RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 introduces gameplay features in the series such as the CoasterCam, which allows players to "ride" roller coasters and other rides, and the MixMaster, which allows the player to coordinate firework shows and time them to in-game music. Unlike the two previous versions of the game, RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, the guests, called "peeps", arrive in groups and show variation in gender and age, including children, teenagers and adults. A day/night cycle changes the demographics of the park's peeps; rides at night appeal to teenagers, while the daytime attracts families with children. Peeps can be harmed and injured by crashing vehicles, but will never die as they did in the previous titles, and if placed in water they will swim out. When cars derail from the tracks, they explode after a short period, whereas in the older games, they exploded on contact. Furthermore, a feature was added in which, after a cheat code was entered, people could utilize the Peep Cam from which they could see the park through a peeps' eyes. Parks now have opening and closing times, and the time of day is displayed. Scenery is divided into themes to customize parks, with western-, spooky-, science fiction-, prehistoric-, tropic (Paradise Island)- atlantis- and adventure-themed pieces. Another feature is the ability to import coasters from previous games in the series into RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.The game uses full 3D graphics instead of the isometric viewpoint of the previous games; this means that players can rotate and zoom the view of the park to any degree. However, there is an option to fix the camera's rotation to a preset angle, as in the previous games. 3D land shaping is also available for creating mountains and hills inside the park, as well as the ability to change portions of the land into water.
Soaked!, the first expansion, allows the player to build water parks, which include swimming pools, water slides and underwater aquariums, while adding more rides and scenery to the original game such as the ability to create waterfalls. Using the MixMaster feature, the expansion pack also allows players to make their own water-jet displays and co-ordinate them to music. Soaked! received an average rating of 79 on Metacritic.
ROLLER COASTER TYCOON 3 COMPLETE EDITION takes three titles and wraps them up in one package, giving players access to the original game and its two expansions. The idea is relatively simple -- take a plot of land, with either limited or unlimited financial resources -- and build a theme park. There can be water rides (under the Soaked expansion), or animal exhibits (under the Wild expansion), or just straight-up theme park rides. While there's a lot of micromanaging that needs to be done -- and don't forget to watch your customers to get their reactions -- the game lets the imagination run wild and allows players to create whatever type of part they want. The game has more than 300 rollercoasters and pre-built rides (which can be customized to some extent), 500 scenery pieces to give your park ambiance, 60 shops and services, and 20 animals to show in a variety of habitats. The game does have a tutorial, but also features career (campaign-driven elements here), sandbox (wide open, so you can do what you want) and custom scenario modes (want to create your own challenges? This is the place).
The janitors of your park. Your Handymen do all of the jobs you wouldn't want. They mow grass, water plants, clean up walkways, and empty trashcans. They serve as front-line warriors in the fight to keep your park clean and your guests happy.
Your Handymen have four basic duties: Sweep the footpaths, empty trash bins, water gardens, and mow the grass. You'll find all of these jobs important, but not necessarily essential. As soon as you hire a Handyman, his own box will pop up. Uncheck the Mow Grass box in his job description. Especially during the early days of your park, mowing grass can easily consume up to eighty percent of your Handyman's time. Your guests won't notice if he mows the grass and neither will you. Let it grow. Think of those fields of un-mowed grass as future ride sites. 2b1af7f3a8