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The owners of this farm have moved on and have sold it to you. This is your biggest challenge yet - can you sow the seeds of success, nurture the greatest Wildlife Park ever and harvest the rewards?
Animals in the park at the start
3 Horses (all are male)
- Minimum park value $30,000.00 - can be achieved at any time.
- Total monthly viewing gallery income: $400.00 - can be achieved at any time.
- Total monthly ride income: $200.00 - can be achieved at any time.
- Minimum park value $80,000.00 - can be achieved at any time.
- Total monthly viewing gallery income: $1,600.00 - can be achieved at any time.
- Total monthly ride income: $1,200.00 - can be achieved at any time.
- Minimum park value $130,000.00 - can be achieved at any time.
- Total monthly viewing gallery income: $2,800.00 - can be achieved at any time.
- Total monthly ride income: $2,200.00 - can be achieved at any time.
Just like the scenario description says, “This is your biggest challenge yet”, and indeed, it’s a quite difficult scenario. It’s a bit like a combination of Mountain Spring and Mine Mountain regarding the objectives. If you completed Mountain Spring before (completing Mine Mountain is a pre-requirement of unlocking this scenario anyway) that could help a bit, too.
First of all, you have a huge plot of land, but with a pretty bad placement. There are relatively large flat areas at the sides, but they’re too far yet from the “main building” so trying to connect them with a path to the center would be a suicidal move at the start, because the path would eat up all your money.
Rather, build some flat rides near the main building (a Top Spin could be a really good choice for example, an Odyssey Ride as well) as well as some food, drink, souvenir stalls and facilities. Try to aim with the path toward the closer of the areas. Also, try to avoid cutting down trees as it will cost you a lot and you wouldn’t want to waste your money on that. A nice source of profit could be to build a coaster now. I built a Reverse Freefall Coaster for its compact nature in the center of the enclosed area. Any coasters should be fine, too, just have a high excitement rate so you can ask for adequate ticket prices. Build more flat rides on one side of the separated area and leave the other side free for an enclosure. As soon as you have a decent monthly ride income, build an enclosure at the mentioned area. I built a wooden fence enclosure with ostriches and zebras and raised the ticket prices of the viewing galleries to 200%-250% of the initial $1.00. If there are enough and interesting animals, the guests will pay it. Don't forget to pay attention to the thoughts at every viewing galleries, however, if you see the guests thinking “I won’t pay this much for it” then lower the price until they agree with it. This is quite important, because you need a ridiculously high total monthly viewing gallery income for the tycoon goal, so you both need to ask for high prices, but just as high as the guests will actually pay, instead turning back. Try to build a path connecting the horses enclosure (also note the three horses the park from the start are all males, so if you want more horses, buy some female ones, too). As well, build some viewing galleries there and some more rides along this path (and price them), and you should pass the apprentice level.
For the entrepreneur, build more flat rides and enclosures with animals and price them just like before. A great means to earn a good, steady income is to build some transportation ride (I built a Hop-on Hop-off Transport Trams) connecting the enclosed area and the main building, or alternatively, encircling the park, with several stations. It will cost a ton of money to build, but it will pay off nicely. Needless to say, price this as well. This also should be a great means to connect the big flat areas on both sides into the flow of the park. If you have enough money, try to connect these areas with a direct path to the park, too. Build more rides (including a coaster if you want) and more enclosures with animals, price them, and you should eventually pass entrepreneur. Also, note that this scenario has quite some awards with nice cash prizes - but it also has quite some fines, too, which could hurt a bit.
The challenge comes now! The objectives of tycoon are just ridiculous. The park value shouldn’t be much of a problem, but squeezing out the required amount of monthly ride and viewing gallery incomes will not be easy. You need a ridiculous amount of enclosures with all sorts of animals, as well as it’s advised to have thrill rides near the enclosures to attract guests there. It will be tough, but at least you likely don’t need to worry about your finances anymore at this point, because your monthly total profit should be huge. For the ride income objective, build even more flat rides and coasters (ensure they’re maintained by mechanics and priced). I “summoned” some of my best coasters from other scenarios here but… You should notice that, likely, barely any people loiter around the queues of your rides. The reason is nothing else than your other objective, as nearly all the people go to the viewing galleries (despite that, it seems like barely anyone uses them, but that’s probably just because the ridiculous amount of viewing galleries you should have by this time). Doing some marketing campaigns now should be a good idea, too.
You might also suffer from the Park Inspector’s constant nagging that “one of your animals are very hungry, ensure its feeder in the animal house is refilled frequently”, or that “A. the Animal is unhappy because there are too many animals in its enclosure”, or such, as well as generally getting about three notices per second about whatever ride/shop broke down/got fixed, A. the animal got pregnant, given birth, you have won an award/got a fine, animal keeper 45 is unhappy, the Animal Protection Society threaten you to confiscate A. the Animal/is confiscating A. the Animal because it didn’t want to eat from the food though (or alternatively your animal keepers actually forgot to refill it - to counterattack the last, you could have one animal keeper (per enclosure) set to take care only of refilling animal food though). You can turn off the Park Inspector’s messages, but you can’t turn off the other general messages, so if your head starts to hurt from the high pitched “beep-beep” sound informing you about something unimportant again, then, a second one, too, you could consider turning off your speakers.
This will be a downhill, a final great struggle, to try to squeeze the required amount of monthly profit from your viewing galleries. It’s not easy, but it can be done. Marketing campaigns could help a lot. Once you see the checkmark at the monthly viewing gallery income objective, shut down all of your viewing galleries at once. You should notice that your ride queues slowly get filled with crowds again, and if you have enough flat rides and coasters (and with good ticket prices) you should complete the monthly ride income objective in the next month or two.
|Preceded by||List of scenarios in||Succeeded by|
|Raiders of the Lost Coaster||Wild!||None|
|RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Scenarios|
|RollerCoaster Tycoon 3||Vanilla Hills • Goldrush! • Checkered Flag • Box Office • Fright Night • Go With the Flow • Broom Lake • Valley of Kings • Gunslinger • Ghost Town (RCT3) • A National Treasure • New Blood • Island Hopping • Cosmic Craggs • La-La Land • Mountain Rescue • The Money Pit • Paradise Islands|
|Soaked!||Captain Blackheart's Cove • Oasis of Fun • Lost Atlantis • Monster Lake • Fountain of Youth • World of the Sea • Treasure Island • Mountain Spring • Cast Away Get Away|
|Wild!||Scrub Gardens • Ostrich Farm Plains • Egyptian Sand Dance • A Rollercoaster Odyssey • Zoo Rescue • Mine Mountain • Insect World • Rocky Coasters • Lost Land of the Dinosaurs • Tiger Forest • Raiders of the Lost Coaster • Saxon Farm|