Mall Tycoon 2 is an business simulation game, released in 2003. It is the sequel to Mall Tycoon, which allows the gamer to construct, expand and thereafter manage a shopping mall. It describes itself as the "Ultimate Mall Experience". It is followed by Mall Tycoon 3.
The Mall is visited by many types of customers, from children to seniors. There are also criminals among the clientel, who should be caught by the mall's security guards, and visits by dogs, which indicates a low level of hygiene and security.
Staff can be hired to perform these duties, such as janitors for cleaning floors, but some of the hiring specifications require background checks, which cost money and affect bottom line.
The number of stores and the rating also affect the number of customers the mall gets. For every store, five people can fit into your shopping mall, and the higher the rating, the more people come to your mall.
The game provides a wide variety of stores. They include electronics, cłothing, food, entertainment, sports and services. Many of the more advanced stores need to be researched before they can be constructed.
A player can build a mall atrium and arrange monthly events to promote the mall. Such promotions include car shows, a mall oasis and a circus. An "owner" also can build restaurants, movie theaters, bowling alleys and arcades to attract customers. As with hiring research, these new additions also must be researched and evaluated.
Floors may be changed easily and can be customised. Wood is the most common flooring medium, but other types include a puzzle floor for the kids' area and tiles for the food court.
Adding floors to the mall is expensive, but is a necessary investment when all vacant areas have been occupied and expanded to their limits.
The game includes many scenarios with defined goals, such as doubling your money in 100 years.
Mall Tycoon 2 Deluxe Version
The Deluxe version of Mall Tycoon 2 adds certain scenarios, more customer types and other new features.