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  • Summary: If you think thrill rides aren't thrilling enough, then here's your chance to make your own. RollerCoaster Tycoon lets you build your park from scratch, or you can improve and expand an existing park with new rides and attractions. You'll have an array of roller coaster designs, landscapes, shops, decorations, and theme options to choose from. Accurate coaster-motion dynamics and physics can result in thrilling rides or the ultimate disaster. Be sure to analyze your guests' thoughts and feelings to help manage your park's success. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. This is a very deep simulation and it’s this kind of detail that makes it so addictive, showing up other wannabes like "Jurassic Park: Project Genesis."
  2. 80
    With over 90 levels of park building fun, tons of rides (building rollercoasters is fun), and thousands of little things to do, Rollercoaster Tycoon is a must have title for any sim lover... or any game lover!!
  3. Armchair tycoons who haven't already played RollerCoaster Tycoon to death on their PCs should find a lot to like here.
  4. Only PC-less coaster fanatics should even think about purchasing. This is still fun, but anti-enhanced. [July 2003, p.84]
  5. A mediocre-looking strategy game with amazing depth and gameplay value - a decent enough ride to be sure, and maybe even worth the $30 price of admission. [Aug 2003, p.89]
  6. 60
    I can't recommend this version of this game. Infogrames has offered gamers absolutely no reason to choose the console iteration over the PC original.
  7. One of the most pathetic jobs of porting a PC game to the console I have ever seen in this horrid little life of mine. [June 2003, p.114]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. TarryD.
    Jan 9, 2004
    Love it!
  2. JacobK.
    Jul 1, 2003
    This game is the BOMB ive had this game sice May 1st and im still idicted to it now! July 1st! thats two months. I cannot stop this game is to great i meen the the graphics are better, The difficulty is ezer i meen you know its GR8! Expand
  3. JhonyL.
    Jul 2, 2003
    This is almost better that rct2 on pc, the graphics are actually better.
  4. Niko
    Mar 26, 2003
    Very good Game! It really works without mouse!!!
  5. BlueFalcon
    Aug 16, 2005
    If this came out on the xbox originally, I believe the metacritic score would be in the 85-90 range. It's an exact port of the pc original but with console (no mouse) controls - it works well. I haven't been this addicted to an xbox game in a really long time. Expand
  6. anthonyd
    Nov 28, 2009
    this game is fun and addicting but the graphics are adequate. the rollercoasters lack options and the guests are identified by numbers.
  7. TomC.
    Aug 1, 2003
    Awkward shovelware port of the PC classic. Cool magnifying glass, though.

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