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Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 and 2 were one of my favourite games growing up, i used to play on them religously. When i bought Rollercoaster Tycoon i was a bit sceptical as they had changed all the usual graphics for more realistic ones. Although there was millions more features and things to play with, i felt the old way of playing would always be easier and funner. I was right. This game, although being exactly the same idea and functions as the previous ones, disappointed me. I felt it just wasn't as fun as the previous two, but i may of not given the game a chance. It also was very difficult to set up, and only worked on state of the art new computers which was disappointing. After the hassle of everything i decided to take this back, i might give it a second whirl some other time, but not any time soon. I hope Rollercoaster Tycoon (if there is ever one) will go back to the previous graphics and gameplay.
Rollercoaster Tycoon has been synonymous with children, teenage and adult computers around the world since its first installment released in 1999. now with the third installment the series is brought kicking and screaming into the 21st cntury with 3D graphics and more advanced controls. This pack is full of all the fun you can find on a themepark.
Probably the defining factor of this game that sets it apart from the rest are its new 3D ability. although looking a little edgy, the graphics are good and reflect the fun that can be had with the rest of the game. the "peeps" as they are called can be fully ccustomised and you have the ability to create your own family or group of friends in your own dream park. This time the "peeps" dont just wander aimlessly alone, they are in family and friendship groups and will enjoy the rides together.
the actual building of the coasters will be familiar to previous visitors to the rollercoaster tycoon series and will also be very easy to pick up with the many tutorials that come with this game.
Rollercoaster tycoon 3 enables you to create firework shows in almost any way you want and now the Soaked expansion pack will let you use lasers in these shows and create dolphin and whale shows all to your own liking. the system is rather comlicated but once youve got the hang of it the world is your oyster.
the Soaked expansion pack also enables you to create your own waterparks with slides, pools and diving boards that your peeps will be able to enjoy for hours on end. It also offers more rollercoasters than ever before!
the sandbox mode has to be my favourite, with the ability to use as much money as you want and create the park of your dreams and not have to worry about money. the soaked pack now also allows you to build underground. the career mode is also incredibly enthralling and hours on end can be spent balancing your books and creating the best park with the limited funds for your peeps to enjoy.
this game is amazing value and i can only say get it get it get it get it! it doesnt demand a high end PC and hours of fun can be had with the simplicity and excitement of creating your own park to rival six flags or alton towers.
This is the last installment of the popular rollercoaster tycoon series, and it is by far the best; the big difference being that the game is now in 3D and you can 'ride' your new creations. This edition includes one of the two expansion packs for the game; 'soaked' which adds the capacity to build pool complexes and waterslides. Also available is 'wild' which introduces animal parks. If you think you might want this add on in the future it is better to buy the 'deluxe' version which has both. They also both introduce new rollercoasters and flat rides for you to place in your parks. I have both and they do add considerably to the game play.
The game itself finishes what Theme Park started all those moons ago. It is a 'sim' type game where you build a park, often from scratch but sometimes from a barebones park, and hit targets for each scenario usually by making money, attracting visitors, increasing the park's rating or by having certain rollercoasters. To a certain extent you either like this kind of game or loathe it; I love them!
It is a good value, fun game with all kinds of extra features such as adding your own music to a ride or creating your own 'guest's to visit the park.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 takes the series to new heights with brand new features including 3-D graphics, giving players complete control of views around the park, and a front seat to the action with a new Coaster Cam feature that allows players to ride the roller coasters.