The spiritual successor to RollerCoaster Tycoon arrives on Xboxes this Tuesday, giving players the ability to design, test-drive and destroy insane amusement park rides. I just want to see if the game's blazing speed will make Twitch pee itself.
From Frontier Developments, the studio that ported the first RollerCoaster Tycoon to the original Xbox, ScreamRide is an extreme take on the roller coaster creation game. Rather than crafting carnival rides, the player is creating complex high-speed experimental mental endurance tests for the hapless riders. That's the Engineering mode. In ScreamRider mode the player actively controls the test subjects' ride as it rockets through player-created or pre-built courses, often insanely fast. Will the cart derail? Most likely. Will the cart crash into a building, causing it to collapse? God I hope so,
Destruction is the new ingredient here, with a Demolition Expert mode dedicated to blowing everything up, you maniacs.
This will all make sense when you watch the stream. Speaking of which...
Update: And we're done, having had an absolute blast blowing things to hell for an hour and a half. This game is too much fun. Here's the archive.