When a theme park decides to go all out for Halloween, it creates an awesome experience for park goers. Creepy characters stalk around, rides suddenly get darker, and even the restaurants join the fun with fall-flavored treats. Mobile games can also be great at taking advantage of seasonal festivities. Players will get rare collectibles based on the season and can take part in events that are typically generous with rewards. So what happens when the two come together? Atari puts Six Flags Fright Fest into RollerCoaster Tycoon.
Many gamers have fond memories of playing RollerCoaster Tycoon on their home PC back in the day. So it only makes sense that Atari put it on iOS and Android as RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch. Players can build their park on the go and don't have to stop when someone else needs the computer. It also gives the developers plenty of chances to update the game with fun, timely events. The Fright Fest update, which launched Monday, lets players use actual Six Flags installations to make their park appropriately spooky.
The most imposing of the new Halloween additions is Skull Mountain. The creepy coaster of Six Flags fame is now available for players' parks. Also of note is the Demon Rock statue. It's probably the only time you'd want to invite a demon into your theme park. On the less scary side is Six Below, a brand new ice cream shop. Finally, and tying everything together, is the Undead Hand decoration. It holds up an official Six Flags sign, letting us all live the dream of owning our own Six Flags. Even if it's only for a month.
Of course, a mobile game event isn't complete without limited-time challenges. The current weekly challenges will reward you with more Six Flags items for your park, as well as currency. There's also a new scenario "Small but Durable." It challenges players to bring in revenue and customers with nothing but small rides. They rarely ever break down, sure, but they only seat half the usual amount of people. Can you work that puzzle out?
RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch is free to play on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.