Roller Coaster Tycoon 2

Review

posted 11/6/2002 by Ben Zackheim
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One Page Platforms: PC
As far as vomiting goes, I’m a pro. I might write okay, I certainly outplay the best of you at Bejeweled and I have a bit of a reputation for wielding an unforgiving thumb in Thumb Wrestling. But vomit, I think, is my hidden genius.

On the opposite side of the spectrum are those small things that I have no natural or learned talent for. Such as, oh , say, business.

So who better to review Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 than I?

Rollercoaster Tycoon, the original, was a huge hit. It stayed in the Top 10 for over a year, captivating mainstream and diehard gamers with its intricate micromanagement and construction of theme parks. The graphics and sound were standard for their time but few other games have ever been as addictive (in fact, the only one I can think of is The Incredible Machine series).

Having said that, Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 is everything you loved in the original with none of the originality you were hoping for. More on this in a moment.
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