Roller Coaster Tycoon 4: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

13 Jul

Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 strategy guide: How to build the biggest and best theme park ever on your iPhone or iPad!

Anyone who grew up playing computer games no doubt remembers the Roller Coaster Tycoon franchise. Now you can build amazing theme parks and attractions right in the palm of your hand in Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 for iPhone and iPad. In order to keep up with customer demand, you’ll need to stock your park with plenty of amazing rides, attractions, and food booths. However, coins and tickets are not unlimited and can be rather hard to come by if you don’t build and invest your money wisely. That’s where iMore can help! These are the top 10 Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 tips, hints, and cheats we think you need to know!

1. Don’t waste tickets on speeding up construction

Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 is one of the few games where you really don’t have to spend any real life money if you’re smart about how you spend your initial coins and where you choose to use your tickets. You only earn tickets for completing quests and as special finds. How many coins you earn is completely up to how well your park performs. One of the biggest wastes of tickets is to spend them on speeding up construction. Instead, be patient and pay attention to how long something takes to build. If it’s a long wait, build those things right before you close the game. That way you aren’t tying up money you want while playing. You also don’t end up spending tickets on rushing the process. It happens while you’re gone.

Unfortunately, unlike many other games, Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 doesn’t seem to be susceptible to rolling forward time. Many games like Candy Crush, Two Dots, and others are. That means you’ll just have to learn some patience and build smarter to avoid spending real money.

2. Add Food Rush and become an ultimate burger master

Food Rush is found under the Build section in Specials. Add it to your park as soon as you can. Tap on it and then tap play. Your job is to serve as many burgers to your park customers as fast as possible. The more you serve, the more cash and XP you earn. There are certain tricks to burger rush such as timing when ingredients must refill. The better you get, the more you earn. If you need some cash or need to burn some time, it’s a great way to do it.

3. Build your own coasters, don’t waste money on prebuilt layouts

Coasters that are already made for you may be convenient but they’re also astronomically expensive. Save your cash and build your own coasters. You can design them anytime and then build them when you have the money and tickets to do so. There’s also another advantage to this strategy and it’s that you can custom build coasters that fit to your park layout. A lot of times prebuilt coasters are large and bulky on purpose. This is so you’re forced to buy more land. Instead, rearrange your park and build to suit. It’s cheaper and makes your park more unique than the next guy’s.

4. Don’t can trees and bushes, transplant them

When you buy more land to expand your park, you may find lots of trees and bushes get in the way of construction. A big mistake many players make is that they remove them. Instead, relocate them to another area of the park. Your guests enjoy looking at nice landscaping and it increases their overall happiness. Happy guests equals thriving park. So let the shrubs stay!

5. Invite friends for free tickets

Like many other games, Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 lets you hook your Facebook in so you can share roller coaster designs, request blueprints, and send each other gifts. The same goes for Game Center. However, if you send invites to your Facebook friends, you’ll earn 1 free ticket for each friend you invite. Sure, we all hate Facebook spam, but it’s for a good cause, right?!

6. Upgrade attractions whenever possible

Many attractions allow you to spend some coins in order to upgrade them. This increases the buzz around them and keeps your guests happy. Upgrade your attractions whenever you feasibly can. While it’s easy to get distracted by building roller coasters and ignoring regular attractions, your park’s buzz will suffer if you do so.

7. Food booths and hotels are your biggest money makers

The main way you’ll earn money in RCT 4 is by selling food to your park guests. Hotels are important to since they increase your park’s holding capacity. The more people you have, the more rooms you book and the more food you sell. Figure out which food booths generate the most money and build a ton of them. I like to do it off in a corner of the game where they aren’t in the way. Hotels you can easily upgrade before building more so they take up far less space.

8. Check the parking lot for special deliveries

Sometimes you’ll find cargo boxes in the parking lot that contain special gifts your park receives. It’s easy to overlook them so be sure you check from time to time as gifts vary from statues to other decorative objects that you can place in your park for free. Your guests enjoy looking at them so it never hurts.

