DescriptionRollerCoaster Tycoon 3 marks the series' debut to a 3D engine, and is the first major title in the series created by a company outside Chris Sawyer Productions.
The new engine brings numerous cosmetic additions like day/night cycles; reflective water; improved terraforming tools; and guests who differ in age, gender and appearance (and who can be created by the player in the Peep Designer), while gameplay changes are even more substantial - construction can take place even when the game is paused; park staff now have happiness levels, manageable wages, and can be trained; shops and stalls have more purchasable items which can be changed so, for example, drinks are sold with ice cubes; rides can be viewed from a first-person camera from any seat within the ride; VIP guests can appear, with a secondary objective requiring to please them; fireworks can be created and combined in the MixMaster; new custom billboards can make use of image files on the player's computer, and custom stalls also added.
The main gameplay idea remains the same as in the preceding titles - the player is positioned as a manager of a theme park, and has to satisfy the goals of a particular scenario. This time, each scenario has three sets of objectives that act as a sort of difficulty setting - Apprentice, Enterpreneur, and Tycoon, all of which have to be completed in succession. The career mode puts the player in a series of scenarios, many of which are locked but can be unlocked if previously available scenarios are finished at the Apprentice level. Unlike the previous titles, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 comes with a sandbox map by default, allowing the player to build a park using any object in the game with unlimited funds.
- "RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Магнат индустрии развлечений" -- Russian spelling
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- 3D Engine: Cobra
- 3D Engine: Cobra
- Covermount: Fullgames
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- RollerCoaster Tycoon series
- Technology: amBX
- Theme: Amusement park
|A great follow up to a great series of games||Windows||James Isaac (284)|
|It's good...I guess....||Windows||Ryan Wilson (2)|
|Games4Mac||Macintosh||2005||91 out of 100||91|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Windows||Nov 05, 2004||9 out of 10||90|
|PC Games (Germany)||Windows||Nov 10, 2004||86 out of 100||86|
|4Players.de||Windows||Nov 18, 2004||85 out of 100||85|
|IGN||Windows||Oct 27, 2004||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Windows||Nov 05, 2004||16 out of 20||80|
|Joystick (French)||Windows||Dec, 2004||8 out of 10||80|
|ActionTrip||Windows||Nov 08, 2004||70 out of 100||70|
|GameSpy||Windows||Nov 10, 2004||60|
|JeuxVideoPC.com||Windows||Apr 29, 2005||10 out of 20||50|
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1001 Video GamesRollerCoaster Tycoon 3 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
PC Gamer covermountThe August 2005 North American PC Gamer covermount DVD features tons of free RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 content including over 1,000 coasters.
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