Dope Wars for Windows is based on the popular '80s game Dope Wars for DOS (which in turn is based on the original, Drug Wars.) It is intended for mature audiences only.
In Dope Wars for Windows, you must make your money by buying and selling a variety of drugs while avoiding various hazards such as cops and muggers. Dope Wars for Windows gives you a choice of making your mark in one of five cities: New York, Los Angeles, London, Derby, and Sydney. Once you choose your city, you start with $2,000 in your trench coat and $5,500 in debt. You must travel among the city's six neighborhoods, checking out the various drugs that may be available and their fluctuating prices, and buying the drugs you think you'll be able to sell at a profit in another neighborhood. You'll want to pay off your debt early, as the interest continues to grow, and then see how much of a profit you can make before the end of the month (game time) when the game ends. If you're lucky, you'll have the opportunity to purchase a gun or an overcoat with extra pockets.
This version of Dope Wars has loan sharks to borrow money from; different game lengths (15, 60, 90, and 120 days); price history graphs; a more varied pricing model of drugs, which enables more skillful playing; a more usable interface; more options for fighting the cops; and much more.