Frontier Developments Brings RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 to iOS

This mobile version of the classic PC game allows players to build their own amusement parks in both scenario and sandbox modes.

Frontier Developments has released its classic simulation game, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, on iOS devices. The game allows players to complete scenarios with specific goals, or build their own amusement park from scratch, managing everything from rollercoaster design and ride placement to staffing the park with handymen and mechanics, researching new attractions and more.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 offers all 18 scenarios from the original PC game, as well as five park themes and 100 pre-built rollercoaster options. Players can work on multiple amusement parks across multiple save files, with one for each scenario. Gamers can create a new park for a previously accessed or completed scenario, but doing so will overwrite its existing save file. Players can have multiple sandbox save files.

In scenarios, players are challenged to complete specific goals like achieving large numbers of park guests or achieving a high park value (as examples), while the sandbox mode takes away the goals and makes structures free, so players can simply create the park of their dreams.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3

The game’s interface has been updated for this mobile version, with things like drop-down menus providing all of the necessary information to keep one’s park running smoothly, but without covering too much of the screen at once.

While playing, gamers can change ride admission costs, paint rides (and queue lines), train ride workers to be more productive, sculpt the land or add water features, build gardens or plant trees, run advertising campaigns to pull in more guests and much more.

The rollercoaster creator is also available here, allowing gamers to create their own rollercoasters across a variety of types (inverted, wild mouse, mine train and many others). Players can hop onto these rollercoasters (or general rides) for a point-of-view experience, to see what the rides are like for their guests.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is available to download for $4.99 on the iTunes App Store, and does not include in-app purchases. The game supports iPad mini 2 and mini 3, iPad Air and Air 2, iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus.