RollerCoaster Tycoon 25th anniversary

RollerCoaster Tycoon celebrates 25 years with a new shop(?)

Last Updated on March 29, 2024

So we don’t usually simply reprint press releases, but this news from Atari concerning RollerCoaster Tycoon’s 25th anniversary this weekend is simply too silly to attempt to reinterpret.

Fans of the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise can now shop in a store that lives outside the iconic amusement park simulation game. With a grand opening today, fans can now find a variety of exclusive apparel, accessories, and collectibles in the official RollerCoaster Tycoon store at atari.com.  

We’re being unfair, though. Atari is offering a special piece of physical memorabilia. It’s a limited edition shadowbox, showcasing the game’s original cover, and 350 of these have been produced and signed by creator Chris Sawyer.

Hold onto your hat, though, as they’re $199 a piece, and a US-only exclusive available only from Atari.

The collectible Shadowbox Art measures 12″ x 15-½”  x 2-½” and comes ready to hang with an official Atari Certificate of Authenticity (COA). Each piece is printed on 1/8″ thick optical-grade acrylic with vibrant UV cured inks and set in a high quality finished MDF wood frame.

Designed and manufactured by Artovision in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. “We are excited to celebrate such an important milestone with Chris and all Rollercoaster Tycoon fans,” said Wade Rosen, Chairman and CEO of Atari. “Rollercoaster Tycoon is a rare game that continues to inspire joy among players 25 years after it was first introduced.”

Beyond the vast selection of Rollercoaster Tycoon games (which Atari operates under a license agreement with Chris Sawyer), Atari is planning to add to the franchise in coming years. So, Rollercoaster Tycoon Classic, Tycoon 2, Tycoon Deluxe, Touch, and Adventures Deluxe could be getting a sequel soon…

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