The first RollerCoaster Tycoon and its direct sequel, RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, have long been considered two of the best titles in Atari’s series and two of the best amusement park management simulation games ever made. And now you can play both games, which were originally released for PC in 1999 and 2002, on your iOS device. The best part? You don’t need to download two games. You have to get only one iOS game and you’re all set. It’s the aptly named RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic.
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Original experience. Produced by the creator of the original RollerCoaster Tycoon series, Chris Sawyer, RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic brings the best features of both the very first RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 games. That’s two titles in a single app. So expect to play classic-style as well, with the original isometric graphics, music, and sound effects.
Coaster construction. Want to build coasters quickly? Use a pre-made design. Would you rather make coasters that are all your own? Use the piece-by-piece building tools. You can construct the theme park of your dreams in different environments, from Forest Frontiers to Megaworld Park, and make your way through 95 classic park scenarios from the original PC games.
Park management. Customize your park with different rides, shops, facilities, and landscaping elements. Then be sure to keep your guests happy by staying on top of your park’s marketing and finances.
What is it about?
RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic is a modified mobile port of both RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. As such, it combines the best features of both PC games and offers the original coaster construction and park management experience for which the RollerCoaster Tycoon series has been largely known.
For those who...
- you’re a fan of the original RollerCoaster Tycoon PC games or of the series in general
- you’re well into or new to amusement park management simulation
Not for those who...
- you generally dislike ports or remakes of classic games
- you have no patience, let alone skill, for simulation games
Why we love it
RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic boasts the distinctive visual style and deeply engaging gameplay of the original RollerCoaster Tycoon games created by Chris Sawyer. Optimized for mobile devices, it has plenty of playability in store whether you’re a fan of the PC games or a newcomer to the series, as long as what you’re after is excellent amusement park management simulation.
RollerCoaster Tycoon® Classic is $5.99 but there are more add-ons
Toolkit: Edit, Design and Share
Expansion Pack - Wacky Worlds
Expansion Pack - Time Twister
App Store Description
RollerCoaster Tycoon® Classic is a new RCT experience, combining the best features from two of the most successful and beloved RCT games in the series’ history – RollerCoaster Tycoon® and RollerCoaster Tycoon® 2.
Create and run amazing parks complete with the most outrageous rides imaginable. RCT Classic includes a mixture of authentic playability, depth of gameplay and unique graphical style of Chris Sawyer’s original best-selling RollerCoaster Tycoon® PC Games, now enhanced for handheld devices.
Packed with content, players can enjoy designing and building roller coasters and rides, landscaping parks and managing the staff and finances to keep their guests happy and the money flowing in.
Can you become the next RollerCoaster Tycoon?
PLEASE NOTE: Additional content for RollerCoaster Tycoon® Classic is available via In-App Purchase, specifically the three expansion packs: Wacky Worlds, Time Twister and Toolkit. The expansion packs are the ONLY content that require an In-App Purchase and In-App Purchases are not used anywhere else in the game.
•The Original RollerCoaster Sim: Experience all the fun from the original RollerCoaster Tycoon® and RollerCoaster Tycoon® 2 games, with a new app that combines the best elements of both classic titles.
•Coaster Construction: Create incredible roller coasters – Quickly build a pre-made design or use the intuitive piece-by-piece building tools to design and theme your own unique rides.
•Park Designer: Keep your guests happy by building gentle or wild rides, food and drink stalls, water rides, and even transport rides to take them around the park; Customize your park by building scenery, fine-tuning the landscape, and routing the footpaths.
•Park Management: Run your park’s marketing and finances to make a profit while attracting more guests; Organize your staff to keep the park running well and looking its best.
•Exciting Environments: Build the ultimate theme park in a variety of challenging environments, from the tranquility of Forest Frontiers to the bustling commerce of Megaworld Park.
•Park Scenarios: Progress through 95 classic park scenarios from RollerCoaster Tycoon® and RollerCoaster Tycoon® 2.
• Authentic Gameplay: Classic-style characterful isometric graphics and original amusement park music and sound effects.
• Packed with Content: Includes hundreds of types of roller coasters and rides, and dozens of different shops, stalls, and facilities.
Additional Content Available with In-App Purchases:
1)Wacky Worlds Expansion Pack:
Find your passport and pack your bags! Wacky Worlds takes players on the ultimate trip around the globe in 17 new park scenarios! Includes exotic rides, profitable concessions and the most famous landmarks known to man including the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Statue of Liberty, Great Wall of China and more! Each location is packed with opportunities for success, fun and unique challenges.
2)Time Twister Expansion Pack:
Travel through time with 14 new park scenarios based on historical and fantasy time-themes and build a park that is truly a blast from the past (or future if you like). Play in a Prehistoric amusement park decorated with huge animated T-Rex’s and coasters such as the Raptor Ride, or choose from Mythological times, the Dark Ages, the Rock & Roll crazed ‘50s, the Future or the Roaring Twenties.
Park Scenario Editor: Design and build your own amazing parks – Make them as easy or as challenging as you want, using your choice of scenery and rides! Includes a number of Six Flags parks to get you started.
Ride Designer: Build, test, fine-tune and theme your own awesome roller coaster designs in the Ride Designer before saving them for use while playing!
Import and Export: Share your saved parks, park scenarios and ride designs with friends, and try out their creations too! (Includes the ability to import most saved parks and scenarios created with the original RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 PC game).