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Expansion Guide by tkrausse_
Version: 0.67 | Updated: 07/23/2005
Roller Coaster Tycoon 3: Soaked! New additions to the game This FAQ is not meant to help you beat any scenarios, help you design any breathtaking coasters, slides, or parks, and will not give you much advice on how to play the game. All it is is a list of the new items and features that are added in the expansion. Anything else, I’m not worrying about, I’d rather play the game. This is for people like me who want to know what’s in it before they buy, even though I ended up getting it anyway. So then, on to what everyone’s waiting for, the new rides in Soaked! Version History: V 0.5 (July 12, 2005) First version, contained most of the info V 0.52 (July 14, 2005) Removed Splash Boats, added Spin Doctor and Water Transport, added a description and some comments, and one more site allowed to host V 0.67 (July 23, 2005) Added a few more descriptions to the thrill ride and junior ride sections Table of Contents 1) Roller coasters 2) Junior Rides 3) Thrill rides 4) Water rides 5) Gentle rides 6) Transport rides 7) Other Rides 8) Stalls 9) Scenery 10) Pools! 11) Pool slides and rides 12) Other stuff changed ***Roller coasters*** Roller coasters*** Roller coasters*** Roller coasters*** As the game’s name says, there’re a lot of coasters in game. Here’s the new ones that soaked added, assuming I didn’t miss any (or add any in by mistake). You have the coasters name, its in game description (more are coming, I just wanted to get something done instead of writing down every description in one sitting), its listed price that you will never get, and any comments I have on that type of ride. I will not be giving info on the pre-mades, so don’t ask. If you want an FAQ on them, feel free to write one. Name: Alpine Coaster In-game description: A fast moving toboggan ride. Price: $1,700 and up My comments: It appears that this ride is designed for two stations – one at the top of a hill, and one at the bottom. Guests board at the top, ride down, and get off. The cars then ride back to the top, empty, and are prepared to go back down. Name: Flying coaster In-game description: Riders are held in comfortable seats below the track, traveling through twisted track to give the ultimate flying experience. Price: $4,950 and up. My comments: N/A Name: Giant Flume In-game description: A modern water ride with steep freefall drops from incredible heights. Designed to be placed in a water body. Price: $3,950 and up. My comments: It appears as though this ride actually has to drop into a body of water to work. It does not contain water as part of its construcion. Name: Glider Coaster In-game description: A custom lift section with a rotating column carries the car to the top of the lift hill. Price: $4,500 and up My comments: N/A Name: Half-Pipe Coaster In-game description: A coaster based around a skateboarding half pipe. Price: $2,650 and up My comments: Although this is a pretty simple ride, it is also very compact, and comparatively cheap. If you have a small amount of space, and need to add a coaster, this may be a good choice. Name: Hershey’s Stormrunner In-game description: Price: $9,750 and up My comments: The games stats make this ride look much better than it is. It’s just a magnetic launched coaster. Name: Lay-down Coaster In-game description: Riders are held in a special harness in a lying down position, traveling through twisted track and inversions either on their backs or facing the ground. Price: $4,000 and up My comments: N/A Name: Mini Suspended Flying Coaster In-game description: Price: $3,550 and up My comments: N/A Name: Roller-Soaker In-game description: Guests riding this coaster are able to drop a tank of water onto peeps on the ground below. Price: $4,500 and up My comments: This one could definitely have potential in a park, especially, if the designs are better than the one at Hershey’s. Plus, supposedly, when in the Coaster cam, you get control of the water, and can soak guests yourself. Name: Sea Serpent Shuttle In-game description: Price: $4,150 and up My comments: A reverse incline coaster, with an Atlantis theme. It does have some interesting elements, and looks cool with the head and tail pieces. Name: Sky Rider Coaster In-game description: A specially constructed mini-suspended coster with a vertical lift section, and rotating car. Price: $2,400 and up My comments: Very compact, as you don't need to find space for a lift hill, but still limited in what it can do. Name: Turbo Bikes In-game description: Price: $3,550 My comments: N/A Name: White Water Rapids In-game description: Price: $2,400 and up My comments: What River Rapids should be. Sloping turns, wide tracks, obstacles, and