Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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A premium version of last year's freemium release, Coaster Crazy, Coaster Crazy Deluxe is quite the delight. It might eventually seem a little repetitive but it's plenty of fun getting that far.
The sole purpose behind Coaster Crazy Deluxe is to build increasingly impressive roller coasters before opening them up to the public. It's a simple goal but there's lots of fun along the way. Piecing together each coaster is mostly down to the player's imagination, with a wide variety of different pieces of track to choose from.
It's possible to design a fairly sedate roller coaster but that's hardly the point. Proving simple with a drag of a finger to increase or decrease the altitude of each piece, high G-force is pretty easy to arrange. Similarly, special pieces such as loop-the-loops, tunnels, and upside down segments are all easy enough to place. It's pretty fun to create something, but bear in mind that it's got to pass the testing process.
This testing process involves unleashing some people on it and seeing what, if anything, goes wrong along the way. In that respect, Coaster Crazy Deluxe is occasionally like a puzzle game - requiring players to backtrack and adjust certain features for safety. Alongside a series of challenges for each place, offering stars and general feelings of success, there's a certain structure to what's expected of the player.
It's very easy to be drawn into Coaster Crazy Deluxe, all the more so now that progress isn't slowed down such as in the freemium version. Tinkering and experimenting with each roller coaster, all in order to get the best result, is great fun. Eventually it might turn repetitive but the key point is that it's fun getting there. It's a great use of a sandbox engine, and ideal for the whole family.