We finally got to play RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Gold over the weekend and it’s as addicting as ever.
The main downfall in the game is that it’s a system hog. I couldn’t get the Mac version because my computer is no where near what is needed. My wife’s PC was closer and we found out that the only thing needed was a better video card. So we ran out and go one just so we could play.
The game takes forever to load, but once in you can do just about anything.
The ability to zoom in and out is great as it feels much more realistic. The details are great too as you get to see clothes, ride details and so much more. We even caught two park visitors making out. 😉
We’ve been playing in Sandbox mode as you get to do whatever you want and don’t have any money concerns.
Since we bought the GOLD version, it came with Soaked, the water park addon. Let me tell you, building a pool is fun!! We also built a big water slide but had a heck of a time figuring out how to get people to the top to get on. It seems that instructions aren’t something the creators thought much about. There is a PDF for RCT3 on the CD, but nothing for Soaked.
Oh and the best part of Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Gold? Ride the rides!! Yep, you can ride about anything and it’s great. However, the more your park is built up, the worse your ride will seem as you’re computer will slow trying to render all those graphics. But it’s still fun!!
All in all it’s a great game. Just beware that it’s a systems hog. Having the minimum requirements will have it running slow at times and even with your PC pimped out, I think you can easily slow your machine.