‘RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic’ opens the gate for gameplay on Android


Atari released a “new” game today that has an Android version available, but older PC gamers may recognize it as being a classic game. The new title is RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic and is based on the original RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 titles for PCs. The game brings a similar visual experience and gameplay from the classic titles to the mobile platform.

For those not familiar, the RollerCoaster Tycoon series of games were similar to titles like the Sim City series, but focused specifically on amusement parks. Although rollercoasters get top billing, players actually build out the entire park and all of the rides contained therein. Building rides involved more than just plunking down generic stuff though as players could design their inventions. Like other titles, players also have to pay attention to things like finances, staff, and keeping park visitors happy.

In a bit of a departure from the common game model for mobile devices, Atari is making RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic available for a flat fee of just $5.99. Once purchased, players do not have to deal with a bunch of microtransactions to secure power-ups or additional goods to use in the game. The only in-app purchases are three expansion packs – Wacky Worlds, Time Twister and a Toolkit that enables some more in-depth editing. Each of the content packs runs $1.99 while the toolkit is an extra $6.

Thus far early reviews in the Play Store indicate Atari did a great job of porting the classic titles over to the mobile platform. You can check out some screenshots below and if you want to spend some early holiday cash on a title like RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, hit the link for the Play Store to grab it and go for a ride.

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About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.