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Donald Trump's presidential inauguration is near and one month before the multi-billionaire takes office Atari has announced a new "RollerCoaster Tycoon" (RCT) title for Android and iOS devices. This continues a trend of classic games for mobile gadgets including "Pokémon Go" rising to the top spot at the Google Play store and "Super Mario Run" staying on track to become the App Store's all-time biggest launch. The new "RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic" includes features from the RCT franchise's first two PC games and has been reformatted for small touch screens.

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"RollerCoaster Tycoon" was the franchise's first game. It was released for Microsoft Windows in March 1999 and Xbox in 2003.

The new mobile game includes several features from the RCT franchise. They include amusement park design, custom roller coasters, and interaction with the park's visitors.

Gamers can pick a pre-made design or use building tools to create a one-of-a-kind theme park ride. They can also customize the park by adding food/drink stalls, water rides, and landscape around the large outdoor area.

Players manage the park by running its finances and marketing to make profits. This is done by keeping customers happy and organizing the staff.

"RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic" also includes natural or commerce environments, 85 classic park scenarios from the first two RCT titles, and classic amusement park music. The video game's content includes hundreds of roller coasters and theme park rides, and dozens of stalls, shops, and facilities, according to BGR.    

A big grouse about popular video game franchises moving to mobile is that they often lose the features that made them great.  Atari has avoided the problem by charging about $6 so it keeps the best features of "RollerCoaster Tycoon" and "RollerCoaster Tycoon 2."    

The new mobile app costs $5.99/£4.87. In-app purchases to add more content are available for the expansion packs: Time Twister, Wacky Worlds, and Toolkit.

The original RCT title became the best-selling PC game of 1999. It has received two expansion packs and two special editions were released.

"RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic" is now available at Apple's App Store and Google Play store.

In related news, Capcom is also bringing classic Mega Man games to mobile, according to CNET. The Japanese game developer announced it is rolling out the first six titles to smartphones and tablets. "Mega Man" was released in 1987 for Nintendo's NES console.

Here's the trailer for "RollerCoaster Tycoon World":