Theme Park DS

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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 yourBecome 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. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    83
    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. Nintendo Gamer
    80
    Deep, involving management sim with an appealing theme and enough comical touches to make you forget that you're really playing a piece of A-level economics coursework. [May 2007, p.59]
  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. 70
    Young players will immediately point at the lack of some "obvious" features such as a full multiplayer mode (the current mode only consists of visiting other players' parks without any real way of interacting with them).
  6. 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.
  7. Edge Magazine
    60
    A tasteful translation of an enduring classic, but it remains too cautious to satisfy those looking for innovation. [May 2007, p.95]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. 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 funThis 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
  2. JamesP.
    May 31, 2007
    10
    Truly wonderful game that brngs back warm memories of childhood...
  3. 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.
  4. GordonD.
    May 8, 2007
    8
    If you liked the original you'll love this, superb game!!
  5. Nov 9, 2014
    8
    It's basically a port to DS. It's a good game that is fun to play on the go, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes simulation games. IIt's basically a port to DS. It's a good game that is fun to play on the go, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes simulation games. I would have liked to see maybe a small graphical update - but nevertheless this bullfrog classic has made a smooth transition to 3DS. Expand
  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 alsoSean 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 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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