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    SIM THEME PARK:GOLD EDITION
    A strategy guide 
    FINAL EDITION
    For PC
    
    Written by CHAZ5000, an author hoping to get the FAQ Bounty on 
     this game!
    E-Mail Address alvintex_99@yahoo.com
    
    Legal Information:
    Sim Theme Park is copyright Electronic Arts.
    
    Current Version of this guide:
    Version 1.2-04/06/01:After several requests, I added Roller
    Coaster information(How to build one and such!).
    
    
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    STARTING IN LOST KINGDOM
      Section 1:Starting the game in Lost Kingdom
      Section 2:Going for Gold in Lost Kingdom
      Section 3:Expanding your park in Lost Kingdom
    STARTING IN HALLOWEEN WORLD
      Section 4:Starting the game in Halloween World
      Section 5:Going for Gold in Halloween World
      Section 6:Expending your park in Halloween World
    CONTINUING YOUR PARK
      Section 7:Wonder Land
      Section 8:Space Zone
    VARIOUS INFORMATION
      Section 9:Ten hints to get a great park
      Section 10:First five things you get Gold Tickets for
      Section 11:ROLLER COASTER INFORMATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    APPENDICES:
     RIDE INFORMATION
      Appendix A:Ride Information for Lost Kingdom
      Appendix B:Ride Information for Halloween World
      Appendix C:Ride Information for Wonder Land
      Appendix D:Ride Information for Space Zone
     SIDESHOW INFORMATION
      Appendix E:Sideshow Information for Lost Kingdom
      Appendix F:Sideshow Information for Halloween World
      Appendix G:Sideshow Information for Wonder Land
      Appendix H:Sideshow Information for Space Zone
     SHOP INFORMATION
      Appendix I:Shop Information for Lost Kingdom
      Appendix J:Shop Information for Halloween World
      Appendix K:Shop Information for Wonder Land
      Appendix L:Shop Information for Space Zone
    
    
    NOTE:This strategy guide is for people using the Full Simulation
    mode of Sim Theme Park.  People using Instant Action already have
    a park started for them.
    
    NOTE:Before we start, let's take a moment to talk about Game Safety.
    Be sure to completely read and understand the manuals that come with
    your game.  Also, be sure to wear these 8-), Safety Glasses.
    
    SECTION 1:STARTING THE GAME WITH OPTION 1-LOST KINGDOM
    You start the game with $50,000.00 in the bank and one golden key.
    Use this key to first open up Lost Kingdom.  Build in the open area
    an Aztec Mayhem ride, a Crazy Ape ride, 2 small bathrooms, and a
    Burger Restaurant.    Hire several researchers, janitors, and mechanics.
    Have at least one mechanic patrolling for every four rides you buy to
    keep them maintained.  Also buy 2 Worker's Huts, and place them near your
    worker's patrol routes.   Make sure check your people's happiness every
    few minutes by using the Information Screen.  It will help you make a
    better park.
    
    SECTION 2:WINNING A GOLDEN TICKET UNDER OPTION 1-LOST KINGDOM
    You probably noticed two mystery rides at the top of the "Purchase Rides"
    screen.  You need Gold Tickets to win these.  To get your first gold ticket,
    you need to have at least a hundred happy visitors come to your park.  How do
    you do this?  There are several things you need to do to accomplish this goal. 
    Make sure that you have set up all three shops available at first.  Try to get
    the rest of the rides in.  Make sure there are plenty of nice decorations such
    as rocks, fountains,and trees.  Finally, make sure that the ticket price is not
    very expensive.  Listen
    to the dot's advice on ticket prices.  Don't raise them until he tells you to. 
    If you follow these guidelines you should get a Gold Ticket soon enough.  Use
    this ticket to buy that Mystery Ride, which turns out to be an elevated tram
    around your park.
    
