View Full Version : Scenario Strategy Guides Consolidated

02-01-2005, 11:38 AM
This a list of various strategy guides here in the forums for the various scenarios. These guides are designed to help you get to Tycoon level without destroying the parks. All these guides point you in the direction of "winning" without the need to employ a cheat. There seems to be a trend for some other users to post cheats onto the strategy guides linked here. You do not need to follow their advice in order to "win."

Cybinary has helped out a lot with the release of the expansions and a round of thanks to him... As you read through these you will find strategies that build upon one another until you are able to tackle virtually any of the scenarios. In each case where a picture set has been made available, the At Start picture is the shot of the park when you win the Apprentice level. The Won is when you have become a Tycoon. These of course are suggestions based on the write-ups and ones that did succeed. We expect you will also come up with your own unique combinations of Rides, Shops, Stalls and placements to make a great park.

Scenario 1-Vanilla Hills

Scenario 2-Gold Rush

Scenario 3-Checkered Flag

Scenario 4-Box Office

Scenario 5-Fright Night

Scenario 6-Go With the Flow

Scenario 7-Broom Lake

Scenario 8-Valley of Kings

Scenario 9-Gunslinger

Scenario 10-Ghost Town

Scenario 11-National Treasure

Scenario 12-New Blood

Scenario 13-Island Hopping

Scenario 14-Cosmic Crags

Scenario 15-La La Land

Scenario 16-Mountain Rescue

Scenario 17-The Money Pit

Scenario 18-Paradise Island

Soaked Scenarios
Scenario 1-Captain Blackhearts Cove

Scenario 2-Oasis of Fun

Scenario 3-Lost Atlantis

Scenario 4-Monster Lake

Scenario 5-Fountain of Youth

Scenario 6-World of the Sea

Scenario 7-Treasure Island (by Cybinary :D ) (& DWWilkin)

Scenario 8-Mountain Spring (by Cybinary :D ) (& DWWilkin)

Scenario 9-Castaway Getaway (by Cybinary :D )

Wild Scenarios
Scenario 1-Scrub Gardens

Scenario 2-Ostrich Farm Plains

Scenario 3-Egyptian Sand Dance

Scenario 4-A Rollercoaster Odyssey

Scenario 5-Zoo Rescue

Scenario 6-Mine Mountain

Scenario 7-Insect World

Scenario 8-Rocky Coasters

Scenario 9-Lost Land of the Dinosaurs

Scenario 10-Tiger Forest

Scenario 11-Raiders of the Lost Coaster

Scenario 12-Saxon Farms

Rollercoaster Tycoon Scenario Project...
Here are the original Rollercoaster Tycoon Scenarios now changed into RCT3 3D format...

Forest Frontiers

Dynamite Dunes

02-01-2005, 11:50 PM
good job putting them all together!

02-20-2005, 09:42 AM

is it allowed to copy and translate this tips for a german fansite??

02-24-2005, 05:59 PM

And great job on this :)

Cheers Tikitiki

02-24-2005, 06:02 PM
Aoshi, Tikitiki, thanks :D

XPatrick, sure you can post them in German (but if you make loads of money you have to promise to share ;) ) I just ask that you put the caveat, win without destroying which i have posted at the top of the thread...

03-28-2005, 12:15 PM
*added to tips and tricks thread*

05-09-2005, 09:36 PM
I have been looking through your scenario strategy guides for quite some time now but never got the chance to thank you...So Thanx DWWilkin! Great job on these! Your threads really do help many frustrated peeps like me! Thanx Again!:D :up:

05-13-2005, 10:43 AM
I read through the scenario and am in the process of doing what is suggested (except for blocking off the paths - get to that next!) but, the train ride is not complete and isn't that how new peeps get to the park??

HELP! what's needed? I can't seem to place the entrance and exit!


05-13-2005, 11:07 AM
Ah, you are seeing part of the park decorations from Frontier. You can ride that train in Coaster Cam and crash as I remember... It is outside the park so you really have no control over it. The peeps come from the main station, so it is an illusion that they use to get to the amusement park from their parking lots... Ultimately you do not have to worry about it.

05-27-2005, 02:52 AM
Any strategy guide for the very last scenero (the one that is unlocked when you've reach tycoon level for all the previous ones)??

05-27-2005, 09:31 AM

I just started the scenarios. lol i know. I finished 2/3 of them in 10 minutes though

06-04-2005, 06:13 PM
These are pics of my themed areas for La-La Land and they worked just fine! Here is the adventure area:
http://img9.echo.cx/img9/7702/shot01161xi.th.jpg (http://img9.echo.cx/my.php?image=shot01161xi.jpg)
and here is the pic for the sci-fi area:
http://img9.echo.cx/img9/1684/shot01220ie.th.jpg (http://img9.echo.cx/my.php?image=shot01220ie.jpg)

Hope these help!

