Paradise Island Scenario Tips
Your Excellency, as you already know, numerous improvements have been made to our wonderful island. However, a few of your supporters on the island have expressed some concern about the numerous new challenges that await you. While I would never presume to second-guess you, Your Excellency, I have complete faith in the fact that you would be able to overcome any challenge set before you. Some of your constituents are not quite as secure in that belief as I am, so I agreed to prepare this report for you, Presidente, which contains some pointers and strategies that Iíve gleaned from reading accounts of past rulers who have faced similar challenges to their office. Of course none of them were as resourceful as you are, Presidente, so Iím sure that these records will be of little use to you but better safe than sorry. No?
The first thing that Iíve noticed Presidente is that most of the problems found on Tropico usually revolve around tourism, the military, or your general population. The other point of interest is the fact that almost every problem can be solved a number of ways, I have endeavored to provide you with a complete of a list as I could Presidente, but with your vast wisdom you could, no doubt, find ways to solve these problems that I would have never dreamed of. Well, on with business, lets start with the military, shall we?
Paradise Island military scenariosComrades In Arms
While the goals seem rather simple, $30,000 in your Swiss account in 30 years, there are some obstacles that make this goal moderately difficult. The most important thing to remember in this scenario is to keep your military happy. You will need them on your side if you wish to repel the numerous rebel attacks that are sure to occur. One thing that will help is to build a base along the road in the middle of your island; this provides a central area for your military personnel to live that is easily accessible from both ends of
your island. Also if you seem to be having a problem with your people Martial Law is always a good way to keep your populous under control and help to keep the rebels at bay, just make sure that you do everything in your power to keep the military happy or you may be looking at a double threat from both rebel attacks and a military coup.
There are two main routes you can pursue in order to finance your Swiss account. The first is mining. There are several nice deposits of iron and gold to be found on the island and these will provide you with a nice source of income. The other financing option is tourism. You are already provided with several attractions on the southern end of the island, all that is needed are a few hotels to make a nice little tourist trap.
Regardless of what route you choose there are a few simple things you can do that will make your rule a little easier. First, is to build several guard towers, they will help increase your response time to rebel attacks. Second, your island is quite long, placing general services, construction offices, and housing in a few distributed locations will help to decrease the walking time for your citizens, which will in turn get them to work faster. Finally building a port on the southern end of the island for either tourists or overflow products will help to streamline your economy and help the money to flow faster. Also, Iím sure I donít have to tell you this Presidente, but donít forget to build banks set to slush fund and perhaps declare Ďspecial building permití relatively early in the game so that you are sure to make your $30,000 goal.Presidente for Life
The goals of $50,000 in tourism revenue and an airport in 20 years is not too difficult. The western side of your island, near the condominium makes a perfect place to build your tourist empire. Start off small, with a few cheap hotels or bungalows to get your tourism started. You will probably want to set your diplomatic ministry to Pro-America and declare US developmental aid as soon as possible so that you can build an airport for half price. If you find yourself strapped for cash there is a large forest on the eastern side of the island that is begging to be logged. There are also numerous mineral deposits around the island which can be mined for a quick influx of cash if needed.
Near the end of the scenario, thanks to your brother, the goals will change to $250,000 in tourism revenue by 2000. Just continue to build up your tourism area and increase your military to fight off the rebels your brother sends over. As long as you can keep the rebels at bay and a relatively active tourist area you should be able to meet the goals without too much difficulty.Rebels on Parade
The goal of this scenario is simply to survive for 10 years. This is easier said than done Presidente. Luckily most of the buildings needed are already built. The only additions you need to make will be to increase your military. An army base would be a good idea along with some more guard towers. If you find yourself lacking cash both the mining and logging operations could be easily expanded to provide more revenue to continue upgrading your military. Past leaders have had success declaring Martial Law or Amnesty perhaps you could learn from one of them. I do not envy you this job Presidente, itís going to require quite a bit of skill and at least a little luck.The Good Earth
This scenario requires a bit of strategy Presidente since you are only allowed to have 5 educated people on your island at any given time. (A little hint, donít build any tourism since most tourists are educated and will count toward the limit) The first thing to do is to get rid of the bank and marketplace; they are educated jobs that cannot be spared. The police station you may want to keep for later, but defiantly lock all of the positions in it for right now. Another problem is that at the start there are 3 educated men and 2 educated women on the island. Unfortunately there are not many jobs requiring educated women.
At this point there are two main courses you can take to meet the goal of $500,000 in farming profits by 1990. The first option is to go with an all-military operation. Get rid of the educated women, the high school educated men, and any buildings that require educated workers. Then build an armory and an army base. All 5 of your educated workers should be generals. Then build 5 guard stations through out the island, bring them up to full strength and declare martial law. After doing this all that is needed is a lot of farms. Cycle through the farming options and build pineapple, tobacco, and sugar farms wherever the soil is good. Just concentrate on keeping your military happy and building up your farmland and everything should turn out ok.
Another method to beating this scenario requires a bit more strategy but will keep your people happier. First thing is to still get rid of the educated women. And then fire all of your soldiers and lock the palace. After building a church you should have 2 doctors at your clinic and 3 priests at your church. Now just start building farms as fast as your money will allow and eventually you should be able to make the goal. If you have a rebel attack donít worry too much about loosing a building, you should be making enough money to be able to absorb that. If rebels do start to attack your palace just unlock it and set the salary to $50 and you should have soldiers in no time. After they push the rebels backfire them all again and lock the palace. Repeat this as necessary and with a little luck you should be able to beat the scenario without much trouble.
Well Presidente that takes care of all of the military missions, but there are still several more to go. Let's move on to the tourism scenarios.