mon3Those of you who were turned off by the Here and Now Edition of Monopoly that had been in the App Store will be pleased to find out that EA has finally released the Classic version.

Monopoly brings the classic Monopoly board game to the App Store. The game offers a somewhat gratuitously 3D view of the game and even offers internationally localized versions of the board. The game seems to pull your iPhone's region settings (see here) to present the proper board. The game comes with 3 levels of difficulty against AI opponents and also offers local Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (2 players), and Pass & Play for your friends.

There also appear to be plenty of rule customizations to give you the game you're used to (Auction option also available, but cut off on screenshot):

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The game is embellished with 3D graphics and animations of your pieces moving from one place to another, and the game also allows you pick one of several 3D rooms in which to play the game.

App Store Link: Monopoly, $4.99

  • soup

    horray a link from the front page :)

  • soup

    horray a link from the front page :)

  • Anonymous Cow

    Ugh. I'm a Monopoly Hater. No offense to the designers and coders that put together what looks like a well done job. But it doesn't change that you've built a monster! Oh god make it stop!

    Could you please get these talented folks on some other game? Maybe Acquire? How about Mah-jong (not american, unless you offer both)? Heck, let's play Sorry! It's better than Monopoly.

  • Anonymous Cow

    Ugh. I'm a Monopoly Hater. No offense to the designers and coders that put together what looks like a well done job. But it doesn't change that you've built a monster! Oh god make it stop!

    Could you please get these talented folks on some other game? Maybe Acquire? How about Mah-jong (not american, unless you offer both)? Heck, let's play Sorry! It's better than Monopoly.

  • snowy2004

    Why is this not just an update to the Here And Now Edition? All it adds is the classic game boards and the old way to count money.

  • snowy2004

    Why is this not just an update to the Here And Now Edition? All it adds is the classic game boards and the old way to count money.

  • TomHandy

    So happy about this...... been waiting for this essentially since apps were possible for the iPhone (used to have the Palm OS version of Monopoly on my Treo). I bought the Here & Now Edition because it was better than nothing, but honestly, I've just never been able to get used to the new properties and the new amounts. Classic Monopoly is what I have the nostalgia for.

    Yes, it would be nice if they just updated the Here & Now Edition so you could just choose the classic board, but I'll come out and just say I wanted this bad enough that I'm willing to pay the $5.

    Now go ahead and bring out Classic Clue too.

  • TomHandy

    So happy about this...... been waiting for this essentially since apps were possible for the iPhone (used to have the Palm OS version of Monopoly on my Treo). I bought the Here & Now Edition because it was better than nothing, but honestly, I've just never been able to get used to the new properties and the new amounts. Classic Monopoly is what I have the nostalgia for.

    Yes, it would be nice if they just updated the Here & Now Edition so you could just choose the classic board, but I'll come out and just say I wanted this bad enough that I'm willing to pay the $5.

    Now go ahead and bring out Classic Clue too.

  • BdragonST

    wow EA actually read reviews :D

  • BdragonST

    wow EA actually read reviews :D

  • br1an

    If they're really going to go "classic" with this app, then why do EA still insist on including the momentum-killing: "3D graphics and animations of your pieces moving from one place to another"?

    Is there an option to disable this feature?

    If not, there certainly should be.

  • br1an

    If they're really going to go "classic" with this app, then why do EA still insist on including the momentum-killing: "3D graphics and animations of your pieces moving from one place to another"?

    Is there an option to disable this feature?

    If not, there certainly should be.

  • MantleBreed

    Do i really need to play the same game again for the 20th time on 20 different platforms and mediums? NO!

  • MantleBreed

    Do i really need to play the same game again for the 20th time on 20 different platforms and mediums? NO!

  • Matt

    D'oh! I just bought the Here & Now edition a few days ago... wouldn't have bothered if I knew this one was coming...

  • Matt

    D'oh! I just bought the Here & Now edition a few days ago... wouldn't have bothered if I knew this one was coming...

