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Description

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is the sequel to RollerCoaster Tycoon. The player once again takes the role of a theme park manager, tasked with building a park using various rides and attractions, such as restrooms, restaurants, bumper cars, ferris wheels, go-karts, and, of course, roller coasters. There are over twenty different buildable rollercoaster types, from simple wooden coasters to complex inverted coasters. Many new rides and attractions are featured in the game, including handy "stalls" like the ATM machine and the first aid room, as well as lots of new scenery and theming items, such as the Pirate theme. Many scenery items now have wall and roof sections for higher levels of park customization.

There are a lot of scenarios to complete, from easy ones that only ask a certain park rating and guest count to extreme ones, such as making a yearly profit of $100,000 with rides that must have a certain rating, without letting the park rating drop to a certain number. The monetization mechanics are different - in the same scenario, the park can only have purchasable ride tickets or park entrance tickets, never both, while items from shops and stalls are purchasable in both cases. Staff wages have been raised as well.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 keeps the same graphics engine as the original, though slightly polished, and adds a few new touches, such as guests observing rides as they move. The guests' AI is also slightly improved in a way that they will no longer get lost on thicker footpaths. There are improved landscaping tools, including one that clears all scenery in the selected area, and objects can be placed on different heights, including on top of each other, by holding the Shift key.

Another notable addition are the in-built scenario editor and roller coaster designer, which allow for more fan-created material to be created and shared. In addition, most ride track designs from the original RollerCoaster Tycoon (with the exception of the Steel Mini Roller Coaster due to some sections missing in RollerCoaster Tycoon 2) can be imported and used in RollerCoaster Tycoon 2.

The game makes use of the Six Flags license, which include some of the franchise's largest and best-known parks, track designs (which can not be edited), and scenery, as well as a scenario where players can create their own Six Flags park.

Screenshots

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows You can now build more than one gate, and you can design the outside area.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows You must research new rides if you want a chance at winning.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows These white signs indicates I can buy that piece of land to further build my park.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows Ahh, a new Motion Simulator.  Now I'll focus my research on roller coasters.

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "过山车大亨2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Guoshanche Daheng 2" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

Great fun! NatsFan (139) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Where's the "2"?? Rick Jones (111) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
If this was an expansion pack, it would have been good. As a game, it just blows. ThE oNe (184) unrated

Critic Reviews

PC Gamer UK Dec, 2002 84 out of 100 84
Super Play (Sweden) Nov, 2002 8 out of 10 80
PC Action Nov 14, 2002 79 out of 100 79
PC Games (Germany) Nov 25, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct 31, 2002 67 out of 100 67
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 23, 2002 13 out of 20 65
Game Over Online Oct 30, 2002 62 out of 100 62
Clubic Oct 30, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Joystick (French) Nov, 2002 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Although each international version uses a currency sign appropriate to its country, the money is not converted in many cases. A roller-coaster that costs $20,000 also costs CN$20,000 and £20,000. What's a bargain in Canada is highway robbery in the U.K.!

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JPaterson (9550) added RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (Windows) on Oct 16, 2002