RollerCoaster Tycoon Deluxe takes you for a ride in the original RollerCoaster Tycoon and its expansion packs, Corkscrew Follies and Loopy Landscapes. Create the ultimate theme park using a variety of coaster types with giant loops and barrel rolls and in-park attractions like suspended monorails and water-soaked plume rides.
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Very Positive (63 reviews) - 84% of the 63 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,611 reviews) - 94% of the 1,611 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 31, 1999

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About This Game

Take a trip to fame and fortune by building the biggest, best, scariest, and most thrilling rides ever seen in any theme park. Can you make money in this volatile business? Can you become the ultimate Roller Coaster Tycoon?

One of the best games from acclaimed Tycoon series, with well designed gameplay mechanics, appealing graphics, and really high re-playability value. There’s no limit to what you can create so design and build the most thrilling roller coaster the world has ever seen - and buckle up for the ride of your life!

  • Includes RollerCoaster Tycoon and its two expansions: Corkscrew Follies and Loopy Landscapes
  • 4 out of 5 scientists agree: this is one of the most enjoyable and addicting games in existence!
  • Design and construct your own roller coaster rides or choose from fantastic pre-built designs, all with accurately simulated motion physics

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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BadBerry
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
this is the best game ived ever palyed than f the police simulator 2069!!!!!! XDDD
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landofthelala
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Game itself is fantastic. Its the best in the roller coaster tycoon series ( i mean obviously). But since the game is old as hell, it runs super poorly. Buggy whenever I try to change the window size. It'll freeze to desktop and won't let me do anything. Upon exiting the game it'll freak out and freeze. Cites a weird 'administrator permissions' message. (I am the administator??) I wish they'd update it so it can run on new computers and updated versions of windows. Cause the game is still just as addictive, it just runs poorer :(
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Kush
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
a simple classic that everyone should own, the OG is the best (RCT 1)
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Aitken <3
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Nostalgia, what else?
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Logan
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Overall grade: A +
Age of me playing the game: Like 8 - Still play it today (I did have the actual disk before but I decided to get it on steam as well so I could get the game without the disk).

Although I may have not been alive when the game came out this game is still excellent. Since this is the steam edition and not the actual disk you gotta admit this game is cheaper than it should be. And this game was made in 1999! The special part of this game is that you get to let your imagination free of building an amusement park that works in the game. Rather if you wanted to build a Wooden Roller Coaster or an Inverted Roller Coaster, etc. And when you are done beating the objectives to the amusement park you could just kill them all! Rather if you wanted to drown them or make them CRASH on a roller coaster and as you could asume many other ways (just make sure you turn down the volume when you are doing this because it will hurt your ears with notifications). Therefore this will be one of the games that I may never forget.

If you want to want to see what the game is like before you actually buy it here is some videos by a youtuber known as KYRSP33DY that you could watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKGZZ8LHVXw&index=1&list=PLAFeKLhfSVlWPDVdWGPIe5QglqbIlpnXv

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Sorry if you can't read this, L0GAN CAN'T GRADE TOO
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colour
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Pretty gr8.
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jrvankirk
( 28.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Failure to have fun will result in having your living privileges revoked.
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zax6ones
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Very Diffucult to build and edit rides, coasters, Etc.
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Squirrels
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game no matter what people say is a classic no matter what your during this is the old style of minecraft once you get started you cant just quit, if you want to waste your day away this is the game to do it with lol.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
140.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
RCT Deluxe is one of those rare old gems that, no matter how much people try, has yet to have a spiritual successor fully recapture its essence or innovate in a meaningful way, and the reason for that is in the game's fundamentally brilliant design: it's a concise, well-balanced blend of extreme customization and structural rigidity, two seemingly-conflicting ideals that are perfectly intertwined. Coaster design, park layouts, scenery, and other aspects offer near-infinite variety, but the isometric view and deceptively simple and intuitive grid system offers a very acute precision to coaster refinement that allows a player to master the art of designing and redesigning coasters.

