Atari finally releases RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D for 3DS

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2012 10:03 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

It's been eight years since the last RollerCoaster Tycoon game, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, initially hit retailers. Now, thanks to Atari, gamers can once again enjoy the thrill of creating their own roller-coasters and amusement parks with the release of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D for the Nintendo 3DS.

Read more from KXTV/Sacramento, and read a review from VentureBeat.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:01 PM

I guess I know what I'm getting my nephew for Christmas now.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:03 PM

The review is less than glowing. I think if you take the third installment and run it on today's hardware, it will perform exceptionally well. The problem is that it should really have used the rules engine from the second, non-3D game. While it wasn't difficult to win those scenarios, they were quite fun and there was a consistent way to play them.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:07 PM

He is only 10. He has not played any of the previous renditions. So, he won't have any base point to be disappointed from.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:58 PM

I wasn't responding to you, I was just stating my general opinion.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 1:02 PM

The few reviews I've read have not been good. It seems there are some very important features missing, like no height markers on roller coaster tracks.

Oh, and says it is currently out of stock.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 3:17 PM

Under $33 online including shipping.


I guess if I looked before linking, I would have seen they are all pre-orders.

Last edited by Jason Hammond, Thursday, October 18, 2012 3:19 PM
Thursday, October 18, 2012 5:24 PM

Even with the bad reviews, I'll probably still get it eventually once it drops in price. Other than the games like Mario and Zelda, it has been very easy to find 3DS games for under $10 new if you are willing to wait a few months.

Last edited by YoshiFan, Thursday, October 18, 2012 5:25 PM
Thursday, October 18, 2012 6:41 PM

Simulation games just don't work well on handheld devices imo.

Last edited by bjames, Thursday, October 18, 2012 6:42 PM
Thursday, October 18, 2012 7:29 PM

^This, exactly.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 8:01 PM

Yeah, there's a Civ variation down to two bucks for Windows Phone right now, but I'm still not sure I would enjoy it that much.

Friday, October 19, 2012 11:52 AM

Glad I read this. I just cancelled my order. In any case, I can't wait for the new Sim City to come out in February.

Friday, October 19, 2012 4:32 PM

Or the movie. :-)

Friday, October 19, 2012 4:39 PM

Or this movie...

Friday, October 19, 2012 4:48 PM

^I've noted before that I can't vote up. But I've never want to vote up a post so badly.

Friday, October 19, 2012 10:03 PM

I know it's a dead meme, but that was quite funny. And I have to vote up originality.

Sunday, October 21, 2012 1:40 PM

Mike, I wish I could vote that up more than once. kpjb, that was fantastic.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:32 AM

Here's another, possibly less-glowing review of the game. Doesn't seem worth the money at all.


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