Rollercoaster Tycoon: Who remembers this amazing game?
It was a strategy game created by Chris Sawyer, and allowed you to create your dream theme park. You could control everything from what rides and coasters you built, to the price of the bathrooms and merchandise.
We recall playing for 14 hours at a time on more than on occasion! This was before X-Box, Playstation 3 Halo and all the other super high-tech gaming systems came out. You had to manage your budget, marketing, staffing and everything else that comes with running a theme park. It required critical thinking, strategy, planning and many other skills that apply to real life.
The game launched to great fanfare and sold millions of copies. It inspired two sequels, multiple expansion packs and a just released Nintendo DS game called Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D. It’s an addictive game for all ages that continues to satisfy.
A few years ago there was news of a Rollercoaster Tycoon movie in the works, but who knows where that went? Our dream is that they are working on Rollercoaster Tycoon 4, because we’d love to see new types of coasters and themeing (Disney!) integrated into the game.
Did you play this game? Tell us about your experience!