“Planet Coaster” Game review


Alex Rossi

Planet Coaster turns players into architects and artistic designers, to mimic the fantastic designs found in Disney World.

“Planet Coaster” is the game for your imagination to create and build roller coasters. The true successor to “Roller Coaster Tycoon 3,” the player learns how to manage their own park as if they are the owner of a real theme park, like Disney World or Six Flags.

The missions and park management of “Planet Coaster” is similar to fans who have played the classic Roller Coaster Tycoon game. However, the new game has added customization, challenges and stunning graphics that will take your breath away. While the camera and construction controls are very hard to maneuver, the ability to zoom around a park and to twist and bend coasters goes every which way.

The testing feedback is very helpful, and you can highlight exactly which parts of the track that are not functioning properly, which means the problems can be fixed without having to demolish tracks which has improved from “Roller Coaster Tycoon 3”. The player can take built sections of track to pull and twist them, or use the game’s built-in smoothing tools. This makes custom built coasters in a career scenario much more easier in terms of time, cost and success than it was in “Roller Coaster Tycoon 3”.

If you are new to roller coaster sims, this game could be overwhelming, but it is a highly rewarding game for players to have endless opportunities for creativity.

Having only completed the beginner levels, the absence of time-sensitivity from the career mode requirements is promising. Achieving a goal in the game simply moves the player on, rather than puttering you around your park and waiting for your time to run out. Just like in “Roller Coaster Tycoon,” you can continue developing your parks after all goals are met if you choose.

Overall, this game is one to ride out. Despite some minor issues with the unwieldy controls, “Planet Coaster” is a familiar, relaxing and constant ride of fun.

The Parkway West Pathfinder gives “Planet Coaster” a 8/10.