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RollerCoaster Tycoon on Nintendo Switch

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Genre: Management
Publisher: Atari
Developer: Nvizzio Creations

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'RollerCoaster Tycoon' (Switch) Features Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2018 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

RollerCoaster Tycoon on Nintendo Switch is an original game made specifically for Switch that takes complete advantage of the console's innovative home and portable capabilities.

Created by legendary game developer Chris Sawyer, RollerCoaster Tycoon is one of the most popular and instantly recognizable gaming franchises in the world, and now investors and fans alike have the opportunity to become an integral part in the development of the first ever RollerCoaster Tycoon game for the Nintendo Switch.

Since RollerCoaster Tycoon’s initial release on Windows PC in 1999, the franchise has been a favorite for gamers, with an immensely active community surrounding it. The mobile version of RollerCoaster Tycoon, RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, received a top-5 positioning for paid apps on the app store, and the free-to-play 3D mobile edition of the game, RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch, has garnered more than 12 million downloads. The franchise has moved more than 14 million units worldwide and generated in excess of $220 million USD in revenue in the United States alone.

The current features of RollerCoaster Tycoon on the Nintendo Switch include, but are not limited to:

  • 3 Game Modes - Campaign, Scenario, and Sandbox:
    • Tycoon Campaign Mode – The main mode of the game: Research and discover wild new rides and attractions, expand your land, and grow from a humble park to an Amusement Empire!
    • Scenario Mode – Complete 16 tricky objectives with specific time limits and other constraints. Each scenario has 3 difficulty levels and rewards to unlock.
    • Sandbox Mode - Create the park of your dreams in four environment types with unlimited time and unlimited resources.
  • 7 types of fully customizable roller coasters with Ride Cams: Wooden, Steel, Winged, Hyper, Inverted, Dive, and Accelerator.
  • Over 50 vivid colors to customize rides, roller coasters, shops and restaurants to your liking.
  • A variety of adult and kid peeps with fun animations - even on rides and roller coasters!
  • Park terraforming with pre-made path, foliage & river tiles. Create forests, lakes and rivers!
  • 4 Environments:
    • Alpine – Hit the slopes with this beautiful, mountain-topped map. Watch out for caribou!
    • Oasis – The desert heat shimmers off the sand in this deadly paradise - but the cooling palms and spring of the oasis sure help!
    • Canyon – It’s time to hit the dusty trail and rustle up some varmints in this Western-themed environment.
    • Tropical locales – Buried treasure and pirates galore are found among this timber-shivering island map.
  • Over 120 wacky rides, restaurants and shops, from the humble Merry-go-Round to the death-defying Roto-Drop, all featuring advanced shaders and effects.
  • Intuitive JoyCon or Touchscreen Controls allows you to play the way you want.
  • Seamless play between dock mode and handheld mode. Plug, unplug and continue to play!
  • Multiple save slots to experiment with different game modes or share the game with family members.
  • Runs at 1080P @ 30FPS docked, and 720P @ 30FPS in handheld mode.

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