34 roller coasters, 255 attractions and shops and a capacity of 8,000 people. Those were the impressive figures of the largest amusement park that ever existed beyond the screens of a computer. Oh, and more than a million digital humans walked on its monorail.
Let’s start with the essentials: the brand Rollercoaster Tycoon it is, by far, one of the most lucrative of the current Atari. And even though the sequel was released in October 2002, continues to arouse the fascination and creativity of countless fans. In 2017, a single player decided to make the most of what the game could give of itself, and the result was amazing.
Reddit user I-am-Prime took his time designing and polishing the perfect Amusement Park in Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 . Of course, beyond his determination, he had the help of some mods to achieve a more realistic appearance and more efficient functions. And best of all, it was not only spectacular: it was also incredibly efficient and hardly any waiting lines in sight: They were hidden inside the buildings. And there is a lot.
In fact, to fully appreciate every detail, we have selected several areas of interest, including a skyscraper complex with its own Ferris wheel.
And the thing goes further: we are talking about entire neighborhoods surrounded by roller coasters and endless loops. How many bathrooms will be needed in this megaconstruction?
Of course, even in the most rural and austere areas there is room to place inclined rails. Every iota of space has been made the most of.
Although from time to time there are more restful and less saturated areas, with their parks, their tents and their small spaces for fountains and quiet walks.
Do you want to see the assembled set? We recommend you to see the expanded version.
Of course, beyond the visual tricks, the biggest advantage of I-am-Prime is that had no budget limitsgiving way to his creativity when it comes to creating an ambitious and precious scenario where the four seasons come together with new thematic areas dedicated to Egypt or Tron
But the best thing is that the greatness of this project goes beyond what is in sight: there is an indoor roller coaster in the left area of the map.
I-am-Prime stated that the process of creating this amusement park it took him 10 yearsand despite the fact that later versions of Rollercoaster Tycoon -although not always better- he took advantage of the mechanics and the freedom offered by this installment that came out in 2004.
You have to go to the scenario editor, create a huge blank map. Mark the boundaries of the lot and place an entrance with a connection to the border. After that, you just have to start building 🙂 You might think that it is something simple but sometimes it became really exasperating. Not having a deadline is really important in this game.
A job in which creativity, patience and perseverance were the key to success. Of course, once finished, the author was very clear about what his next challenge should be.
I think I’ll finally be able to get serious about my final degree project!
The definitive amusement park is neither Disney nor Universal. And despite the fact that it is related to a video game, it has nothing to do with the Super Nintendo. Of course, the fact that it does not exist in the real world does not prevent it from having been a pharaonic project.
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