Virtual ride offered on Thorpe Park's ten-inversion Colossus

Posted Friday, March 1, 2002 7:18 AM | Contributed by Woody Bear

Thorpe Park has released a Shockwave animation that lets you ride Colossus virtually from the front seat. The ride has ten inversions.

Visit the official Thorpe Park site.

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Friday, March 1, 2002 8:06 AM
Well, it's not a BadNitrus production, but it's still fun to see.

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Friday, March 1, 2002 8:09 AM
I don't know how I feel about that. The quality is kind of iffy if you know what I mean. Then the accuracy is questionable, especially the lift hill and cobra roll. Other than that, I wish I had the cash flow to take the trip over the pond to ride this thing and get dizzy on those barrel rolls in person.

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Friday, March 1, 2002 8:10 AM
That would be the coolest way to experience a cobra roll! You'd think they would spend a little more money on an official animation. Maybe I play No Limits too much because I thought they could have used the "make straight" function on the lift hill. They should have contracted some professionals to do it. This one's just shameful, fun, but shameful.

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Friday, March 1, 2002 8:18 AM
wow, that looks...painful, among other things. it flies aroudn certain parts and then crawls through others. I tried making this ride in RCT once and it turned out pretty bad, but I think that even that was better than this animation.

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Friday, March 1, 2002 8:35 AM
Yeah, that was pretty bad! The layout may be correct but there is no way the pacing or speed is remotely accurate.
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Friday, March 1, 2002 8:46 AM
This is the definition of a gimmick !!

Anybody can put 5 corkscrews in a row. I would prefer a well thought out design with half as many inversions to this ridiculous ride.

And I think we have all been a little spoiled by the BadNitrus animations. This certainly doesnt compare to those, but it isnt that bad.

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Friday, March 1, 2002 9:33 AM

Mental note: Never use Shockwave for 3D animation.

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Friday, March 1, 2002 9:44 AM
True dat, Jeff.

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Friday, March 1, 2002 10:14 AM
Wow, Ive made better things than that in UltraCoaster 3D theres no support everythings all screwy.
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Friday, March 1, 2002 10:23 AM
ive recall better rides with Disneys COASTER!
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Friday, March 1, 2002 12:10 PM
Disney's Coaster....what a game!!..lol...almost as realistic as ultimate ride...!

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Friday, March 1, 2002 1:49 PM
What is wrong with that?
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Friday, March 1, 2002 2:29 PM
I can't believe that the park would release something like that! I agree that I have also made better coasters on Disney's Coaster! I guess it gets the gist of the ride out.

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Friday, March 1, 2002 2:35 PM

coasterjedi said:

I tried making this ride in RCT once and it turned out pretty bad, but I think that even that was better than this animation.


I second that! Found an excellent NL recreation; http://www.coastergames.net/dl.php?id=2655 Now that is what the official site should have! I have no idea how the guy got his Barrel Rolls perfect.

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Friday, March 1, 2002 2:43 PM
That is the sukciest animation I have ever seen! You dont event get inverted in the cobra roll!

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Saturday, March 2, 2002 3:16 AM

Oh, well looks like it is another poor attempt at a rollercoaster in the UK, yet again, a bit like Nemesis then!

Tussards needs some competition, I mean come on, Thorpe Park, Chessington are 10 miles from each other, and the nearest themepark to compete against both owned by Tussards is Legoland, I mean that's not a big competition, is it! Profit margins at Thorpe Park must be huge!

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Saturday, March 2, 2002 9:40 AM
Anybody have a recreation of this ride for RCT?

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Sunday, March 3, 2002 8:11 AM
i hope BadNitrus makes one of the coaster soon, this version is BAD !
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Sunday, March 3, 2002 4:13 PM
It looks like like a 5 year old drew it with a crayon...a BLUNT crayon.

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