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Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D

 

 

SCORE: 79

 

Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D 

 

Atari went the way of THQ in the year of our Lord 2013. I was curious why since they seemed to be doing well. They were publishing quality titles that all ages could enjoy. Sure most of the hate mongering gaming media did not like Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D. Should we just repeat whatever they have to say? Or should we give this hand held title a chance, and think for ourselves? I think you can tell what my answer is.

Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D looks great in 3D. I love riding the tracks in 3D. The parks look great in 3D as well. There really are two parts to this Nintendo 3DS title. The building of the park, and the enjoyment of it. I enjoyed both aspects of this game. Especially in Sandbox mode.

I suggest families start playing Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D in the tutorial. Some of the menu screens are a bit clunky and confusing to use. Once you get used to where each menu screen appears, and how to do things, then you can really get into Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D. I sure did.

There are a variety of different things the player needs to pay attention to. You will need janitors, mechanics, guards, and more to make sure your park continues to run smoothly. Placement of rides, concession stands, and more will also occupy some of your time. Real world physics will limit some of what you can do with Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D. To me this is part of the learning curve.

Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D sounds good, and contains a helper for the player. He will mention things the player needs to do to keep things running properly. He is also the nice elderly man who trained us in the beginning. His wisdom and guidance are greatly appreciated here at Family Friendly Gaming.

Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D is a great game for helping kids see if engineering and design is something they enjoy doing. I can see this hand held game being used in that regard. There is at least one other similar game on the Nintendo 3DS that I believe is better than Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D. That game is Coaster Creator 3D from Big John Games. Plus it costs less than Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D.
- Paul

 

Graphics: 90%
Sound: 82%
Replay/Extras: 77%
Gameplay: 67%
Family Friendly Factor: 80%

System: Nintendo 3DS
Publisher: Atari

Rating: ‘E’ for Everyone

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