I remember when I first installed Roller Coaster Tycoon, a first-person shooter and RPG kind of guy, I wasn’t too comfortable with sandbox simulation games. The moment I fired up the game though, I was hooked. I loved the idea of building my own roller coasters. I spent many an hour, and many a day, building roller coasters and water rides that pulled all the stops, throwing the occasional unhappy patron in to a lake when they got sassy and so on.
As Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 came out I was completely hooked but I often wondered what riding my self-built roller coaster would be like. Enter Roller Coaster Tycoon 3, and with it, the chance to actually take my coasters for a spin. As the years progressed, I lost touch with Roller Coaster Tycoon but I often think of those days I spent killing time building rides (mostly when I chat about my favorite video games and tell myself that I need to find where I put the install discs.
It looks like I won’t have to though as it was announced that Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 is now available for iOS. The coaster park simulation game is available on iPhones and iPads alike and offers new touch-friendly controls with a new UI for players on the go. The game is available for a measly £3.99 ($4.99, €4.49) and here’s an added bonus: it doesn’t have in-app purchases whatsoever.
You’ll get all 18 PC scenarios, five park themes, the sandbox coaster creator and more without having to shell out extra cash for it. For my money, that makes it worth the purchase price right there. There’s no word on an Android release, but we’ll let you know when we find out. We have the full presser for you below.
RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3 Available Now for iOS Devices
Cambridge, UK. 13 August 2015. Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) today released its classic simulation RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 for iOS devices.
Considered by critics to be the all-time genre-leading coaster park simulation game, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is a bestselling PC classic, now available for iPhone and iPad as it was always intended without in-app purchases or free to play functions.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 brings all the fun of running your own rollercoaster park to iOS, with new touch-friendly controls and an all-new modernized user interface. Players can sculpt organic landscapes and reshape the world with a touch, personalizing parks with paths, shops, scenery, rides, twisting rollercoasters and more, all in stunning 3D.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 for iOS features all 18 scenarios from the original PC game, five park themes, 100 pre-built rollercoasters, the fully-featured rollercoaster creator, and the complete original sandbox mode where creativity can run wild. An in-depth management simulation drives the performance of the park, as players thrill guests with rides and entertainment, earning money to dream and build even bigger.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 for iOS supports iPad Mini 2 (2013), iPad Mini 3 (2014), iPad Air (2013), iPad Air 2 (2014), iPhone 5S (2014), iPhone 6 (2014) and iPhone 6+ (2014). RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is available now on the App Store for £3.99 ($4.99, €4.49). Play RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 for iOS and unleash your creativity anywhere, any time.