Roller Coaster Rampage introduces an innovative approach, and a specialized procedural coaster engine that allows players to build coasters in real-time as they ride them.
User reviews: Mixed (74 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 19, 2012
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August 18

Roller Coaster Rampage includes Steam Workshop

***** Now 50 percent off!! On sale for only $4.99 *****


Roller Coaster Rampage allows you to upload your coasters to Steam Workshop. Whether you set a new record for fastest time or highest score, or simply want to share your coaster masterpiece, you can easily upload your coaster for the community to enjoy. Any of the 30 levels, rated 7.0 in gameplay by IGN for "Strong Puzzle Solving Action", can be uploaded. The community can download, and ride, your coasters and experience your master coaster building skills.

There is even a function for adding lifts. Just press space bar at any time and a lift will be added in real time. You can set your launch speed to low and add a lift upon start if you prefer a lift style coaster. Or, set your launch speed to high and accelerate out of the station if a launch coaster is your preference.

If all you want to do is make coasters, freeride mode allows you to buzz around building coasters on the fly, which can also be uploaded to Steam Workshop for the community to enjoy.

For this week, Roller Coaster Rampage is on sale for only 4.99!

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“With its freeform, arcade-style gameplay that lets you build some truly insane coasters and then ride them in first-person, Roller Coaster Rampage indulges all my wildest childhood 'what ifs'...It's an inventive approach to coaster crafting that allows for some real artistry and intuition in the tracks you make”


Nathan Meunier, IGN


“If you like Indie games that offer simple and fun gameplay experience and with nice stereoscopic 3D effect on top, then you probably will not be disappointed by Roller Coaster Rampage.”


3D Vision Blog

About This Game

Roller Coaster Rampage is a fast paced, high-scoring, competitive rollercoaster simulator with destructive environments!

Players compete to perform the best manual maneuvers, collect the most gems, link to the most track sections, and gain first place on the leaderboards!

Roller Coaster Rampage revolutionizes the coaster genre by introducing on-the-fly track construction and deformation. In previous games the coaster riding experience was a passive, non-interactive experience. Roller Coaster Rampage introduces an innovative approach, and a specialized procedural coaster engine that allows players to build coasters in real-time as they ride them. Players leave behind a trail of procedurally-generated coaster tracks and supports, which then become obstacles as the player circles back. While riding players can also dynamically connect to isolated track segments like loops, cobra rolls, bat wings, and barrel rolls. With these innovative game features and engine technology players can now build coasters while enjoying a fast paced, arcade style, roller coaster racing simulator.

Key features

  • Campaign mode with 30 fast paced challenges of increasing difficulty.
  • Build your track rails in real-time through a specialized procedural game engine.
  • Perform crazy stunts like corkscrews barrel rolls, outside loops, inverted loops, and more!
  • Link to existing tracks including cobra rolls, loops, helix, bat wing, inverted batwing, and more!
  • Soar off mammoth jumps for an extra intense, front seat, replay experience.
  • Coasters can even derail, slide, and link back to track rails again.
  • Addictive gameplay with preferred and alternate paths for an extended replay experience.
  • Freeride mode for simply creating wild coasters.
  • AI stunt recognition. The more stunts you pull, the higher your leaderboard placement.
  • When finished, take a front seat ride in your custom coaster design.
  • Destructible environments provide extra points for leaderboard placement.
  • In game Global/Friends Leaderboard support along with Achievements and Stats.
  • 3D stereoscopic support including 3D Vision, side by side, and above/below modes.
  • Custom RGB settings for rail, support, and tie colors.
  • Realtime procedural track and support generation with specialized AI
  • Realistic procedural trees with dynamic wind effects
  • Beautiful water effects with reflection and refraction
  • High Dynamic Range lighting effects

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz dual core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: Nvidia 8800 GPU
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
Helpful customer reviews
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
This is actually pretty good. I like this game.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Roller Coaster Rampage is an interesting twist on roller coaster building. Don't expect to build amazing, realistic coasters because that is hard to do, but collecting gems and smashing through objects is a lot of fun. It's definitely a lot better using a controller. I use my xbox one controller and plug it into my PC and it works great. The graphics and scenery look pretty cool too.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Does not work on Windows 7 x64. When I start the game it goes up to a point where I see some kind of castle and tells me to push the "A" button of my controller - but when I do so nothing happens. Can't do anything else but go for ALT+F4 on my keyboard to quit.

