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: Overwhelmingly Positive (713 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 31, 1999

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December 19, 2014

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Hello Tycoons!

We are proud to announce our brand-new website and community for RollerCoaster Tycoon World - our upcoming, fully featured, RollerCoaster Tycoon PC game releasing in Early 2015. Visit the website, join the community and learn about the game today by CLICKING HERE!

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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
46 of 47 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Roller Coaster Tycoon: Deluxe is an isometric tycoon game where you manage your own them park. Not just one, but each of the game's 70+ scenario is a different park. The scenarios get broken into four different categories: original, loopy landscapes, corkscrew follies, real life parks and extra parks. There is no fast forward button, so you're stuck going at the same pace. A game year would be an hour of real life time and several scenarios go between 3 - 4 hours. Each scenario has success conditions like have X amount of people in your park by year 3 with a rating of over 600. Others are more complex like double the park value without taking out a loan. Then after the time expires, you can keep playing if you'd like. There is around 210+ hours of game in these scenarios.

As the manager of the theme park, you can plop down rides. From there, you can paint them, change their music and entrances. Even change different options on each one like how many times does a Ferris wheel go around? You'll build walkways to get to places and lanes to get to ride entrances. Without lanes no one will stand in line. The longer the lanes, the longer people need to wait in line. You can even raise and lower terrain, add water all at a price.

The joy here is designing your own tracks. Roller coasters, go carts, flumes, slides and every other type of track. The game comes with premade tracks, but you can design your own as you go. Couture them to your land, have them dive into tunnels, over walkways. Heck design them to launch the trains off the track to kill people. This is your game, you do what you want. Just don't expect anyone to ever ride a crashed roller coaster again. You can even take away bridges to drown your patrons.

Building the tracks is fun, there are a lot of roller coasters to chose from. Standing steel, sitting steel, inverted steel, wooden, twisting steel, diving coasters that can drop at 90 degree angles, hanging steel and far too many others to list. Different rides have different needs. Some need to be a smoother ride with less sharp turns. Others like the wild mouse roller coaster need sharp turns everywhere. The only down side is you make it as you go. There is no way to construct your perfect coaster, then add it into the game like you can with Roller Coaster Tycoon 2. You can still save any track design to your premade tracks to use at a different time.

Each ride has stats broken into three categories, excitement, intensity and nausea. Every patron has their own stats. If they're looking for something calm, intense or exciting. If your ride is 18 loops back to back with an excitement stat of 23, but an intensity level of 23, don't expect many riders. If rides are too gentle, like kid slides and bumper cars, you'll hear about it. You need to pace things, blend gentle rides next to thrill rides. The more nauseating the ride, the more people will throw up unless you have enough benches outside the ride exit for them to sit down on.

If someone throws up, you'll need to hire handymen to clean it up. They'll also water gardens, mow grass, empty trash cans and so on. You can even set the land they cover. When your rides break down, you will need mechanics not just to fix them, but inspect them. This ensures rides run with less down time and no one randomly dies due to brakes cutting out and one trains smashes into another. There are security guards for when patrons get too angry. Costumed characters can get hired to keep people happy while they're waiting in line.

Decorations also boost patron enjoyment. Plant flowers near walkways, statues near lines, plants and trees next to rides. Its all up to you. Decorations next to a ride will slightly increase its excitement value. For the most part, designing a ride track under, over and next to either itself or a different ride will boost its excitement level. With enough effort, you can make a merry go round into an exciting ride, but its easier to make anything else in the park exciting.

There is a thought view of everyone in the park, so you can determine what the people want. Are they hungry? Thirsty? Sick? Do they need to 'go?' Well then build food stalls, drink stalls, benches and bathrooms. There are a lot of different stalls and you can set the price on everything in the park including setting all your drink stalls to charge the same price. Not just that, but there are plenty of merchandise stalls full of things for your patrons to buy when they're happy enough.

So how do you get different stalls, rides, coasters and decorations? You devote X amount of dollars each month to ride development. Minimum, medium, maximum or no funding at all. This will be how quickly you'll unlock something for the park you're managing. There are even check boxes for what you want to research. Gentle rides, thrill rides, roller coasters, shops & stalls, scenery and ride improvements. Ride improvements are simple things like putting a wooden roller coaster train backward.

The game is very flexible when it comes to finances. Each scenario will usually start you off with a hefty bank loan that has minimal interest. You can get a bank loan up to a certain amount, depending on the scenario. Having money always lets you keep playing and growing. If you outgrow your park, then just buy land tile by tile. Its a little tedious, but whatever. Sometimes you need to buy rights to have your coasters go over roads, because you can't buy the land itself. While you can charge money for each ride, you can also make them all free with a park entry fee. Some scenarios force you to do certain things financially. The restrictions, coupled with the different parks make it interesting. Instead of just having the perfect park over and over again.

On top of that, there is promotion for your park. Pay X amount for park or ride marketing for X number of weeks. Free ride vouchers, free food, half price entry for the park and so on. Its all to draw people in when you need it. Without patrons you can't make money, but all you really need are fresh rides. Old rides start breaking down more often. People visit them less in favor of newer rides. No one wants to spend $4 to ride your 3 year old roller coaster and so on.

The patrons themselves seem pretty dumb. They'll walk in circles, so I've found straight lines are the best way to get them around the park. In one of the expansions of the deluxe version, there is a no entrance sign that you can post. People can't enter, but they can come out. Its helpful, especially for scenarios that start you in a park that has dozens of paths. Patrons get lost and start destroying things.

I've owned Roller Coaster Tycoon for 15+ years. Its one of the first PC games that I bought with my own money after playing the 3 scenario demo. Not just that, but then I proceeded to buy all the expansion packs. I've completed the game on 5 different computers. I am big into management and tycoon games and I think this is one of the best if not the best.

