Aspyr Media Inc. on Tuesday noted that its Macintosh conversion of the popular strategy simulation game
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3
has reached “gold master” status and is scheduled to begin shipping to retailers next week. The game costs US$49.99 and is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB.
at Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 on the Mac, please visit
Macworld’s Game Room.
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 puts you in charge of an amusement park, where you’re responsible for every aspect of its creation and operation, from laying out the park and installing the rides to hiring the staff that will maintain it. You can build custom-designed roller coasters and other thrill rides, then ride them using the “CoasterCam.” You can also create your own pyrotechnic lightshows using the Fireworks MixMaster, synchronizing your displays to music. The game includes more than 170 rides, realistic day and night cycles and more.
An enormously popular franchise on the PC, this is the first Rollercoaster Tycoon game to find its way Macward. Aspyr’s internal game development team, Aspyr Studios, handled the Mac game conversion, which was based on developer Frontier’s original code.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, G4/1GHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 2.0GB RAM, ATI Radeon 9000 or GeForce FX5200 or better 3D graphics with at least 32MB VRAM and DVD drive.