The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt Seite 1 von 18 Ozyr's Odyssey2 Archive Odyssey2 Index | Emporium Index The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt "When it's a question of money, everyone is of the same religion" Voltaire THE GREAT WALL STREET FORTUNE HUNT is an authentic computerized model of the real investment world. The opportunities for investment in the game represent the thousands of alternatives available on the various exchanges. You'll find conservative blue chips like IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) and high risk high flyers like WOW (Wildcat Oil Western). You'll find the fast food industry represented by McDonald's Corporation and high technology manufacturers represented by Texas Instruments. Each of the companies available for investment not only represents itself but other similar companies as well. Therefore the Standard Oil Company (Indiana) also represents Shell, Mobil, Arco and the other large petroleum companies. Each of the investments has a different sensitivity to the news flashes which come across the TV screen. For example - some investments will go up at a time of world crisis and others will go down. The inherent sensitivity of each investment to the various categories of news is graphically displayed on the gameboard. Your ultimate objective is to anticipate investment fluctuations swiftly enough to take full advantage of the many buying and selling opportunities which will occur in a different way every time you play. The rules of The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt are designed to replicate real life as closely as possible. You can play it at four levels. It is highly recommended that you feel thoroughly comfortable at one level before incorporating the next level as part of the game. Have fun! Make money!!! Game Components 1 Odyssey2 Expanded Memory Game Cartridge 2 Investment Record Pads & Option-Pricing Calculators file://D:\Games\Emulator\GAMESYSTEM_DATA\G7000\Manuals\46_manual.htm 25.05.2006.
The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt Seite 2 von 18 (represented by the following two tables) CALLS/share price per call OPTION PRICE CALCULATOR STOCK PRICE TEX USS GPT LOK WHL MCD XON USH ABC NEE $10-$13 $3.00 $2.25 $3.00 $3.75 $1.75 $2.25 $2.75 $3.50 $2.50 $2.00 14- 17 3.50 2.75 3.50 4.50 2.00 2.75 3.50 4.25 3.00 2.50 18- 25 4.25 3.25 4.25 5.25 2.50 3.25 4.25 5.25 3.75 3.00 26- 35 5.75 4.50 5.75 7.25 3.50 4.50 5.50 7.00 5.00 4.25 36- 45 7.75 6.00 7.75 9.75 4.50 5.75 7.50 9.25 6.50 5.50 46- 55 9.75 7.50 9.75 12.00 5.75 7.25 9.25 11.75 8.25 7.00 56- 65 11.75 8.75 11.75 14.50 6.75 8.75 11.00 13.75 9.75 8.25 66- 75 12.50 9.50 12.50 15.50 7.25 9.25 11.75 14.75 10.50 9.00 76- 85 7.75 6.00 7.75 9.75 4.50 5.75 7.50 9.25 6.50 5.50 86- 90 4.50 3.25 4.50 5.50 2.50 3.50 4.25 5.25 3.75 3.25 PUTS/share price per put STOCK PRICE TEX USS GPT LOK WHL MCD XON USH ABC NEE $10-$13 $2.25 $1.50 $2.25 $2.75 $1.00 $1.50 $2.00 $2.50 $1.75 $1.50 14- 17 2.50 1.75 2.50 3.25 1.25 1.75 2.50 3.25 2.00 1.75 18- 25 3.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 1.50 2.00 3.00 3.75 2.50 2.00 26- 35 4.50 3.00 4.50 5.75 2.00 3.00 4.25 5.50 3.50 2.75 36- 45 6.00 4.00 6.00 7.75 3.00 4.00 5.50 7.50 4.75 3.75 46- 55 7.50 5.00 7.50 9.75 3.50 5.00 7.00 9.25 5.75 4.75 56- 65 8.75 6.00 8.75 11.75 4.00 6.00 8.25 11.00 7.00 5.75 66- 75 10.50 7.00 10.50 13.50 4.75 7.00 9.75 13.00 8.25 6.75 76- 85 13.00 8.25 13.25 17.00 6.00 8.75 12.25 16.25 10.25 8.25 86- 90 17.50 11.75 17.50 22.75 7.75 11.75 16.25 21.75 13.75 11.00 Note: Options are not available for stocks priced under $10.00 or over $90.00 INVESTMENT RECORD ACCT. MARGIN OPTION +/- NO. INVST. SHARES BUY PRICE SELL PRICE (LOAN) PUT/CALL +PROFIT -LOSS INT.PAID file://D:\Games\Emulator\GAMESYSTEM_DATA\G7000\Manuals\46_manual.htm 25.05.2006.
