I recently got a chance to sit down with the new theme park simulator from B-Alive entitled Adventure Park. I’ll be the first to admit, I have only played maybe one or two park simulators in my life, and truth be told, I was a little anxious due to the fact that I may not know how to play or what to do. After taking a dive into the tutorial, it turns out managing a theme park is actually pretty simple.
The tutorial took around 20 minutes and showcases the intricacies of the game itself. It was very helpful and easy to understand. Adventure Park revolves around creating a park with rides, attractions and decorations. Keeping this maintained is done by hiring staff to work on rides and keep the park clean. These all factor into the enjoyment and entertainment of the guests. Keeping everyone happy is how players make money. The happier they are, the longer they stay and spend money.
After the tutorial, I was allowed to continue with the park I started or create a free game mode and begin again. I figured “why let this nice park I turned around go to waste?” and continued with the one I already had.
Adjusting the ticket prices for both entry and rides allowed me to create more revenue and with that capital, I could improve the park and create new attractions as well as upgrade existing ones.
Observing the guests and seeing what they did and didn’t like will add to specific missions and goals that can be checked in a menu. It’s all about money management mixed with keeping customers happy. The more the park grows, the more attractions will become available to install.
Of course, like any good theme park simulator, creating track rides like roller coasters is the big thing. In Adventure Park, creating my very own coaster with as many dips and dives was as simple as clicking the mouse. Pretty soon, I was creating rides with multiple G-Force capabilities, and keeping the adrenaline pumping for guests makes them happy and wanting to spend even more in the park.
I really enjoyed my time with the preview build of Adventure Park. When I first heard I would be previewing this game, I was scared it would be too complicated for me, but with the easy to use tutorial, I was creating my own personal pirate-themed park in no time. Fans of simulation games, especially theme park ones, should keep an eye out for Adventure Park in the coming months.