Wall Street Raider

Wall Street Raider

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 36 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.51
File Size:
2.22MB
Date Added:
July 24, 2014
Price:
Free to try (Limited gameplay); $21.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
126,776
Downloads Last Week:
16
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Wall Street Raider provides a realistic simulation of the wheeling-dealing stock market lifestyle. Much like the real Wall Street, this game is incredibly complex and not for novices.

The program's interface was so confusingly dense that it practically gave us a headache with its multicolored, compartmentalized display. Unfortunately, we quickly discovered that Wall Street Raider is reserved for those with prior stock-trading knowledge, since the Help file was just as dense with text and jargon. From our limited understanding of Wall Street dealings, the program does an impressive job of recreating a trader's life, despite its horrible organization. We had the opportunity to buy and sell stocks, monitor the news for trade deals and governmental decisions, and plan hostile corporate takeovers. Our goal was to gain control of as many companies as possible through trades and dealing, though we had a hard time understanding the strategy behind it all. The program's amazing options were its best feature. From charts of your stocks to helping you choosing a cheap law firm or a pricey one when you're sued, the features were incredibly broad and realistic. Unfortunately, we were constantly overwhelmed by the incredible attention to detail needed to win, but we could easily see stock junkies loving the control and realism.

Wall Street Raider offers two years of simulated play during the trial. While it was overwhelming for newcomers, we think that those with Wall Street knowledge would love this program, and we recommend it.

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  • 5 stars

    "New version 5.30 has all the "missing" features"

    March 16, 2010

    Version: Wall Street Raider 2.45

    Pros

    The reviews all refer to needed features that were not present in older versions a few years ago, but allof of which are in recent versions (in the registered versions, at least, if not enabled in the shareware version).

    Cons

    What's not to like? Only thing missing is commodity futures trading, and that is under development.

    Summary

    The new (registered) versions now have all the missing features noted in these reviews -- stock charts, short selling, options trading, and streaming stock quotes for up to 15 stocks. Also, the simulation no longer allows an insider to short the stock of a company he/she controls, or even to sell calls or buy puts on his/her companies, except to the extent of hedging stock he/she holds directly.

    Updated on Oct 11, 2013

    See my reply to my own review (sorry about that), with regard to recently added commodity and futures trading.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fun and addictive"

    November 02, 2007   |   By wigglypuff

    Version: Wall Street Raider 4.1

    Pros

    software is very comprehensive and if you register all new versions are cheaper. I've been playing this game for at least 5 months now and I'm not bored with it yet. There are so many challenges to this game.

    Cons

    The interface could be prettier. Brighter colors or something. But thats about it.

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  • 5 stars

    "The best stock game ever"

    July 13, 2006   |   By theweeman

    Version: Wall Street Raider 2.45

    Pros

    Well just about everything in this is brilliant.

    Cons

    Well the graphics aint much, but then you aint gonna play it for the graphics.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great game, highley recommanded"

    July 12, 2006   |   By meghal5

    Version: Wall Street Raider 2.45

    Pros

    great interface, Good game to learn about how the stock market works. Very much addictive game.

    Cons

    One can easily take decision for a company, if he holds 20% shares of that company. This feature tends to have given player a power to earn as much as he wants. The simple Cheat is to control a smaller company's 20%, this company can then control 20% of another bigger company and so on. Short every company in the chain except the company which you hold. Then sell all the business of the last company and give all the money it has as dividend. THat company will go bankrupt and also whole chain will go bankrupt. Since user has only 20% holding in the top of the chain, the loss might be around 200-500Mn, but the profit one can take due to this is very high. I managed to earn 1200Billion$ in just 2 year demo.

    Another technic is to bankrupt or downsize a BIG name company like MSHT. after that you can purchase all shares of this company at around 300-500mn, and then contribute around 20Billion to this company. See the Share value to skyrocket to around 100Billion. Then sell the shares to some company, whose 20% shares you own. And again force MSHT to give away all 20Bn in dividend, the market cap will again drop to belo 1Bn.. again buy it... Follow this loop to earn 100Bn everytime...

    In reality, you can not short your parent company by Federal LAW. It would be like insider information... :)

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  • 4 stars

    "Great and realistic simulation"

    May 14, 2006   |   By nanakia

    Version: Wall Street Raider 2.45

    Pros

    Almost everything abt techincal trading is found in this game. Highly realistic.

    Cons

    However, the lack of options as a trading tool is disappointing.

    Game play without basics, although in a bid to be random, is it possible to add in elements of fundemantal investing? this would educate players how to read finanical statements and make the game even more realistic, as price changes wif a reason.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent"

    January 22, 2006   |   By theweeman

    Version: Wall Street Raider 2.45

    Pros

    What can i say, this game is so adictive. I have lost days to this game. Yeah the graphics are... well not really hot. But don't let this fool you this game is hot. Get the latest version its even better

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  • 5 stars

    "The only one simulation I use for wall street!"

    December 12, 2005   |   By Burger_king

    Version: Wall Street Raider 2.45

    Pros

    I love the entire concept, it is highly addictive to carry on playing. I have learned alot about business and the stock markets by encouraging myslef to read books about the stock market for better understanding.

    One note to the author I recommend that the use of graphs and Cadle-stick models and return on each individual assest investment, so you can decide to keep or sell off. Then it may even become recommended to lecturers for their business students. - Extremely FUN Learning.

    Cons

    I lost an entire 'night' playing on my laptop, all the way until 4.30am, whilst making $83 Billion in money!

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  • 5 stars

    "one word"

    December 07, 2004

    Version: Wall Street Raider 2.45

    Summary

    addictive... i played it for 3 hours and it ran by fast. one owrd of advice never ask me to be a ceo with a trading company

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  • 5 stars

    "This SIM is Great"

    September 24, 2004

    Version: Wall Street Raider 2.45

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  • 5 stars

    "Carefull..."

    August 26, 2004

    Version: Wall Street Raider 2.45

    Summary

    This is a great game! Once you start playing it, it can very easily take over your life. Consider yourself warned! It has taught me a lot about the business world.

    Highly Recommended!

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