In Rollercoaster Tycoon, for example, you are responsible for setting the price of admission, hiring staff, and creating fun thrill rides for your customers.
Also known colloquially as OpenTTD for short, Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe is a business simulation game that will look familiar to anyone who has played any of the tycoon-style games in the past, like Zoo Tycoon and Rollercoaster Tycoon.
I've been a long-time fan of the tycoon games and the idea of having a portable zoo to take with me and care for like a newborn silver dual-screened baby made my heart go pitter-patter.
The property, now a National Trust Historic Site, was once the home of New York City Mayor, William Paulding, industrialist George Merritt, and railroad tycoon Jay Gould.
The publisher is Codemasters and they have previously published offerings like Colin McRae: Dirt for the PS3, Hospital Tycoon for the PC, and Rafa Nadal Tennis for the Nintendo DS.
In the Nintendo DS game, the Urbz: Sims in the City, it's up to you to save the city from greedy business tycoon, Daddy Bigbucks, and restore harmony and order in Sim Quarter.
For example, the park's logo is prominent on Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 games because several parks and coaster designs have been replicated as virtual environments for play.
I remember back in the mid-90s, when I was just a wee lad, I would go over to the neighbor's house and play the old Lemonade Tycoon on their archaic computer.
Popular environment simulators include Roller Coaster Tycoon, a game that involves the management of entire amusement parks as well as the development of roller coasters.
Like Roller Coaster Tycoon, it is a complete park management simulation but offers players many more details to manage such as employee wages and other intricate nuances.