Kiwii Reviews: Roller Coaster Tycoon Adventures


Kimmy Workman

When I first heard of a Roller Coaster Tycoon game coming to the Nintendo Switch, I was beyond excited yet skeptical, I didn’t know how they were going to pull off such a complex game on platform other than PC. Well, Nvizzio and Atari did an great job creating Roller Coaster Tycoon Adventures.

In this review I’ll give a bit of my thoughts on the UI, Game Play, Graphics, and Game Mechanics presented in Roller Coaster Tycoon Adventures.


The menu system in Roller Coaster Tycoon Adventures was definitely a beast to behold. If ya’ll remember the original Roller Coaster Tycoon had a menu that spanned across the whole desktop with sub menus for most every option on the thing! RCT Adventure’s has a very succinct menu, that flows well. But, if you’re new to the switch like I was remembering which buttons are which can get super confusing.

Game Play:

There are several different game modes to explore, just like in the Desktop versions of RCT. The Tutorials flow really well and affectively teach you how to manage your parks, and get you all ready to dive into Adventure mode, Scenarios and Sandbox mode.


The game looked far better than I imagined it would. The buildings, rides, and people look great. However, some of the foliage and other small details weren’t quite up to par. So, if the minor details are important to you be aware that there are some majorly flat flowers it RCT Adventures.

Game Mechanics:

The management mechanics were as great as you would expect for an RCT game. The one thing that really stuck out to me was the way Researching was changed or rather simplified for this version of Roller Coaster Tycoon. Researching is as simple as clicking a category and choosing between lengths of time, in a really user-friendly menu.

Final Thoughts:

Overall Roller Coaster Tycoon Adventures feels like  a true RCT game, and also manages to simplify all the most complex aspects of a Theme Park Simulation Game enough that it works well on a small and portable console.

I enjoyed the game, but have to say that I’ll always pick the original if I have the choice.

If you want a mobile console friendly version of Roller Coaster Tycoon, then Roller Coaster Tycoon Adventures is your game!

Have you played yet? If so let us know what you thought of the game in the comments below!

Until next time,

Peace out Peeps!