Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 announced !!!

#1 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16116 posts) -

After years of waiting, Atari has finally announced a sequel to the amazing Rollercoaster Tycoon series ... for iphone and ipad

Get hyped !

#2 Posted by PredatorRules (7064 posts) -

For iphone and ipad? How it has anything to do with PC gaming?

#3 Posted by blangenakker (2067 posts) -

@PredatorRules: The original Rollercoaster Tycoon games are PC games.

#4 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16116 posts) -

For iphone and ipad? How it has anything to do with PC gaming?

Classic PC franchise

#5 Posted by PredatorRules (7064 posts) -

Still got nothing current to do with PC gaming (I know this franchise was made for PC)

#6 Edited by R4gn4r0k (16116 posts) -

Still got nothing current to do with PC gaming (I know this franchise was made for PC)

Ok, just wanted to let people know what they can expect from RCT4, many were hoping for a sequel on PC.

#7 Posted by PredatorRules (7064 posts) -

I would play a sequel if it'll be released on PC

#8 Posted by Horgen (109953 posts) -

Ok so since it will be released for iPhone/iPad this is more suitable for Mobile discussions than PC & MAC discussions I will move it there.

#9 Edited by Korvus (2443 posts) -

If they release it on PC (the real deal, not the "tap to collect" crap) I'm so getting it. I still play RCT3!

#10 Edited by R4gn4r0k (16116 posts) -

@Korvus85 said:

If they release it on PC (the real deal, not the "tap to collect" crap) I'm so getting it. I still play RCT3!

Same here. I loved RCT1&2 and I still liked RCT3, which was the least liked of the series.

They can make a game in the same graphical style as RCT1&2 for all I care, which wouldn't cost that much money, and I would buy it. If of course it was a proper sequel for PC and not ... well this.

#11 Posted by Korvus (2443 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k: Yep; I've never played the game for the grpahics, and I'm still playing 3 because it's the only one I still have the cd's for XD It's super addictive and super fun. I really love construction games where you don't have fighting involved and I like to build everything myself, not "drag a rectangle" like Simcity, but there's not many games like that, or at least not many I know. I tried Tropico and it was decent for a few lelvels, but after being hit by 3 tornados, 2 earthquakes and a tsunami in 5 minutes game time I quit =P

#12 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16116 posts) -

@Korvus85 said:

@R4gn4r0k: Yep; I've never played the game for the grpahics, and I'm still playing 3 because it's the only one I still have the cd's for XD It's super addictive and super fun. I really love construction games where you don't have fighting involved and I like to build everything myself, not "drag a rectangle" like Simcity, but there's not many games like that, or at least not many I know. I tried Tropico and it was decent for a few lelvels, but after being hit by 3 tornados, 2 earthquakes and a tsunami in 5 minutes game time I quit =P

I don't know what happened. We used to have a lot of Tycoon games. But they seem to move on to mobile or consoles (zoo tycoon)

The fun in RCT for me always was how creative you could be with your park. I used to make golf courses that went on for hours, absurd kart tracks or rollercoasters that were way too frighting :p

You just had so many freedom in everything you constructed, what theme your park had, every price of every item could be set by you. Fond memories.

The only great Tycoon game we have now on PC is Prison Architect, I would definitely recommend it ;)

#13 Edited by Korvus (2443 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k: I used to make rollercoasters that nobody would dare go in...huge loses of money but so much fun to ride in, with the Coaster cam....and then the scenic ones everybody loved; I'd make them go through waterfalls, lakes (obviously windowed all around) and past the orcas and the dolphins, right through the middle of animal enclosures (with protective fences, of course), and sometimes through water slides (the excitement rating of both the coaster and the water slide would go through the roof). Also loved doing "water slide coasters" and dump them in a massive pool. I want a new RCT ='(

(Never heard of Prison Architect, but I'll give it a go; thanks for the suggestion)

