May 13, 2010 | Comments Off on Train Conductor for iPhone/iTouch Update

Voxel Agent’s Train Conductor is one of my most used game on my iTouch. (reviewed here previously) They recently have added a new city, Barossa Valley as a free upgrade. If you already have the previous version, remember to update the app. If you want this fun railroad game, its available for $1.99 at iTunes.

They are also currently working on adding US cities as a whole new level. So far they have done the NY Subway and the Grand Canyon. Looking at the screens and the sneak peak below, they do look challenging and fun!

Here is a sneak peek at the upcoming US Level:

February 16, 2010 | Comments Off on Review: Train Conductor for iPhone/iTouch

Train Conductor [App Store Link] is a fun railroad game where you play as the dispatcher and get to route the trains to their numbered tracks without crashing. The action takes places in the different cities of Australia which are depicted in gorgeous hand-painted maps.

Each level introduces unique twists such as Ghost Trains, Gold Rush Trains, Demon Trains and broken tracks. The game starts out easy but get crazier as more tracks and trains are introduced in later levels.

There is also a Night-Shift mode where the goal is to get as many “Ghost Trains” to their destinations as fast as you can. “Ghost Trains” do not crash into each other so you can concentrate to complete your routing. This is my best part of the game. In all, this is a fun game that i found playing more often than the other railroad games for iPhone/iTouch. Here are a few more screens from Train Conductor:

Here are some of the Night-Shift Screens:

This game is published by The Voxel Agents and here is their video showing the gameplay so you can get a feel for the action:

Train Conductor is available at the App Store for $1.99.

September 16, 2009 | Comments Off on “Wild Wild Train” for iPhone is free for now

Wild Wild Train, a puzzle-strategy-routing railroad game for the iPhone/iTouch is now free for a limited time.

The goal of the game is to route your trains by clicking on the switches to pick up goods and then drop them off at designated stations. The first three levels has one train and subsequent levels let you manage upto three trains. Eventually you even get to disarm bombs and save the damsels in distress. Trying to deliver your goods while avoiding crashing into each other gets very challenging.

Its free for now so why not give it a try. [App Store Link]

Gameplay Video:

April 20, 2009 | Comments Off on Simutrans for iPhone/iTouch

Simutrans is a open source transport tycoon game similar to Transport Tycoon Deluxe. You will be able to transport your goods, develop cities, and become the wealthiest tycoon out there using trains, tracks, trucks, and roads.

The developers have brought this over to the iPhone/iTouch platform and is available for free at iTunes (direct link) This game is still under development so i am not trying to do a review just yet. Only thing i noticed is to move around the map you have to use your two fingers and swipe across the screen. I found this to be very sensitive and i kept going off to the edges rather quickly.

Simutrans is also available for the PC/Linux and the MacOS X if you prefer managing your empire on a bigger resolution.

March 25, 2009 | Comments Off on Railroad Puzzle – Game for the iPhone/iTouch

Railroad Puzzle is yet another railroad puzzle game for the iPhone/iTouch similar to the Gold Rush. Here, you arrange or slide the track tiles to create a path from one shed to the other.

Sounds simple but there are some challenges. The left-most and right-most track tiles are fixed so you have to connect to them correctly. Each level has a some random tiles that contain an object icon. You have to let your train “collect” them before you go to the exit. If you fail, you get to do that level again.

There also are tunnels that act as portals. If you can arrange them perfectly, you could skip rows and columns of tiles by getting into one tunnel and coming out of the other. Signal tiles will stop your train for 10 seconds. I tried the free practice level and it does get tough as your limited supply of coal also diminishes the longer you drive around.

Sound and graphics are average but the challenge part of the game will hold your interest.

Available(iTunes link) for $0.99 or you can try the Practice Mode for free in their lite version (iTunes link). Check out the developers site for more screens and demo video.

Some Screens:

January 27, 2009 | Comments Off on Gold Rush – Game for the iPhone/iTouch

Gold Rush is a railroad puzzle game for the iPhone/iTouch. The object of the game is to lay tracks from one shed to the other, making sure you collect all the gold nuggets to complete the level. Once the tracks are complete between the two sheds, the train will shunt between the two, giving you some time to plan your route and collect your gold.

It is similar to the railroad tycoon online game. Concept is simple, and the sounds are great. Loco steaming sound while waiting in the shed, the “clank-clank” of track being laid when you put a track tile all enhance the game. The full version has 20 levels.

The developers, Skywardsgames are also offering a Piko set to the highest scorer of the month. Except for a small screenshot of the set, no other details (scale?) are given.

Available(iTunes link) for $1.99 or you can try 3 levels for free in their lite version (iTunes link).

Some Screens:

October 23, 2008 | Comments Off on Games: Subway Shuffle for iPhone

Subway Shuffle is the first sort-of-train related game for the iPhone/iTouch. It’s more of a puzzle than a train game but involves moving subway cars along their respective lines. If you like puzzles or what we railroaders like to call “shunting”, you can give the lite-free version a try. The full game is available for $2.99

I have tried a few games in iPhone and as a gaming platform, it seriously begs for someone to bring BVE simulator to it. Flight simmers have their version. A BVE for iPhone would be perfect for railsimmers. Please someone port it?

[via Touch Arcade]


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