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DescriptionRollerCoaster 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.
- "过山车大亨2" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
- "RCT2" -- Common abbreviation
- "Guoshanche Daheng 2" -- Simplified Chinese title
- "롤러코스터 타이쿤 2" -- Korean spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Best of Infogrames / Atari releases
- Game feature: In-game screenshot capture
- Games bundled with cereal boxes
- Games that include map/level editor
- Green Pepper releases
- Microprose Tycoon series
- PC Gamer Presents Games
- RollerCoaster Tycoon series
- Six Flags licensees
- Software Pyramide releases
- Theme: Amusement park
|Where's the "2"??||Rick Jones (111)|
|If this was an expansion pack, it would have been good. As a game, it just blows.||ThE oNe (184)||unrated|
|Game Chronicles||Nov 11, 2002||8.5 out of 10||85|
|PC Gamer UK||Dec, 2002||84 out of 100||84|
|IGN||Oct 04, 2002||8 out of 10||80|
|PC Action (Germany)||Nov 14, 2002||79 out of 100||79|
|4Players.de||Oct 27, 2002||70 out of 100||70|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Nov 12, 2002||70|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Jan, 2003||70|
|PCG||Nov, 2002||7 out of 10||70|
|Game Over Online||Oct 30, 2002||62 out of 100||62|
|Joystick (French)||Nov, 2002||5 out of 10||50|
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TriviaEaster Egg additional info:
Nancy Stillwagon - in real life Nancy runs a company that sells coaster books, merchandise, novelty items etc in the USA, and she loves Ice Cream!
In the game, when Nancy hands out ice cream there is a bug in it...the coding doesn't differentiate between a guest and a coaster train, so when she rides a coaster she gives the coaster train an Ice Cream...which makes the track go all funny and you see the car leaving ghost images behind (so only try this one out on a scenario that you have already saved and can quit without saving!)
Andy Hine - is president and founder of the RCCGB coaster club and the Phoenix at Knoebels in USA is his favorite woodie)
Elissa White - she is the wife of Robb Alvey, who makes many coaster videos and is a friend of Chris Sawyer.
David Ellis - Chris Sawyer took the RCT2 sounds from a couple of video tapes David made for him of roller coasters. Since getting a camcorder a few years ago David has done a lot of filming of coasters and especially on-ride footage. Every coaster trip he does he takes his camcorder and films where he is allowed to. He suggested to Chris that a character called David Ellis would walk around the park with a camcorder in his hand, filming. Chris did several test versions of this animation, but he wasn't totally happy with the results, so he came up with a compromise...which is what happened. When David films on coasters he usually "introduces" the coaster on the lifthill by saying "and here we are on the Big Dipper" or whatever the ride is called. This is so that anyone watching the tape knows what coaster they are "riding". Chris thought it would be a good idea to use this phrase for the character.
Related Web Sites
- Official Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 Site (Chris Sawyer's official RCT 2 site, where it has info about the game, ride exchange and new scenarios to download.)
- Wikipedia: RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (Article about the game in the open encyclopedia)
JPaterson (9541) added RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (Windows) on Oct 16, 2002
Credits (112 people)
88 developers, 24 thanks
Design and Programming:
Jacqui Lyons (at Marjacq Ltd.)Thanks to:
Director of Quality Assurance, North America :