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September 1, 2000

Hasbro Announces Loopy Landscapes For RollerCoaster Tycoon

Beverly, MA -- Building on its success and computer game-players' fun with RollerCoaster Tycoon, Hasbro Interactive announced today it will release a new expansion pack for the best-selling sim game. Called RollerCoaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes and due to hit store shelves next month, the new add-on pack will give players more rides, attractions, scenarios and other creative ways to expand their simulated amusement parks.

Loopy Landscapes will include all-new attractions such as new types of rollercoasters and new rides, like the jet ski ride, plus new park shops, like T-shirt stands, donut stands and a coffee cafe. There will also be six new park themes, among them a winter park and urban park. Thirty new scenarios, including desert, arctic, and medieval castle themes, will challenge players with unique terrain and new scenario objectives. Several real amusement parks from England have also been included to see if players can handle the real thing!

RollerCoaster Tycoon was the #1 selling computer game of 1999 according to PC Data. The game's broad-appealing theme - building and running your very own amusement park - and its intuitive and at the same time in-depth game play have helped to keep it in the top-10 selling PC games throughout 2000.

"RollerCoaster Tycoon has captured the imaginations of a broad spectrum of people - children to adults, core and casual game-players alike - across an equally broad range of cultures, making it a true global success story," commented Hasbro Interactive President Tom Dusenberry.

Last year, Hasbro Interactive released the first expansion pack, RollerCoaster Tycoon: Corkscrew Follies, which according to PC Data quickly became a top-10 seller, as well. Hasbro Interactive then conducted a survey of more than 5,000 RollerCoaster Tycoon players and in response to popular demand began working with RollerCoaster Tycoon Creator Chris Sawyer to develop the second expansion pack, Loopy Landscapes.

"RollerCoaster Tycoon is a game that always leaves you wanting more," explained Sawyer from his studio in Scotland. "Loopy Landscapes will provide new scenery, new themes, more parks and new challenges, as well as a selection of new rides and stalls, making it the ultimate expansion pack for RollerCoaster Tycoon."

"With new players discovering RollerCoaster Tycoon every day and such a strong response to the first expansion pack, we had to find a way to give players more," said Dusenberry. "We're excited to be working with Chris Sawyer again to continue this successful series."

RollerCoaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes will be available next month for an
approximate retail price of $29.95 (WIN 95/98). Included in the purchase price will be Corkscrew Follies, because Corkscrew Follies must be installed in order to run Loopy Landscapes. RollerCoaster Tycoon is also required and is sold separately.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Background Information

RollerCoaster Tycoon lets players create and control everything in their own amusement park, from the height and number of loops of their rollercoasters to prices at the concession stands, how many bathrooms park patrons have access to and even advertising to attract new visitors. Using their imaginations players build an amusement park that will satisfy guests and, hopefully, keep them coming back for many seasons to come.