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Roller Coaster Tycoon - PC

by Atari
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (756 customer reviews) 8 answered questions

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Platform: PC
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Platform: PC
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00000K4MC
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: May 18, 1999
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (756 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,223 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: PC

Product Description

Experience the challenges and pulse-pounding excitement of creating and running the ultimate amusement park. Start with an undeveloped tract of land, a modest bank account and your wildest dreams. Accurate motion dynamics/physics produce thrilling rides - or the ultimate disaster Excitement/Nausea ratings let you design attractions for guests of all stomach strengths Track your financial performance For Windows 95/98+


Design your own roller coaster. Start with a tract of land, a few bucks in the bank, and the single-minded ambition of Donald Trump. Along the way you'll encounter all of the pratfalls of the typical real estate tycoon.

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71 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even an old man loves this game November 30, 1999
Platform for Display:PC
I've been a gamer for years, but lately I've found that a lot of new games are just retread of old games with better graphics and sound. Or they simply just suck -- e.g. Mech Warrior 3. Roller Coaster Tycoon (RCT) certainly isn't that. I found the game, addictive, exciting and fun. The first time I booted it up I was planning on just figuring it out for a couple of minutes. To my surprise, I played for about 4 hours straight. I was so immersed that I completely lost track of time and space.
I think that the most interesting part of the game is how deep the game is and how many different variable one has to keep track of while building and running an amusement park. Also, I found it very challanging as I tried to update my park from kiddie rides to the more exciting rollercoasters. Finally, you can monitor the thoughts and actions of your customers and modify your park to respond to their needs.
This game is a blast!
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117 of 124 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best sim game ever has finally come to PC! December 9, 1999
Platform for Display:PC
This addicting game is a best seller and for a good reason. This fun (and sometimes funny) game requires a lot of free time, a strategic brain, and a good imagination.
RCT has a very user-friendly interface. It is easy to roam around your park, create and maintain rides, hire staff (janitors, mechanics, security guards, and entertainers), keep the park clean, and much more. Even if you're new to this game, a quick overlook at the game's features will get you going. But even a quick look won't satisfy you with this very addicting game. I can guarantee that you'll want to play this all day and night.
Creating your own ride is very fun. Make all the drops, vertical loops, etc. you want. But be careful to keep within the budget range! Sounds hard? It gets harder as it unlocks more parks as you complete scenarios. But no matter how hard or frustrating it is, it will get more fun as you research more rides and attractions as time passes.
So if you're trying to beat the park objective, keep within budget range, create the best roller coaster, keep your guests happy, or just play for fun, you'll agree from the minute you get into the game that the best sim game ever has finally come to PC!
The expansion pack is a great addition to a great game. Be sure to include the Corkscrew Follies addition with your order.
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most addictive games ever created! December 1, 1999
By Brian K
Platform for Display:PC
I love this game. Buy it, but make sure you have a lot of free time set aside when you start to play it, because time will fly. This game is the most addictive game I've ever played, and I used to think I spent way too much time playing Sim City.
The game gives you several different scenarios in which you have to develop amusement parks that are profitable and attract guests. As you invest in R&D, more rides and food stands are available for you to use. Build your own coasters or use versions provided by the game. You also have to hire mechanics, handymen, security guards, and entertainers (people in panda bear, elephant, or tiger costumes).
The expansion pack is something you'll want to pick up as well, as it gives you access to more rides and scenarios. Creating new coasters and water slides is a blast, but so is the challenge of developing a profitable park!
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99 of 107 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Addicting It Should Be Illegal! November 29, 1999
Platform for Display:PC
Have you ever gone to an amusement park and thought you could make the rides just a little bit better, at least in your imagination? Well folks, here's your chance. Especially if you have any love for rollercoasters. A little warning though, when I first bought the game I stayed up until 5:00 in the morning playing it so if you buy this game for your kids you might want to monitor how long they play. You are set up as the budding Theme Park tycoon and your initial goal is to attract a certain amount of guests to your park with a certain level of customer satisfaction (your park is rated by each guest and the computer keeps track). If you start from scratch (the funnest way to play, hands down) you will get frustrated. Your rollercoasters that you design most likely won't work exactly as you plan, but it's ok you can fix it. If you are looking for a family oriented, non-stop fun PC game look no further than Roller Coaster Tycoon!
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Addicting Game December 13, 1999
Platform for Display:PC
This is one of those games, you say you're only going to play for 15 minutes, and the next time you look at the clock, 2 hours have gone by. This game is great, you actually get to build your own theme park, name the rides, the park, decide how much money you want to charge, what rides you want to have, how much staff you want to hire, paint the rides, run an advertising promotion for the park, just about everything. The thing that makes this game addicting is you may build a park, it does well, but then you think "But if I just put this roller coaster here, or added this it could be even better" So then you go back and play again. This game could never get boring. I have friends who love games like "Doom" and more thriller type games, and Still love this one. I'd really recommend adding this to any computer game selection.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ready To Coast November 5, 2000
A Kid's Review
Platform for Display:PC
I am a twelve year old and I am involved with a lot of sports. When I am home I want to spend my time relaxing and not being stressed out because I can't get something to work. This game is nothing like that. It has a easy downloading procedore. Also once I actually got in to the program with a easy click. I wa building roller coasters like I was a pro. The thing I think people we glance over this product. Roller Coaster Tycoon. It is a catchy name, But only for the people who are deeply into roller coasters. This game only isn't roller coasters. It is a whole amusement park game. You can place rides in spots. The rides are from a ferris wheel or scrambler to a log flume or a power launch tower. This has to be my favorite computer game I own. Also you would think that this game isn't very educational. Well it is. You learn about force, math and how to budget your money. It is just a great all around game. Thanks Chris Sawyer for producing a great game like this.
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