  • http://www.drafternoon.com mek

    so, can i trade in the here and now version that i have, and replace it with the version that i wanted...ah i will just leave the here and now on EA's doorstep, and play the classic iphone 5th gen version

  • http://www.drafternoon.com mek

    so, can i trade in the here and now version that i have, and replace it with the version that i wanted...ah i will just leave the here and now on EA's doorstep, and play the classic iphone 5th gen version

  • zsilverman

    Where the hell is the online multiplayer? why is EA not on this. This is utterly pathetic. Monopoly is worthless unless you have someone to play with.

    I e-mailed EA so many times about this. They just dont listen. Im boycotting EA until they release an online update.

    • http://www.iphonelife.com/ Menneisyys

      Multiplayer demo video posted to youtube.com/watch?v=71aMEmpdpGE

      • zsilverman

        i dont think u know what online multiplayer is, so let me explain. why the video shows and what the game has is LOCAL multiplayer. Which means the other players have to be close to you. ONLINE multiplayer is GLOBAL - like playing people around the world!

  • zsilverman

    Where the hell is the online multiplayer? why is EA not on this. This is utterly pathetic. Monopoly is worthless unless you have someone to play with.

    I e-mailed EA so many times about this. They just dont listen. Im boycotting EA until they release an online update.

    • http://www.iphonelife.com/ Menneisyys

      Multiplayer demo video posted to youtube.com/watch?v=71aMEmpdpGE

      • zsilverman

        i dont think u know what online multiplayer is, so let me explain. why the video shows and what the game has is LOCAL multiplayer. Which means the other players have to be close to you. ONLINE multiplayer is GLOBAL - like playing people around the world!

  • SteveJ

    I'll wait for a "xxx With Friends" version that lets me play online and with push notification. I'm hoping the Words/Chess With Friends folks start putting out more games of this sort. They know how to do it.

  • SteveJ

    I'll wait for a "xxx With Friends" version that lets me play online and with push notification. I'm hoping the Words/Chess With Friends folks start putting out more games of this sort. They know how to do it.

  • Cranker

    Why not 4 player local play ?

    • arn

      you can, use Wi-Fi

    • Cranker

      Oh...I see that there is local multiplayer. Now I am tempted :)

  • Cranker

    Why not 4 player local play ?

    • arn

      you can, use Wi-Fi

    • Cranker

      Oh...I see that there is local multiplayer. Now I am tempted :)

  • Wakeguy

    So lame that this isn't just an update. I wanted the classic version the whole time. I'm not buying it again.

  • Wakeguy

    So lame that this isn't just an update. I wanted the classic version the whole time. I'm not buying it again.

  • Billster

    If it's not 2D, I'm not interested. 3d Monopoly is boring. The here and now version is so slow-paced that I haven't played it in months

  • Billster

    If it's not 2D, I'm not interested. 3d Monopoly is boring. The here and now version is so slow-paced that I haven't played it in months

  • ibwb

    What's with the "house rules" options? People should play Monopoly the right way. Especially WITH the auction rule. Most house rules for Monopoly make the game last way too long. Auctions suck up the cash fast.

  • ibwb

    What's with the "house rules" options? People should play Monopoly the right way. Especially WITH the auction rule. Most house rules for Monopoly make the game last way too long. Auctions suck up the cash fast.

  • http://carminelives.se Rickard

    No online play = no buy!

  • http://carminelives.se Rickard

    No online play = no buy!

  • The Theory

    are there really people complaining because the graphics are 3D? It isn't as though you play in 2D when you play in real life with a real board and real pieces. Geez.

  • The Theory

    are there really people complaining because the graphics are 3D? It isn't as though you play in 2D when you play in real life with a real board and real pieces. Geez.

  • RamuChan

    The lack of 3G multiplayer (like Words with Friends etc) is a real deal breaker for the EA board game titles.

  • RamuChan

    The lack of 3G multiplayer (like Words with Friends etc) is a real deal breaker for the EA board game titles.

  • http://www.iphonelife.com/ Menneisyys

    (Sorry, my previous post was posted as a reply.)

    Multiplayer demo video posted to youtube.com/watch?v=71aMEmpdpGE

  • http://www.iphonelife.com/ Menneisyys

    (Sorry, my previous post was posted as a reply.)

    Multiplayer demo video posted to youtube.com/watch?v=71aMEmpdpGE