Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 officially released

Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2002 6:04 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Infogrames has officially released Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 today, the follow up PC game that lets you build your own roller coasters and theme parks. Dozens of updates include new rides and more powerful scenery editing, as well as a scenario and track builder. As we reported a week ago, some Target stores accidentally started selling the game on Tuesday, as many lucky CoasterBuzz members scored the game early. The CoasterBuzz Games site is open and testing for all of your RCT2 files.

Order the game from Amazon.

Link: CoasterBuzz Games

Tuesday, October 15, 2002 7:27 AM
Robodud's avatar

FIRST POST!!! j/k I already had a chance to fool around with the game. The layout of the game is pretty much the same, and I'm glad that wasn't changed. A few things that were annoying about the editor have been fixed. You can now build your track, and trees are removed automatically!

There are 6 Six Flags parks featured in the game, all have a great selection of rides and such. Guests are alot smarter in the game and you can build double and triple wide paths. The new blocking system is really easy to get the hang of, especially if you have been playing No Limits. This game will hopefully make this already short off season for me, even shorter!

"How's your balls feel?"
Parks this year: 35
Beatings from Kara: lost count at 2,504

Tuesday, October 15, 2002 7:47 AM
DawgByte II's avatar

A lot of gaming web sites around the 'net are only giving it an above average rating, and are complaining about the same aspect many have for months now... it just feels like a large expansion pack.

I'm still disappointed that they used the same graphic engine that was used FOUR years ago. A Zoo-Tycoon or better engine would have helped it 10-fold, but I guess for now I'll take what I can get. I just hope I don't have to wait another 4 years for the next sequal... no matter the upgrade. I hope Chris Sawyer & co. is heavily working on the next version.

Anyway, you really can't go wrong for $19.95... so I'm not really complaining... I just wish the upgrade was a little better visually.

Tuesday, October 15, 2002 8:04 AM

Anyway, you really can't go wrong for $19.95... so I'm not really complaining... I just wish the upgrade was a little better visually

19.95 eh? I only paid 10 for mine, and that included one-night express shipping from How you might ask? Because my cousin works for EBGames and he gets a discount of 50% and they gave everyone at EBGames one game FREE this year, and he chose that one for me. My game is waiting for me to get home from school right now.


Tuesday, October 15, 2002 8:07 AM
Sorry but I have to disagree with you DawgByte II... to change to a Zoo-Tycoon engine would have been a disaster. Zoo-Tycoon is a great game... but it is very processor intensive and not nearly the wonderful "cartoon" like quality that RCT2 has maintained. Remember, this game is a "Simulation" of reality.. not a direct "Recreation".
Tuesday, October 15, 2002 8:56 AM
Where are people getting this game for $19.95, 14.95, etc.? I have looked all over the internet and the cheapest I found was for $24.95. HELP ME, I need this game for cheap!
Tuesday, October 15, 2002 9:06 AM
If they used the same graphics engine 100% then there definately is no reason it can't run on win95.
Tuesday, October 15, 2002 9:16 AM
CPLady's avatar The hubby called me at work this morning. My copy was delivered this morning.

I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead

Tuesday, October 15, 2002 9:26 AM
staticman00's avatar grrr.... I pre-order mine back in May frm EBgames, and it still hasn't been delivered to my door. No fair!!!! ;)

Remember my face, I'll dig your grave...

Tuesday, October 15, 2002 9:28 AM
I just got my copy this morning. I must say this game is very realistic and cool. This is my favorite pc game. I just installed it. I still have to get use to it. *Two Thumbs Up* :).

9Years working at Valleyfair :)

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 10:22 AM
I had ine since saturday and it is very great 5 stars
Tuesday, October 15, 2002 10:48 AM
$19.99 at circuit city... but I went today and they said they weren't putting it on shelves till tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 15, 2002 11:06 AM
I preordered it too! Why haven't I gotten it yet! If it doesn't come tommorrow I'm going to be sad.

RubberDucky is mine.

Tuesday, October 15, 2002 11:19 AM

I paid $32.00!

Also, Target wasn't the first store to put it out early. I bought mine on Saturday at Toys R Us.


Tuesday, October 15, 2002 12:02 PM

So far I love the game - the scenario editor was almost worth the price just to not have to use a trainer. True that lots more should have been added (flat rides - no esta aqui), but then that's what expansion packs are for I guess.

I may be the only one here, but the SixFlag parks really do nothing for me. I'm having a lot more fun with the scenario editor.

Tuesday, October 15, 2002 12:45 PM
getting mine today! and hich Six flags parks are there in the game

Top 3 coasters at SFGAm: 1. DeJavu 2. Raging Bull 3. Viper

Tuesday, October 15, 2002 12:53 PM

Amen about the Six Flags parks. There is nothing to them, and the recreations of the coasters are horrible.

The scenario editor is the best part for me.

Waiting for the CP announcement to be made so that about 1000+ posts will be made complaining about it.

Tuesday, October 15, 2002 1:16 PM
Do all the pre-orders with rush shipping arrive today? (On

...says the idiot who actually ran into a glass sliding door.

Tuesday, October 15, 2002 2:41 PM
Got mine today at Best enjoying the scenario editor immensely! Going to post some soon to the games section. Been wanting to test that thing out. I have always loved the original with its expansion packs, and this one is stepping right over the original. Hats off to the man...

edit...Rentzy...if you're talking this past saturday, then target still leaked it was last week tuesday that it slipped out. I only heard of toysrus being this past saturday...neither here nor there though...the game is out now.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 2:48 PM
Ride of Steel's avatar

I got mine Saturday night after searching and I called KMart and they had it for $30. I was going to make a copy and give it to my brother but it didn't work so we bought another one. Since target had it for $22 we got $16 bucks back from KMart because they will give you the money back if they sell it cheaper. I love the game. You people who complain must be really picky. It is the most realistic game I have and is much better than the original. If you don't have it get it. Not for the sake of just having it but its a great game that you don't want to miss.


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