It takes all kinds
Let’s just do one final inventory check…wild, death-defying coasters? Check! Unlimited creative power? Double check! An all-ages treat for new tycoons and veterans alike? Check!
Perhaps the greatest aspect of the RollerCoaster Tycoon series is its player base, which has supported the franchise throughout its history of releases and reimaginings. Over the years, the fanbase has remained decidedly active, with players constructing a litany of impressive parks that showcase the creative, innovative, competitive, and engineering spirit. From the ride in RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 that will outlast the heat death of the universe (probably) to the RollerCoaster Tycoon megapark that took 10 years to complete, the series’ fanbase is chock full of extraordinarily—if not somewhat frighteningly—dedicated players.
Now, you might be asking yourself: what type of tycoon am I? Where do I fall on the spectrum of theme park aficionados? Coincidentally, the team at Tycoon HQ have already narrowed it down to five main categories: Industrialists, Competitors, Artists, Designers, and Architects.
Explore the Five Types of Tycoons:
Administrator: Players who fall under the Administrator archetype can be found meticulously managing every aspect of their park, with a focus on maximizing profitability and efficiency. Their unwavering dedication to in-game excellence infuses every decision they make, ensuring that their park operates at the pinnacle of success.
Competitor: Competitor players’ fulfillment comes from engaging with RollerCoaster Tycoon’s meticulously crafted scenarios, where they embrace the opportunity to tackle intricate challenges and conquer formidable objectives.
Artist: The Artist type of player brings an unparalleled eye for creative expression to the virtual world of RollerCoaster Tycoon. In the pursuit of creative passion, they invest countless hours carefully sculpting visually captivating parks and engineering breathtakingly unique rides. For the Artist, the allure of crafting immersive, picturesque environments takes precedence over the traditional pursuit of financial success within the game.
Designer: The Designer takes no greater pleasure than meticulously planning their parks. The happiness of park visitors and the success of the park is a secondary goal, their true delight lies in crafting the park’s design, creating themed sections, and intricately designing pathways and gardens. The joy for them is found in the act of design itself.
Architect: The Architect type of player is passionate about building intricate roller coasters, utilizing all available tools and tricks to design the most thrilling and visually impressive rides in the game. Their focus lies in engineering and creating the most awe-inspiring roller coasters in their parks, pushing the boundaries of engineering and thrill.