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Legendary Management Sim Theme Park Heading To iPhone Later This Year

By , on August 11, 2011

Following the release of golden oldies Dragon's Lair 2 and James Pond in recent months on iPhone, another bona fide veteran of the gaming scene is preparing to debut on Apple's mobile platform.

Those of you over 20 will recall most of your free time in the mid-'90s being eaten up by one particular management sim.

Those of you under 20 will soon discover what that felt like.

Yes, Bullfrog's seminal amusement park build-'em-up Theme Park is riding into the App Store fairground later this year.

Theme Park on iPhone will be published by video game goliath Electronic Arts, who acquired Bullfrog Productions in 1995. It's, therefore, in the best possible hands. We hope.

As for Theme Park's gameplay, well, it basically involves your turning a free plot of land into a profitable entertainment attraction, so that you can sell it to the highest bidder and fund the building of a larger park elsewhere.

And, thus, the addiction begins.

An interesting bit of Theme Park trivia, by the way: it was originally going to be a Disneyland game. That is, until Mickey & co. decided they wanted too much control over the game's development and content, and backed out of the deal.

Don't think it damaged The Walt Disney Company's bottom line too much in retrospect, mind.


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MrGood 3 years, 2 months ago

I loved this game on the PC, looking forward to its release.