    SECTION 3:EXPAND YOUR PARK UNDER OPTION 1-LOST KINGDOM
    Keep up the good work on your game for several more years. As you add rides,
    add food shops and staff huts along the way. By listening to your customers and
    following the recommendations of the little black dot, and you should prosper. 
    Wait until you have at least fifty-five thousand dollars, and move to start on
    the Halloween World.  For information on that, follow the advice below about
    starting on the Halloween World.  If you already beat Halloween World, then go
    to Section 7
    
    
    SECTION 4:STARTING THE GAME WITH OPTION 2-HALLOWEEN WORLD
    You start the game with $50,000.00 in the bank and one golden key.  Use this
    key to first open up Halloween World.  Build in the open area an Insecticide
    Ride, a Jaw Dropper ride, 2 small bathrooms, and a Burger Restauraunt.  Connect
    all of these with paths, then open your park by
    pressing "O".  Hire as many researchers as you can, along with setting some
    janitors and some mechanics on the paths in front of the rides. Also have at
    least 2  Worker's Huts.  Check your peoples happiness every few minutes by
    using the Information Screen.  It will help you make a better park.
    
    SECTION 5:GOING FOR GOLD UNDER OPTION 2-HALLOWEEN WORLD
    You have most likely noticed the two Mystery Rides at the top of the "Purchase
    Rides" screen.  You will need Gold Tickets to get these attractions.  To get a
    gold ticket, you'll need lots of happy customers coming to your park.  "What's
    the best way to do this?" you may ask.  The best way to bring lots of happy
    customers to your park is to build a park that you'd like to go to. Build lots
    of stores.  Build attractions with prizes worth at least forty dollars, an
    entrance fee of less than twenty dollars, and a win percentage of at least
    fifty percent.  You may lose a few bucks on the attractions, but the admission
    rate will steadily increase.  Another way to get happy customers is to make
    sure that bathrooms are readily available through many points in the park. 
    Make sure that the admission is not unreasonable.  Follow these directions and
    a gold ticket should be yours in a few weeks.  Use the gold ticket to buy that
    Mystery Ride, which turns out to be an elevated tram-thing that goes around
    your park.
    
    SECTION 6:EXPAND YOUR PARK UNDER OPTION 2-HALLOWEEN WORLD
    Keep up the good work for several more years.  Make sure that your customers
    are happy, but also increase ticket prices. Follow the dot's advice for help on
    this.  As you add more rides, also add more food and drink shops along the way.
     Remember, you can buy more land.  Once you have at least fifty-five thousand
    dollars saved up, go to Lost Kingdom.  If you already beat Lost Kingdom, then
    go to Section 7.
    
    SECTION 7:WONDER LAND
    Now that you've beat the first parks that you can get, it's time to expand your
    borders.   Continue making your people happy until you get another key, then
    unlock Wonder Land.  Build the Bugs TV Ride, the Flower Power Ride, the Jelly
    Bounce Ride, along with any sort of
    Roller Coaster, and a couple attractions.  Follow the Little Dot's advice for
    bathrooms and rides and such.  Keep playing on this map until you get a total
    of 5 golden keys.
    
    SECTION 8:SPACE ZONE
    This is can be a great level for developing your best park.  Follow the general
    strategies found elsewhere in this walkthrough, and obey the little dot's
    advice for bathrooms and such, until you've filled up this park also.  Don't
    forget-You can buy more land and expand your park some.
    
    SECTION 9:10 HINTS TO GET A SUPERCALLIFRAGILISTICIOUSEXPEALIDOTIOUS   PARK:
    10-Hire high quality employees-They cost more, but they're worth it.
    9-Improve staff efficiency by putting money into employee training.
    8-Check your ride status often to catch breakdowns before they happen,
     and make timely upgrades.
    7-Draw crowds of visitors to your park by having a reasonable admission.
    6-Keep your staff happy by not overworking them, and have several staff
     huts scattered throughout your park.
    5-Have a high drink-shop to ride ratio, possibly one-to-one on large  parks.
    4-Make sure all your shops use high quality items.
    3-Keep people from feeling cheated at your sideshows by giving them a  good
    chance at winning.
    2-Don't take out loans unless you REALLY need them.  "Neither a borrower
     nor lender be."  William Shakespeare
    1-Complete challenges quickly whenever possible.
    
    SECTION 10:5 THINGS YOU GET GOLD TICKETS FOR:
    1: Your first 100 visitors to your park.
    2: 200 Visitors in your park at one time.
    3: Exceeding $15000 in profit.
    4: High level of customer happiness.
    5: 350 visitors to your park in 6 months.
    