Peace out,


06-05-2005, 01:00 PM
I have made it all the way through to the end of RCT3, however I am stuck at having the VIP seeing the fireworks show!!! I put like 10 different fireworks shows together, and nothing is working...why won't he look at them??????

Thanks for any infor!!!

06-05-2005, 01:05 PM
let him stand next to a show. then he will look!

06-11-2005, 01:35 AM
Put a couple of waypoints right on the path next to the fireworks show. He will walk around following the waypoints and look at the show. This isn't hard. You can do it.

06-13-2005, 08:52 PM
I got it!!!!

Can't wait for the expansion pack now!!!

06-19-2005, 12:05 AM

All the original parks are in...

Now for Soaked... And then there is the user content... I should do those also some day...

07-19-2005, 04:28 PM
omg i need these soooo badly...island hopping i kept thinking that the coasters had to be over 50 mph and then the altitude for the other scenario i thought had to be over 90 feet or whatever...omg thank you so much...i can finally finish the last scenarios!!!

slugger mick
07-24-2005, 02:30 PM
Thanks for these. Had more or less finished all scenarios but this helped enormously.

Am now starting National Treasure again!!!

Agree with you though. No point in just trying to beat the scenario. You want the parks to look and feel good too!!

Thanks again

07-30-2005, 09:38 PM
You have helped me so much your guides make the game more fun please do Soaked :)

08-15-2005, 01:43 PM
Thanks for the hints, I love them. I'm restarting my Soaked scenarios using a few of your ideas.

I do have a question, though. Possibly the wrong thread, but...I need help on the coaster challenge in World of the Sea. I'm terrible at coaster design, I've 'coasted' on the pre-builts, but for this I just cn't get the speed. any suggestions?

09-21-2005, 10:01 PM
anyone have any tips for the last soaked scenario?

09-29-2005, 12:26 PM
For the last Soaked scenario, my biggest problem was the park rating of 850. I would get a couple months above 850, then the trash would get out of hand and I'd drop (one time I noticed, it dropped to 848 and then went back up :sour: ). I finally let more money build up, added more thrill rides to increase the park rating, and to take care of the trash, I ended up with 6 janitors.
I'm not good at building coasters or theming rides, so I didn't get either bonus challenge.

09-29-2005, 12:29 PM
I know I have been remiss in writing the solutions for Soaked. Sorry guys. I will get back on it, and hen Wild also...

10-02-2005, 09:29 AM
Originally posted by Jookbox
anyone have any tips for the last soaked scenario?

I have played the last Soaked! scenerio before, but I didn't get to finish it. It doesn't seem so hard to beat. I don't really have any tips except for charging rides by excitment, making small and very thrilling rides, and adding other attractions along the paths.

Originally posted by DWWilkin
I know I have been remiss in writing the solutions for Soaked. Sorry guys. I will get back on it, and hen Wild also...

I hope you finish putting the guides together. These are very helpful. http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/sally/talker.gif

For La-La Land, for the theme areas, you don't need rides to put in them, just some themed scenery! http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/cwm/cwm/spin2.gif

10-06-2005, 09:47 PM
i've since beaten it. it was easier than the second to last level. looking forward to wild. i havent even touched the game since i finished it.

12-03-2005, 01:04 AM
YEAH!!! All the scenarios including the two expansion packs have your strategy guides. :heart:

12-03-2005, 09:28 AM
Yes, I have finished playing or replaying after the Beta, all of the scenarios...

Now onto the Old RCT1 Translations which hopefully will get finished soon, and then people will go to work on RCT2 parks...

Then private creations...

01-17-2006, 08:01 PM
Dear rct3phreak, Thank you so much for those pics! They really helped! THANKS THANKS THANKS!!!!!

01-17-2006, 08:06 PM
Great the RCT1 scenarios are a great add-on to the list. :up:

03-12-2006, 08:57 PM
This is a great thread. It helped me with a lot of the harder scenerios. :up:

03-21-2006, 08:50 PM
Thabkyou I finally got through La la land, although had I realised registering on this site was to be so difficult ... It should have been a breeze.... so where can I moan to about the strings of letters that are barely legible.. I have limited Eyesight and I wasn't sure if a H was a m or A N / it took me 8 tries then I got my kid to see for me... this site is not disabled friendly i see, but i wanted to join and say thankyou to the help given on La la land.. Now I tackle money pit.. here goes!!!!!

04-06-2006, 04:41 PM
just one little ? is it possible to rotate your screen in the game or is it only the one view available...cause if there is a way i cant figure it out. I remeber the original zoo tycoon u were able to rotate your viewing.

