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  • Summary: RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures brings the legendary RollerCoaster Tycoon series into the next generation -- combining classic RCT gameplay with the modernized user experience of the critically acclaimed mobile title RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch, all customized for the unique features of theRollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures brings the legendary RollerCoaster Tycoon series into the next generation -- combining classic RCT gameplay with the modernized user experience of the critically acclaimed mobile title RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch, all customized for the unique features of the Nintendo Switch. Build your entertainment empire in three distinct game modes -- classic Campaign, tricky Scenarios, and the open Sandbox. Over 200 wonderfully wacky rides, restaurants, shops and decorations ensure parks burst with action, and the intuitive coaster builder lets you create wild, death-defying coasters with ease. Play it on your TV or on-the-go -- it's never been so easy to become a RollerCoaster Tycoon! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Feb 12, 2019
    100
    If you’re in the market for a game that does have relatively little structure, then that won’t do — though I’ll hasten to add that the game also includes a sandbox mode, where you can build to your heart’s content. But if, like me, you’re a more goal-oriented sort of player, then you’ll find that RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures offers a perfect blend of creativity and structure.
  2. Dec 18, 2018
    74
    RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures may not be an in-depth amusement park management sim but what's here is a ton of fun. Plus, the amount of content is superb so if you're looking for a less demanding theme park simulation experience then this is a game for you.
  3. Jan 2, 2019
    70
    You’ll rue the lack of some crucial features, and its performance will grate on you, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in shaping your own park. Whether you’re aiming for the prettiest themed landscape, or care more about building massive and crazy roller coasters, there’s plenty for you to sink your teeth into. Just don’t expect to be able to micro-manage every element of your park, and you shouldn’t be too disappointed.
  4. 50
    RollerCoaster Tycoon: Adventures is pleasant on the eyes, but is in every other way a disappointment. It's a shallow grind, which challenges none of the player's management skills, and comes across more as an opportunity to simply decorate a theme park.
  5. Jan 29, 2019
    50
    RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures brings to the Nintendo Switch one of the most iconic gaming series, originally developed for the PC and which has found its way into nearly every platform out there. While the main essence of the series is here to be found and developing theme parks is fun and engaging, this adaptation is mired by technical issues which should have been corrected and being based on the mobile version means the experience feels oversimplified, the Nintendo Switch deserved more than this.
  6. Jan 14, 2019
    50
    They game controls fine and it's fun to build a park but the game is too easy. What's worse is the performance and the many bugs. They make the game pretty disappointing.
  7. Dec 6, 2018
    35
    For this Switch version, Rollercoaster Tycoon has forgot everything that was important in the franchise: customization and management are as weak as the framerate on big parks and the interface isn’t user-friendly at all.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Dec 13, 2018
    10
    This game is great I like it a lot hopefully we get DLC and hopefully we get more RollerCoaster Tycoon games for Nintendo Switch
  2. Dec 13, 2018
    8
    I read that it was a version for kids so I offered it to my 8y/o daughter and I played for a few hours myself. She loves it and I feel likeI read that it was a version for kids so I offered it to my 8y/o daughter and I played for a few hours myself. She loves it and I feel like it's a very good introduction to management games for anyone who never played one, or who doesn't have time to play more complex ones. Stay away from it if you expect a port of Planet Coaster on Switch though. Expand
  3. Dec 24, 2018
    7
    Ok, this is no where near a perfect Rollercoaster Tycoon game. Thrillville or Planet Coaster are far more better, but guess what, thoseOk, this is no where near a perfect Rollercoaster Tycoon game. Thrillville or Planet Coaster are far more better, but guess what, those aren't on current consoles. This game is better than Rollercoaster Tycoon World that is for sure! I love sim building games and I couldn't wait for this to come out. I knew it probably wasn't going to be like RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, but it tries, I will give it that. One bad thing about this game is the lag. Once the park gets really big, the game lags and it is kind of annoying. I really hope they fix this, but they probably won't because this game almost didn't even happen for the Switch. The other bad thing is that you can't ride the rides like you could in other Rollercoaster Tycoon games. This really is a stripped down version of Rollercoaster Tycoon 3. I still enjoy the game, don't get me wrong. I am happy that it is on the Switch and I have put a lot of time into it. I do recommend the game if you absolutely love sim building games. This and City Skylines is perfect for you! Expand
  4. Sep 14, 2020
    2
    Wow! I trusted Rollercoaster Tycoon to have a little bit of consistency and boy did they disappoint. The gameplay is buggy (crashed during aWow! I trusted Rollercoaster Tycoon to have a little bit of consistency and boy did they disappoint. The gameplay is buggy (crashed during a tutorial!) the graphics are just ok which for the price is disappointing in itself, but the worst part is the coaster building. Building coasters is a staple of the coaster tycoon games. It’s the part many who play the game enjoy the most and I was very much looking forward to it myself. But the building mechanics for designing your own coaster in Adventures are some of the most complicated and convoluted I’ve ever seen. I don’t think I could have come up with something this bad if I was being paid to do so! And don’t count on the tutorials to help you make sense of it all because all they offer are more confusion. I don’t think there is any way a tutorial could have helped anyway. It’s that ridiculous. I spent 30 minutes just trying to make sense of the track building during which time I accidentally opened the coaster for business and deleted the entire ride at least twice only to have the game finally crash because even the game itself can’t make sense of it. It is so frustrating and confusing I almost threw my controller (on a RC Tycoon game!) and I never get frustrated at games! I can not believe I spent money on this! $50 gone! Expand
  5. Dec 19, 2018
    1
    It's a Skinner box, people, it gives you endless tasks to complete that give you small rewards for completing them. It is utterly impossibleIt's a Skinner box, people, it gives you endless tasks to complete that give you small rewards for completing them. It is utterly impossible to fail, which makes everything you do feel hollow and pointless. It loads very slowly and parks with a lot of entities lag considerably. Even kids would be disappointed to play this non-game provided they know other better games exist. Avoid at all costs, especially since there are much better theme park management games available (RCT Classic for example is half the price ($20), Parkitect is another good option (also $20), Planet Coaster is only 5 dollars more ($45) and has far more game). Expand
  6. Oct 27, 2020
    0
    This game is hard to figure out, difficult to play and control. Not very user friendly. Terrible to play on the switch screen. Do not wasteThis game is hard to figure out, difficult to play and control. Not very user friendly. Terrible to play on the switch screen. Do not waste your time and money! There is no way to get a refund! Expand
  7. Dec 31, 2018
    0
    I have loved the roller coaster tycoon series so I am currently extremely disappointed that this is a mobile port without the in gameI have loved the roller coaster tycoon series so I am currently extremely disappointed that this is a mobile port without the in game purchases or the cards feature. the game also markets it's coaster builder as intuitive when it lacks chain lift and brakes some of the things that 90% of roller coasters around the world have. the other problem i have with this game is it is 50 dollars for a mobile port! if you want this game get the free mobile version and play that instead of wasting 50 dollars. Expand

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