It's often said that you've got to spend money to make money. Yet spending money probably doesn't mean hot-footing it to your local shopping centre and maxing out your credit card.
Investment is the key. Plunging cash into real estate - global economic crisis or not - continues to fill the wallets of those in the know to this day.
That's not to say Build-a-Lot 2: Town of the Year is built in any way upon realism. Instead, what's on the table here is a bit of a real-time strategy fest, with set goals given at the start of each stage and the onus on you being to find your own unique way to meet them.