04-06-2006, 06:28 PM
AS I recall, if you hold down both mouse buttons, then move the cursor that rotates...

05-08-2006, 06:09 AM
ooo dam i wish my scenarios worked, i just bought RCT3 gold and theres no scenarios there :/ there all in the program files but don't work on my game :s

07-09-2006, 08:37 AM
I am getting really annoyed by the Mountain Rescue and La La Land.. In La La Land I cant get there park opnion to go up at all. I had ALOT of trees, 3 rides, figures and 2 stalls in each part. and it didnt move at all.

Then in Mountain Rescue I dont understand the alt. thing.. HELP! What coasters do I use?

You can PM me or email me.. thanks.

07-09-2006, 07:03 PM
I had a hard time with that one too. They want a ride that exceeds the Altitude level.:heart:

07-10-2006, 09:33 AM
I kinda cheated and just put in the same roller coaster 3 times. it worked. I only had one open..lol.

Now I am on to stinkin LA LA Land... GRRRRRR


07-10-2006, 01:58 PM
I finally figured it out! I just blocked off the area with walls, and put one whole ride inside.. and POOF up goes there opnion!


07-10-2006, 09:00 PM
I have not done LaLa Land yet. I will give your idea a try.

07-11-2006, 10:18 AM
LaLa land is considered one of the hardest

08-28-2006, 04:59 PM
I'm glad I found this place I have been looking for guides for so long. On stuff like gamefaqs and stuff they have this one guide that isnt finished.

12-18-2006, 01:31 PM
This is great, thanks :up:

12-19-2006, 01:23 PM
I wonder if we will see a renewed interest here this Xmas now that the combined set is coming out.

06-26-2007, 11:51 PM
bump thanks :) just got platinum ed. never played wild till now.

06-26-2007, 11:55 PM
Don't need to bump this. It's linked in the sticky at the top of the forum.

06-30-2007, 01:30 PM
ok i'm blind lol

12-11-2007, 07:42 AM
Does anyone know where i can find such a guide for rct2 and expansion packs

04-18-2008, 02:49 AM
This is an awesome tutorial and thanks a ton for adding it.

03-12-2009, 02:42 PM
I know that im horrible at rct but i cant get past vanilla hills, i cant get my park value up to $100,000. I have got to 84,000 but after i took some things down and moved them and added new stuff it went to 22K now its at 65,000 but cant get it much higher, I have about 750 guests in the park but they are all at the gate and cant get in theres at least 75 guests at the entrance gate and wont go further...

03-12-2009, 02:46 PM
Sounds like you somehow closed your park.

03-12-2009, 02:51 PM
thats what i thought too, but the flag was still green, the count would go up every 10 mins or so but still no guests got in...

03-12-2009, 02:51 PM
There have been path problems with the peeps on occasion. Are you up to date with the patches.

One of the glitches we used to document was when a hundred+ peeps would stand in one square and not do anything. You could use the tweezers and start moving them all out.

Put check to make sure you are up-to-date. Shut down the park and get everyone out, make sure your paths are good, then reopen.

03-12-2009, 03:02 PM
it does look like the first tile after the gate is messed up a little bit, yes should be all updated though, im going to try something in a few maybe that will help but any advice on vanilla hills?

03-12-2009, 03:16 PM
it does look like the first tile after the gate is messed up a little bit, yes should be all updated though, im going to try something in a few maybe that will help but any advice on vanilla hills?

Indeed i have thoughts on how to win Vanilla Hills. The first post in this thread sends you to my tutorial on that, but here it is again:


I have played it a great deal lately though

Buy an info booth, a restroom a drink stall, a burger joint, a merry go round, all the other thrill rides, build a couple premade coasters and that should be what you need to win. If you are not getting enough cash, raise the prices.

03-12-2009, 03:22 PM
im going to try and follow your picture the best i can, i added the dingy slide and wooden in there with the sky sling and circus. Will add the rest in a few mins...

03-12-2009, 03:24 PM
Did you get the peeps to come into your park?

03-12-2009, 04:50 PM
Yes got the peeps in, it was an issue that i did on mistake with the ground making it higher.

But going to work on 100 K now

got up to $93,000 but cant seem to get it higher, i have two rides at $10.00 per peep and im getting it but not seeming to help any, should i put another ride in if i can fit it?

03-12-2009, 07:06 PM
I am sure that success is based on Park Value, so add rides. Buy more rides and place them about the park. Landscape more. That will increase the park value.

03-13-2009, 12:35 AM
Finally got the 100 K and got tycoon on another place :).
Now im going to try and unlock the first locked place :D