The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt Seite 3 von 18 1 Master Strategy Gameboard (The following three charts, legend, and graphic represent the gameboard) SENSITIVITY FACTORS > G=GNP I=INT.RATE P=POLITICAL ------------------------------------------------------------------------ S P H P I A P I R G P I E G P I S G G P I I ----------G----G-------------------------------P-------------I---------I GI G G P I I C GI G G P I I A GI GI G G I G P I GI L GI G GI G G GI G P G I GI L GI G GI G G GI G G P G I GI GI G GI G G GI G GI G P G GI GI GI---G----GI---G----GI---GIP--G----GI---G----G-P--G----G----GI--------GI- GI G GI G GI GIP G GI G G P G G GI GI GI GI GI G GI GIP GI GI G G P G G GIP G GI P GI GI GI G GI GIP GI GI G G P GI G GIP G GI U GI GI GIP G GI GIP GI GI G GIP GI G GIP G GI T GI GI GIP G GI GIP GI GI G GIP GI G GIP GI GI GIP GI GIP GIP GIP GIP GI GIP GIP GIP GIP GIP GIP GIP GIP GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP P P SRS ABC TWA TEX MYG AET SOI USS NME XON PAG SLZ WFB JWL GPT SENSITIVITY FACTORS > G=GNP I=INT.RATE P=POLITICAL ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S I G H I G A I I G R I I G I G E I I G I G S I GI G GI G G -I---GI--------G--------------GI--------G----G--------------------------- I GI G GI GI G I C I GI G GI GI G I A I GI G GI GI G I L I GI G G GI GI G I I P L I GI G G G GI GI GI I I P I GI G G G GI GI GI I I P file://D:\Games\Emulator\GAMESYSTEM_DATA\G7000\Manuals\46_manual.htm 25.05.2006.
The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt Seite 4 von 18 GI---GI--------G----G----G----GI--------GI---GI----I--------------I---G-P GI GI G G G GI GI GI I I I G P GI GI G G G GI GI GI I I I G P P GI GI G G G GI I GI GI I I I G P U GI GIP GI G GI GI I GI GI I I I GIP T GI GIP G GI G GI GI I GI GI I I I GIP GIP GIP GI GI GIP GIP GIP I GIP GI GIP I P GIP GIP GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP--GIP P P G P P G P GI NEE MER TOY LOK MCD MTC USH WHL SMC WOW RES GLD BDG BND IBM V V V V V V V V V V T ####################################################################################### - B ANNUAL PRIME RATE 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 I L ANNUAL T-BILL RATE 6 7 7.5 8.5 9.5 10 11 12 13 13.5 S QUARTERLY T-BILL .015 .018 .019 .021 .024 .025 .028 .03 .033 .034 V V V V V V V V V T ############################################################################### - B ANNUAL PRIME RATE 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 I L ANNUAL T-BILL RATE 14.5 15.5 16 17 18 18.5 19.5 20.5 21 S QUARTERLY T-BILL .036 .039 .04 .043 .045 .046 .049 .051 .053 LEGEND ABC American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. PAG Proctor & Gamble Company AET Aetna Life & Casualty Company RES Real Estate BDG Bandag, Inc. SLZ Jos. Schlitz Brewing Company BND Corporate Bond SMC A.O. Smith Corporation GLD Gold SOI Standard Oil Company (Indiana) GPT General Portland Cement, Inc. SRS Sears, Roebuck & Company IBM International Business Machines Corp. TEX Texas Instruments, Incorporated JWL Jewel Companies, Inc. TOY Toyota Motor LOK Lockheed Corporation TWA Trans World Corporation MCD McDonald's Corporation USH U.S. Home Corporation MER Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. USS United States Steel Corporation MTC Monsanto Company WHL Western Holdings Limited MYG The Maytag Company WFB Wells Fargo & Company NEE New England Electric System WOW Wildcat Oil Western NME National Medical Enterprises, Inc. XON Exxon Corporation file://D:\Games\Emulator\GAMESYSTEM_DATA\G7000\Manuals\46_manual.htm 25.05.2006.
