Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 is often considered a genre-defining title and it's an accolade that's well-deserved. Even after 16 years and several successors, Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 is still fun, engaging, and addictive. If you want a theme park simulator that's diverse without being too overwhelming or intricate, then this title is sure to fill that coaster shaped hole in your soul. Showcasing Frontier's development team at its best, there was no need to remake this title simply because it was built to last, unlike some of the coasters you're sure to build along the way.
The game is a great way to introduce someone to the rct franchise and has a wide variety of things to do. The games interface is not too complicated and easy to explore. And the fact you can do it anywhere makes it 10 times better
took a bit to get used to the detailed menus/controls but once you do, maaaaaan it’s so good. and then you think about the fact that this fantastic classic pc game is now playable on your switch in handheld or docked mode and it makes it even better! just old school sim joy!
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition brings the classic theme park building sim and all of its DLC to Switch in a generously priced package that's hard to knock. A very well-implemented control scheme streamlines the potentially fussy business of managing menus and constructing great big behemoths and, besides a few judders here and there when your park gets crazy busy – a problem inherited from earlier versions of the game – the whole thing runs pretty smoothly in docked and handheld modes while still managing to look good (thanks in part to a HD lick of paint) some sixteen years after its original release. This is one ride Switch sim fans should absolutely consider jumping aboard.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is a delight on Nintendo Switch. It's the ideal pick-up-and-play game for those commutes, it's also the kind of game that you can play while also doing something else, like watching a movie or TV show. And it's the kind of game that, if you want it to, can occupy hour upon hour of your time. The Nintendo Switch is steadily building up a library of excellent simulators, but even among them, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 might be the most playable, blissfully entertaining of them all.
Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition looks old fashioned but it has a lot of content to play and fantastic controls. If you want to create the roller coaster of your dreams, here you can achieve your ambition.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition is in no way a bad experience, but it isn't a particularly great one either. Though veteran players may find great joy in returning to this classic, new players will probably have a completely different experience. The game's expansive Career Mode and in-depth mechanics are undermined by its failure to teach players and the overly complicated control scheme.
I love the game, brings back alot of memories from my childhood. It's just missing one thing, where is the SCENARIO EDITOR!!? Please add it back to the game, the sandbox parks are to small, not anof land.
RCT3 is an entertaining and engaging game, ailed only by its disappointing limitations. The 'complete addition' has both an incredibly playable story mode and classic offering-of-the-obtuse sandbox mode but has, for some reason, removed the opportunity for the player to create their own custom scenarios.
Before you shout 'pedant', yes I know, most playing RCT3 on the Switch either don't notice or don't care about this missing feature. At least they don't right now. Admittedly when I downloaded my copy at launch, I was relatively unphased by the lack of custom scenarios when the ever-inviting sandbox mode caught my eye, and I was once again eleven years old and building death coasters. Here is the attraction for many newcomers, a commonly shared sadistic urge akin to the infamous 'trapped sims in a burning building' scene. Much like that impulse, the enjoyment wears thin quick.
So what do you do?
You head to the story mode, that's what you do. An impressive amount of levels featuring different themed parks, all with independent three-tiered objectives that consist of anything from impressing a specific VIP guest with the cleanliness of your park to making enough moolah to pay off a significant debt you have inherited. The story mode is a substantial offering, managing to show players how to craft an intelligently designed park while still letting them go off the rails (as-it-were) now and then. There is, as with any simulation game, some moments of tedium in the park maintenance such as planning queue lengths and (sigh) managing employees. The latter is incredibly annoying when it comes to animal keepers, and they essentially need constant supervision. Even still, the story mode is addictive and often rewarding. To meet the requirements for level completion, you will have to turn your park into a lucrative business, and in doing so, you will see the transformation from flailing one-ride-wonder into powerhouse super-park. Unfortunately, much like sandbox mode's super-giga-mega-coaster approach, story mode eventually becomes passe and ultimately unchallenging once a player has completed ten or more other scenarios.
So what do you do?
You go to the custom scenario mode. At least, I thought you went to custom scenario mode. Evidently, as a couple of reviewers who seemingly don't kiss their mothers with those mouths have already pointed out, this mode is missing. Annoyingly, to even notice that mode is missing, you have to love the game, or at least want to play a lot more of it. It is in the custom scenario mode that you can really put your theme park management chops to the test on a constricted budget with awful terrain and a debt problem—what a dream.
But the dream is not alive. I still love RCT3 for Switch; the sandbox mode is a laugh and a blank canvas for any budding coaster designer, and the story mode is there for us geeks who want to get into the minutiae of ride servicing times and the price of cheese(burgers). However, that next level of potential geekery that I can still visualise back on my Packard Bell in 2005 with my most rose-tinted glasses has not managed to make it through to 2020, and that's kind of disappointing.
TLDR; they didn't include an old feature, and I'm mad as hell, still a good game tho.
A pretty **** game.
This may be the worst game I have ever played and I’ve played some really bad games.
I’ve played plenty of rollercoaster tycoons but this one is probably the worst out of them all.
If you got it free from the epic store then good job but if you paid for it like how I **** your best to get a refund.
The only reason it would be worth buying is it’s nostalgic factor but other than that it’s a game you’ll play a hand full of times and forget about
You’d be better off saving a couple more dollars and buying planet coaster
SummaryBuild the park of a lifetime and rediscover the critically acclaimed rollercoaster simulation bestseller. Brought to life in this new Complete Edition, relive the full RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 experience or dive in for the first time and feel the thrill of a genre-defining classic, complete with both Soaked! and Wild! expansion packs. Your...