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  • Summary: Become a Theme Park expert with guidance from your hand-picked Advisor. Fill your park with willing workers, then encourage their efforts with speed-boosting stylus taps. Assign handymen to make your park a destination to visit and add entertainers to amuse demanding customers. Start your career in the UK, then advance to new countries as your success grows - Unique shops, attractions and staff worldwide. Control everything, from the speed of your rides to the amount of ice in your drinks. Expand
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  1. A classic reworked to its former glory. This works well on othe DS and is great fun, but the silly amount of depth makes it excessively complicated too. [May 2007, p.76]
  2. Although it isn't for everyone, this DS version should definitely be snapped up by those who enjoy games that require a bit of thought and time investment, as well as by those who like to show off their creativity.
  3. Gamestyle does still love Theme Park just as much as when we first played it in 1994, it is still disappointing to see that EA Japan haven't added anything apart from having a little helper guide you through the game.
  4. 70
    Theme Park on the DS is essentially just a port, but the game has aged well and is still a fantastic title for those who like sim games.
  5. Being able to swap profiles using Wi-Fi is a nice touch, but we don't need to be touched, we need to be manhandled.
  6. Its depth is fairly lacking by modern standards, so genre veterans may want to stay clear, but management sim newcomers will find a well designed and fun little game.
  7. The game does have a whimsical charm, however, and the majority of play control is touch-activated and intuitive. [May 2007, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. JamesP.
    May 31, 2007
    10
    Truly wonderful game that brngs back warm memories of childhood...
  2. Apr 15, 2012
    10
    This game is really fun and comes in handy when you have the action replay ds card to use so you can get cheats for it. this game is very fun and you can get unlimited money if you have the action replay ds card. Expand
  3. TyK.
    Apr 19, 2007
    9
    I've never played the original, and I am really enjoying this one. It's just the right amount, not too much and not too little. I'll be playing and enjoying this for some time. Expand
  4. SteveC.
    May 11, 2007
    9
    Very complex and a lot of fun. It makes my daily train commute go by very quickly. Fans of sim games will love it.
  5. GordonD.
    May 8, 2007
    8
    If you liked the original you'll love this, superb game!!
  6. KathyO.
    Jul 2, 2008
    7
    Sean M is a jerk. But I do agree with him a bit. i hate how you cant rotate the camera or rides. But i am extremely addicted to it. I also like to watch the guests stand in line. they do the weirdest things! :) I am in australia right now, and my park rating is around 270,000, and balance is $250,000,000. I have a huge bus, but nobody ever comes out of it! I think I should have acheived my goal by now, but i can't remember wat the goal is. could anyone tell me? Expand
  7. SeanM.
    Jul 20, 2007
    4
    This is the most disappointing purchase I have made in a long while, the game is near impossible to fully use, it lacks the ability to rotate the camera, so you can't build rides the way you need to, and many of the actions you need to do are rediculious, like circling to select, and tapping people to make them go faster, awful game, I couldn't even get my little sister, who loves Roller Coaster Tycoon and her DS, to play it more than a half hour before she gave it back saying she didn't like it as well. I'm shocked that it got this good of a review. Expand

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