#14 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16116 posts) -

@Korvus85 said:

@R4gn4r0k: I used to make rollercoasters that nobody would dare go in...huge loses of money but so much fun to ride in, with the Coaster cam....and then the scenic ones everybody loved; I'd make them go through waterfalls, lakes (obviously windowed all around) and past the orcas and the dolphins, right through the middle of animal enclosures (with protective fences, of course), and sometimes through water slides (the excitement rating of both the coaster and the water slide would go through the roof). Also loved doing "water slide coasters" and dump them in a massive pool. I want a new RCT ='(

(Never heard of Prison Architect, but I'll give it a go; thanks for the suggestion)

That sounds awesome ! Didn't play that much of RCT3, I should definitely check it out some more.

My amusement parks would've gone bankrupt thanks to outrageous rollercoaster designs many times, if it weren't for all the money you could loan from the bank.

#15 Posted by Korvus (2443 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k: Funny, my strategy was the total opposite; it was the loan fees that ruined my finances so my first step would always be to open a pool, which was easily the best money maker in the game, sometimes even more so than the coasters themselves...I played it in € so I don't know it in other currencies but the pool started at 0.50€ but you placed some wave makers, opened a inflatable stall and made a fairly simple slide to start (of course later on I'd turn it into a ride from Hell) and they would gladly pay 12€ to go in; in extreme heat levels I'd had them pay 35€...never really managed to have them pay more than 20€ for a coaster ride (not to mention I could easily have 500 people in the pool at any given time). Afterwards my first step would be to repay the bank loan and then start making my own money =)

#16 Edited by R4gn4r0k (16116 posts) -

@Korvus85 said:

@R4gn4r0k: Funny, my strategy was the total opposite; it was the loan fees that ruined my finances so my first step would always be to open a pool, which was easily the best money maker in the game, sometimes even more so than the coasters themselves...I played it in € so I don't know it in other currencies but the pool started at 0.50€ but you placed some wave makers, opened a inflatable stall and made a fairly simple slide to start (of course later on I'd turn it into a ride from Hell) and they would gladly pay 12€ to go in; in extreme heat levels I'd had them pay 35€...never really managed to have them pay more than 20€ for a coaster ride (not to mention I could easily have 500 people in the pool at any given time). Afterwards my first step would be to repay the bank loan and then start making my own money =)

I don't remember exactly how well it worked in 3, but in RCT 1&2 you could just loan huge amounts of money, and had to pay back very little. The interest rates were really low.

The way I would make a lot of money in those games, was by having a lot of ads running all the time, that brought a lot of people to my park. Or if some attraction or item was doing really well, jack up the prices, haha

#17 Posted by Korvus (2443 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k: I'm the other way around; I don't remember 1&2 much, but 3 at least had these huge spreadsheets on satisfaction, ratios, thoughts, money available per costumer, etc etc. You could go really in depth with it =)

#18 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16116 posts) -

@Korvus85: True, oh man, combining the best parts of 1,2 and 3 would make for such an awesome game.

#19 Posted by Korvus (2443 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@Korvus85: True, oh man, combining the best parts of 1,2 and 3 would make for such an awesome game.

Atari; you heard the man...now get it done!

#20 Posted by JML897 (33111 posts) -

I love the first two RCT games but I have a feeling this is going to be terrible. They'll probably nickel and dime you for microtransactions like crazy.

Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so. Look at the like/dislike ratio on the youtube video.

#21 Posted by kemar7856 (11506 posts) -

I like the idea of playing it on my phone but the microtransactions make me hate it already remember theme park ugh

#22 Posted by TransportTycoon (8 posts) -

So did a lot of you guys play this on PC back in the day?

#23 Posted by Davidwilliam06 (91 posts) -

This game has a pretty original theme unlike most world building titles out there! I personally got fed up with games of the sort after playing CityVille by Zynga a few years ago, but Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 is tempting me, I might well give it a go for the sake of a test…