Before There Was Microsoft

Not yet the mogul you'd like to be? Try Railroad Tycoon II, a computer game that recreates the great Robber Baron era with stunning 3-D graphics, historical video clips, and an apt score of blues tunes. Players compete against such real-world monopolists as Jay Gould and Cecil Rhodes, starting any time after 1804 in one of several countries. There's more to it than just laying track: You've got to watch the stock market, too. It's $50 from PopTop Software Inc. (877 GOD-GAME).