The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt Seite 5 von 18 2 Sets of Share/Margin Tokens 2 Prime Rate Tokens 1 Time Frame Token The Basic Game 1. The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt can be played by one or more people. If more than two people are playing, the players divide into teams representing investment syndicates. 2. Each investor (or investment syndicate) starts out with $100,000. 3. Each investor or investment syndicate can enter a maximum of seven investments into the computer. Players with a net worth of $100,000 or more may have as many as 3 investments at any one time entered in the computer. Players with $200,000 or more may have as many as 4 investments at any one time entered in the computer. Players with $300,000 or more may have as many as 5 investments at any one time entered in the computer. Players with $400,000 or more may have as many as 6 investments at any one time entered in the computer. file://D:\Games\Emulator\GAMESYSTEM_DATA\G7000\Manuals\46_manual.htm 25.05.2006.
The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt Seite 6 von 18 Players with $500,000 or more may have as many as 7 investments at any one time entered in the computer. If a player's net worth falls below $25,000. no new investments may be entered into the computer. Only SELL orders can be executed. A player with a net worth of more that $25,000, but less than $100,000, is limited to 2 investments in the computer at any one time. Player's maximum Player's NUMBER OF NET WORTH INVESTMENTS $25,000 to under $100,000 2 INVESTMENTS $100,000 3 INVESTMENTS $200,000 4 INVESTMENTS $300,000 5 INVESTMENTS $400,000 6 INVESTMENTS $500,000 or more 7 INVESTMENTS 4. Play is divided to represent a time span of five years. Each year is divided into four quartered periods. Approximately 5 minutes of computer time is equal to one quarter (3 months). Advance the time frame marker on the gameboard by one position each time the computer signals the end of a quarter. 5. All investments entered in the computer must be sold at the end of each year. (Four quarters) Buy and sell orders are entered into the computer thru your Odyssey2 alpha-numeric keyboard.
The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt Seite 7 von 18 facing the alpha-numeric keyboard. 2. Turn on the power by pressing the power button of the console. SELECT GAME will appear on your TV screen. If it does not, press the RESET key on the alpha-numeric keyboard. 3. Press 0 on the numeric section of the Odyssey2 keyboard.
The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt Seite 8 von 18 Push the joystick forward to move or "scroll" past position #1. Pull the joystick towards you to "scroll" in reverse. 5. To buy an investment, use the joystick of your hand control to scroll to an "open" account (positions 2 thru 8). The news flashes will disappear from the center of your screen. Position No. No. of shares | | v v 2.??? ??00 AT ?? ^ ^ | | Investment Price choice per share Enter your investment by typing the letters representing your selection on the keyboard. Example WHL = WESTERN HOLDINGS, LTD. 2.WHL ??00 AT ?? 6. Enter the number of shares desired on the numeric section of you keyboard. Shares are available in lots of 100 up to 9900 shares. The latest market price per share will be displayed at the far right of your portfolio. This figure will be updated until the time you signal the computer to make the buy. Enter the first two digits of the number of shares desired. If the figure is less than 1000, enter 0 and then the second digit. (Example: five hundred shares is expressed as 0500.) 2.WHL 0500 AT 50 7. Press ENTER on the keyboard to execute the buy order. The news flashes will reappear on the screen. (If you change your mind about buying the shares, press CLEAR instead of ENTER. The question marks will reappear and your account is ready for a new entry.) The price paid per share will remain in your portfolio to serve as reference during the game. Important! Data which has not been entered or cleared will be displayed in every open account in both portfolios. Be sure to press ENTER or CLEAR before going to another open account in either portfolio. 8. If you make an error entering the investment symbol, press CLEAR and then follow with the correct three letter entry. The question marks will not appear when you press CLEAR. The computer will signal an incorrect investment entry by continuing to display question marks when you enter the number of shares desired. 9. To sell an investment, use the joystick of you hand control to scroll to the desired position in your portfolio. 10. Press the ACTION BUTTON to execute your sell order. You shares will be sold in lots of 100. You can sell some of them or all of them at this time. The news flashes at the center of the screen will be replaced by a display showing the changing balance in your portfolio. file://D:\Games\Emulator\GAMESYSTEM_DATA\G7000\Manuals\46_manual.htm 25.05.2006.
