The magical land of Wonderburg is devastated by dragons, wizards, giants,
trolls and other legendary creatures. The witch Alisa and her assistant, the
gnome builder Rudi, start to travel around the country, rebuilding destroyed
facilities and homes, and getting rid of the vandals to help the land go back
to its former glory.
_Wonderburg_ is a casual city building game with fantasy themes and
simplified gameplay following closely the template of the Build-a-lot series.
The screen shows an isometric view of the terrain, with roads, vacant lots and
buildings. The interface sits at the bottom, with tabs showing the objectives
and building options. In most levels, one of the main objectives is to build
specific buildings before the chronometer at the top left winds down in the
timed mode. The timer has three colors sections in its dial, to indicate what
medal the player is going to receive after completing the level objectives on
time: green for gold, yellow for silver and orange for bronze.
Empty lots are available to build a variety of constructions. Lots and
buildings can be sold or bought, and proprieties not owned by the player are
shown in gray tones. To start construction, the player has to select one of
the lots, and choose one of the blueprints at their respective tab. Each
building costs money and needs a certain amount of dwarf workers and materials
to be built, that can be hired and purchased on separate tabs. After being
erected, housings start to generate rent revenue every few seconds, and are
the main source of cash in the game. They can be upgraded several times to
become more profitable. Other buildings don’t give money, but help by
decreasing prices, maintaining the other constructions or keeping vandalism
down. New blueprints become available gradually as the game progresses.
Buildings can be haunted by evil creatures or break. Alisa can be summoned to
exorcise the possessed places, and dwarfs can be dispatched to repair the
constructions, both at cost. At the end of some levels, the cursor becomes a
magic wand and the player has to click on a number of wandering vandals to
make them disappear.