Build and customize your own theme park (now in 3D)
The new RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch is yet another addition to the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise and is the best one yet made for the mobile. For those who have never come across these, the first Roller Coaster game was released in 1999 and was developed in consultation with actual theme park owners. Atari has tried to crack the mobile market earlier with Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic and Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 Mobile.
RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch is different from the earlier ones because it has actual 3D instead of the isometric style of the earlier versions. Besides that, the essence of this freemium game is the inclusion of cards that you have to collect in order to build various rides, shops and restaurants. Like all other freemium games, this is the limiting factor. The game has two types of currencies, the standard one and the premium one called tickets. You also get quests that yield rewards when you complete them. These range from spending a particular amount of money in a limited timeframe to building rides which fulfill given criteria. You can also complete these quests by spending tickets. These tickets can also be spent on card packs which unlock rides, decorations and the like. In this way, the game does encourage you to spend cash in order to get ahead. For the first five levels, it is very easy to expand and develop your park but after
For the first five levels, it is very easy to expand and develop your park but after that, you hit a plateau. The price of rides becomes prohibitively high. The rides also have a limit to the amount of money that they can collect and store which means that you cannot set up the park and let the wealth grow for a few days. You will have to return and check on the game often. All that said and done, the game is still a nice investment for those ‘90s kids for whom nostalgia is invoked so often.
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Anusha "Trillian" Sinha
Anusha Sinha was a harmless little Clefairy before she read Crime and Punishment. Now she thinks she is some sort of extraterrestrial ninja. She is an expert in the arts of mosquito-racquet wielding, being a silent grammar Nazi and karate. She spends her time contemplating the greatness of Miniatur Wunderland and the transient nature of human life, in equal measure.