CoasterVille

Game review by
Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Build your own amusement park on Facebook with your friends.
  • Facebook
  • Free with Microtransactions
  • 2012

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Educational Value

Kids can learn about following directions and achieving goals as they complete quests to build a theme park. Kids can use their imagination to build rollercoasters with unique tracks, and customize the layout and appearance of the park. Kids cooperate with friends to complete quests. CoasterVille lets kids experiment with color, layout, and design to a greater extent than many other building sims.

Positive Messages

Players expand the theme park so that their guests can have fun. The game encourages cooperation among neighbors through doing chores in each other's parks, and accepting invitations and gift requests.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Players meet a variety of positive characters who have enthusiastic ideas about how to improve the park. Other characters must be won over slowly, like a grumpy neighbor who complains about the noise.

Ease of Play

The game is simple and easy to learn, with ample tutorials and guides along the way.

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism

Players can spend real-world money on a premium currency, Park Cash, which is used to advance in the game more quickly by instantly completing quests and building projects. Players will be more tempted to purchase Park Cash if they don't have many friends who are also playing and helping them to proceed.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that CoasterVille is a building simulation played on Facebook where kids design their own theme park and rollercoasters. It's free to play, but players can spend premium currency to speed up the game and instantly complete quests and buildings. Players can advance faster if they have friends who are also playing the game. The game would appeal to kids as young as 10, but Facebook requires members to be at least 13.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJessrond February 27, 2014

A terrible Zyngafied version of Rollercoaster Tycoon

I am disappointed that Common Sense Media gave this Zynga "game" a high score. It is their same basic Zynga concept. Click to build things and if you... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byAhmed XD May 3, 2016

What's it about?

In COASTERVILLE, players manage and expand a theme park by building rides, concession stands, and other related structures. The star attractions of the park are its rollercoasters, which can be built and expanded in any direction to create different layouts. Socially, players can visit each other's parks, and help neighbors advance in the game by staffing their buildings and gifting special items.

Is it any good?

The ability to expand and customize rollercoasters is the big difference between CoasterVille and any of its other building sim cousins. Kids can also customize the color and appearance of the park, and complete special quests to unlock themed attractions, such as a fantasy castle. The game is well-polished and attractive to look at. However, unless players are willing to spend a steady stream of Park Cash (the game's premium currency), they will find it increasingly difficult to advance without significant investments of time or numbers of neighbors.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about online privacy and staying safe while online. How can kids change their Facebook settings to prevent strangers from seeing personal information?

  • Families can discuss their favorite theme park attractions. If you could design your own attraction, what would it be?

Game details

For kids who love social games

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