|RollerCoaster Tycoon 3|
|Platform(s)||Mac OS X, Windows|
|Release date||October 26, 2004 (NA)|
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is a simulation and strategy computer game that simulates amusement park management. A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual that creates Video games A developer may specialize in a certain video Frontier Developments is a British Computer and video games development company. Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972. Steam is a Digital distribution, Digital rights management, Multiplayer In Computing, a platform describes some sort of Hardware architecture or Software framework (including Application frameworks, that allows Mac OS X (mæk oʊ ɛs tɛn is a line of computer Operating systems developed marketed and sold by Apple Inc, the latest of which is pre-loaded on all currently Microsoft Windows is a series of Software Operating systems and Graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. Events 740 - An Earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death Events January 20 — Wired s Vaporware Awards gives its first "Lifetime Achievement Award" to recurring winner Events 1499 - Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier ( Brittany) "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " See also [[Game classification]] Video games are categorized into Genres based on their Gameplay interaction A Strategy is a long term plan of action designed to achieve a particular goal, most often "winning Simulation is the imitation of some real thing state of affairs or process In video gaming, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session A video game content rating system is a system used for the classification of Video games into suitability-related groups The Entertainment Software Rating Board ( ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, Advertising guidelines and Pan European Game Information ( PEGI) is a European Video game content rating system. Digital media (as opposed to analog media) usually refers to Electronic media that work on digital Codes. A Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an Optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio A strategy game is a Game (eg computer, video or Board game) in which the players' decision-making skills have a high significance A personal computer Game (also known as a computer game or simply PC game) is a Video game played on a Personal computer, rather Theme park is the generic term for a collection of rides and other Entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a large group The title is the sequel to RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 and is the third game in the RollerCoaster Tycoon series. RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is a simulation Computer game that simulates Theme park management RollerCoaster Tycoon (or often abbreviated RCT) is a series of Computer games that simulate Amusement park Although RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is based on the previous games, Chris Sawyer, the developer of the first two titles, acted only as a "consultant" and was not involved in the programming of this game; the title was developed by Frontier Developments and published by Atari. Chris Sawyer is a Scottish computer game developer who is best-known for designing and programming RollerCoaster Tycoon Game programming, a subset of Game development, is the Programming of computer, console or Arcade games. Frontier Developments is a British Computer and video games development company. Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972. The title was released on October 26, 2004 in North America and November 5, 2004 in Europe.
Like the previous two games, the objective of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is to complete a series of preset scenarios by successfully building, owning, and maintaining amusement parks. Players can choose from over 50 unique types of roller coasters like wooden, steel, looping and inverted coaster and can also build merry-go-rounds, chairswings, enterprises, Skywheels, bumper cars, swinging inverter ships, gravitrons, log flumes, and ferris wheels, among other rides. A carousel ( carrousel in French) is an Amusement ride consisting of a rotating platform with seats for passengers Bumper car is the generic name for a type of Flat ride consisting of several small electric cars which draw power from the floor and/or ceiling and which are turned off by the This article is about the amusement ride For the hypothetical elementary particle see Graviton. Log flumes (colloquially known as "log rides" originally referred to a special construct used to transport Lumber and logs down mountainous terrain A Ferris wheel (also known as an observation wheel or big wheel) is a Nonbuilding structure consisting of an upright wheel with passenger gondolas attached Players can also build their own roller coasters, laying out individual track pieces, choosing direction, height, and steepness, and adding elements such as corkscrews, loops, and even on-ride photos. Roller coasters are composed of various elements, the individual parts of the design and operation such as a track hill loop turn etc History The vertical loop is not a recent roller coaster innovation An on-ride Camera is a camera mounted alongside the track of a Roller coaster, log flume or other thrill ride that automatically photographs all of the Furthermore, the player can modify the foliage, landscaping and themeing of the park. Players must also balance the needs of the park's visitors by placing concession stands and facilities. The player also must manage the park's budget in the costs of their staff, ride construction and operations, and the income from rides, concessions, and the park entry fee. 
Returning to the third game in the series is the "career" mode. Each scenario has 3 sets of goals: Apprentice, Entrepreneur, and Tycoon. Apprenticeship is a system of Training a new generation of practitioners of a skill An entrepreneur is a person who has possession over a company enterprise, or Venture, and assumes significant accountability for the inherent risks and the outcome A business magnate, sometimes referred to as a mogul, tycoon, baron, or industrialist, is a person who has reached a prominent place in In this game, as requested by fans for years, a Sandbox Mode has been added. It allows players to create their own amusement park without any money restrictions or objectives. A goal or objective consists of a projected state of affairs which a Person or a System plans or intends to achieve or bring about — a personal or This has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for the park ideas and for the game itself, improving it by a longshot. Players can also design custom scenarios and coasters, as in RollerCoaster Tycoon 2.
