Git Gud 089 - Making a Multi-Dimension Rollercoaster!
One of the rides that was added to the game in RCT2 was the multi-dimension coaster. Only a few of these exist in the world, and they are pretty intense rides! What's special about a multi-dimension coaster is that their seats are to the side of the track, and they can rotate around their axis! The trains can run either on top of the track or below the track, and by rotating the seats you can let the guests either face backwards or forwards. You can even make them face upwards or downwards if you want to! The amount of different track elements you can use on this type of coaster is quite limited, but by applying the track elements that are available in clever ways, you can make really nice track layouts!
There are a few track elements that are typically found on all of these coasters. First, there are raven turns. A raven turn is basically a half loop after which the train continues on below the track if it started on top of the track, and on top of the track if it started below it. Something you can also find is a half-half, where both the track and the seats rotate 180 degrees, or a full-full where they both rotate 360 degrees.
Seat rotations don't actually count for the stats, but if you do it wrong it will make your ride look quite uncomfortable! If the train is on top of the track, your guests will be sitting upright when the seats are at 0 degrees or a multiple of 360, but they will be facing backwards. If the train is below the track, the guests will be sitting upright when the seats are at an angle of -180 or +180 degrees. The video below should help you build one of these!