Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Recommended Gaming: Theme Park (DrMD & SNES9xGP)

Theme park was originally made for the PC in the early 1990's and later ported to the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo. You are a potential theme park tycoon first looking to buy land to build your empire on, then constructing the ultimate theme park. Theme park is a pretty basic simulator most people should be able to pick up and play very easily, without much learning curve.

You have many different items to buy for your park, including rides, shows, shops, restraunts, trees, bushes, and other miscellaneous objects. You also have to hire and maintain your employees, and deal with cost increases for restraunts. If you let too much time go by without giving your employees a raise, or negotiating with food distributors, they'll go on strike in front of your park! Go-Karts, Floom rides, haunted houses, observatories, and teacups are just a few of the rides you can build.

Graphics are decent, although nothing to blow you away. The rides look detailed enough to distinguish them, but still a little bland compared to some other games like Sim City. Sound is very good for the Sega Genesis, different tunes play for each ride, and sound effects are adequate.

This game is a little dated now with Roller Coaster Tycoon and it's 900 sequels & addons, but it's nice to see the inspiration of such a popular, best selling current game series. And it's also a damn good sim in it's own right. It's a really long game if you're trying to buy & sell all the land in the world, but savestates are a wonderful feature! The game may be long, but it's great for short bursts, five minutes here or there. It's fun to just maintain the park for a few mins.

Theme Park plays excellent in DrMD with full sound
Theme Park also plays in SNES9XGP without sound


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey well done, I'd often wondered about this game! Now I see it can run on the wee wonderous GP I'll satiate my curiosity.


Thu Aug 04, 12:10:00 AM EDT  
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