When it comes to classic simulation franchises, few conjure up quite as many great memories as Roller Coaster Tycoon. So when you hear the words Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 Mobile, there’s a very good chance that you have a “front car of the coaster with your arms up” level of excitement.
That excitement might be justified. It might not. We just don’t know.
Details about the game are scant right now, though a trailer for the game showcases gameplay that… well, to be frank, looks a lot like Zynga’s CoasterVille.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – heck, I really liked CoasterVille – but it also means that this probably isn’t the Roller Coaster Tycoon series you know and love. Considering how hostile most gamers became when they learned Dungeon Keeper wasn’t Dungeon Keeper, a word of warning seems emphatically in order.
Also, we were all pretty excited for Theme Park‘s jump to mobile, and remember how that turned out?
Still, even if this isn’t this isn’t the Roller Coaster Tycoon experience that you know and love – and let’s be clear, there’s still a chance that it could be – there are reasons to think that Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 Mobile could actually be great. Chief among them? The game is being developed for Atari by On5 – better known as the folks behind Charadium (now rebranded as Draw Mania), aka the game that did Draw Something before Draw Something. They’re also the team responsible for last summer’s wonderfully unique Indie Pixel.
If you’re as curious about this one as we are, you can visit the official website to pre-register and snag a free in-game gift when the game launches.