awesome waterfalls. If they could do this, why bother with the other one? ***Junior Rides*** Junior Rides*** Junior Rides*** Junior Rides*** It should be Junior Ride, as they only added one. To make it even worse, what they added isn’t a new ride, nor is a new theme of an old ride. Even so, here it is… Name: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups In-game Description: A whirling and rotating ride themed as Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Area: 4x4 Price: $360 Excitement: 1.73 Intensity: 1.57 Nausea: 2.52 My Comments: Just Teacups with a new look. Still generic themed, so no advantage for either of them. Guess it comes down to which one you like better. Actually, Teacups have nearly twice the Excitement, so use it instead. ***Thrill Rides*** Thrill Rides*** Thrill Rides*** Thrill Rides*** Probably the second largest set of new features in the expansion. Yeah, there may be more new coaster types (I haven’t counted, but I doubt it matters), but you won’t use all of them. These, you’ll use a lot. They tend to be very efficient sources of income, and valuable additions to your park. In-game descriptions will be coming. Name: Aileron In-game description: An exciting whirly ride with guests riding in suspended cars. Area: 6x6 Price: $530 Excitement: 2.87 Intensity: 2.39 Nausea: 2.56 My Comments: In real life, riders can adjust the wings to change altitude. Haven’t tried to see if peeps do that yet. Actually, the movements are automatic in the game. Name: Discus In-game description: Guests are swung around on a giant rotating disc. Area: 13x7 Price: $1,262 Excitement: 4.21 Intensity: 4.90 Nausea: 6.30 My Comments: Basically just a revolution with seats on the outside of the ring. I need to check excitement to see if the larger size gives any benefits. Actually, it does have a higher excitement and lower nausea, so it may be worth it. Name: Disko In-game description: A spinning disc with seats that goes along a railed half-pipe. Area: 3x7 Price: $550 Excitement: 3.61 Intensity: 5.06 Nausea: 5.10 My Comments: I get sick just looking at this. You sit in a bowl, which spins while going up and down a half pipe. Ugh. Name: Double Skywheel In-game description: A twin version of the huge rotating SkyWheel ride. Area: 5x7 Price: $1,200 Excitement: 1.66 Intensity: 5.12 Nausea: 5.20 My Comments: I think the single Skywheel had a better excitement, so you probably want to use that. Actually, it has a slightly higher excitement, but still low, so not real useful. Name: Giant Slide In-game Description: Peeps slide down a smooth plastic surface. Price: 500 and up My Comments: Build your own big sliding board. It is custom, but just how high you want to go. Name: Gyrator In-game description: A rotating and tumbling vomit-inducing ride. Area: 7x7 Price: $623 Excitement: 3.71 Intensity: 3.96 Nausea: 3.56 My Comments: From what I’ve seen, just a Twister that has the cars flip upside down too. According to the games description, you should probably have a janitor waiting outside the exit. Name: Kaos In-game description: Seats on the outside of a spinning and pivoting disc Area: 5x4 Price: $820 Excitement: 3.65 Intensity: 5.03 Nausea: 6.20 My Comments: Enterprise, only the seats spin now. Hopefully, it doesn’t have the problem some real ones do where the restraints open randomly for no good reason. Name: Octopus In-game description: Three pairs of seats rotate at the end of octopus arms. Area: 5x5 Price: $514 Excitement: 2.21 Intensity: 1.92 Nausea: 2.08 My Comments: Basically, a Twister with five arms instead of three. However, it is themed, so it is better in your new water parks. Name: Parachute Drop In-game description: Guests ascend and descend a tall tower in a parachute- style gondola. Area: 7x7 Price: $590 Excitement: 3.41 Intensity: 2.58 Nausea: 3.02 My Comments: Another basic thrill ride, but cars function individually, so you won't waste seats on a half load. Name: Pounding Surf In-game description: Guests are swung every which way on a rolling suspended platform. Area: 9x7 Price: $420 Excitement: 3.51 Intensity: 3.11 Nausea: 3.36 My Comments: Themed Top Spin with water jets. Great addition to the park. Name: Power Boat In-game description: A special themed simulator showing a power boat movie. Area: 4x4 Price: $460 Excitement: 3.41 Intensity: 4.36 Nausea: 3.56 My Comments: Themed motion simulator, and it splashes, adding extra water effects. Name: Rip Tide In-game description: A whirling and rotating ride Area: 4x4 Price: $440 Excitement: 3.21 Intensity: 4.36 Nausea: 5.56 My Comments: Disk spins backwards, while tilting toward the sides. Nice, simple addition to any park. Name: Sky Swing In-game description: A huge swinging ride giving the sensation of flying. Area: 11x34 Price: $1,400 