Don't waste your money!
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
If you want a good rollercoaster game, go for one of the rollercoaster tycoon games or thrillville off the rails, not this poor excuse of a game.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
It is very entertaining
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Not as easy as it looks. Great game.
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5 of 13 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I really tried to compare this Game but I can't!?!

Game is starting... Check!
Click on Campaign... Check!
GameController... Check! (and needed)
Fasten Seatbelts... Check!
Gates open... Check!
Train is starting... Check!
...the Train starts forwards and the Track builds immediatly under the tires, I can see Gems that I have to Collect :)
I go left, right, left make a roll and a loop (cklick x to connect to permanent TrackParts) ohhhh to slow ahhhh crash :)
Try again... Check!

This Game is so funny and you want to even get better and better so you try and try and try and try!
You can "drive" your way thru the Scene but you have to use all permanent Parts!

OK next try... and there we go again... wait what is this a big Octopus in our Way ahhhh crash.... nothing happened... huuu we get Points for everything ;)

I can say that this is a really good "Just for Fun" Game with Steam Achievements and the Fun Factor and re-playing it Effect to get even better and better is very HIGH!!!

It's on SALE now, so give it a try and have FUN!!!
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4 of 12 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
this game made me question life... 10/10
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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
This game has a nice change of pace concept for a coaster sim. Its not a theme park came, but very much a build as you ride coaster generator. The concept is nice and create an easy pick up and play format. However, I find there is one main flaw in this game and that is the lack of a rewind feature. It is quite frustrating to build a really long coaster and have it crash right at the end and have to start all over. Either restarting 10 seconds before the crash or just a simple rewind feature to be able to go back to any point in your build and deviate from your original plan. I would invest a lot more time in this game if this was the case. Otherwise, I see myself playing it seldomly.
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1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
It does not run but crashes with a D3D error. Though this problem is well known (see the forums) for months, it is still not fixed.
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Just picked this game up and its really a good challenging, fast-paced, exciting, pretty, arcade style game. You cam't beat it for 5 bucks. My grandson will love this.
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0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
I really didnt care for this game. I would recomened Roller Coaster Tycoon instead
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
quite a dull game
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
This is a fun little arcade-y game. Don't buy this and expect a fully polished game; it definitely feels cheaply produced. It certainly isn't worth $9.99, but if you can buy it in a bundle or on sale (below $5), it makes a fun and quick game
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1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
nice :D
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
This game. I has its moments. To be honest, it really isn't the best.

The trailer is one of the reasons I bought this game (And it was half off). It really overhypes the gameplay. There is only one map, and some limitation to what you can do (I initally thought you could crash and destroy EVERYTHING from the ground to trees and certain buildlings).

I haven't played all the levels and havent done much free mode so maybe I can't post a real review, but this is what I have experienced so far.

I would reccomend it if it was on sale and you needed a quick little game to pass time or have some fun with something different (Just like buying DLC Quest).

(Another quick thing is that it doesn't full screen at its start menu but changes when ingame. It can be a bit of a hassle at times :P)
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52 of 58 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
What can I say about this game?... Well, it’s fun. It’s frustrating. It’s simple. It’s small. Did I mention it’s fun? That said, it's not worth $10, and I'll tell you why;

Roller Coaster Rampage is pretty different from every other roller coaster game I’ve played. The coasters in this game are virtually “created” as you ride them. Trust me, it’s a very unique experience, and often that is where a lot of frustration comes from.

There are 2 modes you can currently play in Roller Coaster Rampage. There’s the Campaign mode where you basically try to collect as many gems as you can while linking your on-the-fly track with already pre-constructed pieces of track. Then there’s the Free Ride mode, in which you just make a coaster any way you like. You'll find yourself spending most of your time in Free Ride, as the Campaign mode is rather easy and only has about 30-ish challenges to finish.

I found quite a few things dissapointing about this game. One disappointment with this game was the content seemed to be drastically lacking. It’s virtually impossible to build the same coaster, but you only have one location so the scenery all around you is always the same. The location is rather small as well, leaving you struggling to build any ride that lasts longer than a minute or two. The coaster itself was also always the same. You couldn’t change to a wooden one, or a hanging one, or any other coaster than the standard metal one. The starting station was always the same, however in Campain Mode it was sometimes rotated a bit to make your launching and landing directions different.

