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  • Summary: Create and share the amusement park of your dreams and construct incredible roller coasters and rides to keep your visitors happy. Create the best park, unlock new materials, and exchange coaster blueprints with friends online to become the ultimate RollerCoaster Tycoon.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 11 out of 13
  1. Apr 15, 2014
    70
    Through all of the ups, and downs of RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile, it’s still an enjoyable experience allowing you to simply build roller coaster on your iOS device, and expand your park in various ways making it worth picking up.
  2. Apr 17, 2014
    50
    RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile does little to earn its name, or its price tag. Sad as it is to say, it's almost indistinguishable from any other free-to-play building game. Atari is obviously hoping to sell the game on its name alone. For that, somebody in charge needs to be forced to ride on the last car of a wooden roller coaster for a year straight. No bathroom breaks.
  3. Apr 11, 2014
    40
    Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is a fun diversion if you’re willing to spend money, or if you have no issue waiting hours for a timer to expire.
  4. Apr 28, 2014
    40
    At this point you would be far better off picking up a copy of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 then dishing any money out for this one.
  5. Apr 17, 2014
    30
    There was no need to sully the name of Rollercoaster Tycoon with this release, but nostalgia aside this is still a sub-par social game with minimal gameplay and a heavy-handed focus on in-app purchases.
  6. Apr 25, 2014
    20
    Little more than an abject demonstration of how micro-transaction abuse can completely destroy the amusement value of a game.
  7. 0
    I never would have thought I'd say this about a video game, but Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is just absolutely sickening.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 20 out of 21
  1. Aug 25, 2014
    5
    A bit surprised at all the 0 scores. I mean the game isn't brilliant but its not terrible either. RCT4 Mobile is a more Cityville-like version of RCT. Depending on your tastes, this may or may not be a good thing. You have to wait for rides to finish building and the iPad version chrases once in a while, but with a bit of patience it can be a decently fun experience.

    Give it a try. The game is now free. Just don't get any of the micro transaction stuff, its not worth your money.
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  2. Aug 4, 2014
    0
    Oh dear god, what were they thinking with this series? I hold the Tycoon series VERY close to my heard and childhood. RollerCoaster Tycoon the first, was indeed (and coincidentally with the title,) my first game that I ever played. It was so deeply intuitive and at the time of low res graphics and minimal computing power was absolutely amazing. Imagine making a game with only 64 megabytes of RAM, a 1.3 GHz single core processor, and show graphics, process the AI and display an entire functioning theme park seamlessly? It was pure magic. RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 was really the height of the franchise bearing the last game that had the entire Chris Sawyer touch on it. The 3rd installment felt somewhat removed from that low 8-bit graphics styling but it felt fresh and somewhat true to the series (disregarding the product placements in it.)

    This just outright stabs in series, wraps in a body bag and dumps in a lake. Only coming out with a iOS release and having really bad and concerningly sh*tty UI, forced low graphics because of the iOS release and MICRO-TRANSACTIONS! Are you bloody series? Have we not made it clear yet in the game industry that we're fairly opposed to this?

    I hear rumors of a PC release and if that becomes true, than I have to hardly ever acknowledge a foreseeing installment in the series or any future updates to it. I'll have to see my childhood game torn down and broken in micro-transactions. Coming from Atari, this is truly despicable.

    The series is done, no more can happen to change that. Maybe someday a reboot of the earlier version will happen on KickStarter (oh wait am I saying, of course it will happen.)
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  3. Apr 17, 2014
    0
    This game is a terrible cash grab. Horrible attempt to make money with as minimal of effort as possible. Every conceivable thing in this game feels rushed, and its just saddening that they put the number 4 in the title. Expand
  4. Apr 17, 2014
    0
    Only someone who hates both fun and money should purchase this game. All the enjoyment you could possibly get out of playing a roller coast tycoon game, has been sucked out and replaced by microtransactions. I would get more enjoyment out of murdering everyone I loved. And it would be cheaper as well. Expand
  5. Apr 18, 2014
    0
    I think most people who buy this game will be severely disappointed in it. It is a waste of money and a waste of time. There are much better things to spend your money on Expand
  6. Apr 17, 2014
    0
    So not only does this crap excuse for a game rob you of $3.99, but then on top of it, they filled the game to the brim with microtransactions. It's another prime example of game developers trying to milk their customers out of as much money as possible. If you want to play RollerCoaster Tycoon, go back and play the original two, but not this atrocity. Expand
  7. Aug 5, 2014
    0
    Wow. I just can't. This is just horrible. What a waste of a good installment. Pay for play? What? Developers - Did you even play the originals? Why is this thing asking me to take out my REAL wallet to buy a roller coaster or hamburger stand? Simulation games are and should be exactly that. They should SIMULATE what it would be like to run your own park. The iPad interface would have ROCKED for this game! But it's just another tap tap tap game that means nothing. Timers! What are TIMERS doing in this???? This has to be a joke! Expand

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