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RollerCoaster Tycoon Announced for Nintendo 3DS

by Matthew Blundon - August 28, 2011, 11:28 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Power

Atari and n-Space are bringing the popular PC series to the Nintendo 3DS.

In the latest issue of Nintendo Power magazine, it was announced that Atari would be bringing the RollerCoaster Tycoon series to the Nintendo 3DS.

The new installment in the series, which is being developed by n-Space, is being built from the ground-up with brand new assets  for the game. The game will feature touchscreen controls, as well as the option to view coasters in 3D. Several different coaster designs will return, such as suspended, hydraulic, wooden, steel and inverted. 

In typical RollerCoaster Tycoon fashion, plenty of other rides will be available in order for players to build the theme park of their dreams. Returning attractions include monorails, pre-built kiddie rides, carousels, haunted houses and country fair-style attractions.

For those new to the series, a tutorial is being included, as well as a wide variety of modes such as Coaster Creator and Sandbox. 

RollerCoaster Tycoon for the 3DS launches in North America this March.


TurdFurgyAugust 29, 2011

We used to play this in school and puposely rig coasters to send riders fling off into their doom.

TJ SpykeAugust 29, 2011

I loved trapping customers in the park and watching them get pissed. Last year I tried playing the first game again. I was able to install and play the base game, but my computer (which was running Windows XP SP3) said that the Corkscrew Follies expansion pack was not compatible. The main reason I wanted it was because it added a "No Entry" sign to prevent stuff like idiots walking into the exit line of a ride (and I could make it impossible for people to leave the park by placing it at the entrance of the park).

CericAugust 29, 2011

Disney had back in 1996 a RollerCoaster simulator that let you actually build and rid the rollercoaster in first person.  It was good I got RollerCoaster Tycoon some years later hoping to find some of that.  It didn't.  I would hope that the 3DS version would.  That be really cool with the 3D and how good the speakers can do surround.

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