Dominating the exciting world of Theme Park ownership is your goal in this strategy game from Bullfrog. The first task is to set up your rides within the available land, structuring convenient paths and queues and ideally leaving some space for bigger rides once they become available, and include some lakes and trees to increase the park's allure. Rides range from Teacups and Haunted Houses to the biggest most elaborate roller-coaster you can design, and water rides that loop around other rides.
Shops must also be included, so that the visitors can buy food, drinks and souvenirs - the cunning player will combine salt, sugar and caffeine settings to maximize consumer interest. Staff must be hired to keep everything running smoothly, and they will only work for what they consider a fair rate of pay.
You are competing against other Theme Parks, so don't let them get an advantage over you - monitor your success in attracting customers and financial viability closely using the supplied statistics pages. More important, ensure that research is adequately funded to produce new rides.
It can be played in three modes - Sandbox level lets you concentrate on the park design elements, while Sim and Full add more strategic features.
- "Sim Theme Park" -- Working title
- "Park לונה" -- Hebrew spelling
- "テーマパーク" -- Japanese spelling
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There were two versions of Theme Park
sold for Amiga computers. One was an AGA version of the game with 256 color graphics and was pretty much the same as the PC version. The other version was a trimmed down version for non AGA stock Amigas like the A500.
was originally going to be a Disney Land game but that was scrapped when they decided they would lose too much control over the development of the game's content.
(CD version) was bundled with IBM's "Aptiva" line of multimedia computers.
If the player creates a roller-coaster with an impossibly long and steep fall followed by a sharp 180 degree turn, people will fly off once in a while.
The UK edition was sponsored by Midlands bank.
Information also contributed by
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 12/1999 - #82 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking