Hypercoaster

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The Hypercoaster is a large, non-inverting, steel roller coaster. The Hypercoaster first appears in the Loopy Landscapes expansion of RollerCoaster Tycoon, and is included in RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 and RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.

Construction[edit]

Track and supports are made out of steel. The trains seat 6 people per car and have lap bar restraints. The train is held to the track by wheels above, below, and inside the rails.

Special track elements[edit]

  • Banked curves
  • Banked helix
  • Block brakes
  • On ride photo section
  • Figure of eight loop (RCT3 only)
  • Small over-banked curve (RCT3 only)
  • Large over-banked curve (RCT3 only)

Constraints[edit]

  • Maximum track slope - 60°
  • Maximum height above ground:
    • 66 metres / 220 feet / 44 units in RCT2
    • 81 metres / 270 feet / 54 units in RCT and OpenRCT2


Vehicles[edit]

RCT2 Icon
Hypercoaster RCT2 Icon.png

Hypercoaster
(Hypercoaster)
Loopy Landscapes

RCT2 Icon
Anaconda Ride RCT2 Icon.png

Anaconda Ride
(Hypercoaster)
Wacky Worlds

Pre-built designs[edit]

RollerCoaster Tycoon[edit]

Scenarios[edit]

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2[edit]

Build menu only[edit]

  • Blue Hurricane

Other information[edit]

  • Hypercoasters and Hyper-Twister coasters have several notable differences:
    • Their track and train designs are based on real-world designs by separate manufacturers (see below).
    • In RCT2 and OpenRCT2, The Hyper-Twister has access to banked sloped curves and vertical sloped track, whereas the Hypercoaster does not.
    • In RCT2, the Hypercoaster is capable of a lower maximum height than the Hyper-Twister: 66m / 220ft / 44 units for the Hypercoaster versus 79.5m / 265ft / 53 units for the Hyper-Twister. In RCT and OpenRCT2, however, the Hypercoaster has a higher maximum height than it does in RCT2, and in OpenRCT2, the maximum height of the Hypercoaster is slightly higher than the maximum height of the Hyper-Twister (a 1.5m / 5ft / 1 unit difference).
  • In RCT, the Hypercoaster is an available train for the Steel Corkscrew roller coaster, not as its own separate ride. Hypercoaster trains are available to use only if the track does not have any inversions.

In real life[edit]

In real-world usage, the term "hyper coaster" is reserved for roller coasters whose height exceeds 200 feet (61 metres). The Arrow Dynamics-designed coaster "Magnum XL-200" at Cedar Point (which opened in 1989) was the first roller coaster in the world to reach this milestone. The Hypercoaster ride in the games is based primarily on Arrow Dynamics' track design for its hypercoasters (though other ride manufacturers, such as D.H. Morgan, built hypercoasters with a similar track design), though the style of the ride seems to be specifically based on "the Big One" at the real-world Blackpool Pleasure Beach. There are now four Arrow hypercoasters operating around the world.[1]

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