RollerCoaster Tycoon fuels nostalgia with classic version


Since the early 2000’s, RollerCoaster Tycoon has arisen as a model of simplicity of what is possible to achieve with a videogame.  RCT quickly became the staple of construction and management simulation games, popularizing the genre by implementing the idea of creating your very own theme park. The interface was also quite simple to use compared to other world-building games. Of course, this enabled millennials (like me) to enjoy this experience early on in their childhood.

A decade and a half later, loyal fans of the game can now relive their fond memories of the classic games. Chris Sawyer, the original creator and producer, has teamed up with Atari® to present RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic. The game is now available on Steam for PC.

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The remastered title includes updated versions of the original theme park sims, RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. Aiming to focus on the best features the series has to offer, Sawyer revisits the two most popular games of the Tycoon series. In addition, players can enjoy new add-ons not found in the original games. The Scenario Editor Toolkit, Wacky Worlds, and Time Twister expansion packs add new layers to a timeless gaming experience.

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Key Features

  • The Coaster Builder allows you to create intricate roller coasters through pre-made designs. However, if you prefer a more detailed build, you can also create your coasters piece by piece.
  • The game implements intuitive design so you can keep everyone at your park happy. Terraform the geography and atmosphere to create your own unique park.
  • Manage your finances and keep your staff organized to run your park efficiently.
  • Create unique theme parks in a multitude of environments.
  • Explore challenges with 95 classic park scenarios from RCT and RCT2.
  • Enjoy a classic gameplay style with isometric graphics and original ambiance/soundtrack from the original games.

That last feature is why this game experience is worth it. Fans of the series will remember the hours spent engineering their own theme park in that style. Ever since the forgettable RollerCoaster Tycoon World, fans have clamored for a return to traditional gameplay. It’s safe to say Sawyer and Atari® have delivered.

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Download RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic on Steam. For more information on this game or the series visit, or visit the Twitter and Facebook pages.