RE: Buildings you'd like to see added
First post here, been playing the Tropico 3 demo and am fairly addicted to it, happily. It's not a perfect game, however, but a very fun one.
Buildings I'd quite like to see:
Good Presidente buildings:
- El Presidente Vista Social Club
El Presidente declares that music is the juice that powers a happy worker, and throws open the doors to a glorious new cafe-studio where artists can practice their delightful Latin jazz and salsa.
Effect: Increases general happiness. Increase in US respect by 5%. Increases Intellectual respect. Decreases Religious respect. Increase in Tourism. $??? upkeep owing to Govt. subsidy.
- Presidente Peppered Jerky Stall
Presidente is most happy to sponsor this most tasty of treats, the world famous Presidente Peppered Jerky Stall! Although Presidente did not cook up this delcious, moustache-watering recipe, be assured that his salty down to earth nature, his fruity party-time charisma and his fiery dedication to Tropican's rights inspired the subtle blends of this jerked something-meat.
Effect: Increases tourism. Annual 10% chance of litigation by hospitilised tourist victims of substandard Presidente Peppered Jerky. Export value $???. McBonalds funds rebels in attempt to get hands on secret Jerky recipe, add two rebels per year.
Ministry for Morale
Roll up! Roll up! The Ministry for Morale has come to town! Far from the long suffering accountants from the finance department forced to wear sombreros and dance a pokey jig, these dedicated and trained happy-fun-time experts are here to turn a Tropico frown, upside down. Failing that the police will turn their car upside down.
Effect: (Graphics show wandering pan-pipers, jugglers, slightly frightening clowns wandering streets.) Chance of protests being defused by Morale Minister. Low job satisfaction for workers.
El Presidente lights the way once again - this time in a literal manner! Yes, yes, we remember how he lighted the way to that banging BBQ party he promised, and how we all got lost in the jungle, and poor old Manuel was eaten - this is different. This time El Presidente lights the great lamp that will see international shipping safe across the local reefs and into harbour.
Export prices go up 10%. Tourism goes up. Crime goes up. (Smugglers find island easier to access now.)
El Presidente awoke this morning and was blinded by the heavenly light, and it is not through having set his curtains on fire with a cigar last night! Mass Baptism for all.
Down to the river to pray! Tropicans embrace the Lord under warm encouragement from El Presidente. Crime lowered slightly due to washing of sins. Religious respect increase. Intellectual respect decrease. 1-5 Tropicans will die from Crocodile attacks.
El Presidente invites roving BBC travalogue charmer Alvin Whickerbasket to do a show on our glorious island. See Mr Whickerbasket encounter the mysterious Choral Chickens, lose to El Presidente at Backgammon and be respectfully steered by military types from 'sensitive areas'.
Effect: Increase in tourism. Increase in US relations. - $??? (Alvin Whickerbasket expense form comes in several ring-binders.)
Brotherhood/Sisterhood of El Presidente Headquarters.
El Presidente is most disappointed in his/her limp-wristed militia! They couldn't throw an egg, let alone a grenade accurately, even if the rebels obligingly attacked in a slow moving funky party-conga formation! To rectify this crushing disappointment, El Presidente has gathered a sinister fanatical cult of perfect specimens to prevent coups, disappear dissonant elements and crush any sign of rebellion. For this he/she has tapped the latent cruelty and aggression of the national men's/women's hockey team.
Graphical effect: Brotherhood for male avatar, Sisterhood for female dressed in Berets, gym gear and armed with hockey sticks. General pushing around of terrified populace, bullying graphics, occassional bundling into Black Maria. Subjects enemy to pistol fire or hockey stick thrashing.
Effect: Brotherhood/Sisterhood beat up random Tropicans, resulting in ill health. Also steal money from exports headed to dock. Will fight fiercely against Rebels, but will shoot fleeing loyalist army. Will haul away protestors in Black Maria. Increase in Nationalist respect, decrease in everyone elses. Humanitarian effort becomes faded out. Tourism falls. Increase in worker production. (Workers become slave labour, practically.) Tropico banned from World Hockey Cup.
El Presidente is yet merciful and recognises that poor, soul-blighted fools can yet earn redemption. Far from being a hard labour camp, this centre for intensive study in the innovative art of rocks and rock-tapping maps a road to spiritual renewel and a new found love for El Presidente.
Effect: Quarry camp that reduces construction costs by 25%. Reduces intellectual faction membership and respect. Increases nationalist respect. Decreases tourism. Decreases superpower respect. Decreases crime.
The Cluckologists - a bonkers group run by Colonel Tom Cluckard - will award $20,000 to build a church on the island.
Graphical effect: Cluckologists wander street, bothering people. Cluckologist stalls with CluckCluckMetres.
Effect: 30% Decrease in Religious respect. (Can't stand competition.) 5% increase in Intellectual and Environmental respect. (Cluckologists hoodwink with 'psychology' mumbo-jumbo.) Increase in tourism. (Cluckologists from around the world come to attend.) 1% chance for every member of population to become Cluckologist, leaving job or military post to dedicate themselves full time to the old Cluckology. 1% chance of giant Chicken Egg shaped flying saucer bearing race of super-intelligent chickens to land, causing Colonel Tom Cluckard to flee in terror in a master display of irony as his made up money-spinning guff inadvertantly turns out to be true, ending game with giant chicken statue and a new Cyber-Chicken overlord ruling the 'roost'.
("That's enough about new Tropico buildings," - ed.)