ScreamRide video shows the destructive power of roller coasters

Roller coasters are more effective than any wrecking ball, if the latest gameplay footage for ScreamRide is any indication.

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Judging by the initial Gamescom reveal, it's hard to tell what ScreamRide is upon first glance. Fortunately, Frontier Developments executive producer Jorg Neumann is around to help explain what the next game from the Zoo Tycoon/Kinectimals/Roller Coaster Tycoon creator is all about. If you guessed it was a cross between a theme park simulator and Angry Birds-style destruction, you win!

Neumann explains that the game consists of building outrageous roller coasters and riding them, just as in many theme park simulators. The twist comes in that players are then welcome to use their coasters to destroy anything in their path, including massive skyscrapers."

"You can destroy anything, but you have to be smart about it," Neumann told Xbox's Major Nelson, shortly before a demonstration shows a coaster plowing through a support pillar. The result is destruction on a massive scale.

To learn more about how ScreamRide works, you can watch the video below. ScreamRide is set to hit Xbox One in Spring 2015.

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    September 29, 2014 3:00 PM

    Aaron Linde posted a new article, ScreamRide video shows the destructive power of roller coasters.

    Roller coasters are more effective than any wrecking ball, if the latest gameplay footage for ScreamRide is any indication.

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      September 29, 2014 5:11 PM

      This game looks like a lot of fun!

      Also, I feel like not using "Shake Your Foundations" (by AC/DC) in a commercial for it would be a missed opportunity.

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      September 29, 2014 5:51 PM

      Made by Frontier Developments, Elite: Dangerous devs!

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        September 30, 2014 5:07 AM

        So weeeeird that they make this, Roller Coaster Tycoon, and Kinectemals, and can still stay sane enough to make Elite D.

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      September 29, 2014 5:56 PM

      Eh? I have no idea what this is about outside of building roller coasters. Why would you build a big roller coaster to plow down a building?

      "Level of destruction like no one has ever done before" (cut to clip of buildings turning into small boxes and falling to the ground)

      This looks like a lot of Kinect 'hold your hands up in the air' type stuff.

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      September 30, 2014 5:22 AM

      Roller coaster games are pointless with Oculus Rift support now.

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      September 30, 2014 5:57 AM

      Aaron Linde is back?