New 3D roller coaster building simulation released for PC

Posted Wednesday, December 20, 2000 7:23 PM | Contributed by Dawg Byte

Pantera Entertainment has just released a brand new roller coaster building simulation. You can build and ride your coaster creations in full 3D. The game retails for $19.99. Some of the features include your choice of fog level, time of day and type of coaster (wooden, steel, inverted... etc). You can find more information at their web site.

Wednesday, December 20, 2000 7:40 PM
Looks interesting... anyone got it yet??

I'm gonna look for it while shopping on Friday..
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 12:47 AM
I hope it has everything RCT has, and then some. I also hope it's realistic, but it sounds very realistic with the option to choose the weather and time of day
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 3:16 AM
Don't bother, it's evil. Premade track sections like a bad cross between RCT and UC3D. It looks just ok, but it moves in quirky motions. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 4:52 AM
I agree with Chris, this thing looks almost exactly like Roller Coaster Factory by ValuSoft which can be seen at www.valu-soft.com/Pages/rollercoaster.html
and it is a piece of crap. The screens look almost identical on the wood and steel, so the only difference would be the inverteds. I don't think being able to chose weather and skys can make a bad game any better. Hopefully they fixed it, but if it's anything like RCF, it will suck.
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 7:27 AM
I agree with Chris also . It's Just like Roller Coaster Factory
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 8:04 AM
The thing is, you say it LOOKS like Roller Coaster Factory... but has anyone actually played it? Don't judge a game based on what you think, or similarities. It might not be so bad. Is there anyone out there who has actually played it? $20 is not bad, but coming from a company I never heard of until I saw the game... I am a little hesitant to purchase it.
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 8:14 AM
I'm actually getting it as part of my coaster Christmas gift (which includes a few videos, yippee!! ;)), since I saw it the other day and told my fiancee about it. The way I look at it is, any coaster game is better than no coaster game, and the graphics on the box looked pretty cool. I mean, for $20, what do you expect? And, in my opinion, it looks a heckuva lot better than the Dreamcast game Coasterworks. The track pieces on that game look a lot more blocky. I'll play it this weekend and report on what I think, but like I said, any coaster game is better than no coaster game. Nothing compares to RCT, but at least it's something kinda new. Peace. :) *** This post was edited by Coasterman J on 12/21/2000. ***
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 1:54 PM
The one thing I like is that the graphics look better than Roller Coaster Tycoon. *** This post was edited by RCTCrazy on 12/21/2000. ***
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 7:57 PM
Looking at the screens, it *is* RCFactory w/ new backgrounds and a new train type.

I'd heard that this was in the pipes.

Avoid it like the plague that it is.
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Friday, December 22, 2000 4:18 PM
Your're telling me! The screenshots remind me way too much of that awful game, Rollercoaster Factory. I paid $10 for that stupid thing, and gave it away before I had it for a week. Although the inverted coaster looks interesting, lets remember: this comes from a game that doesn't believe in banked turns.
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*** This post was edited by Brett on 12/22/2000. ***
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Saturday, December 23, 2000 9:32 AM
i have a word of advice, DONT BUY THIS!!! I have a pretty much exact same thing only it doesnt have inverted, its called rollercoaster factory made by the exact same people and the steel and wood coasters look exactly the same, the physics are horrible, and there are only 3 heights you can make the drop and the tops look like this
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no joke! just slope, strait, slope very unrealistic!
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