A little mini update for you guys, mainly in response to Troggy, who wanted to see something Kirby related.
But before that, you guys also wanted to see a Park Progress Overview to see how far it has come from it's early beginnings...
As you can see, Nintendo Land is filling up nicely. I wouldn't say we are even at the halfway point though, maybe just under, as there is still plenty of space to fill in. I have another little area planned between the Luigi's Mansion area and Kirby Ride, but I won't reveal that just yet
Now, the Kirby ride has proven to be a challenge on many levels. For one, I don't know a lot about Kirby, having only played Kirby and the Amazing Mirror on my 3DS and learning about the Kirby Universe mainly from Smash Bros, so I wasn't too sure how to represent the character and games in ride form. Secondly, you can now see that I'm not the best rollercoaster builder when it comes to the larger rollercoasters, being more spread out and open, rather than compact and twisty-turny like most coasters. And lastly, it is proving difficult to get scenery right as well. My initial idea was to place different food scenery around the ride, however I have only found chocolate and candy canes in the scenery list. Although, I am proud of the Pixel Art Kirby, with the main feature of the ride being...
...the coaster train gets swallowed by Kirby! That was the big idea behind the ride constuction, which has turned out perfectly.
As for the ride stats, they're alright. Generally in RCT2, to have a successful coaster, you ideally want to have the excitement levels Medium - Very High, whilst the intensity levels and nausea levels low. In stat terms, the Kirby ride is pretty good, with the excitement levels high and nausea low, but with high intensity, don't expect a full queue at any time (and especially with the positive vertical G's in the red!)
But that's a little mini update for now. Will continue working on the overall look of the ride (I think colour scheme is pretty good at the moment, mainly scenery needs working on). Oh, and as always, it needs a name. We are probably all thinking it should be called Kirby's Air Ride (at least I am anyway), but the only problem with that is it doesn't quite make any sense. I mean, I've coloured the trains yellow/gold to make them look like Superstars, but then it doesn't make sense as to why a giant Kirby would swallow one (But then again, this whole park is based on fictional, imaginative game franchises anyway