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DescriptionRollercoaster Tycoon is a real-time isometric amusement park simulation, in which the player takes the role of a theme park manager, creating rides and attractions to amuse his guests, as well as shops and stalls in case the guests are hungry.
Ride stats differ, with some being gentle and meant for "waking up" tired guests, and others being rather intense. Each and every guest has his own excitement and nausea tolerance, which will reflect on the rides' popularity and the park's tidiness. Hence, handymen are employed. Rides can also break down, and some of them can even crash, leading to a tragic ending. Mechanics can be employed to inspect rides for possible errors and to fix already broken rides. Security guards prevent vandalism in their line of sight, and entertainers keep guests happy while waiting in a long queue line.
Guests are also impressed if there is some wonderful scenery scattered around the park, leading to an increase in the park rating. They all have their opinion on the park, so it is a good idea to check their thoughts every now and then, as the park rating depends on the guests' satisfaction.
All these features require money. Loan can be raised from a bank, but the more one borrows, the more the bank asks in return. Certain rides, or even the park itself, can also be advertised, while vouchers are also available for discounts or free rides or food.
- "过山车大亨" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
- "White Knuckle" -- Working title
- "RCT" -- Common abbreviation
- "Guoshanche Daheng" -- Chinese title
Part of the Following Groups
- Best of Infogrames / Atari releases
- Covermount: Fullgames
- Game feature: In-game screenshot capture
- Games bundled with cereal boxes
- Games made into books
- Green Pepper releases
- Microprose Tycoon series
- RollerCoaster Tycoon series
- Theme: Amusement park
- Video games turned into board / card games
|Game industry News (GiN)||2000||100|
|Svenska PC Gamer||Apr, 1999||91 out of 100||91|
|Score||Mar, 1999||9 out of 10||90|
|PC Player (Denmark)||1999||9 out of 10||90|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Apr 30, 1999||85 out of 100||85|
|Link Cable Gaming||Oct 02, 2017||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)||Apr 05, 1999||80 out of 100||80|
|GameStar (Germany)||Mar, 1999||79 out of 100||79|
|PC Games (Germany)||Mar, 1999||78 out of 100||78|
|All Game Guide||1999||60|
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TriviaChris Sawyer did all (or almost all) of the actual game programming himself, without assistance.
Related Web Sites
- RollerCoaster Tycoon | Wikipedia (Information about the game at Wikipedia.)
Brian Hirt (10020) added RollerCoaster Tycoon (Windows) on Sep 22, 1999
Credits (106 people)
89 developers, 17 thanks
Christopher Sawyer (as Chris Sawyer)Programming:
Christopher Sawyer (as Chris Sawyer)Graphics:
Jacqui Lyons (Marjacq Ltd.)Manual:
Louis Saekow DesignThanks to:
Robb Alvey, Katie Brayshaw, Karen Cumming, Justin Garvanovic, European Coaster Club, Neil Jackson, Victoria Maclean, Martin Sawyer, Elizabeth Slater, Paul Slater, Graham Turner