The game marks the series' shift to fully 3D graphics, doing away with the isometric viewpoint of the previous two games. 3D computer graphics (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data that is stored in the computer Isometric projection is a form of Graphical projection —more specifically an Axonometric projection. However, the player may choose for the game to be viewed on an isometric viewpoint if they wish, meaning the isometric camera hasn't been completely abandoned. For the first time in the series, players can rotate the view of the park 360 degrees, as well as zoom in and out to any degree. One of the most notable additions to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is the "CoasterCam", or the tool allowing players to 'ride' their own creations. Firework shows are new to the game, allowing the player to make shows and time them to in-game music. A firework is classified as a low explosive pyrotechnic device used primarily for aesthetic and entertainment purposes Another feature was the ability to import coasters from the previous games into RCT3. The dashboard and build menu were also both redesigned. Water is reflective, and with the new terrain tools - with options specially created for hill and lake creating - hills and ponds look natural. Rain is handled differently, and can happen at any time of day. Hours and minutes have been added, and parks have hours they are open. The player can also speed up the game's time. Physics are more exact, so rides look and move realistically and coasters have more realistic intensity ratings.
The importance of themed scenery and path lighting has greatly increased. The game will announce when scenery items do not conform to a theme, and with the new day-night cycle, path lights are the only source of lighting for guests walking at night. Theming is the "the use of an overarching theme such as western to create a holistic and integrated spatial organization of a consumer venue Staff now have different levels of happiness, and will quit if left disgruntled for too long. Scenery items that are specifically for created buildings have been added. Photo spots allow peeps to take a group snapshot.
In RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, guests are called "peeps". The guests have been significantly improved on those from RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, with enhanced artificial intelligence, appearance variation (There are 883,109 varieties according to Sawyer) , and the ability of guests to be grouped together into families, dates, and other types of groups. The game has three age groups of peeps: children, teens, and adults. The intensity and type of rides must be balanced, as visitors' preferences vary significantly from person to person; some prefer intense rides and have very high nausea tolerance levels, while others are just the opposite. In Physics, intensity is a measure of the time-averaged Energy Flux. In some scenarios there are also VIPeeps (Very Important Peeps) that need to be satisfied to complete the objectives. Should the player fail to impress the VIPeep, the VIPeep will always return to the park several months later and will keep returning until they are satisfied. Four VIPeeps came with the original game, two are added with expansion packs.
Players can import their own music into the game. They can also create their own custom peeps, fireworks shows, and such.
Frontier developed two retail expansion packs after the game's release. The first expansion, Soaked!, adds the ability to create water parks with water rides, swimming pools, and other amenities to pools including hot tubs, lounge chairs, and diving boards. See List of waterparks (for a list of all waterparks in the world A waterpark is an Amusement park that features waterplay areas such A hot tub is a large home-made or manufactured tub or small pool full of heated water and used for soaking relaxation, Massage, or A chaise longue (ʃɛzˈlɔ̃ɡ French "long chair" is an Upholstered Couch in the shape The expansion also made the amount of sun peeps receive affect their happiness levels. The second expansion, Wild!, features animal enclosures and safari-like attractions, as well as prehistoric creatures. SAFARI was an attempt by the French government under the presidency of Georges Pompidou, to create a centralized database of personal data
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Overall, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 was well-received. Metacritic is a Website that collates reviews of music Albums games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and Books. Game Rankings is a Website which keeps track of Video game reviews from other sites and combines them to present an average rating for each game The game averaged a average rating of 81% at Metacritic and 84% at Game Rankings. Metacritic is a Website that collates reviews of music Albums games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and Books. Game Rankings is a Website which keeps track of Video game reviews from other sites and combines them to present an average rating for each game 
Publications such as Gamespot and Computer Gaming World judged RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 the true sequel to the original game, stating that the second title had merely been a retread of the same game but that RTC3 broke new ground and offered a substantial graphical overhaul. GameSpot is a video gaming Website that provides News, Reviews Previews Downloads and other information Computer Gaming World ( CGW) was founded in 1981 by Russell Sipe as a bimonthly publication 
The interface when making rides has been criticized for being overly complicated and difficult to use. Reviewers reported a large number of bugs in the initial release of the game, including workers getting stuck, sensitive land editing controls, and the game crashing.