Knowledgebase: Game Manual
Posted by Luis Vera on 05 August 2018 12:17 AM

Start A New Game

This is where your fun begins! Click on the Start New Game button and you’re on your way — but you’re not inside the park yet. RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 includes a number of park scenarios. What you see is the Scenario Selection window.

The scenarios are divided into five categories, indicated by tabs. Click on a tab to see the scenarios listed under that category. When you move the mouse cursor over a scenario name, information about that scenario is displayed on the right side of the window, including a summary, objectives, and the name and rating of any player who has completed it before.

Choose a scenario and click on the name to play it. Click on the Close Window button [X] in the upper right corner of the window to go back to the Main Menu without choosing a scenario. When you have completed a scenario, your success and your score are noted in the Scenario Selection window. Scenarios are divided into the following categories:

Beginner Parks – These “entry-level” scenarios will help you get a feel for how the game works, and introduce you to the tools and techniques you’ll need to become a full-fledged tycoon.

Challenging Parks – These scenarios are the next step in your quest to be a tycoon, and will introduce you to further fine-points of park management.

Expert Parks – Want a real challenge? Expert Parks pull out all the stops. If you successfully make it through these thorny trials, you can confidently call yourself a tycoon!

“Real” Parks – These parks were designed from actual real-life parks from around the world. If you have visited any, see if you can find your way around them and, most importantly, keep them running and out of the red.

Other Parks – These scenarios include special parks that fall outside the above definitions.

Note: When you create a scenario, you can assign it to any of the above categories. It will then show up with the other scenarios listed when you start a new game.


Load / Continue

Click here if you want to pick up where you left off in a saved game. Tutorial If you want to learn the basics of building and running your own park, or need a quick refresher, we recommend you click on Tutorials first. Tutorials are animated scenarios that feature step-by-step instructions and advice. Clicking on the Tutorials button displays a drop-down menu with the following choices:

Beginners – If you have never played RollerCoaster Tycoon or RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 before, we recommend starting here. If you played the original game but want a refresher course, this should be your first stop.

Custom Rides – Includes tips on making rides and a sneak peek at some new features. Start here if you have played RollerCoaster Tycoon before and feel confident in your park-building abilities.

Roller Coaster Building – Whether you’re an old pro or a newcomer, you can always learn something from the Roller Coaster Building tutorial.


You don’t have to just sit and watch the tutorials. While a tutorial is running, you can click on any mouse button or press any key to take over control. The only caveat is that you can’t give control back to the tutorial once you interrupt it. To restart the tutorial you must go back to the Main Menu and run it again.



Clicking on the Tools button opens the Tools menu, where you’ll find the following:

Scenario Editor – This fantastic new feature lets you design and creates your own scenarios, which you can share with other players. You decide the look and layout of the park, and even set the scenario’s objective!

Convert Saved Game to Scenario – This lets you load a saved game, create new objectives for it, and save it as a scenario. If you have already started a game, you can use this tool to create a scenario that includes a park already in full swing, or an aged park in need of help. 

Roller Coaster Designer – This tool lets you design a ride in peace with no scenario objectives, money constraints, or guests to distract you. Build rides, test them and fine tune them until they are perfect, and then save the track design to share with other players or use in one of your own parks.

Track Design Manager – After you have designed or downloaded several new rides, this tool will help you keep them organized.


Click here when you are done playing RollerCoaster Tycoon 2.

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