Atari releases RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic for iOS and Android

Posted Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:32 AM | Contributed by Curtis J. Riley

Atari has just released RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, a "new" game for mobile based on the Atari-produced theme park sims. Classic takes its cues from the original RTC and RTC2, offering a more simple take on park design, construction and management than more recent titles in the series. It's also the first RTC game for mobile that isn't stuffed full of microtransactions.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016 12:56 PM
Thabto's avatar

Awesome! I'll probably get this soon.


Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:09 PM
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I bought it first thing this morning and have been playing it all day. Loving having true RCT again, especially no matter where I go! :D

Friday, December 23, 2016 11:59 AM

How close is the gameplay to the original? Is the coaster editor the same?

Friday, December 23, 2016 12:08 PM
Jeff's avatar

Yeah, I wanna hear from people first. Six bucks could but a burrito!

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Friday, December 23, 2016 6:19 PM
Pete's avatar

Yes, gave up my Big Mac to purchase this game. Found it good enough that I would have given up my fries also.

I'd rather be in my boat with a drink on the rocks, than in the drink with a boat on the rocks.

Friday, December 23, 2016 8:15 PM

One thing is that it seems that it crashes a lot for others after the first year on the first scenario

Hey, let's ride (random Intamin coaster). What? It's broken down? I totally didn't expect that.

Friday, December 23, 2016 10:01 PM
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I haven't had any crashes and the gameplay is practically identical to the originals. Coaster editor is spot on. I'm just as addicited to this and having as much fun as I did on the originals.

Saturday, December 24, 2016 12:52 AM
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How is it to control now that you are using a touchscreen to do it? More specifically how difficult is it to place small items and change them?


Saturday, December 24, 2016 1:49 AM
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I'm on an iPhone 7 Plus, so don't know what it's like on smaller screens, but I don't have any issues placing anything. Placing trees and benches, popping baloons (or not- those ones that shift to the side when you try are there, too!), placing staff, picking up guests, adjusting the height of something, etc. etc. It all just works.

Last edited by sfmmlovernomatterwhaty'allsay, Saturday, December 24, 2016 1:49 AM
Saturday, December 24, 2016 10:36 AM
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Jeff said:

Six bucks could but a burrito!

Burrito butt is the worst.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016 1:21 PM

I've been playing the game for a few days now (playing on an original iPad mini running iOS 8.0) and I've had no problems. Controls are very simple, little to no glitching, and all the fun of RCT right in my hands. Very much worth the $6

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 4:32 PM
Jeff's avatar

I've finished a scenario on my phone (Google Pixel) and my tablet (Nexus 9), and I have to admit that it's awkward on the phone because it's too small. Also: This will eat your battery alive.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:42 PM

Agreed on awkwardness and battery issues. But that hasn't stopped me from pressing onward.

Thursday, December 29, 2016 1:57 AM
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Anyone else unable to make curved lifts on Junior Coasters? The prefabs have them, but I can't put them in on custom ones.

Thursday, December 29, 2016 7:36 AM

The junior coasters do not have curved lifts, it's the spiral coaster that does. Just choose spiral lifthill from the element selection thing.

On a side note, I'm having more issues with vandalism than I did with the pc version

Last edited by Go Intamin, Thursday, December 29, 2016 7:40 AM

Hey, let's ride (random Intamin coaster). What? It's broken down? I totally didn't expect that.

Thursday, December 29, 2016 8:21 AM

I'm noticing the increased vandalism as well. Quite annoying.

Also when I tried to build a custom go-cart track, there are no buttons to slope the track up and down. The prefab track has them. I'm assuming this is just a bug or glitch and not intentional.

I tried building a custom launched steel coaster and the maximum speed I can launch from the station is either 23 or 27mph (I can't remember which). That's not enough to even complete a vertical loop out of the station. I'm hoping this is just another bug.

Thursday, December 29, 2016 9:34 AM
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Yeah, I noticed the vandalism thing too. Like, I have 12 blocks of sidewalk on the first scenario, and I see the benches and lamps getting wrecked even though a security guard was just there.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016 9:36 AM
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Go Intamin said:

I'm having more issues with vandalism than I did with the pc version

It's the same in my real life neighborhood when you compare 1999 vs 2016

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Thursday, December 29, 2016 11:33 AM
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I blame Trump.

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