As a child I remember that my lowly computer could only run a handful of games. Oregon Trail? Great. Solitaire? That’s a standard affair for anyone. But one of my absolute favorites had to be Roller Coaster Tycoon. This series is touted as one of the best collection of simulation games around, and now it looks like it’ll finally be headed to Android.
Atari CEO Jim Wilson confirmed the game would be coming to Android starting sometime in Q1 of 2013. We imagine the original game is what we’re poised to get as the third, 3D edition of the game can be a bit taxing for some mobile devices, but Atari was not ready to confirm any of that.
Regardless, the series has aged very well from a gameplay aspect, and while the first two titles might be a bit long in the tooth in terms of graphics they still have a certain charm to them that I think many of us still appreciate.
Whether it be nostalgia or the traditional game mechanics that came with this 2D plane simulation fans will tell you that they wouldn’t mind taking a stroll back in time to take on the task of building up a theme park with rides, concessions, and custom roller coaster that you build.
If you have never played the series, the premise is simple: you are given the task of creating a theme park with some sort of goal. You might be given a blank slate of land to start with and build up into a fun empire, or you might be asked to take the reigns of a failing theme park to try and get it into the black.
Regardless of the objective the important thing is that you have total control over the park, from where your kiddie rides are right down to the prices of those pretzels and hot dogs people love to scarf down after vomiting all their lunch because of a wild ride on a roller coaster.
This is very exciting news indeed, and you can bet we’ll be dying to get our hands on this game once it launches early next year. How much would you be willing to pay for one of the most important games in the history of the personal computer?