Saturday, October 18, 2014

Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is available!

Another memorable game - Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 is available now, both in iOS and Android.

First, to mention the features (claimed by the developer):
•Intuitive RollerCoaster Editor.
•20 pre-designed coasters.
•Customize your theme park with different attractions, restaurants, businesses, concession stands, hotels and decorations.
•Play a Slots mini-game within your park.
•Unlock new materials to construct cooler, faster and taller coasters.
•Grow your economy by creating the ultimate amusement park.
•Share roller coaster blueprints.
•New content and features released all the time.

Then, here's my own opinions.
Honestly, the mobile version of the Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 is a very much simplified version of the Desktop version. There is only 1 type of site/map to start with. During the game play, no more 'screaming' sound effects from the terrified riders. The guests are no longer 'drag-able'.

Furthermore, the 'trees' and 'bushes' are now serving more as the decorations. You can directly 'sell' them instead of logging. Each facility doesn't have a customize-able entry fee anymore.

Every activity performed in the Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 will reward you 'experience' - Building facilities, Upgrading facilities, Collecting money and etc. The higher level you achieve, the more attractions and rides you will unlock. In the end, you may brag about how outstanding your roller coasters are to your friends.

Like other FREE games, to increase the pace, you may spend some money on the 'Tickets' to complete your goals and activities faster. But it is definitely alright if you don't do that.

To be honest, I just started playing this Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 Mobile. I expect to see more (and post more) features coming soon. Here's my quick feedback for this game:
  • Apart from the Goal, I would like to see a list of 'Achievements' from my customized Roller Coaster game, such as "More than 100,000 guests patronized my theme park", or "Collect more than 100,000 dollars". 
  • There should have 1 button to 'Auto-collect' the moneys gained from the facilities. At the moment, every 'tap' you make increases your experience. But the thing is, the more infrastructures you build, the more cumbersome would the entire game become. It is hoped that the developers could do something to improve this.
How about you? Have you tried it out?

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