The point of Rollercoaster Tycoon is to create a successful theme park. Usually, this involves keeping people coming back with fun attractions, such as elaborate roller coasters, and charging high margins for food and drinks. One player decided to play logic out the window and devote most of his park to a real nightmare abomination: a roller coaster that lasts for 12 years, or 30 million days, according to the internal time scale of the game.
It is by the brain of the roller coaster Marcel Vos, whose YouTube channel hosts all kinds of strangers Wreactions based on the open source version of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. Its record-breaking rollercoaster, titled "12 Years of Suffering," was recently shared on Twitter per EurogamerMatthew Reynolds and it is sure that even the most patient people will squirm. The ride is part of Vos's ongoing mission to try to create the longest possible roller coaster ride in the game. His previous record was only 232 days. So how did he make such a giant leap?
In the video, Vos explains how he was able to combine two separate strategies to reach the new record. The first is a small roller coaster that uses the maximum number of cars allowed, 31, divided into 32 individual sections. Cars can only move when the section in front of them is clear, leading to constant starts and stops. A second roller coaster takes up all of the remaining space on the map and has a single car going at minimum speed.
The problem is that the cars on the small roller coaster are loaded with passengers from the big roller coaster and can only advance one section when the large roller coaster finishes a single lap, which using the upper limit of the allowed in the game is 20 laps . It's similar to a small gear that rotates a lot, so hopefully in that case it's the smallest roller coaster that takes the longest time to complete – 12 years and a few hundred days if you figure it all out.