Build-a-lot - On Vacation
System Requirements
  • System Requirements
  • Windows 7 / Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows 10
  • 500 MHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
  • 512 MB Ram
  • Uninstall instructions
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Build-a-lot - On Vacation 

Prepare and repair tourist towns for their busy season in Build-a-lot - On Vacation Deluxe, an all-new engaging undertaking. Many popular vacation destinations around the country are looking to upgrade their local attractions after falling into disrepair. From snowy mountains to sandy coastlines, you've been hired by the local mayors to spruce them up.

  • restore wonderful tourist attractions in this entertaining sim/tycoon challenge
  • play through 65 vacation-themed levels from snowy mountains to sandy coastlines
  • harvest and plant tree lots to obtain materials or money
  • stage and appraise houses to maximize income level
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Reviews of Build-a-lot - On Vacation
 | Added on: September 24, 2011
By now most of us know the Build-a-lot routine -there's nothing new under the sun...or is there? To me, the best Build-a-lot is still the first, and I have various opinions about the following editions, some I really liked, others I didn't enjoy at all (Power Source), but the 'On Vacation' chapter has held my interest. PROS *Challenging levels, even in the "easier" towns - I love time management with strategy involved, and this edition delivered. *New business with various advantages - for example the real estate office, once built can offer much higher rents and sale values once a home has been staged and/or appraised. *Expert and Quick Play rounds - once you've finished the main challenge, you're able to unlock the expert and quick play stages, making game play more challenging and extending your play significantly. The main and expert challenges offer 30 levels each (including the tutorial rounds). CONS * Same game - (somewhat) new package. I suppose this can be both a blessing and a curse for these game franchises, after all, we love revisiting familiar games, they're a bit like comfort food for the overworked soul. BOTTOM LINE If you're looking for a new concept and an exciting new challenge - don't look here. On the other hand, if you're looking for a few hours of escapism with a tried and true friend, Build-a-lot: On Vacation delivers.
 | Added on: September 10, 2011
I was SO excited to find that there was a new version of Build-A-Lot coming out. I bought it ASAP. I must admit that I'm pretty disappointed with the whole thing. There's very little (if anything at all) that's "new" about this version. They've even reused some of the buildings (ie: the chalet). The colors are the same and there seems to be no real purpose behind this game except only just to play it. At least the Elizabethan Era and Power Source were original! They brought all new features to those games! This is basically the same thing as the 1st through 3rd versions. I'm bored already.
 | Added on: September 14, 2011
I love the *BUILD-A-LOT* SERIES! At different levels they throw a curve at you and you have to think outside of the lines in order to achieve the goal. And sometimes (for me at least) you have to start over and over in order to figure it out. I wish there were more moving things (like people, cars) And I hope there is another game, like for building a city.
 | Added on: September 9, 2011
This is a standard Build-a-lot game with the same set-up as all the others before it. I didn't feel the game specifically honed in on the vacation theme that is protrays. If you like the Build-a-lot games, or want to try a Time Management Game, I reccomend this one, a long with the others, but just be sure to remember it's vacation theme isn't very noticable.
 | Added on: October 17, 2011
i know they're all extremely similar. i know the sound tract only differs a little. i know the actions u have to perform are pretty much the same, but, so what. i LOVE build-a-lot games, and this one is great too. the graphics are a little old fashioned-at least the people u interact with are. the houses are cute. i love that u can reforrest lots and such. i like that painting the houses adds more to your rent. i like that this build-a-lot reminds me so much of the 1st one. i have all the build-a-lot games, and am buying this one right now...thanx, and keep those build-a-lot games coming. my 8yo nephew and i can play them forever.
 | Added on: October 3, 2011
love this one you should get it . some of the it is hard and that what keep me going
 | Added on: September 10, 2011
If you like the build-a-lot games you'll enjoy this one. On the vacation theme there are some new 'holiday houses' you can build, but its basically developing different neighbourhoods like before, except this time with the word vacation thrown in. Overall its a very enjoyable time management game, and I would recommend people try it.
 | Added on: September 29, 2011
Nothing overly new, but if you like Build-a-lot, you'll like On Vacation. Some of the later levels were challenging which is what you really want as you build skill. I would suggest this game to fans of Time management and of the franchise. Cons: Seemed a little short, but the truth is there are enough levels to keep you busy. I just burn through content quickly.
 | Added on: September 12, 2011
This one was no exception! Not a whole lot different than the others, but why mess with success! I did love the addition of the tree lots. No dissapointments here!
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