    SECTION 11:Building a Roller Coaster
      After recieving several e-mails on the subjuect, and discovering that the
    manual gives but vague information on the more complex aspects of roller-coaster
    building, I created this section.  I hope to explain some of the more confusing
    parts of building a cool roller-coaster.  The back of the Sim Theme Park jewel 
    case has a good drawing of the buttons and what they do if you are unfamiliar
    with them.(The buttons, not the drawing)
    
      When selecting a location for your roller-coaster, you can either build
    in a new location out in the open, OR you can build near attractions, as long
    as the track for the coaster is high enough to go _OVER_ existing rides.  To
    build the track for a coaster, select the non-glowing end, and build off of
    it.  To build the coater, place your pylons inside the glowing yellow area.
    Build them until you reach back to the other end of the roller coaster.
    You may want to raise/lower pylons as you go along.
    
    Building loops:First, make sure that your roller-coaster is upgraded to
    level two or higher.  Now, delete a pylon, and select to build a loop-pylon.
    Build this pylon, and create the loop.  Now set the other loop-pylon at
    where you want the loop to end.  *POOF*  You've got a loop!
    
    Raising/lowering pylon height:Select the "Raise/lower pylon" button on your
    control panel.  Click on a pylon and drag it upward or downward, depending
    on if you want to raise or lower a pylon.  There you go, use this to make a
    sickening coaster!
    
    -------------RIDE INFORMATION---------------------
    APPENDIX A:RIDE INFORMATION FOR LOST KINGDOM
    Aztec Mayhem-A simulator.  It costs $2500 to buy.
    Belly Bounce-A Bouncy Castle.  It costs $500 to buy.
    Crazy Ape-A Pirate Ship.  It costs $2000 to buy.
    Dizzy Dinos-A spinning ride.  It costs $1200 to buy.
    Jurrassic Tours-A special ride.  It costs 1 gold ticket to buy the first time,
    and $3000 to buy after that.
    King of the Swingers-A Pirate Ship.  It costs $1700 to buy.
    Manic Mayan-A Spinning Ride.  It costs $2200 to buy.
    Rocky Racers-A Merry Go Round.  It costs $750 to buy.
    Slither-A Slide.  It costs $750 to buy.
    Temple of Gloom-A Roller Coaster.  It costs $10,000 to buy, plus the cost of
    track.
    DinoKarts-A Go Kart Track.  It costs $6500 to buy, plus the cost of track.
    Sun God-A Big Wheel.  It costs $1500 to buy.
    Mayan Spinner-A Spinning Ride.  It costs $750 to buy.
    Mumbo-A Spinning Ride.  It costs $1000 to buy.
    Tom Tom Twister-A Spinning Ride.  It costs $4000 to buy.
    Chac Atak-A Log Flume Ride.  It costs $10,000 to buy, plus the cost of track.
    Splish Splash-A Water Track.  It costs $5000 to buy, plus the cost of track.
    The Hot Pot-A Bumper Car Ride.  It costs $2000 to buy.
    Gorilla Thrilla-A Roller Coaster.  It costs $12,500 to buy, plus the cost of
    track.
    Eruption-A Special Ride.  It costs 3 Gold Tickets to buy.
    
    APPENDIX B:RIDE INFORMATION FOR HALLOWEEN WORLD
    BoneShaker-Roller Coaster-It costs $10,000 to buy, plus track
    BrainBuster-Bouncy Castle-It costs $500 to buy
    Crypt Cart-Go Kart-It costs $4000 to buy, plus track
    Dare Devil-Roller Coaster-It costs $10,000 to buy, plus track
    Devil's Disk-Centrifuge-It costs $2500 to buy
    Fire Pit-Spinning Ride-It costs $2500 to buy
    Frightmare Tours-Special Ride-It costs 1 Gold Ticket to buy the first time, and
    $5000 after that
    Ghost Ship-Pirate Ship-It costs $2750 to buy
    Ghost Train-Fixed Coaster-It costs $1750 to buy.
    Ghosta Coasta-Roller Coaster-It costs $10,000 to buy
    Hades-Log Flume-It costs $10,000 to buy, plus track
    Haunted House-Fixed Coaster-It costs $2500 to buy
    Hocus Pocus-Spinning Ride-It costs $1250 to buy
    Insecticide-Spinning Ride-It costs $750 to buy
    Jaw Dropper-Vertical Drop-It costs $2000 to buy
    Ooze Crooze-Water Track-It costs $5000 to buy, plus track
    Phantom-Simulator-It costs $2000 to buy
    Pumpkin Castle-Bumper Cars-It costs $1500 to buy
    Putrid Pumpkins-Spinning Ride-It costs $1500 to buy
    Rat Race-Merry Go Round-It costs $1200 to buy
    Scatty Batty-Roller Coaster-It costs $125000 to buy
    Spooky Spider-Special Ride-It costs 3 Gold Tickets to buy the first time, and
    $2750 after that
    Tentacle Terror-Fixed Coaster-It costs $2500 to buy
    
