Popular Empire Builder Tropico Comes To iPhone, iPad Version Gets New Features

Tropico, the popular empire builder that also doubles as as dictatorship simulator has now been released with for the iPhone, with the existing iPad version receiving additional features.

While we’re not sure about the prospect of playing such a game on something as small as an iPhone, we do rather like the idea of being able to progress the game while in line at the bank and such.

Feral Interactive today announced that Tropico, the strategic city builder and humorous dictator sim, is out now on iPhone.

The iPad version, released in December 2018, has also been updated today with numerous improvements. Tropico was originally published by Kalypso for Windows PC and brought to iOS by Feral Interactive.

Tropico for iPhone and iPad is available now from the App Store for $11.99 / £11.99 / 12,99€, with no in-app purchases. It is a universal app, meaning that players who have previously purchased the game on iPad will be able to install it on their iPhone at no additional cost, and transfer their save file.

Fully optimised for iPhone, Tropico features intuitive touch controls and an easy-to-navigate user interface that make it smooth and simple for players to lead this small but proud island nation into a glorious future one tap at a time.


As for the iPad version, that’s been updated as well and both versions of the game can be downloaded fro the App Store, now.

Those new iPad features include:

  • El Presidente’s Watchlist: All citizens can now be tracked.
  • Minimisable UI: Allows a clearer view of the island.
  • Screenshot mode: UI can be hidden completely.
  • New illustrations: Critical intel messages, including assassination attempts, feature new illustrations.

As you might expect, older versions of the iPhone and iPad can’t run the game, with an iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, 5th generation iPad, or iPad Pro needed.

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