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.
User reviews: Very Positive (358 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 31, 1999

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June 20

Additional European Languages for RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe Now Live!

We are pleased to announce that we have added French, Italian, German, and Spanish translations for RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe to Steam! These additional languages are available for FREE to all who own the game through Steam. By buying the game once on Steam you get access to all 5 languages and without any added cost.

For most players, Steam will automatically recognize what language your Steam Client is set to and adjust the game's language to that, if it is available. However, if you notice that the game's language has not changed automatically, you can manually change it by going to your Game Library in Steam > Opening the Game Properties > Clicking Languages > and Setting the Language of your Choice. The game will then re-download in that language.

Please note, although we have tested this extensively and did not see any issues with Saved Games, you should as a precaution backup your Saved Game before switching.

Saved games can be found at the following location on your computer:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RollerCoaster Tycoon Deluxe\Saved Games

The RCT Team

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June 20

Backup Your Saved Game Now! More Languages Are Coming Today!

Dear RCT Deluxe Fans,

Attention: We are releasing this update around 3 p.m. Eastern Time today.

We have completed testing of additional languages (French, Italian, German, Spanish) for RCTD. Although Saved Games were ok in testing, we recommend before installing you backup your saved game in case it gets overwritten.

Saved games can be found at the following location on your computer:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RollerCoaster Tycoon Deluxe\Saved Games

Enjoy the new localized versions!

RCT Team

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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

    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
I got this out of a box of Lucky Charms.
Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Dug hole, filled with water, killed sad panda.

10/10 would childhood again.
Posted: October 18
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.6 hrs on record
Launching peeps off the end of rollercoaster tracks
Hearing the satisfying crashing noise
"24 people have died on Roller Coaster 1"
10/10 would recommend
Posted: October 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
They should add steam workshop
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
This is a great game!
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
If you have never played this game before, you are not a person... (10/10)
Posted: October 11
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
As a game from my childhood, I may or may not hold some bias in favor of this game.
However, this will not be evident in my review. Let's answer some questions.

"What is this game?"

Rollercoaster Tycoon is a franchise where the player becomes an amusement park owner with the power to create tracks, customize everything from the terrain and decor to the ride names and colors, and even charging people to use the BATHROOM. Great idea. Think the sims, but without families and more workers and rides.

"Any ACTUAL skills I can get from this game?"

Yes. Balancing out a budget is seen by the money amount you are given in loans. These allow you to buy rides, stands, construct in general, advertise, et cetera. These loans CAN be paid off so you can run the park and not have your money taken away every month for loans. Also, there is keeping things cleaned/organized. The park gets awards based on how you run it, ranging from "Safest Park in The Country" to "Worst Looking Park". In order to keep good PR, you want to hire some handymen who sweep up all the vomit and trash people leave lying around.

"Anything popular come out of this game?"


"Why not just RCT3?"

RCT3 is just, eh. It's hard to explain. RCT3 is not a bad game at all, trust me, I own that one as well and its fantastic. But, it will never have the same bouncy feel the early ones do. RCT3 is more calming and orderly. RCT 1 and 2 are bouncy, chaotic, and generally more enjoyable. In the earlier games, you get more of a RCT feel and less of a Sims. The gui in RCT3 even looks like the Sims. Still tho, try both and see which is your cup of tea.


get out

"Any bugs?"

The game is being updated constantly due to being on steam, mainly in language support from what I've seen, but that doesn't mean its lost some if its old bugs. Sometimes, mechanics pay no attention to rides and they just get fixed on their own by some means. Guests still just wander off park when you delete the path they're on instead of finding another path. RCT was made in 1999, so its not really a suprise when these things happen. You just have to push them in the right direction and it's all figured out (by that I mean pick them up and throw them at the ride's enterance until they get it RIGHT).

"Is the music good?"

Holy ♥♥♥♥, yes.

You can set music differently for each ride, so if you don't appreciate one song, just pick another!


