Frontier Developments has announced the classic theme park sim RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will launch on Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam, Epic Games Store) on September 24. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete…
Atari has released a new RollerCoaster Tycoon game exclusively for PlayStation 4, and designed for virtual reality. RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride is a console-friendly theme park game with the signature ability…
The original RollerCoaster Tycoon (1999) and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (2002) have been remastered as RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic. RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic originally launched last December on mobile devices. Now it’s also…
It’s shaping up to be a fine year for theme park sims. Not long after the release of RollerCoaster Tycoon spiritual successor Planet Coaster, original RCT publisher Atari has launched RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic. RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic combines the first two classic RCT games for mobile devices.
“As the creator of the original RollerCoaster Tycoon PC games many years ago, I have seen how much excitement and entertainment they have brought to players all over the world,” said Chris Sawyer, producer at Atari. “I believe fans of the RCT series will greatly enjoy playing the classic titles enhanced on a new platform.”
RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic was developed for iOS and Android by Origin8, and produced by original series creator Chris Sawyer.
The mobile port includes all the features of the classic theme park sims. It includes coaster construction, guest management, original music, and over 90 scenarios. The number of scenarios suggests that the port includes all the expansions released for RCT 1 and 2, which is a ton of content.
This news means that you can now play the first three RollerCoaster Tycoon games on your mobile device, as RCT 3 was released last Summer. If you’re yearning for a proper theme park follow-up on PC, look no further than Planet Coaster. It’s developed by the original team of RCT3. In my review I said it was “absolutely the RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 you’ve been waiting for.”
Available On: PC
Creating your own amusement park should never go out of style. Frontier Developments’ new self-published title Planet Coaster captures the magic of roller coasters and theme parks from classic games like RollerCoaster Tycoon and Sim Theme Park. Planet Coaster succeeds as a modern update to a classic formula thanks to intuitive controls and an aesthetic that keeps everything light and fun.
Available On: PC
Release Date: November 17, 2016
One of the most beloved series to emerge from the popular Tycoon/Sim genre was RollerCoaster Tycoon. Pitting you in charge of your own budding amusement park, the series enjoyed several expansion packs and a passionate fan base. Later the games transitioned into 3D with RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, and even later onto consoles with the spiritual successor Thrillville.
Now the same developer is looking to continue their successful formula with their latest park management simulation, Planet Coaster. Read More