********************************************************** * * * SimTheme Park FAQ. (Update) * * Company: Bullfrog/Electronic Arts * * Rated: E for Everyone * * My e-mail address: [email protected] * * FAQ. by: Aaron Illingworth * * * ********************************************************** (NOTE: This is an update. I realized I left out a few things, and noticed I could explain more. I have received a few e-mails from people wanting help with certain things, and I realized I didn't even explain it in the FAQ. Throughout this FAQ. you may look for changes, and I hope I will answer all of your questions. If you still have a question that is not answered, you may e-mail me, and I will try and get back with you.) *1. Parks (Tells you how many golden keys you need for each park) *2. Starting parks *3. Rides (Includes the secret golden ticket rides) *4. Shops *5. Sideshows *6. Features *7. Making money and losing money *8. Challenges *9. Secrets *10. New section (Research) *1. Parks You start out in the lobby. The bowling ball guy will ask you to start a new game or choose a player that has already started. Go from there. The parks in SimTheme Park are: Lost Kingdom Halloween World Wonderland Space Zone The bowling ball guy will give you a golden key, and you can open two parks, Lost Kingdom, and Halloween World, you must earn more golden keys to earn the other two. Choose which one you want to open. (I suggest Halloween World first.) Now, once your inside the park, it is empty. The bowling ball guy will help you when building paths, getting rides, hiring staff, etc. Overall, he is a good helper, although, he can get very annoying. You can press the Escape button and go to Options. You can turn the Advisor off. Let's move on to Starting your Park. *2. Starting Parks One of the funnest parts of the game. Click on an existing path, and move the mouse either forward, or sideways(left and right) and you will be moving a blue type stream to make a path, click on it, and a path will appear. It is very easy once you get used to it. The bowling ball guy is very good help, but when you are an experienced player at this, you may want to turn him off. *3. Rides At every park, there is about five rides available to buy. You may notice two or three secret "golden ticket" rides highlighted in red. That means you don't have enough golden tickets to get that ride. It also tells on the screen how many golden tickets you need to earn that ride. Once you have enough, the ride will be highlighted in gold. Here are the rides available in all of the parks. Lost Kingdom: Crazy Ape Belly Bounce Aztec Mayhem Rocky Racers Halloween World: Insectiside Jaw Dropper Putrid Pumpkins Tentacle Terror Wonderland: Bumper Bugs Candy Coaster Caterpiller Capers Flower Power Space Zone: Crater Creature Escape Velocity The Gravatron Rock n' Roll You can get more rides, but you must hire researchers and research new rides. There are many more to research, so have fun. You can also buy the "mystery rides" that are in the 'Buy Attractions' screen under 'Buy Rides' Here is a list of all of the secret rides in all of the parks. Lost Kingdom: Jurassic Tours (1 golden ticket) Eruption (3 golden tickets) Halloween World: Flightmare Tours (1 golden ticket) Spooky Spider (3 golden tickets) Wonderland: Tweety Tours (2 golden tickets) Dragon Fliers (4 golden tickets) Space Zone: I never actually bought the 1 golden ticket ride, yet. I bought the 3 golden ticket ride once before, but I completely forgot the name of it. It looked alot like The Gravatron. The Aerotron (5 golden tickets) ***Here are the ways to earn the golden tickets.*** 1. Getting a crowd of 200 visitors at one time 2. Having 350 visitors in your park at one time. 3. Getting a profit over Â§10000 in a year(Or more) 4. Having a high level of visitor happiness. 5. Having a very high roller coaster 6. Making a really long water ride. There are many more. The tip I have is, build a fantastic park. Try and build great rides (high roller coasters, long water rides, etc.) Pretty soon, and once you get used to the game, you will find it highly addictive! *4. Shops You start out with three shops in each theme park. Here is the list of the shops in each theme park that you start out with. Lost Kingdom: Burger Shop Drinks Shop Balloon Shop Halloween World: Burger Shop Drinks Shop Ice Cream Shop Wonderland: Fries Shop Drinks Shop Ice Cream Shop Space Zone: Burger Shop Drinks Shop Fries Shop You can research more shops such as: Costume Shop (Research this in all of the parks) Restaurant (Research this in all of the parks except Lost Kingdom) Steak Restaurant (Research in Lost Kingdom) Etc. *5. Sideshows Sideshows are a cool thing to have. Your visitors love a good sideshow, and with