Even though a lot of people enjoy Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 more for its much larger parks, I still like the original better. I still feel its the best management game, but I can understand that the game can play itself at some point. You can walk away for two hours and come back with the scenario completed. Unless of course a roller coaster explodes or something. Its a relaxing low stress game, even if you're put in charge of a place that people could die... and you can kill them.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
I don't even need to say much about this game, because we pretty much all know how awesome it is. You probably played this back in the day at a relative's house during a family gathering, or a friend's house. If you didn't you need better family and friends. This game made me want to start gaming on PC. Drowning park visitors and crashing coaster cars is still fun after all these years.
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30 of 41 people (73%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
46.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 7

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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
I have to clean people's puke
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
What more can you say about the Nostalgic gem this game is?

I remember competing with my siblings who can get better park ratings.

Build a roller coaster that wasnt rated Low, Ultra-Extreme, Very High.

this gets an 11/10 from me.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
You can charge people to poop 11/10
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
70.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Guest 562 drowned! - Best Drowning Simulator ever.
16 people have died on Roller Coaster 1 - Best Crashing Simulator ever.

This is one of my favourite game. I've grown up with it and still like it. :3
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Oldschool Game, still one of the best memories from my earlier times. If you like build your owen Park, then this is a must have. graphic are outdated but who cares about graphic on an old game? Buy it on a sale and you will spend a lot of hours on it.

Its a bit buggy on Steam (I owen Retail and Steam Edition) but I can live with that and there are a few easy fix how to play the game on fullscreen. (maybe not 1920x1080).

I`m using Windows 7, 64bit and game runs well on my Laptop. No lags, no freezes, no blackscreen. Only thing not working is Steam overlay. You can do screens with pressing on Save Button and then "Screenshot", you will get an PXC file, If you cant open it on Paint use IrfanView and you can save your PXC Pictures to JPEG.

For me a 9 of 10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Just complex enough not to be too hard, and with enough content not to get boring, it's a really balanced game. It's quite simple and straight-to-the-point, unlike its sucessors which got a bit too cluttered. Graphically, it hasn't aged very bad, as it's design is very minimalist, but it ain't pretty either.
Overall, a good game to waste some hours on.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
More than a game, a masterpiece.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
- Charge people to take a crap
- Toss Guests in the lake
- Run trains off their tracks

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
I made a park with 2 drink stalls one called "Drink Stall" and the other one called "gay drinks for ♥♥♥♥ lol" which was 10 cents cheaper than the regular one.

"The drink at gay drinks for ♥♥♥♥ lol is a much better value than Drink Stall"

8/10 second one is better
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Need to boost the number of guests in your park?
-Put a NO ENTRY sign in front of the exit!

Guests complaining about food prices?
-Remove all food vendors!

Guests getting mad because there is no food, drink, or bathrooms in the park?
-Build an Observation tower base, open the unfinished ride, make it so the entrance is only accessible by 1 piece of tarmac, and drop all the complainers there.

Or play it correctly and be a completionist or whatever. Nerd.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Buys Game
Builds Attractions
Finds Rollercoasters
Builds Launch Coaster
Set speed to 60 MPH
Kills thousands of people
Park ratings drop
Most Wanted in the world

10/10 Highly Recommend
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Though my hours on this game are few though steam, I have logged many MANY, hours playing this as a child and even growing up. Making coasters and parks, trying to complete the objectives while making sure your not breaking the bank is strangly addicting. It is a game that has aged very well and continues to be just as addicting as when I was a child. I consider it a must have.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
Roller Coaster tycoon! The best dose of nostalgia I can think of.
Want an extra dose of childhood? Buy now for just €5,99!
Features the following Features:
-Charge people to enter your park
-Charge people to ride your rides (after charging them to enter the park)
-Pop balloons after you reach your goals.
-Annoy ducks by clicking them
-Drown people you dislike
-Name people you do like
-Make people feel watched
-Read peoples thoughts
-Clean up peoples puke!

Roller coaster tycoon, the only game where you overcharge people for the park, the loo and the rides all at the same time, and still have your customers complain you're not charging them enough.


Guest 43's thoughts: I feel watched
Guest 624's thoughts: This tentacle from tentaclestand 4 is real good value.
Guest 134's thoughts: I feel sick
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Rollercoaster Tycoon: Deluxe is a classic. A classic that I grew up with, and was amongst the very first games I've played in my life, so it was an instant buy for me, alongside RCT2.

Here, like the games after it, you manage a theme park, and try to keep the rating as high as possible, and basically keep your visitors happy. (And if you so wish drown those who don't like your park, just to set an example)

It's a fairly simple, and straight forward game that you can sink many, many hours into trying to manage your park, create the ultimate rollercoasters, and keep profit up at the same time.

This game, unlike it's successor Rollercoaster Tycoon 2, has unlockable scenario's. You start with several scenario's, and work your way up (or down) from that, trying to get to the very bottom of the list. There's three lists of unlockable scenario's. One for the vanilla game, and the other two are from the expansions Corkscrew Follies and Loopy Landscapes, so if you're a completionist; you'll be sinking many, many hours into it!

Other than that, the game has aged very well since when it was released back in 1999. So do you like managing parks, creating rollercoasters, completing scenario's to progress and having countless of hours of fun? Then throw your money at the screen and buy this game already!

I give this game a definite 9/10, truly a wonderous game!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
In case you are one of the 5 people that never played this game, give it a try.

Only downside is random crashes on my Windows 8.1, but nothing deal-breaking.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
*Builds tall waterslide*
*people ride it*
*Dinghies fly in air after going down them up
*ah, maybe it was too fun*

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Ahhh, the memories of charging people $10 for taking a sht break
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