New coaster sim headed to PC

Posted Wednesday, March 6, 2002 3:45 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Pantera Entertainment is working on a new 3D coaster simulator called HyperRails. They've posted the first set of screen shots on their site.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 3:46 AM

You know what I look forward to? The fact that you can enter numeric values for track attributes. That means you can make a really round helix.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 4:38 AM
Night rides!
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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 4:48 AM
This looks awsome. Cool textures. I hope there are good sounds
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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 6:07 AM
It looks like it's a small step above NL. I like the customizable stations too. Night rides looks nice. The one that that really frustrated me about NL was the track editor. The bezier curves just didn't seem to be the easiest way to design a track in 3D. So, I hope HR is a bit easier to use.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 6:11 AM

Right on, Jeff. No limits is great and all, but I'm more of a left brained person than a right brained one. Punching in numbers is right up my alley. I still have a hard time getting smooth turns and elements in No Limits after 4 months with the game. There seems to be a lot of nice features in this one.

Looks like another game to add to the collection.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 6:48 AM

Cool. Giovanola hyper trains, B&M and Intamin inverted trains! Nice. The screenshots they have posted look like Viper at SFMM, but the height seems all wrong. This looks like we have another thing to compete with No Limits!

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 7:43 AM

I don't see anything all that spectacular about it. There may be some added abilities which could give it an edge over NL, but I'm kind of burnt out on all these new coaster sims that keep coming out. I doubt I'll buy this one.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 7:52 AM
It seems like the coaster sim between NL & SM. Unfourtunately, it has the dreaded Pantera Entertainment affixed to it. Have any other Pantera games been worth playing? No. Even so, I'll reserve judgement until it comes out. I do like numerical inputs though.... we'll see.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 8:08 AM
On those screens, it looks like the corkscrews on Viper are going the wrong way. Can anyone confirm this?

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 8:49 AM
Will this game be available at stores or do you have to buy it online?
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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 9:12 AM
yeah, i thought viper when i saw those
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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 10:07 AM

Definately looks better than Scream Machines for competition with NoLimits. Numerical values seem promising, and I like the different stations. Though a demo is really what I want to see. These games need easy to use editors, which NL definately has.

Yes, the corkscrew on their recreation of Viper is going the wrong way. The lift isn't steep enough, the drop isn't right, and so on.

-Ride_Op

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 10:27 AM
Sounds really flexible.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 10:33 AM
I just got an e mail from HyperRails. The said the game will be out in about 4 months from now and it will be in stores for $29.99. Sound good to me ;). And they said this game will offer night vision also :). This game looks interesting.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 10:43 AM

This game looks ok, it has extremely crisp grahpics, looks even better than No Limits as in scenery, ground, and the track looks very good, but i dont think this game is going to be too much of a hit, it looks way too much like rollercoaster3d or watever that game was.

And RideOp i think scream machines is going to be better than no limits, maybe not exceeding it in graphics, but it has a far better editor, and just a lot better options.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 11:16 AM
Though the new game isn't gonna have one thing nolimits is going to have, WOODEN COASTERS!! according to Ole Lang, he said he is working on a wooden coaster option for NL.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 11:47 AM

I'm just happy that they're distributing this through retail stores. My parents aren't crazy about online purchases :)

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 12:09 PM
And you'll have walkways and be able to go from coaster to coaster in a park! that sounds so awsome!

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 2:00 PM

I Can't Wait !!!!! I Will Definantly Purchase it !!

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