RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!

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Game makes a splash with RCT3 fans.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is an expansion pack to the excellent RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, which means you have to have the original game loaded on your computer before you can play with the material provided in this new software. There's a fair amount of micromanagement required, so don't give this game to kids who aren't willing to work through the tutorials to learn how to play.

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What's it about?

ROLLERCOASTER TYCOON 3: SOAKED! is an expansion pack to the top-rated RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (RCT3), which means you must own RCT3 before you can play with this new material. Soaked! adds water park attractions and eight water-based scenarios, allowing players to build of water rides, pools, and water slides. They also can add cool waterfalls, fountains, and other water attractions, including a player-designed whale and dolphin show.

This expansion pack comes with tutorials that aptly demonstrate how to use the new building tools. After working through the tutorials, kids can easily build shimmering pools with multiple levels, hot tubs, and diving boards, and connect pools with water flume rides. As always, the challenge in these games is to balance the fun of building new amusements with the ability to manage them. If players forget to put enough cleaning fluids in the pools, the pools will be declared a health hazard and closed.

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Soaked also gives players the ability to create tunnels for coasters and footpaths -- a feature that was available in the original RollerCoaster Tycoon but was glaringly absent in RCT3.

If you can't take the kids to a water park this summer, here's the next best thing -- and with Soaked, they will learn a little business acumen while they swim.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what makes a good water park and then see if their experience is mirrored in the game.

Game details

Platforms:Windows
Price:$30
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Atari
Release date:July 5, 2005
Genre:Simulation
ESRB rating:E for (Windows)

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Teen, 13 years old Written bylomax April 10, 2012
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RCT3 SOAKED RULES!

RCT3 soaked is a great game for anyone's imagination to run wild! You can do so many things in this game including:water slides, thrill rides, roller coasters, transportation systems, pools, shows, mountains, tunnels, waterfalls, lakes, and lots more! Getting more specific, you can change the color on the ride you make/build, you can ride it, and you chose from tons of varieties of roller coasters and thrill rides. Some types of coasters you can build are standard looping coasters, inverted coasters, and even fourth dimension coasters! Some thrill rides you can build are the classic zipper, the swinging inverted, and even the top spin! Not only can you build a thrill ride, but you can also build some more gentle rides too. Some gentle rides include the tea cups, giant slide, and the carousel.RCT3 also has types of water slides. To name them all, there is a lazy river, a raft water slide, an inflated water slide, a body slide, and the aqua blaster slides. To transport around your park, there are hop-on hop-off trains, monorails, and even water-based transport! Some extra things included in the game are themes, objects, landscapes, and there are food stalls too. You also have a choice of doing sandbox mode, tutorial mode, or park mode. In park mode you have to worry about money and finances, while in sandbox mode you have unlimited money. Tip: If you are looking for water rides like the log flume, look under the roller coaster section. Also, to elevate some thing, hold down the shift key. The reason why I rated this 8 and up, was because the game can be a bit complicated at times and that the game can be harder for younger kids to play. I recommend this game to everyone 8 and older and it 's a great game for anyone who is a roller coaster lover like me! Enjoy!
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Kid, 11 years old February 20, 2012
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WHOO HOO! LOVE TIS GAME!

RED FOR 7????? ARE YOU INSANE???? IF YOU ARE SEVEN, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY THIS GAME EASILY! I GUESS TE ONLY TING MAKING IT RED FOR 7 (:P) WOULD BE... MILD VIOLENCE? IDUNNO. COMIC MISCHEIF?
Teen, 16 years old Written byMissE1000 May 1, 2011
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Great add-on for Roller Coaster Tycoon Lovers

I got this with Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Gold, and I'm glad I did. It also includes add on rides from Hershey Park which is great.
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