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RTTP: Pizza Tycoon - The Ice Cream Meta-game (hint: it isn't Ice Cream)

lt519

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I lost an entire summer to this game once and it may happen again. I've dove back in, I can't resist it. It starts out simple: pick a location for your pizza shop, decorate it, build some pizzas, buy some ingredients, advertise and then open your store.





Next thing you know your buying multiple stores, warehouses, getting into contracts with vendors, and expanding to multiple cities. You get a little dirty; it starts with bribing some officials for rewards.

Then it happens, you discover the "ice cream":



You say hey, that's not ice cream, those are rocket launchers. I can start blowing up my competitors shops. But it doesn't stop there, forget the pizza, you are going to become a global weapons dealer and brave getting caught with thousands in weapons on hand.

I made it to millions upon millions of dollars in my last run before I got tired. My Restraurant was number one and completely run by my managers. Totally self sufficient gold mine, but the real goal was to become filthy stinking rich selling weapons, it always is.

Anyone else get caught that deep in a metagame of a game? Anyone with Pizza Tycoon specifically?
 

Gaz Pwnage

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It makes me sad that this is the only reply to this thread.

This game was amazing back in the day (and is still playable today), Ive spent countless hours playing this. I got a budget copy of this game on the sold out software label for £4.99 when i was like 9. I still own it. I'm very surprised more people haven't played it or care to post about it.

There really hasn't been a food tycoon game up-to the standards of this one.
 

Zornica

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I never played Pizza Tycoon... But I played plenty of Pizza Syndicate and Pizza Connection. I guess they are the same thing, but more modern?
 

Gaz Pwnage

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I never played Pizza Tycoon... But I played plenty of Pizza Syndicate and Pizza Connection. I guess they are the same thing, but more modern?
Pizza Connection is the European name for Pizza Tycoon. I assume you mean you played Pizza Connection 2 (which is known as Fast Food Tycoon 2 everywhere else). Not a sequel, just a bad and clunky "spiritual remake".

The original game has a certain charm to it and doesn't take itself too seriously, much like many simulation games of that time (Theme Hospital etc). The remakes, whilst still having sabotage mechanics, are more "serious" games.

Pizza Syndicate is also known as Fast Food Tycoon (1) everywhere other than Europe.
 

lt519

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It makes me sad that this is the only reply to this thread.

This game was amazing back in the day (and is still playable today), Ive spent countless hours playing this. I got a budget copy of this game on the sold out software label for £4.99 when i was like 9. I still own it. I'm very surprised more people haven't played it or care to post about it.

There really hasn't been a food tycoon game up-to the standards of this one.
Hey, someone actually saw this thread!! My friend and I lost an entire summer to it playing two player. You can both manage restaurant franchises in the same world competing with each other taking turns each day. It got fun sabotaging each other and then dealing arms to make more money to open more shops to keep the top market share. We started at 9 AM every day and played until about dinner (turns ended up taking about 30 minutes each). It was ridiculous.

It really was a brilliant game for its time and is still incredibly fun game to play. I hate to say it but it'd be a perfect remake for iOS and would knock the socks off any other tycoon-ish games on iOS (and I play A LOT of Kairosoft games).