RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!

 
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Game makes a splash with RCT3 fans.

What parents need to know

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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.

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.

Is it any good?

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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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Kid, 11 years old February 20, 2012
 

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?
Kid, 12 years old August 7, 2010
 

RC Tycoon= FUN

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Teen, 13 years old Written byusaswim April 9, 2008
 

AWESOME!!!

Pure awesomeness.

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