Theme park is a fantastic game that probably inspired the likes of "The Sims». Your main objective is to build a theme park from scratch with the budget you are given. With this money you must build rides, snack bars, toilets and anything else that will get people through the door and more importantly, keep them there.
The more people that walk through the gates, the more money you make. This also means that you must keep buying new attractions to keep everyone happy.
You have a birds-eye view over the entire park with the ability to zoom in or zoom out as far as you wish. Each visitor to your park has a different icon above their head which signifies their mood as well as their needs.
It is even up to you to lay the paths that the guests walk on. Also, why not do a bit of landscape gardening by planting trees, plants and bushes around for your guests to look at.
The bigger your park gets, the more people come through the door. This may be good for ticket sales but what happens with all the rubbish and litter that is left around your park? It is also down to you to employ staff
to keep the running of the park smoothly.
The best features of theme park are the rides. With a small budget you can only afford smaller rides but as the game develops you can spend lots of time building roller coasters. This includes loop’d’ loops, sharp bends, log flumes and pretty much anything you can imagine! The only thing you must be aware of is the running of the rollercoaster as these also need maintenance. If the ride breaks, you put your guests at risk by keeping it open and not getting it repaired.
All in all, Theme park is a classic and it is a real shame that they don't make newer versions in the series. It is great fun for kids and adults alike (especially if you consider yourself a bit of a businessman). You have complete control over all aspects of the park and it can become infuriating when nobody comes to the park.
If you think that you have the skills, why not buy a new plot of land somewhere else in the world (i.e. Florida) and try to compete with the likes of Disneyworld for ultimate supremacy.