Thanks for the information. Yes, I have the strategy guide from BradyGames, ...
BradyGames has published only one version of the Strategy Guide, and it was indeed for v1.07. It is also the exact version included with Mucho Macho
on the disk in PDF format. So far as I know, there is no Strategy Guide updated to include Paradise Island
The original paper manual (speaking for the one I have):
The text seems to be reliable. I have annotated no errors until page 44: "If you win (by fair means or not) you will be told so, and life will carry on
That's not a major problem.
> Page 50, Lumber Mill - does it have 6 rather than 5 Factory Workers?
> Page 51, Rum Distillery - Notes
soil quality for selected crop
> Page 51, Ranch - Income From
Refinement of fish, pineapple, coffee into canned fish, canned pineapple, canned coffee
Livestock production Options
Cattle, Goats Staff 2 Farmers
> Page 51, Fisherman's Wharf - Income From
Refinement of tobacco into cigars
> Page 52, Logging Camp - Requirements
Must be placed on shoreline
> Page 52, Mine - Staff 5 rather than 8 Miners
> Page 52, Bungalow - Notes 'eye' on wrong line Base Tourism Quality is 70 rather than 7
> Page 53, Pool - Notes 'eye' on wrong line
> Page 54, Pub - Picture is Bungalow rather than Pub
; Income From
> Page 55, Gourmet Restaurant - Staff
6 Maids 4 Cooks
> Page 55, Sports Complex - Picture is Pool rather than Sports Complex
> Page 56, Port - Staff 5 rather than 4 Dockworkers
> Page 57, Diplomatic Ministry - Requirements
Electric Power Plant
Staff 3 rather than 4 Bureaucrats
> Page 58, Police Station - Notes 'eye' missing> Pages 58 - 60, All mention of Newspaper building missing
> Page 59, TV Station - Requirements Electricity (
25 Mw) Options BBC not included
allowed per island
> Page 59, Hospital - Picture is Armory rather than Hospital
Requirements Clinic Electricity (
> Page 64, Child -
Too old to work. Will wander map "enjoying retirement" until passing away. Will wander map "playing" until age 13.> Page 70, Foreign Policy - the two edicts labeled "Development Aide" actually show the conditions for "Alliance" except that relations have to be Very Good or better. Meanwhile the actual descriptions for Development Aide are completely left out. Additionally, the two "Trade Delegation" edicts omit the requirement for an Airport.
Of course some of these errors are obivious and/or of minor importance. They do reflect some careless work by the publisher. No one feels good about the rest of the manual when such such obivious errors hit them in the eye.
If by some strange happenstance a player should read/study the manual before undertaking to play the game -- there are some some things, particularly ommissions, which lead to confusion.