RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!

The Really Wild, shown

Someone's been listening to the blasé complaints of reviewers everywhere, struggling to finds words to say about another decent expansion pack for another decent game. A few more levels? A few more features? A few more pounds in the plus column of the all-important Q4 publisher spreadsheet? All is usual.

Except not here. With Wild, they've only gone and changed the bleeding genre on us.

What was once videogaming's premier theme-park management game, known for the gentle customisation of rides, construction of pretty places and the happy smiles of tiny people, has turned into a Jack Thompson-baiting first-person shooter.

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New RC Tycoon 3 expansion

New RC Tycoon 3 expansion

Atari goes on safari.

Atari has announced that a new expansion pack for PC theme park sim RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is currently in development.

RCT3: Wild! [I! Wish! They'd! Stop! Doing! That! - Ed] features nine new scenarios, eight new coasters and more than 20 species of animals to populate your very own safari park with.

You can interact with the animals, choosing their food and toys, tickling them and waking them up if they're snoozing instead of doing something interesting like fighting each other or eating each other or doing something else to each other. Plus you can make the little beggars perform on cue by organising Lion tamer shows and the like.

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