    APPENDIX C:RIDE INFORMATION FOR WONDER LAND
    Dizzy Tree-Spinning Ride-It costs $2500 to buy
    Rubber Ringos-Bumper Cars-It costs $2500 to buy
    Jelly Bounce-Bouncy Castle-It costs $500 to buy
    Flying Flowers-Vertical Lift Ride-It costs $3000 to buy
    Flower Power-Centrifuge-It costs $1500 to buy
    Caterpillar Capers-Fixed Coaster-It costs $1000 to buy
    Candy Coaster-Roller Coaster-It costs $12,500 to buy
    Bumper Bugs-Bumper Cars-It costs $2000 to buy
    Tapastic Rapids-Water Track-It costs $5000 to buy, plus track
    Well Drop-Vertical Drop-It costs $1750 to buy
    Bugs TV-Simulator-It costs $1250 to buy
    Woodland Racers-Merry Go Round-It costs $1500 to buy
    Big Dripper-Log Flume-It costs $10000 to buy, plus track
    Spore Spinner-Big Wheel-It costs $1750 to buy
    Bumble Buggies-Go Kart-It costs $6500 to buy, plus track
    Flamingo Flinger-Spinning Ride-It costs $750 to buy
    Tweety Tour-Special Ride-It costs 2 Gold Tickets to buy the first time, and
    $3000 after that
    Dragon Flier-Special Ride-It costs 5 Gold Tickets to buy the first time, and
    $2000 after that
    
    APPENDIX D:RIDE INFORMATION FOR SPACE ZONE
    Cosmic Bounce-Bouncy Castle-It costs $500 to buy
    Cosmic Cruiser-Special Ride-It costs 2 Gold Tickets to buy the first time, and
    $3000 after that
    Crater Creature-Spinning Ride-It costs $2500 to buy
    Escape Velocity-Roller Coaster-It costs $12500 to buy, plus track
    G-Force-Spinning Ride-It costs $2500 to buy
    Hover Bot Havoc-Spinning Ride-It costs $1750 to buy
    Missile Madness-Spinning Ride-It costs $$2500 to buy
    Moon Buggies-Merry Go Round-It costs $750 to buy
    Moonshot-Roller Coaster-It Costs $10000 to buy, plus track
    Rock N' Roll-Simulator-It costs $2500 to buy
    Shocker-Roller Coaster-It costs $12500 to buy
    Space Balls-Slide-It costs $750 to buy
    Space Racers-Go Kart-It costs $6500 to buy, plus track
    Aerotron-Big Wheel-It costs $2000 to buy
    Blobulatron-Water Track-It costs $5000 to buy, plus track
    Gravitron-Centrifuge-It costs $2500 to buy
    Orbiter-Fixed Coaster-It costs $2000 to buy
    Tubes of Zob-Vertical Lift-It costs $3000 to buy
    UFOria-Bumper Cars-It costs $2000 to buy
    Whirligig-Centrifuge-It costs $2000 to buy
    Wormhole-Fixed Coaster-It costs $2500 to buy
    Zero G-Antigravity Chamber-It costs $2500 to buy
    Aerotron-Special Ride-It costs 5 Gold Tickets to buy the first time, and $2000
    after that
    Cyclone Station-Special Ride-It costs 3 Gold Tickets to buy the first time, and
    $1250 after that
    
