Episode 22 – Rollercoaster Tycoon

January 27, 2013

Howdy Blockers!

Welcome to episode 22 where we talk about the 1999 Microprose game, Rollercoaster Tycoon.

Rollercoaster Tycoon box artBefore that though, there’s quite a bit of news this week:

Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded’s Greenlight campaign was a success. It was approved along with other games in the fourth round of Greenlight inductees.

In addition, Leisure Suit Larry’s Greatest Hits and Misses is now available on GoG. This compilation includes Larry 1 – 6 and is a mere 10 dollars.

Back to Greenlight, a cool game called Pinball Arcade is trying to get approved. Looks like a very cool reproduction of some classic pinball tables. Check it out!

In SpaceVenture news, former Sierra star composer Ken Allen is now confirmed to be on board to do the music for the game. This is awesome news.

n addition, Ken Allen himself has launched a Kickstarter. Under the Half Dome will be a modernized compilation of some of Ken’s best game music work.

Finally, in beta news:

The Elder Scrolls online beta signup is open.

SimCity 5 closed beta has begun.

After all that news, we get into our main topic, Microprose’s 1999 game, Rollercoaster Tycoon. We talk about the game, dev story, listen to a voicemail and all the rest!

Buy Rollercoaster Tycoon on GOG:

Buy Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 on GoG:

Buy Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 on GoG:

Next time, I’ll be covering a big series, Sierra’s King’s Quest adventures. This series is a cornerstone of gaming history. I’m looking forward to covering it!

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One comment

  1. I never did play Rollercoaster Tycoon, but I did play Bullfrog’s Theme Park which was released in 1991. And honestly, aside from a few difference, I could’ve sworn you were talking about Theme Park at times! Rollercoaster Tycoon does seem like it has evolved and perfected the formula, definitely worth a shot.
    And yes, I’ve entered the Elder Scrolls online beta signup, I’m really hoping to get in!!! 😀

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