9 Moments That Happen When You Play RollerCoaster Tycoon

I've been playing RollerCoaster Tycoon again recently. I downloaded it for my iPhone and was a little weirded out by the interface at first but that quickly melted away as the ride gripped to my attention with its coaster-track claws. Why is it so bloody addictive? Even to non-enthusiasts, there's just something about RollerCoaster Tycoon that has people absolutely hooked. Maybe it's the sense of God-like control you have by pretty much having control over your peeps' every move. Maybe it's the fun of creating and controlling your very own theme park. Whatever it is, it's a great game and has so many relatable moments for those of us who play. Here's 9 moments every RCT player is more than familiar with...

When you start a scenario and realise it’s pay-for-entry


When guests think your park is really good value so you immediately hike the prices

Why yes, that umbrella IS £20. Ker-ching.

When you get really engrossed with building a coaster and you run out of money
Fucking. Rage.

When you build a really fab, realistic coaster but your guests think it’s too intense so nobody rides
Fuck them, they’re the ones who are missing out.

When you have to drown anybody who disagrees with you
How dare they think ill of your beautiful park?

Stealing coaster names from real parks because you’re not creative enough to think of your own
Nemesis is a TOTALLY original name. And besides, what else are you MEANT to call a B&M Invert sunk into the ground themed to an alien monster?

The way anything other than black trains with orange restraints just feels wrong on a B&M Dive Machine

Anything else is just barbaric tbh.

When your ride crashes and nobody wants to ride anymore
So dramatic, only TWO guests died in a giant fiery explosion, what’s the big deal?

When you’re forced to build unrealistic crap because of the rules of the scenario
It just feels…so wrong…

But we love it all the same. Got to go now, need to play some more RollerCoaster Tycoon...

Talk later xoxo,