The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt Seite 9 von 18 The transaction is recorded on your investment record pad. (See end of 'Level Two' section of instructions.) Important: If one player is making a transaction and another player signals for computer access by moving the joystick of the hand control, the transacting player has a ten second grace period to complete the buy or sell order before the other player's portfolio will be displayed on the screen. The news flashes will not be displayed when a portfolio is scrolled to an open account or when a buying or selling transaction is being executed. The news will automatically be redisplayed when a transaction is completed or when both portfolios are scrolled to the #1 Account Balance position. The Gameboard 1. The gameboard is divided into four sections. A. Investment positions. B. T-Bill market. C. Time frame indicator. D. Prime rate indicator. 2. Each investor or syndicate receives a set of numbered share/margin tokens at the beginning of the game. When a straight investment transaction is entered into the computer, place a share token with the $ sign up in the SHARE section of the gameboard. The appropriate investment should correspond with the account in the portfolio which holds the buy. This system provides a quick reference to all of the accounts in the portfolios. 3. Every investment in the game has a different sensitivity to changing national and international conditions in three areas. A. Gross National Product (GNP): The total amount of goods and services produced by the entire country during one year. B. Prime Interest Rate: The interest rate banks quote as charging their best corporate customers. C. Political Instability: Including national legislation and international friction. The relative sensitivity to every investment in the game is graphically illustrated by the bar charts on the gameboard. For example, SRS (Sears) is highly sensitive to changes in the prime interest rate and far less affected by political events. 4. The news flashes indicate events which can have positive or negative effects on the GNP, Prime Interest Rate and the international political scene. 5. The computer will change the price of each investment up or down according to its sensitivity to the events reported by the news bulletins. Important: If a stock's price falls to 00, it will remain there for the duration of the game. 6. The Time Frame Indicator on the gameboard is divided into twenty quarters. (Five years.) The Time Frame Marker is placed on 1 at the beginning of each game and advanced to the next position file://D:\Games\Emulator\GAMESYSTEM_DATA\G7000\Manuals\46_manual.htm 25.05.2006.
The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt Seite 10 von 18 at the end of each playing round. The computer will signal the end of a period by freezing prices, halting trade and scrolling each portfolio of investments. The computer will automatically halt to call your attention to an investment which has suffered a loss during the quarter. Push the joystick of the appropriate hand control to continue scrolling action. 7. The Prime Rate Indicator will perform an important function in game levels two through four. It keeps track of the interest banks quote as charging their best corporate customers. 8. There are two prime rate tokens. The gold token is used to mark the annual prime rate existing at the beginning of a quarter. The silver token is used to track fluctuations in the prime rate during the quarter. These changes in the prime rate will be reported by the news bulletins on your TV screen. The tokens are moved around the outer numbers which give the prime rate on an annual basis. The inner numbers give the prime rate on a quarterly basis. Important: The prime rate cannot fall below 7% annually on the game board. At the start of the game, set both tokens at the prevailing prime rate as quoted in the financial pages of your newspaper - or at 11%. Changes in the prime rate will be reported by the news flashes. 9. Keep careful track of changes in the prime rate. It has direct effect on investment prices. It is used to determine the rate of return on Treasury Bills. 10. The investor or investment syndicate with the greatest net worth at the end of the game wins. WHEN YOU ARE THROUGHLY FAMILIAR WITH THE WORKINGS OF LEVEL ONE, YOU ARE READY TO GO TO LEVEL TWO. Level Two STRAIGHT INVESTMENT TRANSACTIONS & TREASURY BILLS 1. Treasury Bills. Ninety day Treasury Bills are sold by the government every week. The interest rate on T-Bills is directly related to the Prime Interest Rate. A good rule of thumb is: PRIME RATE = 115% of the T-Bill rate. This return is pre-computed for you on the T-Bill section of the gameboard. (The numbers are rounded to facilitate play.) 2. Three month T-Bills may be bought at the beginning of every quarter. 3. Interest on T-Bills is payable at the end of the quarter at the prevailing rate at the beginning of the quarter. 4. Do not enter a T-Bill transaction into the computer. 5. Place one of your investment tokens on the T-Bill section of the gameboard. 6. Use the investment record pad to keep track of your transactions and to maintain a constant file://D:\Games\Emulator\GAMESYSTEM_DATA\G7000\Manuals\46_manual.htm 25.05.2006.