Build the greatest theme park on earth and thrill your visitors with fantastic rides and delicious food stalls in Rollercoaster Mania!
By Brandy Shaul From games.com
While rides will operate consistently after they're placed, stalls require you to come back every now and again to restock their goods. This adds a "click and wait" element to Rollercoaster Mania, as you can choose from different time limits and different rewards, based on how long you'd like your stalls to remain active with no further interaction from you. The park itself functions in the same way, only being open to the public for varying lengths of time. The longer you set the park to run however, the less profits you'll make in the long run, which offers major incentive to come back quickly and check on things.
Adding to the experience, you can hire entertainers to keep your guests happy and staff to clean up debris. As you purchase additional land space for your park, the placement of these workers becomes critical, as you'll want cleaners stationed next to the most intense rides, in case someone feels a bit woozy after leaving.
There are quests to complete in Rollercoaster Mania, with many asking you to simply build a specific kind of ride or decoration in your park. You can also visit your friends' parks to help them out, earning coins or other prizes for yourself along the way. Rollercoaster Mania's achievement system is set to reward players that stick around for the long term, and the ratings menu gives you an overview of your park at all times, allowing you to instantly change something that needs improvement (that is, if your guests are hungry, your Facilities rating might be quite low, indicating such).
Interestingly, there aren't any sound effects in this new Facebook game, although Rollercoaster Mania does have a mute toggle in the menu. With the game being so new, it's likely that the sound effects (and presumed music) simply haven't been programmed in yet, since the toggle doesn't actually function. Still, this is one of those games that would greatly benefit from some upbeat music and excited chatter of virtual park guests.
Either way, Rollercoaster Mania on Facebook is a prime example of how a free-to-play, social theme park simulation should play. The game offers you the freedom to place rides and paths exactly where you'd like them to sit, customize your park with trees and other natural elements, and even promises the eventual ability of being able to build our own rides with custom tracks in the future.
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