Never Forget: Mr. Bones’ Wild Ride

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“Never Forget” is a new ongoing segment that is meant to highlight obscure gaming memes or pieces of gaming history that flew under the radar. 

The Rollercoaster Tycoon (RCT) franchise is arguably one of the best simulator games in history.  It was, without a doubt, the best Amusement Park simulator.

However, the gem in the collection was always Rollercoaster Tycoon 2.  This game took the familiar graphics style and mechanics of the first game, and added tons of new rides and coasters.

In RCT, one of the best features is the ability to create your own coasters from scratch.  You lay down the track, pick the optimal speeds, and let it rip.  Most people stay within their guest’s limits and don’t create something too scary, so they can get optimal profits.  However, sometimes our morbid curiosity takes over, and we create rides that terrify, and sometimes kill people for OUR amusement.

Enter:  Mr. Bones’ Wild Ride.  A forum post that appeared on 4Chan’s /v/ board in 2012.  The OP (original poster) created a rollercoaster that his park’s passengers rode for 4 years of game time.  The exit to the coaster led to the entrance, so they had no means of exiting the queue.  Brutal.

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Below is the thread in all of it’s glory.  There are screenshots of the ride and hilarious commentary by the OP.  Have fun, it’s worth the read!  Now excuse me while I go and finish my death coaster that catapults people into the sky…

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