Mall Tycoon 3 is a business simulation game, released in 2005. It was developed by Cat Daddy Games and published by Global Star Software. It is the third instalment in the Mall Tycoon series, after the original Mall Tycoon and Mall Tycoon 2.
After selecting to play in sandbox mode, three starting locations are given. You may choose to build your mall in a neighbourhood, a big city, or beside the beach. One may also choose to play a campaign game instead, and select from several different challenges.
Unlike in the previous instalments of the series, Mall Tycoon 3 allows players to create customized stores. Over 40 types of stores of various types are available for placement in a pre-made store or a player may design their own, putting in everything from sale signs to the merchandise racks. Also customizable are the employees; their job capabilities and personal appearances are adjustable. In addition to regular in-line stores, there are also a handful of kiosks, such as one that sells cellular phones.
In the first two Mall Tycoon games, stores were created by placing the set store size, and then adding a store to them. In Mall Tycoon 3, the player paints the floor to create a store, allowing for them to be of any shape or size.
Mall Tycoon 3 features a total of 5 mall levels that can be built.