Excitement: 4.57 Intensity: 5.12 Nausea: 6.40 My Comments: The giant bungee thing that most parks charge about 15 dollars for. It is huge for just a thrill ride, so it may not be worth using, even though it is popular. Not to be confused with the Sky Sling, that was in the original release Name: Spin Doctor In-game description: Eight pairs of seats attached to either end of a long rotating arm. Area: 13x4 Price: $596 Excitement: 4.81 Intensity: 4.39 Nausea: 5.78 My Comments. Two cars on either end of a very long pole. Ride if you dare. ***Water Rides*** Water Rides*** Water Rides*** Water Rides*** Water Rides*** Strangely enough, there’s only one new water ride in the expansion. However, that’s because the game only considers boat rentals to be water rides, and other rides, even if they use water, are classified differently. Name: Windsurfer My Comments: A new boat to rent. Basically, a surfboard with a sail. If you use water rides, it’s pretty cool. *** Gentle Rides*** Gentle Rides*** Gentle Rides*** Gentle Rides*** Three new rides here, and all can be customized. One, you build yourself, the other two you can change the shows. Name: Aquarium Price: $1,000 and up Parts: In addition to pathways, you get five tanks – A Manta tank, a Shark tank, a Round tank, a Double tank, and a Surface tank. My comments: A fun ride to play around with. The tanks have tunnels through them, and the Coaster Cam is fun here too. However, it is large for a gentle ride, although it has a nausea of 0. Name: Dolphin Show Area: 5x7 Price: $940 My Comments: First off, it needs to be built in water. Very deep water. If you find a lake deep enough, you start with two tricks in your show. By going into the mixmaster, you can add other tricks, as well as choreographing them with Fireworks, lasers, waterspouts, and music. Some tricks must be researched before they can be used. Name: Killer Whale Show Area: 5x7 Price: $980 My comments: About the same as the Dolphin show. However, you have a different selection of tricks, and the whale is cooler in my opinion. *** Transport Rides*** Transport Rides*** Transport Rides*** Transport Rides*** Name: Hop-on Hop-off Trams In-game description: An easy to catch tram. My Comments: N/A Name: Water-based Transport In-game Description: My Comments: Basically a Ferry system. You build the stations, and the game figures out the best path for the boats to get to the next one. You do not have a track, so you can build through the path, just so long as there is a way for the ferrys to go. At least two different types of cars - a motor boat and a turtle. *** Other Rides*** Other Rides*** Other Rides*** Other Rides*** Other Rides*** Name: Hershey’s Kissing Tower My Comments: A redone observation tower. Just like the Peanut Butter Cups, your preference as to which one you prefer. However, in this case, the Kissing Tower is far more expensive. *** Stalls*** Stalls*** Stalls*** Stalls*** Stalls*** Stalls*** Stalls*** A few new stalls, mainly meant to go with your water-parks. One new food stand, to go with the Hershey’s material in the expansion. All item prices are default, and can be changed just like other item stalls. All new stalls are $250. Most sell based on the type of peep, having different prices for Children, Teens, and Adults. Name: Hershey’s Stall Inventory: Small Bag of Hershey Kisses @ $0.40 Regular Bag of Hershey Kisses @ $0.60 Large Bag of Hershey Kisses @ $0.80 X-Large Bag of Hershey Kisses @ $0.90 My Comments: Generic stall, so your choice. Toppings are Crushed Nuts and Caramel. Name: Inflatable Stall Inventory: Child Inflatable @ $1.85 Teen Inflatable @ $2.15 Adult Inflatable @ $2.25 My Comments: A must for a water park, as it will definitely help increase pool business. You can pick what colors are available for purchase, but each peep will chose their own. Male and Female have different Inflatables, but they cost the same for each age. Name: Sun Cream Stall Inventory: 4 SPF Suntan Lotion @ $0.90 15 SPF Suntan Lotion @ $1.10 50 SPF Suntan Lotion @ $1.30 My Comments: Almost a must have in any park, as guest now have a sunburn meter, which probably does affect their happiness. Name: Sun Glass Stall Inventory: Sunglasses @ $0.80, $0.90, and $1.00 based on age. My Comments: Probably the least important of the water stalls, but if you have it, you should probably build one anyway. Name: Swimsuit Stall Inventory: Swimsuits @ $2.50, $4.00, and $5.00, based on age Quality Swimsuits @ $2.80, $4.40, and $5.80, based on age My Comments: Don’t even think about building a pool without one of these. Your guests don’t bring their own, so no stall, no swimming. As a side note, this is why stalls should not be shaped like what they sell. ***Scenery***Scenery***Scenery***Scenery***Scenery*** Scenery*** Scenery*** First