RollerCoaster Tycoon will always be a personal favorite of mine. As a kid I would literally spend hours and hours in front of this game, building my own amusement park. It was a way to be creative, and in some senses learning about making a business since you are building your own amusement park. You needed to use a budget, make money, and figure out prices for food and rides, how much to charge people for entry fees, and know what your guests needed to keep them happy. As a kid you don’t think too much into this and that there really is an educational value to it too, but besides from that it’s also a lot of fun. Now I’m going to give you a few cheats (shhhh I won’t tell if you don’t… even though I just did), to the beloved game that we all know and love! What’s also cool about the latest version it’s a touch screen, called RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch. Thank you, technology!
Let’s get started. When you first start out with your new park, your first goal is to collect the cards. How do you get these cards? You’re going to have to complete as many tasks as possible. The more cards you get, the more items you can pick from to upgrade your amusement parks.
Helpful tip: You’re going to need to adjust your prices so can make money. Besides earning your cards, you need the coins to buy things too! Adjust the prices as you see fit. (Also, don’t upgrade too quickly. Be careful not to spend so much in the beginning!
While we’re talking about the beginning phases of the game, make sure to complete your earliest missions as soon as you start. You’ll be better off in the long run! Also use common sense. Save the longer tasks for later, and finish the easiest ones first! You’ll same time and money on your game.
Also be very aware of your buildings! You’re going to want to check them as frequent as you can. Why? You don’t want them to cap out on you. You want to stay up to date on collecting your coins! Otherwise you can’t collect them if they’re still there. Taking a break or a cat nap from your game while you’re playing? Make sure to refresh it every now and again too. Times can be lagging and everything else will lag with it.
Prices and feedback are also very important. You need to know what your guests want to keep them happy! Are things too expensive for them? Are things to cheap? Get creative too! This is your dream amusement park and you can bend the rules as you see fit! Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment! If you don’t like something, simply change it!