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Theme Park World (PC CD)

by Sold Out Software
Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me
 Ages 3 and Over
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
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  • Build - Plan and place rides, shops, sideshows and a host of other features
  • Visit - Check your park out in realistic first person mode
  • Ride - Experience your fantastic creations in person!
  • Employ - Hire front-line staff, then fire them if they're not up to the job!
  • Adjust - Tweak the performance of your rides and shops
  • Research - Bring in the boffins to invent even better attractions and facilities
  • Postcards - Send snapshot pictures of your park to your friends, anywhere in the world!
  • Online - Publish your park online and visit other people's parks - all over the world!

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B000094TCE
  • Release Date: 9 Jan. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,420 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Ever fancied being the owner of an Alton Towers or Disney World from the comfort of your own home? Well with Theme Park World you can be! The aim of the game is to build your dream park and keep it running, dealing with the day-to-day trials and tribulations of keeping the rides working and the punters happy. Strategy is all important here--place your burger stand too close to a rollercoaster entrance and the riders will stagger off the attraction and become "unwell" all over the floor. Too much salt on your chips and not enough fizzy pop results in parched visitors who vote with their feet and don't come back--this is not a game for those who like action fast and furious and pick up a game for a quick five minutes now and again.

The user interface is a joy to use, making Theme Park World easy to play; in tutorial mode an interesting park advisor pops up to give tips on what needs to happen, where and when. But it's in the rollercoaster design phase that things get interesting. Lay out the track for your ride in full 3-D, then alter it in differing ways to produce a killer ride: corners can be banked, straights raised and lowered and sections can be added and removed to create the kind of white-knuckle ride Walt and Mickey would be proud of. Then, using the game's first-person mode, check it out from the front seat to get the impression of being there.

Successful park management results in golden tickets being awarded. Collect enough tickets and you can progress to bigger theme parks, each of which presents a unique challenge. The long-term attraction of this game is doubtful, and only significant playing will reveal whether the whole procedure will become a little samey, but for a break from the traditional arcade-style fare usually associated with consoles, Theme Park World holds bags of promise and is a worthwhile investment. --Isabelle Thomas


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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game! 9 Dec. 2004
If you have played the new RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 then you will find that ideas have been taken from this game.
This game was released in 1999 and in my opinion I thought the graphics were fantastic, others don't seem to agree. This game has 3D-graphics and they are truly good, 3D acceleration had only just really been brought in to graphics!!! I disagree with other reviewers and I think the gameplay is fast, I only have a 500 MHZ processor and in todays standards thats terrible but back then it was super-fast!!! Minumum processor speed for this game is only 200 MHZ do I don't know how it is slow on anybodys computer!
This game was rivals with the original RollerCoaster Tycoon which was released that same year, in graphics this game beat it but not in all of the gameplay. Gameplay as I have said is fast but you only get 4 parks, apposed to 20 or so. But each park in this game is unique and I think thats really cool. There is:
Lost Kingdom
Halloween World - My favourite!!!
Wonderland
Space Zone
The first parks are unlocked for you, Lost Kingdom and Halloween World, but you have to get 3 keys to unlock Wonderland and 5 for Space Zone (Please Note: 3 golden tickets=1 key).
You can ride the rides!! That is the idea Frontier took when making RTC3!!! In ways the graphics are similar too.
I don't really like the Sold-out-sales stock because I think the cover is rubbish and every time you want to play the game the installer pops-up even when it is installed!
1 year later in 2000 Theme Park Inc was released, the sequel to Theme Park World and the last in designer series of Bullfrog's games and their last game ever for PC. Sadly EA shut Bullfrog down mid-time 2004! This is why you MUST buy this game.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic game let down by it's buggyness 8 July 2010
By Borry
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I played this game back when I was little and although I remember enjoying it, I never really could understand it fully. So, I decided to change that and go back and see if the game lives up to it's memories. In a way it does.

Plot: To build a great looking theme park or four.

Gameplay: You can build within four different theme parks each with a different setting. There is a Halloween World, Dinosaur World, Garden World and a Space World. The first two you can access and begin building straight away but with the other two, you have to unlock them by winning golden keys.

You get these golden keys by accomplishing certain thing within your park and receiving a golden ticket. To win the golden tickets, you need to achieve things such as having a certain level of customer happiness, a certain amount of people in your park at one time, making a certain profit amount and well really there's loads of ways you can achieve getting a golden ticket. You then need three of these golden tickets to purchase one golden key however golden tickets can also be used to purchase special rides that you otherwise wouldn't have access to.

Graphics: I suppose they are very dated nowadays and I'm going to be a bit biased seeing I enjoyed the game so much as a child but I still found the theme park running enjoyable to watch.

Lifespan: It took me around 17 hours to unlock everything so it's a decent enough size and there is always the option to start all over again and do it differently or with the option of being able to wander around your park like a member of public, you could spent a good few hours simply enjoying what you've created.

Overall: I still enjoyed playing it now as much I did as I was younger.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesomeness 11 Oct. 2011
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a great game! I played this 10 years ago as a child and was obsessed by it - in the sanest possible way!
I was worried that it would not run on my Windows 7 laptop, as I had problems a few years back with Windows XP but it has worked!
I didn't have to download any extra patches nor did I have to use those provided on the disc.
If you want to play this game, go for it, it has worked on my system - it may well work on yours.
Happy gaming.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Theme Park World 31 May 2003
By A Customer
Theme Park World is a game of fantasy theme parks. You make rides like dino bounce( bouncy castle but on a dinosaur). It is fun collecting golden keys to open new parks for attracting lots of visitors or completing a challenge. This game has got quite good graphics for its age. You have to make sure you get mechanics and guards on duty to protect your shops and repair rides.
The ability to ride your own rides once you've made them and make your own rollar Coasters with loop the loops, this is a very enjoyable thing to do. You also have to manage the parks's finnaces, taking out loans for new rides and controlling the ticket prices.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good/Bad 18 May 2004
Theme park world had me playing over and over again,I played this game for over 4 hours on the day I got it!!
I think this game is worth the 4.99 that I brought I for, any higher I wouldnt have got it! WHY? The reason is whenever i try to go into full stimulation mode, it just crashes onto my desktop,and my computer was just updated to XP a few weeks ago! so if you you are considering buying theme park world, please do if you REALLY REALLY REALLY want it, otherwise spend your dosh on something that wont crash!!
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