I am back with another CPU highlight! I felt like going a bit retro with this one, and I guarantee as soon as I start talking about this game you’ll all become very nostalgic with me and rejoice in this epic game. If I told you that this game allowed you to become the world’s best roller coaster maker, and a serial killer all in the same game, what would you say? [Waits for responses]… Thought you might have said that! The game I am highlighting today is Rollercoaster Tycoon.
I remember receiving this game while opening up a box of cereal and being super excited. As a child growing up my parents wouldn’t buy us any video games, nor would they buy us any game they didn’t see fit for us. SO this was a real treat! (Relate with me everyone; you were once in my shoes!)
The game starts out very basic. You are in charge of making a grade A amusement park: From roller coasters, to water slides, right to merry-go-rounds and Ferris wheels. It was your job to bring joy to the computerized people who would immediately come into the park. This game also gave you objectives to complete to gain special access to certain rides, and other features. What was so realistic about this game was the weather that came with time. If it rained, you better have had umbrella stands!