Atari, which provides interactive entertainment, announced April 10 US time that RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile, its well-known theme park simulation game, is now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Based on the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise, the game comes with 20 pre-designed roller coasters, and allows thrill seekers worldwide to build their own rides, create the ultimate amusement park and connect with friends. With Facebook and Game Center, players can compare their parks and exchange gifts and designs of their coasters.
“RollerCoaster Tycoon provided a generation of gamers with creative and unique ways to build some of the most exhilarating amusement parks and coasters around,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari, Inc. “RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile brings the series to new platforms to fully take advantage of mobile and social features. The PC version will offer multiplayer and co-op gameplay. We have a long-term plan to bring the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise to a new level.”
Developed by On5, the RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile App comes pre-loaded with more than US$5 of in-game currency. It is now available for US$2.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com. An in-app purchase of 10,000 coins costs US$0.99.
A multiplayer PC version offering co-op gameplay and even more social features is in production and will be introduced in Holiday 2014 (roughly October to December), Atari said.
Atari is known for games hits in the 70s and 80s which it has re-issued as an app on Itunes. Called Atari’s Greatest Hits, the app has seen more than 6 million downloads and includes games like Missile Command, Asteroids and Centipede. All 100 games can be downloaded for US$9.99, but detractors note that touchscreen play is extremely different from the arcade experience.