RollerCoaster Tycoon®: Deluxe

Classic build your own theme park game

5.5

187 Votes

  • Category General
  • License Full version
  • Works under Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP
  • Language English
  • Program by Atari

Rollercoaster Tycoon Deluxe is an enjoyable amusement park management game.

With all of the available game scenarios from the original Rollercoaster Tycoon game as well as both the Corkscrew Follies and Loopy Landscapes expansion packs, this game is highly addictive and offers players an opportunity to create and manage theme parks. Corkscrew Follies, known in Europe as Added Attractions, gives players more game scenarios and an even bigger range of rollercoasters, rides and shops. Loopy Landscapes, again giving players more game scenarios to enjoy, also features some really exciting scenery and landscaping options.

The main aim of Rollercoaster Tycoon is to make the ultimate theme park and meet the objective set at the start. Ranging from achieving a certain park rating and having a certain amount of guests in the park to meeting a particular profit goal, some of these objectives can be as challenging as they are fun to complete.

The greatest thing about this game is the fact that players can not only choose from a wide selection of pre-built rollercoasters and rides, but can also design and construct their own. This massively contributes to the main attraction of the game which is to be able to create the biggest, scariest and most crowd-attracting rollercoasters possible.

However, Rollercoaster Tycoon is not just about making an exciting theme park for guests to enjoy. Players will need to cover construction costs, invest in marketing research for new rollercoasters and in-park attractions, employ staff and pay for advertising campaigns to draw in more guests. These costs will then need to be balanced against the revenues earned by guests entering the park and paying to go on rides in order to establish the overall profit made. So, as well as building the ultimate amusement park, players can also enjoy the management side of running a theme park which positively adds to the whole experience.

As well as the awesome sound effects from the excited crowds, the clanging rollercoasters and the musical thrill rides placed into a player’s theme park, the graphics are also a feature of this game that should be praised as they are very simple but very appealing.

Pros

  • Great sound effects
  • Highly addictive
  • Appealing graphics

Cons

  • Time goes past quite quickly
  • Not possible to create any more parks once the available scenarios have been completed
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