Basically, get this game. You will not regret it.
Posted: October 16
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
AWFUL!!!!!!!!!! wont open on my laptop running windows 7!!! absolutely shocking!!!! get it sorted......
Posted: September 30
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14.3 hrs on record
This game is incredible, just keep in mind it takes a lot of patience to get through. A one year scenario takes 50 minutes, 3 years scenarios ~3 hours. There are 60 scenarios in this pack, which means there is probably around 120 hours of content in the game, without playing any scenarios twice, and assuming you know what you are doing.

For those who haven't played the game yet, it takes some time to get used to, I would strongly recommend you look at a tutorial, or you will miss incredibly important parts of the GUI that are very easy to notice, for example, research, advertising, and loans. If you have time and patience to learn, you won't be dissapointed by this game.
Posted: September 25
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40.0 hrs on record
I have beatten the game SOO many times when it was just on disk. Right now, Im working on beatting it again :D The game itself is by far one of the best games I have played. I love it so much because not only is it a childhood game, it is also one of the most fun games you will ever play. Definetly worth the $5.99
Posted: September 26
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8.6 hrs on record
A favotite from my childhood, and seeing it come to steam has made me fall in love with the game once more.

For those that have not played the game or any on the sequals, the game revolves around building a theme park in one of a numerous range of landscapes.

Though most of the parks are locked at the start and require unlocking by completing previous parks and tasks (which can be quite time consuming), I find this a point to work towards that you don't get in the second game.

The selection of rides is rather stunted in this version, and some of the landscapes don't really make for great/vast parks like in the second or even third so most parks end up feeling the same.

The only reason I would not recomend this game OR you are new to the series; is because RollerCoaster tycoon 2 does everything the first does but better.

However this is one game that I would recomend to a vast crowd and it is a great, fun game to play to pass the time.
Posted: September 26
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9.5 hrs on record
Roller Coaster Tycoon Review

Roller Coaster Tycoon is a classic sandbox simulation game thats is jsut amazing. You use strategy to meet the goals of each map. You will need to keep your park rating and amount of people up as you build rides and and decorate your park. Managing your money is big because even a simple roller coaster can cost you thousands of dollars. You can get loans from the bank but there is a limit and if your not careful you could go fail as a park owner. CHeck out this one i promise you will enjoy it.

Rating: 9.5/10
Posted: October 18
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0.4 hrs on record
I don't really have a lot of feedback to give for this game... Or do I? I grew up on this game, having gotten my disc from a cereal box (among a few other games later on) and in the end it was worth it, although I didn't get super far in the game, Roller Coaster Tycoon holds a special place in my childhood and it can be lots of fun. Although I reccomend the second game a lot more, the first one is definitely a worthy buy and can be tons of fun.
Posted: October 21
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5.2 hrs on record
Classic game. Save menus are straight out of windows 98.
Posted: October 6
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9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
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12.1 hrs on record
One of the best classic single player game :>
Posted: October 12
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4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
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26.9 hrs on record
Nostalgia and naming guests Bill Gates
Posted: October 12
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3.7 hrs on record
I love this game for a multitude of reasons! The most important being that it takes me back to my childhood running Windows '98 and wasting hours upon hours playing--it's very nostalgic!

Honestly, the graphics don't even come close to the games we have now but while playing, I really don't have time to pay attention to how the game looks when I'm building rollercoasters and pranking the park guests >:) There's so much more to do in this game than the main goal--to build a great, successful theme park. There are so many ways to be creative from the color schemes of the rides to the beautifying placements of various designed theme park decorations/paths/shrubs/etc. You can name your guests and--I love this--punish them for being jerks.

All in all, I think this game is pretty awesome.
Posted: October 13
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4.2 hrs on record
The best sandbox game there was in the 90s. Comparable to Minecraft in replayability. Even after scenarios are over, you can still play your parks. Tons of roller coaster types to choose from as well as other thrill ride types (motion simulator, customizable go-kart tracks) and even some generic types (haunted house, mazes). There is still a good balance of progressive challenges in maintaining the parks. Don't understaff your janitors in your park!
Posted: October 14
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