“We’ve been thrilled with the sustained success of RollerCoaster Tycoon,” said John Hurlbut, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Infogrames’ Beverly Studio. “It’s mass entertainment in its purest form: a game people of all ages can play, on a platform they all know and have. It’s no wonder RollerCoaster Tycoon is one of the best selling sim games of all time.”
The top-selling computer game of 1999 according to NPD INTELECT, RollerCoaster Tycoon enables players to create and control everything in their own amusement park, from the height and thrill-factor of the roller coasters, to the number of concession stands and bathrooms available to park patrons. The game even lets players control their park’s advertising to attract new visitors. Limited only by their imagination, players get to creatively build an amusement park that will satisfy guests and turn a profit, so they can expand and run their parks for many seasons to come.
RollerCoaster Tycoon’s overwhelming success spawned two expansion packs RollerCoaster Tycoon: Corkscrew Follies and RollerCoaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes which have also been huge hit among fans. Released in November 1999, Corkscrew Follies was a top-10 PC game through most of 2000, according to NPD INTELECT. Launched in September 2000, Loopy Landscapes offers players many new rides, as well as 30 new scenarios that challenge players with unique terrain and objectives. Combined, the expansion packs have sold more than 1.3 million copies to date.
RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes are available for Windows 95/98 at all major computer software retailers for an approximate retail price of $19.99 (U.S.). For more information about RollerCoaster Tycoon, visit the game’s official Web site.