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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3  (PC, 2004)
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This third full RollerCoaster Tycoon game runs on a graphics engine that moves the series from 2D to 3D. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is designed to make good use of its new technol...Read more
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Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Rocks.
When my 8 year old first asked for this game I was skeptical as we dont normally let her play any PC game that is not educational. However, she had been doing great in school,...Read more
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Addictive game with updated rides and stalls
The features I like are the 3D camera,Sandbox Mode where you have unlimited funds to design new rides, and the ability to import tracks from previous versions. The controls a...Read more

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This third full RollerCoaster Tycoon game runs on a graphics engine that moves the series from 2D to 3D. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is designed to make good use of its new technology with numerous gameplay improvements and aesthetic additions, such as gradual day and night cycles, customizable fireworks displays, weather effects, and the chance for players to finally experience the rides they create from a first-hand perspective -- a longtime desire among fans of the series.

As in earlier RollerCoaster Tycoon games, players take on all the authority and responsibility of an amusement park manager, directing the day-to-day operations and ongoing development. Virtual tycoons are challenged to manage staffing, pricing, and the design of the park's layout and new attractions, in order to bring in as many paying guests as possible and keep them happy and spending their money.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 was created by Frontier Developments in conjunction with Chris Sawyer, the creator of the franchise. The Cambridge, England-based studio has demonstrated its qualifications for the task with its expansions for RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, Wacky Worlds and Time Twister, as well as with its family-friendly console games Dog's Life and Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo.


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PublisherAtari Inc.
GameRollerCoaster Tycoon 3
MPN3546430112854
UPC3546430112854

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PlatformPC

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ESRB DescriptorComic Mischief, Mild Violence
Control ElementsKeyboard, Mouse
Number of Players1
Release Year2004
Game Special Features
  • Create your own custom amusement park complete with rides, concessions, and themes

  • Observe how your guests react to your theme park

  • Design custom fireworks show, import your own mp3's, and ride your own coasters with the CoasterCam

  • Game SeriesRollerCoaster Tycoon Series

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    RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (PC, 2004)
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    Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Rocks.

    Created: 22/06/06
    When my 8 year old first asked for this game I was skeptical as we dont normally let her play any PC game that is not educational. However, she had been doing great in school, so after some research, I okayed this.
    What a pleasant surprise.
    She was up and running within moments of getting it installed. For you parents, there is absolutely no violence,profanity or adult situations. The general idea is to imagine,design and run a theme park-complete with rides, layout, scenery, animals, trees, and customers. Educational it is not, but the gamer does have to discover and correct ride and layout designs ( the coaster has to begin and end somewhere, as an example ) as well as some minor spelling as one has to name the park and create signs.
    This is the second RCT3 that we have had as the first got scratched beyond use, and this one was purchased in April. Three months later she still plays it almost every day and makes changes to her parks. It's good clean fun for almost all ages.
    Graphics are great,too and there are I believe, expansion packs to add even more zip and bling, although not necessary. For many ages as she got this whole game idea from her 14 year old cousin. I could easily see children as young as maybe 5 or 6 all the way up to teens enjoying this game.
    You could consider it the cyber version of an erector set complete with sounds and people to enjoy whatever it is that you build.
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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    Addictive game with updated rides and stalls

    Created: 23/03/10
    The features I like are the 3D camera,Sandbox Mode where you have unlimited funds to design new rides, and the ability to import tracks from previous versions. The controls are a little difficult sometimes: The cursor has to be on grass to zoom in or out, more keyboard controls should be in the tutorial, it's hard to close some tools. Overall it's an addictive game. If you liked the original Roller Coaster Tycoon, you will like this game.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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    Fun for all

    Created: 28/10/09
    Roller Coaster Tycoon 3. Very fun game, if you like theme parks and sims. The rides are second to none, create your own ride, the camera views make you feel like you're really riding. The people in the game are very realistic as well. Bring the life of a theme park to your desktop!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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    3-D Action!!! Missing the Originals???

    Created: 28/07/06
    In Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 you are introduced to new level, objects, and controls. The controls are 800x different than the RCT1 and RCT2 games. In the game it also offers the option to ride your rides. If you are on the this game for a long time you will feel "different" because of all the 3-D action. In this game you also start to more appreciate the orignal Roller Coaster Tycoon versions and their expansions. If you do buy this game then be sure to take lots of brakes, 1 every 30 minutes. This game is fun but is a huge disater for your head. Mabye they should go back to the original graphics? This is a so-so game, not the most recamended. Thanks for looking!!!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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    Pretty good game

    Created: 08/09/08
    Having all the other Roller Coaster Tycoons, I thought it was time to get the third game. Now I was really used to how the last two tycoons were set up and theis one is different. I do like how you can ride the rides you build, and yes I almost got sick on one ride! I like the setup of the old RCT games better though, it just seemed easier to like maintain the game. This new game seems like you need to pause it to get anything done. Of course in this new game, you can build build while it is paused!

    All-in-all, compared to the other RCT games, this one ranks good, little better than average, but that may be because I am so used to the older versions. Still a good game to buy.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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