Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Not very different from versions on other consoles, Theme Park DS makes good use of the console, and is a neat package for those who want to think on the move.
  5. 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]
  6. If you're a fan of simulation games or enjoy creating theme parks or managing funds, Theme Park is an excellent port from the original PC game, and it plays amazingly well on the NDS. Despite the lack of true new content and any form of multiplayer, Theme Park proved to be simultaneously challenging and interesting.
  7. 75
    Though you'll definitely see that this game came from over a decade ago, you'll still have a lot of fun changing ticket prices, hiring guys in rhino costumes, and cleaning up after queasy kids just stepping off the rollercoaster.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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).
  12. It's not as complex as current-day management sims, but this portable remake of the 1994 classic is as addictive and time consuming as ever.
  13. Top stuff if you've never played "Theme Park" before, but familiar otherwise. [May 2007, p.75]
  14. A tasteful translation of an enduring classic, but it remains too cautious to satisfy those looking for innovation. [May 2007, p.95]
  15. The game does have a whimsical charm, however, and the majority of play control is touch-activated and intuitive. [May 2007, p.86]
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  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 fun and you can get unlimited money if you have the action replay ds card. Full Review »