Element impacts (crashing into objects) were random as well. Some things like the coaster track legs would get out of your way as you crossed them and other times you would ram into them and your hard work would come to an immediate and very violent end. Occasionally when legs did move they would interfere with a part of the track you already built, leaving you to sloppily go right through a track leg when you went back and rode the coaster after it's built. It was impossible to know if it’s safe to cross under another track or not. This made most of my coasters climb as they progressed and then dive back into the station at the end, instead of having a large hill at the very beginning. It also kept me from doing several cool maneuvers, like having a loop run through the center of another loop. Scenery was also touch-and-go as well. It was hard to tell what you could safely pass through and what you couldn’t. On occasion, sometimes an object would be deadly to your coaster one pass and safe the next. It was a mix that made it hard to do the quick decision making that the game requires you to make.

Another thing that brought frustrations was the control layout. I found the controls really awkward, especially since you have to really think fast while playing. Your acceleration/breaking and “roll” was controlled by the WASD keys while the arrow keys controlled left/right and up/down movement. You also had the numbers 1-3 for “stunts” like left/right corkscrews and looping. It probably would have been a much better setup with Q and E for the corkscrews and maybe R or F for looping. That would be more common, and easier, for those who are practiced in FPS games.

It’s not all bad though. I really enjoy this game as a simple time waster. It’s fast to load and you can quickly get yourself into the “Free Mode”. Even if you’ve only got 10 minutes to waste you can get a few rides in before you have to shut it down. I often find myself firing up this game in those few minutes before leaving for work, just because I know it’s a game that you can be satisfied with only playing it 5 minutes.

The purchase price of $9.99 is very high, and it's the main reason I'm not giving my recommendation for this game. There's just too much lacking. A lack of content makes it nothing more than a quick time waster. The controls are frustrating. The unchanging scenery is just lazy game designers. It's not worth $10.

I bought the game as part of a 4-game bundle for $5.99 which makes my purchase worth it. If you can buy it like that, or on sale for no more than $2, then go for it. Otherwise you're just paying Cadillac prices to own a Ford.
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2013
If you're tired of those Tycoon games with the boring coasters; this game is for you! If you dislike games with very clunky controls that makes it impossible to play; you'll hate this game. The utter freedom in creating any coaster design you want is great; even if you create physically impossible coasters that would rip it's riders apart; and the fast action makes it addictive. But, still, those controls. They make absolutely no sense; they're hard to get to when you need them and you'll find yourself spending more time crashing your coaster becuase you weren't able to get turned quick enough.

It's a fun game, it's a *really* fun game; but the controls aren't suited for the kind of fast paced action this game throws at you. They're clunky, they're cumbersome, and they're just in no way suited for this game. If you find it on sale; it's worth about 2 bucks; but I wouldn't give any more for this game. It's a game you'll play; you'll probably never actually advance.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
DO NOT BUY THIS UNLESS IT IS ON SALE
I know that sounds harsh but it's something that has to be said.

A lot of people aren't recommending this game.

I see why. Roller Coaster Rampage is simply a game about Roller Coasters. That's it.

However, This game delivers everything that it promises. (I haven't seen much destruction in my playtime though.) The graphics for this game look 2007-ish, and not up to modern specs. The Coaster Creation is an innovative idea, although it takes a bit of getting used to. Most players would feel more comfortable playing this with a controller.

The campaign (as it's called in game) is merely a set of simple challenges that can be completed quite easily, and they seem very repetitive. There is only 1 park available in Roller Coaster Rampage, and it gets small and boring, fast. If you could walk around the park and visit other attractions, the game could be reasonably fun. However, you cannot.

Free-Play mode is where the game shines. The track can be easily created and then you can ride the insane monstrosity you've created (But I couldn't find a save button). It's pretty neat, but construction can get messy with lots of rails and support beams everywhere. When you hit high speeds the track seems to get choppy (even though the game renders at a nice 60 fps), and the railcars seem unable to follow physics.

Workshop support is 'Coming Soon!', but I have no idea how long that's been there.

But why do I recommend this game? It's simply a fun little time killer. I bought it for $2.50 during the Holiday Sale, and that's as much as this game is worth. If you're thinking about dropping $10 on this, wait for it to go on sale for $2 or less.

tl;dr
Graphics: 7/10 - looks cartoony, but a little on the low-def side.
Overall Gameplay: 6/10 Needs fine tuning, and a controller greatly helps.
Campaign: 5/10 - Average challenges that add little to mechanics and design.
Free-Play: 8/10 - Fun, but you cannot save tracks. Physics and Construction seem a bit wonky.
Overall Score - 6/10. Average, but definitely not worth $10. Wait for a sale.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2012
CAUTION: This game does not work with a mouse and keyboard. A gamepad is required.
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