Good news, fans of the original RollerCoaster Tycoon! A new RollerCoaster Tycoon mobile game is out, blending the classic Windows PC game with its sequel RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. Aptly dubbed RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, this real-time theme-park sim is now on Google Play store as well as Apple Appstore, priced at $5.99. Sadly and not surprisingly, it is not a free-to-download. You have to pay upfront for the game, but we suspect fans who are huge on nostalgia probably won’t mind paying. And if you think 5.99 is the be all and end all, well, it is not.
There are in-app purchases available for those who demands more contents but again, we think fans will not mind at all cos’ the additional contents which you will be getting are straight out from expansion packs available for RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. Yes. You heard that right. Wacky Worlds, Time Twister, and even Toolkit are all available to anyone who is willing to drop more money.
Speaking of money, Wacky Worlds, which comes with 17 scenarios, and Time Twister, which has 14 scenarios, cost $1.99 each, while Toolkit will run you back at $5.99 and it is priced so for a good reason. In addition to sharing your own park creations with other players, it can also import save files from the original RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 PC game for “more saved parks and scenarios.” Then again, that’s only of value if you still have the RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 game data saved somewhere.
Above all, the game offers you the opportunity to relive the thrill and excitement of theme park management and in all its glorious isometric view, topped with old-school graphics you fondly remember. The game is developed for mobile by Atari in collaboration with Origin8, the original developer of both RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. Atari, if you don’t already know, was the publisher since RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.
Also, do not confused this latest RollerCoaster Tycoon with the RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 for mobile which has been available since 2014. This one here is strictly for those who has a nostalgia for the original sims, specifically the first two instalments.