Game Release Date: USA: April/24/2001
Game Developer: PopTop Software
Game Publisher: Take Two Interactive
Game Description: Tropico is a construction and management simulation computer game developed by PopTop Software and published by Gathering of Developers in April 2001. The game sees the player taking the role of "El Presidente," the ruler of an island in the Caribbean during the Cold War era from the 1950s onward. Games based on Caribbean city-building have been created before, but Tropico was the first to be centered around Cuban Revolution and Cold War themes. The game is tongue-in-cheek in its presentation of banana republics, using a great deal of humor while still referencing such topics as totalitarianism, electoral fraud, and the interventions of powerful companies (United Fruit is implied) and the Cold War superpowers (the United States and Soviet Union). The official add-on expansion to Tropico! This expansion adds new buildings such as a marina, a cinema and furniture factory. Also added are tourists and forces of mother nature like hurricanes and tropical storms!