We can’t be the only ones who spent an inordinate amount of time playing games like Theme Park and Sim City when we were kids. There was a real thrill to building your own city or amusement park, and in the case of Sim City, destroying it with a selection of disasters, ranging from floods to alien invasion.

Sim City has already made its iOS debut, thanks to Electronic Arts, and Theme Park will soon join the ranks of other PC titles that have been ported to iOS…

Originally released on the PC way back in 1994, Theme Park became a cult classic, and the iOS game will be based on that classic, while receiving a completely new 3D makeover, according to Digital Spy.

Not many details have been release by EA yet, but one thing has been shared: Not only will in-game currency be available for building new rides and the such, but real money will be used too, with in-game purchases helping to pay Theme Park’s way. The game itself will be free to download.

Theme Park will hit the App Store as a universal app later this year, and will feature EA’s cloud service for sharing saved games across devices.

  • I used to enjoy the original theme park roller coaster PC game, but I did get bored with it after a short time.

    I’m not sure how likely I will want to spend “real money” and also have to deal with cloud services. I’m not a fan of Open Feint, so I’m not thinking that this would be any better with EA’s cloud.

    Furthermore, I just tried EA’s SIM on my iPhone, and got bored really quick…..

    – Eric

  • Just can’t Wait!

  • msmagic

    Though, like Eric I cannot see myself spending my actual money in game.
    I can’t wait to try it though!

  • James

    Paying my own money to play within the game, get real .. I’ll stick to playing the SNES version on an emulator, I have a feeling this will flop bigtime.

  • Thomas Bush

    I just want someone to port Roller Coaster Tycoon to the iPad.

  • numbnuts

    this will flop because like most other apps that use in-app purchasing they’ll limit the environment so severely that you will have no choice other than to pay for the extra additions that would’ve been supplied with the original release. as the old saying goes: nothing in this world is (given away) free