    
    -------------SIDESHOW INFORMATION-------------------
    APPENDIX E:SIDESHOW INFORMATION FOR LOST KINGDOM
    Arcade-Video Arcade-It costs $2000 to build
    Giant Puzzle-Puzzle-It costs $2500 to build
    Jungle Spray-Shooting Gallery-It costs $1750 to build
    Laughing Hyenas-Shooting Gallery-It costs $1750 to build
    Strength Bird-Test of Strength-It costs $2000 to build
    
    APPENDIX F:SIDESHOW INFORMATION FOR HALLOWEEN WORLD
    Fortune Teller-Fortune Teller-It costs $1500 to build
    Giant Puzzle-Puzzle-It costs $2000 to build
    Gunge a Ghoul-Shooting Gallery-It costs $2500 to build
    Strength Skull-Test of Strength-It costs $1750 to build
    Arcade-Video Arcade-It costs $2500 to build
    
    APPENDIX G:SIDESHOW INFORMATION FOR WONDER LAND
    Arcade-Video Arcade-It costs $1750 to build
    Aqua Spray-Shooting Gallery-It costs $2000 to build
    Fruit Shy-Shooting Gallery-It costs $2500 to build
    Giant Puzzle-Puzzle-It costs $1750 to build
    Strength Flower-Test of Strength-It costs $2000 to build
    
    APPENDIX H:SIDESHOW INFORMATION FOR SPACE ZONE
    Arcade-Video Arcade-It costs $2000 to build
    Giant Puzzle-Puzzle-It costs $1750 to build
    Martian Mooners-Shooting Gallery-It costs $1750 to build
    Robot Shooter-Shooting Gallery-It costs $1500 to build
    Strength Rocket-Test of Strength-It costs $2250 to build
    UFO Blaster-Shooting Gallery-It costs $1750 to build
    
    
    ---------------SHOP INFORMATION--------------
    APPENDIX I:SHOP INFORMATION FOR LOST KINGDOM
    Balloon Shop-It costs $1500 to build
    Burger Shop-It costs $800 to build
    Costume Shop-It costs $1750 to build
    Drinks Shop-It costs $650 to build
    Fries Shop-It costs $750 to build
    Gift Shop-It costs $2000 to build
    Ice Cream Shop-It costs $650 to build
    Steak Restauraunt-It costs $2000 to build
    
    APPENDIX J:SHOP INFORMATION FOR HALLOWEEN WORLD
    Balloon Shop-It costs $1500 to build
    Burger Shop-It costs $800 to build
    Costume Shop-It costs $1750 to build
    Drinks Shop-It costs $750 to build
    Fries Shop-It costs $750 to build
    Gift Shop-It costs $2000 to build
    Ice Cream Shop-It costs $650 to build
    Restauraunt-It costs $2000 to build
    
    APPENDIX K:SHOP INFORMATION FOR WONDER LAND
    Balloon Shop-It costs $1500 to build
    Burger Shop-It costs $800 to build
    Costume Shop-It costs $1750 to build
    Drinks Shop-It costs $750 to build
    Fries Shop-It costs $750 to build
    Gift Shop-It costs $2000 to build
    Ice Cream Shop-It costs $650 to build
    Restauraunt-It costs $2000 to build
    
    APPENDIX L:SHOP INFORMATION FOR SPACE ZONE
    Balloon Shop-It costs $1500 to build
    Burger Shop-It costs $800 to build
    Costume Shop-It costs $1750 to build
    Drinks Shop-It costs $750 to build
    Fries Shop-It costs $750 to build
    Gift Shop-It costs $2000 to build
    Ice Cream Shop-It costs $650 to build
    Moonrock Cafe-It costs $2000 to build
    
    -----------END OF APPENDICES---------------
    
    Acknowledgements:
    To Prickly Jack and Fritter, My Cats, For sleeping at my feet and keeping my
    toes warm.
    To Noah Webster, because I keep misspelling "strategy" as "startegy", and
    "Recommend" as "Reccomend"
    To Norm Abram, for the constant reminders about shop safety.
    To "www.sonicunderground.net" and 
    "http://www.sonichq.org/cartoon/SatAM/downloads.html", for having sites where
    I can download the old Soinc the Hedgehog cartoon!  Check 'em out!
    
    This Strategy Guide is copyright 2001 Chaz5000.