Roller Coaster Tycoon expansion hits store shelves

Posted Monday, September 18, 2000 11:57 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The second expansion pack for Chris Sawyer's Roller Coaster Tycoon, called Loopy Landscapes, has shipped to retailers. The game has held a position in PC Data's charts almost since its initial release in March of 1999. The first expansion pack, Corkscrew Follies, has enjoyed similar success.

The new package includes thirty new scenarios, including simulations of real-life parks like Alton Towers and Blackpool Pleasure Beach. New rides include a Huss Enterprise, Vekoma-style suspended looping coasters, a flume-coaster hybrid, an S&S-style "Thrust Air" coaster, four-across inverted coasters, and more. The most expansive additions come in the form of new theme options.

While the expansion does not include a "sandbox" mode, where players may freely build until they drop, several scenarios facilitate nearly the same thing.

Other RCT stories this year:
Sawyer Loopy for Gamecenter
Website features 38 screenshots of Loopy Landscapes
Official Loopy Landscapes screen shots released
Danimation posts screenshots of Roller Coaster Tycoon add-on
Roller Coaster Tycoon creator talks about the future

Monday, September 18, 2000 1:41 PM
I ordered mine form chips and bits why didnt i get it yet!!!

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Monday, September 18, 2000 2:08 PM
The 18th! I got mine on Saturday the 16th!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

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Monday, September 18, 2000 4:03 PM
I bought Loopy Landscapes on the 16th as well. It's my understanding that select Electronic Boutique stores had them before the official release date. (That's where I purchased mine, by the way.)

Personally, I don't think it's worth the $30 (retail) price. The "sandbox" mode would have been an incredible addition, but it wasn't included. I guess we'll have to wait for the next expansion pack, or possibly RCT II, for that feature.

The Enterprise, as far as I know, is the only new thrill ride. That's upsetting, as thrill rides really add to the park experience.

I like to create themed areas to my parks, so in my opinion, the best addition in Loopy Landscapes is the theming. Winter, Oriental, Creepy, and Abstract theming, among others, are available now.

If you get a kick out of the scenarios, I recommend Loopy Landscapes. If not, wait for a trainer to come out and get the game then, or buy it now, check it out, and *then* wait for the trainer... that's how I'm doin' it.

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Monday, September 18, 2000 4:17 PM
They need to add more track elements to the rollercoasters!
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Monday, September 18, 2000 4:36 PM
I need a trainer!!

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Monday, September 18, 2000 6:29 PM
I dig the game. I'm not real worried about flat rides because click, you've built it, you're done.

The SLC/Invertigo track and trains are cool, and it makes a great alternative to the standard boomerang. The liquid coaster is very cool, as it the Thrust Air. Inverted coasters finally look as they were intended (four seats across).

The theme objects are astounding. They've changed the look and feel of the game completely.

As I said, there isn't a true sandbox mode, but some of the scenarios get you very close. I'll send in my rebate and be pleased with the net $20 purchase.

By the way, if you ordered the game online, keep in mind that the real release date is actually Tuesday, so don't freak out if it's not in your mailbox.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2000 7:56 PM
Notice the "Face-Off" trains for the SLC? Nice touch to the standard boomerang, indeed. Raises excitement level too, I think.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2000 12:13 PM
Is the game on store shelves right now? If so I think I'll have to make a trip tonight. :)

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Perfect lawyer material,
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Wednesday, September 27, 2000 7:45 PM
I got mine today. I have only one problem from what I have seen. The enterprise animation is a little crappy, but I have only been through one scenario though. Finally, another excuse to waste a lot more time.

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Sunday, October 1, 2000 3:32 PM
Does Loopy Landscapes need the Rollercoaster Tycoon disc?
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Friday, October 6, 2000 11:27 PM
You will need the original disc to install the original game, but when you have installed Loopy Landscapes you won't need the disc except to re-install.

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