It’s baaaaack! Atari just released the new Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic apps for Android and iOS. Now, you can play your ’90s fave game with ease!
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— RollerCoaster Tycoon (@OfficialRCT) December 23, 2016
Today it’s dubbed as the Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic and sells for just $5.99. It looks the exact same way as it did back in 1999. It’s still pixelated and not that touchscreen friendly. That’s a good thing, however. Why? Because when Atari released Roller Coaster Tycoon 4, which is a more modern take of the game, it didn’t feel the same.
But now Atari is fixing the problem with its new ‘classic’ version of the game. The new version was created along with Chris Sawyer who was also a co-creator of the original games back in the 90s. This new app brings gamers back to the original rides, parks and sound effects that were present in the Roller Coaster Tycoon and Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 PC games. Again, in their lovable pixelated state.
Same Good Old Gameplay
Overall, the game consists of 95 different parks that can be unlocked and played through. This comes along with several expansion packs made available in separate in-app purchases. You play it basically the same way you did with the original. You take control of managing the theme park. You clear land, build rides, and hire staff to keep your guests happy. This is how you reach your profit goals. However, playing can sometimes be hampered during navigation. It’s something you’ll have a challenging time figuring out especially if you’re not familiar with how the original game was played.
ICYMI – RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic is out on mobile!
— RollerCoaster Tycoon (@OfficialRCT) December 22, 2016
Some gamers feel that the price of $5.99 for the app and more for the expansion pack is a bit too high. However, it’s well worth every cent for those people who have spent countless hours doing the original. Another good thing about it is that unlike its old version, one doesn’t need any data connection to play per mashable.com.
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