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App description: Now supports 3D touch, making videos of your rides, and split-screen multitasking where available!

6 years on, AirCoaster is still the only realistic 3D roller coaster simulator for the iPhone and iPad. If you love roller coasters and thrill rides, this is the app for you!

AirCoaster 1.6, our first update in years, comes with a brand new look for iOS 9 and the latest iPhones and iPads, and a completely revamped, modern 3D rendering engine.

The New York Times GadgetWise blog calls AirCoaster "particularly fun to play with."

Engadget.com says AirCoaster is "filled with fun ways to interact with the iPad." Take your own roller coasters for "a dizzying first-person ride."

AirCoaster has also been featured on touchArcade.com, iLounge, the San Francisco Examiner, 148apps.com and more!

Create your own roller coaster tracks with our powerful yet easy to use multitouch 3D track editor. Use 1 finger to rotate, 2 to zoom and pan around, as you nudge and tweak each track segment to create the perfect ride. Once you are done, buckle up and ride your very own roller coaster.

AirCoaster's ride simulation engine lets you create both regular and inverted roller coasters. Your roller coaster starts and stops at a station, just like in real life. You can even place up to 6 trains on the track at once and watch them go. Ride with your headphones on for amazing 3D sound effects.

Don't want to create your own tracks? Go to the Community tab and download the most popular tracks. Some of our users have been on the app a >long< time and have developed many creative track making techniques that they are eager to share.

AirCoaster was a Featured App on the App Store when the iPad launched and was also selected as a Staff Favorite for the iPad (yeah that was a long time ago).

ziconic's comments:
Got my iPad today and ran AirCoaster XL on it for the first time. It's aaaawesome. After weeks of coding using an iPad simulator, it's a relief to see that it truly works well on the actual device.

With the iPad I was finally able to create a multitouch roller coaster track editor that is truly usable. Trying to create a roller coaster on a tiny iPhone screen never really felt right.

In AirCoaster XL you can navigate around your track using 1 finger to rotate, 2 to zoom and 3 to pan. Tweak and adjust any segment in the track by tapping on the segment to select it and then dragging the manipulator tools (the colored 3D arrows) to get it to look the way you want.

Check out the screenshots. Gotta love the 1024x768 screen resolution.

08-12-2015, 07:14 AM
Joined: Jul 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 234
Very fun game. Very nice community, if you're a coaster fan, get it. -VanHalenFan (VHF)
08-12-2015, 07:25 AM
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: On the toilet
Posts: 3,776
I have been looking for something like this. Do you have any videos that you could post?
08-12-2015, 07:29 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,051
Whoa blast to the past. Is this a new release or what's going on here?