Fortune Street (known as Boom Street in Europe and Oceania) is a Wii game developed by Square Enix. It is a follow-up to the 2007 Nintendo DS game Itadaki Street DS and is the first Itadaki Street title that was released outside of Japan.
This game was able to be played over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection; however, the service was terminated on May 20, 2014, making this game no longer playable online. Also, mainly due to this game's Wi-Fi compatibilities, it is impossible to transfer the save data to an SD Card.
This game functions like a Monopoly style board game. It can be played with up to four players. If game data can't be saved or won't be saved, only offline multiplayer is available (though Out to Lunch can be used to mimic a single player game. Every player can be CPU players by doing this). When playing multiplayer offline, records aren't saved. Also, when playing multiplayer offline, players can decide if each player should have their own Wii Remote, or that players share one Wii Remote. When using the latter option, players will press one of the three buttons: , and during an Auction to make a bid, and are ordered based on where characters appear in the Auction window.
At the start of a game, all players use number machines to determine the turn order, with the highest number going first (note that it is possible for two numbers on the number machines to be the same, if so then the tying players use the number machines again). The only exceptions are the tutorial, where the human player always goes first; and in Custom Rules, should the Order of play be set to As picked, where it makes P1 goes first, then P2, then P3, then P4.
Four players (excluding the play system in Tutorial mode, where only three characters play) take turns by rolling dice to go around the board and buy shops. Some squares involve special attributes, such as Take-a-break squares (when a character lands there, all of his or her shops will close until the player's next turn) and Venture squares (like a Chance space in Monopoly). Players also have the ability to invest money in their own shops when they land on them (a maximum of 999 per turn). Scattered around the board are four suits (Heart, Club, Diamond, and Spade); if the player collects all of them and returns to the Bank (also the starting space) they get a promotion. When a player gets a promotion, they get a fixed amount for their salary, plus a shop bonus which is based off 10% the sum of all the player's shop value, as well as a promotional bonus (extra money given to the player that increases as they level up). The player's level also goes up when they get a promotion.
The player wins by increasing their net worth to at least the target amount (usually determined by the game, if on Custom though, this can range between 6,000 and 999,000 in increments of 1,000) and returning to the bank first (in the Practice Boards, the target net worth for Easy Rules and Standard Rules are 5,000 G and 8,000 G respectively). Net worth is the total combined amount of ready cash and value in stocks and shops and can be increased by having other players land on their shops and buying multiple shops in an area or investing in stocks and owned shops to increase the stock price. If the player runs out of ready cash at any point, they must sell either stocks or a shop to try and get out of debt; any shops sold for cash are auctioned (the winning bid gets paid to the bank). Note that the bank only offers 75% of the shop price to a player if they are in debt. Also, if a player auctions a shop from "Manage Shops" or gets Venture Card #74, the highest bid is credited to the original owner. If the player's net worth goes below zero, then they go bankrupt; all their assets are sold off if any remain and they are automatically eliminated from the game. The player with the highest net worth automatically wins if the bankruptcy limit is met (although in a very rare case should two or more players have the same highest net worth, the player that goes later in the turn order wins). In Tour mode, the game ends once one player goes bankrupt, in Custom mode, this can be set to when two players go bankrupt or to have a last-man-standing rule.
There are two different ways to play: the Easy rules and the Standard rules.
In the Standard rules, the board is divided into several color-coded districts and includes a stock market. If the player has more than one shop in a district, both shops expand, meaning the shop's value, prices, and max capital (the amount of money that can be invested into a shop) will all increase. Owning all the shops in a district results in a monopoly, which greatly expands all the shops in that district. There is usually 4 shops in a district.
Stocks can be purchased at the bank or a stockbroker square, but only 99 can be bought in one district at one given time; despite that, stocks can be sold at any time before a player's turn. Stocks can increase or decrease in value at any time. An increase of shop values or a large purchase of stock at one time will increase the stock value in that district. Contrariwise, a decrease of shop values or a large sale of stock at one time will decrease the stock value in that district. Like shops, stocks are assets, and therefore, they will not decrease net worth when purchased. When stocks increase or decrease in value, only the player's net worth will be affected. This is dependent on two factors: how many stocks owned in that district, and by how much the stock value fluctuates. For example, if a district's stock value increases by 5G, a player who owns 200 stocks in that same district will gain a 1000G bonus in net worth.
Exclusive to Standard rules are vacant plots. These spaces allow a player to build upon the land. A vacant plot can be changed, or 'renovated', at any time before the player rolls the dice block. The following buildings can be built on vacant plots:
Three-Star Shops cost 1000G to build; everything else costs 200G. A surcharge of 150G is imposed to renovate an existing building.
In Easy rules, there are no stocks, no vacant plots, and no districts, making the game more accessible for new players. To expand shops further, the player will have to buy adjacent shops in a row. The row's maximum potential length depends on its location on the board since suit squares, venture squares, the arcade, and the bank divide certain sections of the board.
A player's salary from a promotion is calculated as follows:
All twenty-two characters from Itadaki Street DS return, with the addition of four new characters for a grand total of twenty-six. Players can also use and customize their Miis in the game.
Miis are the only playable characters in single-player and online mode; in multiplayer offline, players can also choose between the Mario and Dragon Quest characters as well. Each computer character is ranked from S, A, B, C, D in terms of difficulty (S being the highest, and D being the lowest) which means each computer character has a predetermined difficulty. If the player beats either all the Easy Tour boards or all the Standard Tour boards, they will have the ability to switch the computers' difficulty from S rank to their normal rank.
Characters marked with an asterisk (*) are unlockable.
Playable in Multiplayer Mode
Super Mario Tour
Dragon Quest Tour
Special Tour (Unlockable Boards)
When a player lands on a Venture Space or a Suit Space, the player must pick a Venture Card. When a player picks a card, the following will happen depending on the number (note that text marked in bold are exclusive to Standard Rules while text marked in italics are optional):
When a game is finished, the player in first place does a winning animation and the player in 4th place does a losing animation (note: if there is a tie, then the tiebreaker is decided by whoever is later in the turn order). After that, trophies and prizes will be handed out (only in Single Player mode, except Tutorial), then a details screen shows up, divided into three different screens (on all screens except in Sales and Payments the Target amount appears):
The first screen shows the players' positions and how many turns the game lasted. To the right is the graph, each player is identified with a colored line. Also, the red dotted line indicates the starting value and the black dotted line indicates the target net worth.
Sales and Payments
The second screen shows the number of times the player made sales including gold values:
It also shows the amount of payments including gold values:
In Standard Rules, there is also Stock Return, which is the amount of gold gained or lost from stock prices rising or dropping.
Assets and Salary
The third screen shows each player's net worth, ready cash, property and stock (only in Standard Rules) as follows:
It will also show the player's level and upcoming salary:
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