History VideoGame / Tropico

15th Oct '16 8:21:30 PM nombretomado
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* PaintingTheMedium and/or BitingTheHandHumor: In ''Modern Times'', you can issue an edict that bans social networking in the workplace, since they "reduce productivity." The icon for this edict? A stricken {{Facebook}} icon. Oh, and ''you'' can't connect to Facebook or {{Twitter}} from the game as long as this edict is active.

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* PaintingTheMedium and/or BitingTheHandHumor: In ''Modern Times'', you can issue an edict that bans social networking in the workplace, since they "reduce productivity." The icon for this edict? A stricken {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} icon. Oh, and ''you'' can't connect to Facebook or {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} from the game as long as this edict is active.
15th Oct '16 8:21:16 PM nombretomado
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A fourth installment in the series, again by ''Haemimont Games'', was released in August 2011. The superpowers are now USA, USSR, EU, China and the Middle East. There are more disasters, such as tornadoes and oil spills. The PC version offers {{Twitter}} and {{Facebook}} connectivity. ''Modern Times'', Tropico 4's expansion, adds a whole host of new buildings and game modifying real world events that become available or occur at certain points on the timeline.

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A fourth installment in the series, again by ''Haemimont Games'', was released in August 2011. The superpowers are now USA, USSR, EU, China and the Middle East. There are more disasters, such as tornadoes and oil spills. The PC version offers {{Twitter}} and {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} connectivity. ''Modern Times'', Tropico 4's expansion, adds a whole host of new buildings and game modifying real world events that become available or occur at certain points on the timeline.
5th Oct '16 8:03:18 AM erforce
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** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dY2S5uKKT0 teaser]] of ''Tropico 5'' pays {{homage}} to ''Film/TheGreatDictator'', with the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1BDJkYxsCc second]] paying homage to ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.

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** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dY2S5uKKT0 teaser]] of ''Tropico 5'' pays {{homage}} to ''Film/TheGreatDictator'', with the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1BDJkYxsCc second]] paying homage to ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
21st Aug '16 4:46:03 AM DaNuke
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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Tropico 4's religion appears to be more Protestant than Catholic Christian despite their temples looking like Catholic churches. If the religion was actually Catholic, the religious faction would be perfectly fine with drinking, their priests wouldn't wear black robes and a hat, and they wouldn't be able to marry anyone (since they're already "married to God"). This is likely done for game-play reasons, to save extra work in coding priest-specific citizen behavior and to make the player think twice before plastering the island with pubs, night clubs, and cabarets.

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Tropico 4's religion appears to be more Protestant than Catholic Christian despite their temples looking like Catholic churches. If the religion was actually Catholic, the religious faction would be perfectly fine with drinking, drinking (there is ample evidence of Jesus being a pretty heavy drinker, and the Catholic Church grew at its highest on the wine-making regions of Italy and Spain), their priests wouldn't wear black robes and a hat, and they wouldn't be able to marry anyone (since they're already "married to God"). This is likely done for game-play reasons, to save extra work in coding priest-specific citizen behavior and to make the player think twice before plastering the island with pubs, night clubs, and cabarets.
27th Jul '16 4:48:56 AM Mcnickel
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** Nick Richards [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon is not a crook]], [[http://tropico.wikia.com/wiki/Sheik_Sallim Sheik Salim]] is an expy of [[ArabIsraeliConflict Yasser Arafat]], [[http://tropico.wikia.com/wiki/Brunhilde_Van_Hoof Brunhilde Van Hoof]] ''is'' MargaretThatcher, [[http://images.wikia.com/tropico/images/0/03/Marco_Moreno.png Marco Moreno]] is a caricature of UsefulNotes/CheGuevara, [[http://tropico.wikia.com/wiki/Penultimo Penultimo]] is clearly Augusto Pinochet, [[http://tropico.wikia.com/wiki/Antonio_Lopez Antonio Lopez]] is Zbig Brzezinski and, for something completely different, [[http://tropico.wikia.com/wiki/General_Rodriguez General Rodriguez]] looks very much like the actor [[http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/SGG-087913.jpg Luis Guzman]].

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** Nick Richards [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon is not a crook]], [[http://tropico.wikia.com/wiki/Sheik_Sallim Sheik Salim]] is an expy of [[ArabIsraeliConflict Yasser Arafat]], [[http://tropico.wikia.com/wiki/Brunhilde_Van_Hoof Brunhilde Van Hoof]] ''is'' MargaretThatcher, [[http://images.wikia.com/tropico/images/0/03/Marco_Moreno.png Marco Moreno]] is a caricature of UsefulNotes/CheGuevara, [[http://tropico.wikia.com/wiki/Penultimo Penultimo]] is clearly Augusto Pinochet, [[http://tropico.wikia.com/wiki/Antonio_Lopez Antonio Lopez]] is Zbig Brzezinski and, for something completely different, [[http://tropico.wikia.com/wiki/General_Rodriguez General Rodriguez]] looks very much like the actor [[http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/SGG-087913.jpg Luis Guzman]]. Additionally, in the Modern Times DLC, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump a rich man named Donald is accusing the president of being associated with terrorism on flimsy evidence.]]
5th Jul '16 10:59:46 AM Ookamikun
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** Housing problems are a bane in the latter Tropico games. This is due to Tropicans preferring to live near their workplace in spite of having a garage to allow trips, Tropicans not moving to better housing opportunities despite having the means to occupy said housing (you'll see well-off citizens living in shacks despite having empty condominiums), or Tropicans just being stubborn that you have to manually delete the shack to force them to live on a better house.
22nd Jun '16 11:30:53 AM DaNuke
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* DefconFive: Averted in a mission on ''Tropico 4'' where certain quests will decrease or increase the worldwide DEFCON level. You want to keep it as high as possible, and if you screw up and hit DEFCON 1, the world goes to war and you fail the mission.
14th May '16 7:13:03 AM rafi
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In ''Tropico 2'', Cap'n Hook is a Spaniard and retired inquisitor. He took to the sea to improve his interrogation techniques.
8th May '16 12:40:13 PM MaciekOst
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** Especially noticeable in ''4'' with the special edict giving you one hundred Chinese immigrants - who also look and sound identical to everyone else on the island, only able to be distinguished by their names.
22nd Mar '16 2:21:27 PM TrollBrutal
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* InformedWrongness: Invoked and played for laughs when Socialism is researched.
-->'''Penultimo:''' ''(heavyhearted)'' Presidente, don't research that. Don't you know that if you do, you will then research Socialism. Which everyone knows is bad. We should stick to our current model of capitalist cronyism. I, my friends, and and all my relatives think is the best model for government
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