The point of RollerCoaster Tycoon is to create a successful theme park. This usually implies that people come back with fun attractions, like elaborate roller coasters and high-margin charges on food and drink. A player has decided to throw this logic out of the window and devote most of his park to a nightmare abomination: a roller coaster ride that lasts 12 years or 30 million days depending on the time scale of the game.
It is on the roller coaster mastermind Marcel Vos, whose YouTube channel hosts all kinds of weird c reations based on the open-source version of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 . His record triumph entitled "1
In the video, Vos explains how he was able to combine two separate strategies to hit the new record. The first is a small roller coaster that uses the maximum number of cars allowed, 31, divided into 32 individual sections. The cars can move only when the section in front of them is free, resulting in constant start and stop. A second roller coaster takes up all the remaining space on the map and has only one car running at minimum speed.
The problem is that cars on roller coasters are loaded with roller coaster passengers, and they can only move a section forward once the big coaster ends a single turn, which using the upper limit of what is allowed in the game it is 20 laps. It is similar to a small gear that turns a big gear, it is expected that in this case it is the smallest coaster to finish the longest time to complete: 12 years and a couple of hundred days if you calculate everything.