Build-a-lot

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Become a real estate mogul and take over the housing market as you construct, upgrade and sell houses for huge profits! You can flip houses for quick cash or sit back and watch the rental income pile up. Travel to scenic towns and perform special tasks for the local mayors. Buy blue prints of new buildings to build bigger and better neighborhoods! Can you build an ice rink for the Olympics? A new cinema for the local movie star? Find out in the new strategy game, Build-a-lot!

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Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
  • CPU: 600 Mhz
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • DirectX: 7.0
  • Hard Drive: 53 MB

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Build-a-lot is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Started my addiction for this series Build-A-Lot is one of those games that at first you think it will just be "ok". Then, you play it and realize that it's totally addicting. I played the demo, then just bought the game. I loved it, my kids loved it... It's a great time management game that progresses pretty well on the game play instead of either dragging along or being so horrible that you don't ever want to play again. This is one of those games where you'll sit and play for hours just to beat it. I'd highly recommend this first Build-A-Lot edition.
Date published: 2015-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic Gem! I discovered Build-a-lot back in 2008, here I am 10 years later finally getting around to a review. I have purchased several of the sequels even though the game mechanics didn't change much because they are simply fun. This game has a high replay value for me and is well worth the purchase. If you are a rookie to time management you will likely find this to be an excellent challenge, seasoned time managers will still be pleased but may find this a tad more relaxed than other games currently available. You will have a neighborhood screen for each level, you purchase vacant lots, source wood from those with trees and build specific number of houses while racing the clock. As the levels progress you will add parks, municipal buildings, lumberyards, etc. and will progress to the buy low and sell high concept and encounter more challenges like homes that require repair before they will pay the specified rent again. Overall, a delightful game that can be entertaining for hours!
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Game that Started it All Played this from a very long time now. Build-a-lot is the original and still the very best building/TM game. The music and the challenges grow steadily as the game moves forward. Build-a-Lot went on to have a series and this was the game that started the whole TM and building scenario. The graphics are definitely not as perfect as they are now, but the building designs and the strategy are definitely some of the things that are fantastic even now. If you are a TM fan, you ought to play this one at least once.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Back to Basics! This was just an all round good game, if I could, I'd give it 4.5, but I'll have to settle for a 4. Here are my thoughts: Good Parts: Made you feel like a real builder. The game in general was really fun Goals- some were incredibly challenging and some were easy. Letters. Most of them gave you cash bonuses which really helped me in the levels I needed a cash goal. OK Parts: As with all these games, the graphics weren't great. It kind of felt like I was playing a game from 2001. Bad Parts: Some of the goals required you to buy more lots/houses. This really dragged on the game as this took a certain amount of time. Material usage. The amount of materials it cost to build some homes was ridiculous. I found myself constantly having to buy more. Lack and cost of workers. Up untill Level 6 or 7, untill you build a workshop, training another worker cost $50,000. This really annoyed me as most of the time, the buildings needed 2 or 3 workers, and then the goal needed me to upgrade, so I would have a lack of workers, which really lost time, and on occasions, levels. If you love the Build-a-lot series, you can't look past this. With so many features you'll find only in this game, it's a must have.
Date published: 2012-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Surprise! I like builders, but always shied away from this series for some reason... I've now tried it and I'm pleasantly surprised! It's a pure builder's game: get money & supplies & build to meet goals. The first dozen levels are fairly easy, but boy it gets tough! I'm currently on level 30 and I've had to restart it twice. It certainly makes you think - it's a true strategy game! I'm certainly a fan!
Date published: 2012-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 0f 5 stars not to bad. Pretty fun. Would play again.
Date published: 2012-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Building Game OK, if you like this sort of thing. Not particularly challenging, at least not in the free time I had. While I enjoyed it well enough, I didn't care for it enough to spend money on it. For the most part, it seemed kind of pointless to me (although it may have been better deeper into the game...).
Date published: 2012-02-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Thought games were suppose to be fun? To much of a story board. Not much fun
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A problem with the game I've tried to download it several times on different devices ( all mac) and it flashes and crashes each time. I had success on a PC some time ago, loved the game, but it will not play on my iMac or macbook.
Date published: 2016-09-15
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