You've just started your own chain of pizza parlors when, to your surprise and consternation, the customers start to get sick! But what could possibly be wrong with your maggot, mozzarella and ant pizza pie? You'd better figure it out fast because your competitors are now getting all the business and, by the way, don't forget to watch out for the gangsters in the other stores! They have a completely different idea of "business as usual" -- you've no time to waste and a business to save!
You have three options at the beginning of Fast Food Tycoon: New Campaign, Personal Missions or the tutorial. The latter takes you through the pizza business step by step and introduces you to the game's functions. Using the tutorial helps you learn the ins and outs of the game and gives you some tips for success.
The Personal Missions are challenges aimed towards your own personal tastes. They can be used for training or a chance to prove your savvy in a given situation. Before you begin, you must choose the size of the market, number of rivals and the objective of the mission.
Starting a New Campaign is the main mode of Fast Food Tycoon and your goal is to become the head honcho of the world's pizza industry. Each mission pits you against competitors who will do whatever it takes to succeed. Your recipes, choice of location, staff and interior design are all factors that will eventually impact on your success or failure. Another consideration is whether or not your business is legal -- an aspect that can affect your franchise and how it runs. Design your own interiors with pop machines, video games, jukeboxes, tables with custom colors and even select which ovens to utilize.
Over 800,000 character possibilities are available with locations in 20 different international cities including Venice, New York, Chicago, Moscow, Barcelona, Munich, Paris and Rome. In each city, you encounter 140 interactive characters walking the streets. When you click on a character, a screen pops up and shows you their likes and dislikes in terms of pizza. Additionally, you can face up to six computer opponents at one time.
When you create a pizza, you have over 80 ingredients from which to choose and a shredder to slice and dice each one. Garnish your pizza with the standard mozzarella cheese and sausage or go for a fruit pizza with pineapple, apples, kiwi and blackberries. Choose from such ingredients as ants, bacon, beef, caviar, chicken, cockles, crabmeat, ham, kangaroo, lobster, locusts, maggots, mincemeat, mussels, octopus, squid, snake, sardines, peaches, pears, strawberries, avocado, banana, eggs, garlic, goat cheese, ginger, gorgonzola, parmesan, bamboo shoots, broccoli, bean sprouts, carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes.
The interface is entirely mouse-controlled, with the exception of typing in a pizza name or description. During the game, you can check each city's information, existing syndicates, advertising agencies, staff and your different branches, after you've expanded your franchise, by clicking on their corresponding icons. Research the available ad agencies and sign a contract with one of them to promote your business to the world. Once you sign a contract, you need to conduct marketing research in the area of your choosing to determine your slogan and angle of advertising.
Better start making your pizzas from ingredients that customers like or else you can kiss your pizza franchise goodbye. Do research, construct shops and warehouses and be the best pizza maker you can be! Whether you begin in New York or Rome, work hard and you just might become a Fast Food Tycoon! ~ Nick Woods, All Game Guide
CPU Type: Pentium
CPU Speed in MHz: 200MHz
Hard Drive Space: 150MB
Sound Card: DirectX 7.0
Video Card: SVGA
Video RAM in MB: 1MB
Compatible Devices: mouse, keyboard ~ Eric Caroen, All Game Guide
|# of Same Screen Players||1|
|Software Version No.||1.0|
|Number of CDs||1|
|Tech Support Eemail@example.com|
|Tech Support Phone||952-918-9560 (fax)|
|Tech Support URL||www.activisionvalue.com/Support/support.htm|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||Activision|
|Included in Package||4-page Instruction Manual|
|Official Product Website URL||www.activisionvalue.com|
|Feature 1||Run a pizza restaurant empire throughout 20 international cities|
|Feature 2||Multiplayer support for up to six players|
|Feature 3||Interact with over 140 colorful characters including gangsters who try and shake you down|