Train Conductor

Train Conductor

This game fits loosely into the line-drawing/route-building genre and is more fun than a description of the gameplay probably elicits. A number of tracks run horizontally across the screen, numbering 5 at the most. When a tunnel exit lights up with a number, it means a train is about to emerge, which needs to be quickly routed to the corresponding tunnel entrance on the opposite side of the field. One does this simply by touching the train and dragging it to the appropriate track, which automagically places a track at the angle drawn. This can get hectic, when there are multiple trains coming from multiple location, so the player can always tap a train to temporarily hold it in place. Managing all this simultaneously and preventing collisions is gameplay and it’s fun. For everyday time track, there is also a corresponding nighttime, with a somewhat different set of rules. You see at night, only ghost trains appear which means they cannot collide, but they still need to be routed properly and the night time pacing and frequency of trains is much faster. There are online leaderboards and such, but the one disappointment is that there are only 4 locations, each with a day and night version, that need to be mastered and then the game is simply one of bettering your scores, unfortunately. Still good, though, and one hopes the developers will see fit to release some new levels either free or DLC. Rating may go up when new levels are introduced.

Rating: ★★★½☆ icon
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