9. Listen to your guests

Every once in a while you’ll see guests with thought bubbles over their heads. Tap on them to read their thoughts. Listening to your guests is the number one way to increase park buzz and make people spend more money. If you’re meeting their needs, your park will thrive. So before you build another roller coaster, make sure that’s what your guests are really asking for.

10. Equip your park with engineering and maintenance staff

Adding an engineering building to your park will minimize the amount of time overall construction takes on rides and attractions. It doesn’t cost a lot so be sure you add one. As for maintenance, after you add the building, you can trade tickets to keep it running. As long as the maintenance building is paid, your rides won’t break down while you’re away. This is a nifty way to make sure you come back to the game with tons of money to collect and a great park buzz.

Your top Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 tips, hints, and cheats?

If you’ve been building the theme park of your dreams on your iPhone and iPad, what strategies have you used to become a theme park master? Be sure to let me know in the comments below!

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Best task and reminder apps for Mac: GoodTask, Clear, Due, and more!

13 Jul

From shopping lists to packing lists, these are the very best reminder and general task apps for Mac!

Looking for the best Mac app to help you handle your checklists and reminders? Most of us have lots of things to remember each day and making sense of all of it can sometimes be overwhelming. Luckily there are lots of Mac apps available to help you remember what needs your attention and when. If hardcore todo apps for Mac are a little out of your scope or price range, there are lots of simpler options available that are better suited for everyday tasks. However, as with most apps, all of them are not created equal. So what general task and reminder apps for Mac are the absolute best available?


GoodTask can tie right into not only the built-in Reminders app but the Calendars app as well. Whatever you have there will automatically show up in GoodTask. What I like most about GoodTask is the general layout, which I find to be much more useful than most task apps. You can quickly filter through weeks and enjoy a day view in the main pane at the same time. On the top you’ll see any reminders you have for that day while at the bottom will be your calendar entries. There are also lots of filter options and universal keyboard shortcuts to pull up GoodTask from anywhere.

If you want a task app that’s easy to use with great view options, it doesn’t get much better than GoodTask.

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Clear is a general task and reminder app that works as a series of layers. Swipe, flick, and pinch your way through the app with ease since it’s completely gesture driven. To me this is what makes Clear so great. There are no menus to go tapping through, just simple gestures that make sense. There’s also support for complete keyboard shortcuts if you prefer to use a mouse over the Magic Trackpad. While Clear is a very basic task app, it does allow you to set reminders and notifications on tasks as well as sync via iCloud to other instances of Clear.

For a basic checklist and reminder app that as gorgeous as it is functional, check out Clear for Mac.

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Due has one main goal and that’s to help you create alarms and reminders as fast as humanly possible. For the most part Due manages this with its natural language input. You can say something like “Cancel New York Times subscription next month.” and forget about it. One month from now, Due will remind you. Since Due uses natural date and time parsing, you shouldn’t have issues adding dates or times since it accepts a wide range of formats.

If your goal is to spend as little time as possible actually using a task app and more time doing things, Due is what you need.

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Wunderlist at its core is a list making app. You can set up and manage as many lists as you’d like. If you want, you can share those lists with family members or colleagues. Anyone added to a list can then contribute tasks to it. Wunderlist goes a little further and adds tags and a few other options to make searching and organization easier. Wunderlist premium subscribers get access to even more features including collaboration. For most basic lists however, the free version of Wunderlist is more than enough.

If you want to collaborate on lists and need better search functionality, Wunderlist is a great option.

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The built-in Reminders app for Mac is something many people use and isn’t necessarily a bad option if basic is all you need. It syncs seamlessly with your iCloud account which means anything you add to it will automatically be in the Reminders app for iPhone and iPad. Let’s also not forget that on iPhone and iPad, Reminders ties directly into Siri. If you stick with Reminders on iOS because of that and want a consistent experience, the Reminders app gets the job done.

If you need a barebones checklist app, the built-in Reminders app will definitely get the job done.

  • Free – built into OS X

Your vote for best task and reminder app for Mac?

If your Mac is a large part of your workflow, I’m willing to bet you keep your reminders and tasks synced up. If so, what general reminder and task apps have you found to be the most beneficial and user friendly for you? Be sure to let me know in the comments!

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