town, the next town will be unlocked.
The game play is relatively easy, though you have to know how to multi-task to be able to finish a project on time. The basics of the game include having to buy, upgrade, build, and sell houses. Properties you have chosen not to sell also earn since they will automatically be put on a lease. There are several types of houses, from the simplest ramblers to opulent castles. Just like in real life, however, your properties are subject to damage and hence, reparation, which would of course, cost money. Other than houses, you will also be contracted to build town buildings such as post offices and banks.
Build-a-lot is a game which could be enjoyed by anyone, whether real estate inclined or not. It's a virtual reality which lets you create your own world quite literally. So if ever you take a fancy playing the role of a real estate mogul, Build-a-lot is the perfect place to be one if you can't be one in real life.
DirectX 7.0 or higher (DirectX enhances Windows with advanced multimedia capabilities. If you do not have DirectX installed on your system, you can download it from www.microsoft.com. DirectX comes pre-installed with all copies of Windows 98 SE and later, so most likely it is already installed on your system).
Registration: Build-a-lot is distributed as Shareware. The fee for registered version is US $19.95.
You can register your copy of Build-a-lot online with a major credit card through a secure server.