Rollercoaster Tycoon Classic is out now on PC and Mac via Steam priced £14.99.
The theme park sim came out on mobile and tablet devices back in December 2016. This is not the terrible, micro-transaction riddled mobile game RollerCoaster Tycoon 4, nor the equally terrible PC game RollerCoaster Tycoon World. This is RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, aka the really great Chris Sawyer originals, rolled into one.
Here's a quote from Sawyer himself: "When I created the RollerCoaster Tycoon series nearly two decades ago, I never imagined that so many people all over the world would still enjoy the game today.
Beverley P is stuck in a maze. She's spent the last 50 years toiling away near its entrance. Starving, thirsty and exhausted, Beverley ekes out a desperate, endless existence, alone and without hope. If she were able to talk, she might whisper: "kill me".
Atari has released RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic on mobile and tablet devices.
These days Scottish video game programmer and designer Chris Sawyer flies under the radar. The inventor of RollerCoaster Tycoon seems happy to let Atari build new games in the much-loved strategy series while he gets on with other, pressing matters, such as riding real-life roller coasters and helping out at his local school. And yet, despite this radio silence, Sawyer's games are as fondly remembered now, over 20 years later, than they ever were.
If the months I spent playing RollerCoaster Tycoon taught me anything, it's that the general public are idiots.