RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is one of the best theme park building sim style games that I have ever played. Even though this game may be classed as “classic” as it is over a decade old at this point. It still holds up very well and can easily see an intended 15-minute session turn into a couple of hours.
Your Park, Your Way
The ultimate goal of RollerCoaster Tycoon is, of course, to build the most awesome and let’s not forget, profitable theme park the world has ever seen. While you may think that the game is just all about making dream rollercoasters and putting together a theme park that would make Walt Disney himself green with envy. There is far more strategy to the game than you may think.
You see a huge part of the game is keeping your budget in check. While you may want to expand your park at a rate that is just insane. You may lack the budget to do this so you have to be very smart with the way you go about expanding your park.
Working The Marks!
One way that is fun to make some serious money in RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is by fleecing your park patrons for everything they have. You can do this in many different ways, but for me, the best way is by making stuff like your food and drinks as expensive as they can be. Some people may complain about your prices, but the profit margin on stuff like this can be huge and as long as they are having enough fun, you can get away with it.
Keeping your park guests happy and spending money is really addictive. I would change my prices regularly as well as work on keeping my park fresh. Sometimes, you have to just stick with what you have for a while to make some money before you can do a big expansion. Other times you might want to add a new ride here, a new thing there and expand at a slower pace.
Side View Action
Even though it is not the best-looking game in the world, I do feel that RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is a decent enough looking game. It has an isometric viewpoint and this means you can make some pretty crazy rollercoaster designs. It also means that you have a better view for when it comes to actually designing your park. While I like Theme Park, I must say that the isometric view this game has does make designing parks that extra bit easier.
What No Sandbox?
While there are some cheats you can use which basically turn the game into a sandbox-style game. There is no way just to screw around which is a bit disappointing. I really think that for the second game they could have added a sandbox mode feature and it would have been great. They did add some real-life “Six Flags” rides though so that is pretty cool.
Even all these years later, RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is a game that I can get really addicted to. I love how easy the game is to pick up and play. Then, you can get really in-depth with the game and make sure your park is making some serious money so you can expand it and then make even more money!
- Tons of cool rides to use
- Making your own Coasters is awesome
- You have many ways to make money
- It is a very addictive game
- It is quite easy to figure out the basics
- There really should have been a sandbox mode
- This game can take over your life
Processor: PC compatible, Processor: PII 300 MHz, 64 MB RAM, Free hard drive space: 200 MB SVGA Video Card Directx 8.1
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode