RollerCoaster Tycoon was a freakin’ staple of my childhood.
I would spend HOURS building torture devices–I mean roller coasters–that would scare the bajeezus out of even Chuck Norris. Here are some of the high points of the game:
Ability to charge insane prices to use the bathroom.
Drown patrons who dare to complain about the high price of using the toilet.
Practice physics by building roller coasters that launch people to their deaths (velocity and speed are key).
Everything in the park, from patrons to rides, can have a name
Learning what the patrons are thinking…
The Cotton Candy Stand is pretty epic.
Things you didn’t even know could break down will break down.
There are other little goodies here and there. Clicking on ducks makes them quack hysterically. Players can charge patrons outrageous prices for balloons only to click on the balloon to pop it. Maintenance men will randomly mow the grass…forever. And there is the ever popular Sad Panda entertainer who will dance for people dumb enough to wait in line for a hedge maze.
But for me, it’s the simple joy of disgruntled customers that keeps me coming back for more.
Buy it. You won’t be disappointed.