The game's primary focus is on the creation of your very own amusement parks in one of dozens of locations, each with their own distinct goals. To be successful, one must learn how to keep their guests happy by providing them with an assortment of pre-built rides, stalls, and utilities as well as custom roller coasters and other rides that the player must design using a user-friendly ride editing tool. This and other tools offer the player complete control over the ride's track, trains, thematic elements, and price. The player must be considerate of their guests' ride preferences, as every section of track and the overall route will affect three ride statistics: excitement, intensity, and nausea. Learning to design coasters with these stats in mind is a fun and challenging puzzle in itself, and it has a major impact on a park's overall success.

Beyond the fundamentals, after the game eases the player into the basics of park management, each new unlocked park objective teaches a new skill and provides new challenges for the player to test their ability to adapt. The absurd amount of campaigns, contents, rides, scenic options, and other items allows for literally hundreds of hours of fun just to get through all the campaigns at least once, and no two feel alike. Furthermore, while certain methodologies and techniques are sometimes encouraged, the game allows for all sorts of individualistic play styles and different approaches to the same hurdles, so it always feels like strategic and creative problem-solving, not memorization or repetition. Challenges are always present, but they are fair and well-crafted in their structure, so you are always encouraged to improve.

Visually, the game has aged extremely well, and the sprites and assets all look and function beautifully. The game is coded in Assembly, so modding will likely not be an option, but the game's performance is always top-notch. Be sure to check that this version of the game is compatible with your OS before you buy it, but I would highly recommend this game to anyone. It has superb replayability and is always as fresh and exciting as the first time you played it as a little kid. If anything, it's probably more enjoyable today, given the ability to revisit and appreciate the complexity of the game's design with the mental sharpness that comes with adulthood.

Granted, there are occasional small issues with path-finding and staff location assignment as well as the occasional imprecision of the algorithms for calculating ride stats. However, none of these concerns are close to game-breaking, and a bit of extra forethought and experimentation can avoid most if not all of the effects of these, thus the limitations of the game encourage you to work more effectively within those limits. For example, careful planning of main paths, kiosks, queue lines, and facilities can ensure that guests' needs are catered to, and assigning staff locations based on footpath traffic and ride exit access can ensure that rides and paths are always maintained in a timely manner. As of this review, I've clocked over 100 hours into this game, and I absolutely cannot wait for the next 100 hours.

My final rating is 9.8 out of 10. This game was a labor of love, and it really shows.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
17 years later, still awsome!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Mr Bones wild ride never ends... This game is really what you make of it. You can play it seriously, aiming for the objectives; but you can also have fun making epic rollercoasters and other rides, and killing sims with doomsday devices as well as getting them lost in endless mazes. Or you can theme an amazing looking park where everything works perfectly together.

Objectively speaking, the isometric view has its ups and (mostly) downs, and the AI is just horrible. There's a LOT of waiting around if you're a good player. To us older fans, it's part of the charm, but I guess newer players can't be expected to be so enthusiastic.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
95.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Can't beat the classics
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
If you played this as a kid, you will definitely enjoy it now. it is still a great game for relaxation.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
This game is memories!!

U can just start and let it play for itself, just take max loan of 10 000, then build some rollercoasters and hunted house etx and make a foodcort and some toilets! Dont forget to hire some personel! Rise the entrance price every 15mins or so and u will make some money! One game for me takes about 2-3h to get a succesfull park with all the space built on!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
62.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I remember playing this with my mom as a kid and I could never get past some of the harder scenarios. Now that I've come back to it I've been having a lot of fun getting to all of the parks I could only dream of unlocking. It does have some strategy to it, but I feel that as you go through each park you learn something new about the game. I lost my original disk, so when I saw that it was on steam for such a low price I bought it immediately.

There's only a few problems, most of them technical.
1) steam overlay and screenshots don't work, plus I have no idea where to find the built-in screenshots folder
2) once you leave the game or alt-tab out, opening/minimizing/closing windows becomes weird, and the only fix I've found is to restart the computer
3) there isn't a real sandbox mode. RCT2/3 are the better sandbox games, so take a look at those instead

Despite all of this though, I'd definitely recommend this game to anyone who loves building or simulation games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
63.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Best building game ever. Everything is addicting.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
10/10 Would relive childhood memories again
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
By far the best of the Tycoon series
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