that, it's a good idea to put the chance of winning all the way up so they are always satisfied. There is a secret to earn tons of money in the Secrets Section of this FAQ. Check it out! Here are the list of two main sideshows in all of the parks. Lost Kindgom: Jungle Spray Strength Bird Halloween World: Giant Puzzle Fortune Teller Wonderland: Aqua Spray Fruit Shy Space Zone: Arcade Giant Puzzle You can research two more sideshows after that. Remember, guests love a good sideshow, and make sure you build at least three or your visitors might began to get bored. *6. Features Features are the most less important thing in this game. It's there for you to decorate your park with neat things such as trees, fountains, rocks, flowers, etc. There are many types of features to buy in each theme park, and tons to research. There are also things under features that are needed such as Staff Rooms, Bathrooms, Security Cameras, Trashcans, etc. *7. Making money and losing money If you don't know any secrets to this game on earning money, then you will probably have a tough time. Money is hard to keep in this game, so it's good that you can take out loans when you are very low on cash. But some loans are risky to take, but you do not want a loan with alot of interest. It's best to choose the loans with 20% interest. Also, you shouldn't take out very large loans because it would take awhile to actually pay them off completely. Go to the Secrets Section of this FAQ. and find out a way to earn money very fast and not even have to take out a loan, ever! *8. Challenges The bowling ball guy will sometimes give you challenges. Some may say for you to sell 200 fries in a certain amount of days, or building a specific ride and building the certain amount of sections in the track as told. If you win, you earn money, and if you lose, you won't get anything. Challenges are a good thing to rely on in this game because it's a good way to earn some bonus money. If you earn a challenge that requires you to sell burgers, fries, or drinks, build alot of shops of that type and you will win the challenge in no time! The hardest challenge would probably be the Balloon challenge which requires you to have 15% of people holding a balloon in the park. You would then probably have to build alot of Balloon Shops, then. *9. Secrets (Secrets Section) Here are some secrets I know of this game! Well, I used to be ok at this game, and very quickly, I would be taking out loans, and then I would have to restart my park because I had trouble keeping my money! Then I saw a cheat around the internet that gives you money, easily! Here is how to do it: Build any sideshow. When people come to it, make the price around Â§20 or so. Then while they are playing it, raise the price to Â§10000. (Make sure the chance of winning is all the way up.) Then, when they win, you will receive that much money! You can do it as much as you want, and before you know it, you will be filthy rich! Cool huh? When I tried that cheat, I made all of my parks awesome! Now I have extremely long roller coasters that fill up the whole park! It's cool, I am sure you'll use this technique alot, it's very useful! *10. New section (Research) This is the main section I get questions on. Here is a little tutorial on researching rides, upgrades, shops, sideshows, and features. Rides - Rides are the main goal of your park to make it successful. The first column in the Research area is the rides section. The Bowling ball guy will help you out in this area for your first time playing. If you turned him off at the beginning and are still confused, I would turn him on, he can explain things well. Upgrades - Research ride upgrades is what visitors want you to do. The same old ride all the time is no fun, so when you research an upgrade, you can update a certain ride. Here is where I get most questions on, rollercoaster upgrades. Many people don't know how to make loops. You must research an upgrade for that rollercoaster, and once you have, click on that ride, click the screwdriver button, and select upgrade. A mechanic will come by, and upgrade it for you, ready for you to make new changes. Edit the track, and add a loop where you want (you must delete a section of track first.) If you are still have questions, you can e-mail me, my address is above, and below this FAQ. Shops, Sideshows, and Features - I can mention these altogether. All you need to do from now and then is to research some of these to keep your park up to date. I would worry about the features last, and research shops and sideshows first. That was my update. Here is my e-mail address if you have any questions: [email protected] ***THANKS GAME-REVOLUTION!*** Extra special thanks to Revolution reader Aaron Illingworth!