So, some explanation. Tropico 3 is a true sequel to Tropico 1, with Tropico 2 going off and doing some odd sort of pirate thing instead. Tropico 3 is mainly just a 3D upgrade to the original game, although some aspects have been changed significantly. There are cars and garages, for instance, which help you keep the industrial sector away from the residential zone, plus El Presidente now has an avatar in-game who can run around and help out with stuff, like speeding construction time and raising service quality.
There’s also a campaign mode, but it’s basically 15 scenarios of the same game, so we’re not doing that. Instead, this will be a regular 50-year sandbox game with plenty of flat room to grow in and lots of resources to exploit. Having less may be harder, but it’s also more boring. With that in mind, I’m also turning “Rebel Yell” on, which makes rebels appear much more frequently.
In general, though, I’d like to actually encourage crazy ideas and bad planning. I’ve beaten the game so thoroughly that not even a single rebel appeared or soldier complained, even though there are so many different ways things can go horribly wrong. Want me to underpay the military? Done. Want me to build too many industries and not enough houses? Can do. There are tons of terrible things you can do in this game, so let’s try them all!
And for El Presidente: I’d show you all the possibilities, but that would take up even more room with more words than I’ve written already. There are almost 100 options, all told, and each one has a paragraph of its own. If you want to go with MAXIMUM __________, just pick his/her name off the list, and if you wanted to do some research, they’ve all got appropriate links in their names. If you want to pick the right set of traits and flaws, etc., then go ahead and read the entries. If you don’t care and want me to handle it, say that instead. I’ll show the entries for the traits we go with in the first real update.
Also, if you’re wondering, Juanito (and yes, he always says his name like that) is the in-game radio personality/status updater who chimes in with local (and occasionally international) news. He is the game’s narrator, in effect, and while a VLP of a city building sim would be far too dull to watch, he should not be missed out on; ergo, he is the SSLP’s narrator.
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Table of Contents
- Update 0: Introduction
- Update 1: Visit Beautiful Tropico!
- Update 2: A Place of Freedom
- Update 3: A Peaceful Resort
- Update 4: With a Fair, Democratic Government
- Update 5: And Freedom for All
- Update 6: Visit Our Authentic Attractions
- Update 7: A Fair Justice System
- Update 8: With a Working Prison
- Update 9: And Safety for All
- Update 10: We Also Have a Giant Hotel
- Update 11: Come See Our Lovely Army Base
- Update 12: Do Not Worry About our Rebels
- Update 13: Fly Air Tropico!
- Update 14: See the Fighting Chupacabras!
- Update 15: Life on Tropico Stinks
- Update 16: Host of the Pan-Caribbean Games 1978-81
- Update 17: See the Rare Caribbean Elephants!
- Update 18: Please Do Not Worry about All the Guns
- Update 19: Come Visit Tropico Today!
- Special Update 01 (between update 4 and 5)
- Special Update 02 (between update 6 and 7)
- Special Update 03 (between update 8 and 9)
- Special Update 04 (between update 13 and 14)