Quick- Scans by Technical Analysis, Inc.
Blue Chip Software
Millionaire II is a follow-on to the successful first version. It comes pleasantly packaged with a comic
book for you or your child's guidance through an orientation to the stock exchange and a disk to pop in
your machine (IBM, Apple Macintosh). Type "START" and you're in business.
The latest version of the game runs more quickly than the first and more levels of sophistication are
involved. That is, you can go immediately to doing everything from selling short to buying puts and calls.
In some past games you had to work your way up to that level using nothing but buy orders! Here, the
only thing I couldn't figure out was how to sell options which is my preferred tactic.
I didn't bother to read the manual (the disk told me how to boot it), but found myself staving off a bear
market quickly. After another 16 weeks I saved the game and signed off with only one complaint: "BUY"
and "SELL" in the menus don't mean buy and sell. They mean "open a position" and "close a position,"
respectively. This confusion of terminology cost me a couple of margin calls on losers I thought I'd
cleaned out with reversing orders.