/Someone Created A Ride In Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 That Will Outlast Our Real Universe

Someone Created A Ride In Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 That Will Outlast Our Real Universe

A screenshot shows a large roller coaster with emoji skulls floating above.

Image: Marcel Vos/Atari/Emojipedia/Kotaku

Have you ever waited a few hours to get on a popular roller coaster? Maybe. But I can guarantee you that no one has ever expected all of life in the known universe. Well, unless you’re the unfortunate digital people trapped in a wild and complicated new world. roller coaster tycoon 2 creation of YouTuber Marcel Vos.

Released in 2002, roller coaster tycoon 2 is a popular theme park builder for PC that gamers are still actively playing and modding in 2023. But there are also purists who don’t play the game using fancy mods or open source ports. And Marcel Vos, a popular RCT2 YouTuber, he is one of those gamers who enjoys experimenting with the original version of the game from 20 years ago. A few years ago he made a roller coaster that he rides 12 years to complete. But now his newest creation, impressively created without modification, is a working roller coaster that will take over 3,500,000,000,000,000 years to complete. real life to complete. Bring some snacks.

Marcel Vos / Atari

To accomplish this amazing and difficult-to-understand task, Marcel Vos first built a very, very, very long roller coaster that had almost no hills or dips. This means that the roller coaster train moves very slowly around everything. Then when you get to the end it is reversed due to the specific travel options. That return trip takes even longer. And he has to make this long journey seven times before it is considered finished. In total, that journey lasts more than two years. That’s long, but not the universe-spanning journey that this article’s headline promised.

That is achieved through 253 smaller roller coasters that are synchronized, using the game options in RCT2—with the biggest and very slow roller coaster. So once the big roller coaster finishes a ride, which takes two years, one of the smaller roller coasters will start its ride and that roller coaster will sync up with a roller coaster that will then complete a ride, and so on. What this all means is that by the time you get to the last roller coaster in this chain of nightmares, it will take you much longer than just two years to complete. In fact, the actual number is so large that I can’t even write it all down.

Here’s a picture of that:

A screenshot shows a very large number representing how many years the journey will take to complete.

Screenshot: Marcel Vos / Kotaku

Marcel Vos does a nice job in the video demonstrating just how impossibly large this number is, pointing out that if you were to count a single atom every year out of everything in the known universe, it would have ended right around the time Vos’ Universe Coaster ‘ would finally end his difficult-to-understand journey. Yeah, you definitely want to pack a lot of snacks before you jump on this ride.

If you want to see this crazy roller coaster tycoon 2 ride yourself, Marcel Vos has graciously let go a file that you can download and play on your own PC. Just watch out: you won’t be around to see the final attraction finish its everlasting journey through theme park hell.