off, you have two new themes. Atlantis is an antique, ruin-like theme, with several Greek-like items. Paradise Island is a stereotypical set of beach resort scenery. I believe that White Water Rapids and Sea Serpent Shuttle are Atlantis themed, and Octopus, Pounding Surf, and Power Boat are Paradise Island, although I haven’t been able to confirm that yet. There’re also a few new items, which I’ll go into detail on. I’m not going to list what is in the new themes, as that would take two long. Jumping Fountains are $0.50 per square. They go on pathways, and bounce a stream of water from one fountain to another. For 50 cents, they really boost guest opinion, so it is definitely worth putting some in. Loudspeakers are $3.00 a piece. They go on the edge of paths, just like benches and trash cans. They allow you to play music from a location other than a ride station. Supposedly, they can be synchronized, but I haven’t figured out how yet. Passport Machines are $2.00 a piece. They go on the edge of the path. Guests receive a passport card at the gate (Whether you have the machines or not), and when they collect enough stamps from visiting the machines, they win a free prize. These are a good way to get guests to visit remote portions of your park. Water Cannons are $5.00 a piece. They go on the edge of a path. Guests can use these to spray other guests. Guests enjoy using them, but hate getting hit. The best way to use one would be to combine a group with a Roller-Soaker, but keeping it away from other attractions. These will kill your pool populations, ironically. I had a pool go from 120 guest to 30 in minutes after adding a few cannons nearby. *** Swimming Pools*** Swimming Pools*** Swimming Pools*** Swimming Pools*** What everyone wants to know about, which is why it is at the end. After all, you wouldn’t have read anything else if this was at the front, would you? But now, onto building your very own pool complexes. The first step is to build a pool. You have four choices of edge – smooth edges, diagonals, tight curves, and smooth curves. Choose whichever you like, and lay out a pool. You can build a pool in any shape you choose, with islands and other options. After building your pool, lay out some deck on the outside, so you can add equipment into your complex. Items for your deck: Lifeguard Chair - $100. No obvious benefits, but it probably give guests security and increases your business. Pool Lamp - $5.00 Just a lamp, only it can be built in your pool complex, unlike regular path lamps. Pool Shower - $3.00 No obvious benefits, but they do get used, so spend a few bucks and put some in. Sun Loungers - $15.00 Put in a pair of beach chairs for guests to lay in the sun. Sun Loungers w/ Umbrella - $20.00 Allows guests to get into the shade while in your pool High Dive - $51.00 and up You can build a multiple level high dive on your deck for your guests enjoyment. Spa Pool - $75.00 Your guests get a hot tub to relax in. Items for your pool: Diving boards - $25.00 Allow your guests to jump right in. Ladders - $4.00 Allow guests to get out easier. Underwater light - $7.00 Just a light for your pool Wave Machine - $50.00 Make any pool a wave pool by adding a few along a wall. The size, frequency, and duration of the waves are set at your changing rooms. Now, you should have a nice pool and deck. Now, you need to let guests in. You do this via changing rooms. There are four varieties that you can choose from. Guests enter through here, and pay here. Base your entry price on how much you have in your complex. You can have as many changing rooms as you want, but they increase maintenance cost. Your Mechanics will have to fill them with a cleaning fluid periodically, and each filling costs money. You have three choices of fluid, a weak, medium, and strong type. Your combination of cleaning fluid, filling frequency, and the number of changing rooms cleaning your pool determines how clean your pools are. They can range from clean to disgusting, with clean being the only acceptable level for any objectives. Note that it is very difficult for pools to get dirty, so it isn’t that big a deal. You can connect multiple decks with paths, as well. For close by levels, you can place ramps or spiral staircases on your deck to reach higher levels. Staircases are also very useful for getting guests up to your waterslides. ***Rides and Slides*** Rides and Slides*** Rides and Slides*** No water park is limited to just a pool. To be good, you must have slides and other water rides available to your guests. You have several types of rides available to add to your pool complex. Since you cannot charge for any rides in your complex, add the charge to your changing rooms. An entry fee of ten to twenty dollars is