Rollercoaster Spam

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rollercoaster spam gameEvery so often there’s a spam comment that’s worth it’s weight in gold.  Unfortunately the weight of an individual spam comment is about 0.0000017 grams, so it’s not much.

But I this one on Earth Hour was just that.  I saw it in the moderation que and had to click the link because I love rollercoaster games.

The very first computer game I got into was Rollercoaster Tycoon wayyy back in the day.  I had all of them, and I beat all of them.  In fact I still play them they are that good.  My Gravity Gardens is kick ass with 40 years of service, almost 4,000 guests, and 23 completely custom built incredible rollercoasters all with an excitement rating of 6.0 or more.

I think Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 was the pinicale of the series.  Sure 3 made it into the 3rd dimension, and let you ride the rides, and stuff.  But the scenarios are stupid easy, and it’s too fucking hard to make custom rides or paths in some parks because the land moves too easily.

I like the isometric views of RCT1 & RCT2, and the simplicity of it.  Also, some of those scenarios took me ages to beat.  Like Gravity Gardens above, you had to repay your loan of $10,000 and have a park value of $500,000.  Except you could only build rollercoasters, no other rides.  And, the price to go on the rides was free.  You made money on entry to the park, and food/shop sales.  It took me 30 game years to beat.  But since it was so kick ass, I just kept playing it.  RCT3 is just too easy, I can beat a scenario in a few hours, and I have no interest to keep playing each one because all the parks are the same.

Anyway, back to this spam comment.  Go play this rollercoaster game, it’s fun, and I spent most of the day playing it.  I managed to beat it and it’s harder then it looks.  The hardest track is number 13 – Trailblazer.  That took me forever to get 5 stars in.  Anyway joy it.

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