very reasonable for a decent complex. All slides must end in a pool, end fairly close to the water level of the pool, and have sufficient space for a safe landing. If your ride isn’t safe, it WILL BE CLOSED. Aquablaster Special track segments can propel the rafts uphill. A useful ride if you d on’t want to have guests climb up to start your water slides. Estimated at $1,700 and up. Body Slide A simple slide meant to be used without mats. One of the cheapest slides, it can still be good if used properly. Unfortunately, there are no lift hills, so you have to go downhill. Estimated at $1,500 and up. H2O Slide Bowl This is a mat slide, but you can end in either large funnels, or in bowls that drop the rider into the pool below. A fun ride to play with. Estimated at $2,250 and up. Inflatable Ship This ride is easy to use, because it is premade. Just drop it on the edge of the pool, and open it up. Costs $225, and gives guests easy enjoyment. Lazy River Just gives guests a gentle current to float around in. It doesn’t provide inner tubes for some reason, so guests will either tread water or use inflatables. Estimated at $1,700 and up. Ring/Raft Slide A fancy water slide that uses rings or rafts to seat groups of guests. Does not have lift hills, so it's entirely gravity based. Estimated at $4,200 and up. ***Other Changes*** Other Changes*** Other Changes ***Other Changes*** This is just a bit of a list of other stuff that was added or changed, but not important enough to get their own section. Here’s some more new stuff: Waterfalls: In the terrain tools, there is a new feature that allows you to create waterfalls in your park. You need to have a body of water with a straight edge, and a second straight edged body immediately above. Once you have your water, select the waterfall tool, and then both bodies of water. Voila, Waterfall. You can remove it by deleting it like any other object, or by editing one of the bodies of water. In research, you can research the pool rides and slides, as well as new elements for your dolphin and whale shows. In addition to fireworks, you can now do lasers and waterspouts in your shows. You can make custom lasers to write or draw on walls. You can also change the angle for lasers and fireworks. A good example is in the first scenario, where fireworks are used to create a naval battle between pirates. During Scenarios, you may be approached with a challenge. They are typically given when working on Amateur and Tycoon requirements. If you complete them in the time limit, you receive a reward, usually either cash, an increase in publicity, or both. You can postpone a challenge one time. Tunnels are back. However, they still require a vertical face to make. You can also do underwater footpaths. Underwater tunnels are very easy to use. Just select the underwater tunnel path type, go into the bridge controls, and head underwater. Piece of cake. Your attraction list now has a separate area listing pool complexes Your entertainers now have the ability to wear a Shark Costume You now have a statistic summary on your guest list, which shows the average happiness, energy, hunger, etc, for your guests, as well as telling you what types of groups are in your park, and how many different groups. You also have a new VIP, Bob Waterman, who is apparently fond of water parks, and will judge your pools in some scenarios. After seeing him, I think he's supposed to be some famous swimmer. Well, that’s all the differences I can think of. Hope that’s helpful for you who are wondering if the expansion is worth it. ***Copyright and Contact Info*** Copyright 2005, Tom Krausse If you wish to post this guide on your site, please email me. I’m usually pretty nice, so if you ask, I’ll probably allow it. However, if you take it without asking, you will be asked to remove it, and permission will not be granted to use it in the future. As of now, only GameFAQs and neoseeker are allowed to post this guide. Contact me if you have comments about the guide. The only thing I really need to know is if I missed any major changes, or accidentally added something that wasn’t new. If you want to contribute some of the descriptions, feel free, but please make it worth my time – aka, don’t just say “Here’s the description for Stormrunner. Please credit me”. If your contributing several, say, 5 or more, I’ll credit you, but anything less will be ignored. Please do not email me without anything to contribute. Any flame emails or illegible typing will be marked as spam with my email provider. Also, try and keep your any questions related to the FAQs. Anything else, and I may not be able to give you a correct answer. Email – tkrausse (at) Comcast (dot) net Thanks Me, for making this Atari and Frontier for making the game.