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Rails Free

By Belight Software, ltd

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Introducing Rails, the official remake of Shortline Railroad, one of biggest and most addictive gaming sensations of the 90s! You're controlling the railroad today! Build tracks and guide trains to their stations, keeping the rail yard collision-free. Control the railroad switches and signals to lead trains from Point A to Point B, raking in money and earning achievements along the way.

You'll be on your toes with the 12 different train types. Trains with a long line of cargo, those with time bombs, vigilante trains that won't stop, and many others!

You can also play Rails on your iPad.

Key Features:

● 12 types of trains
● 30 achievements
● 60 unique levels
● 3 seasons
● Compete with others in the Game Center
● Ready for the MacBook with Retina display


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Customer Reviews

Demo good but full game not exactly what I hoped for

I wish I had paid more attention to the demo. I liked the demo so I purchased the full game (in-app purchase). But while I enjoy the overall concept, the actual gameplay is not so good. Rail construction is quite limited at times due to curves and other things. As I progressed through the game, it became instead of enjoyable frustrating. Stations appear at random and there is no ability to pause the game and construct new track at the same time. In fact you have to work fast when the game starts to get the primary track built and secondary ones because sometimes trains start at both ends. Lacking is any type of just running the trains for sheer fun of it so now sandbox mode to just play and have fun in. The idea of different models of trains that are runaway, explode, or kamikaze are kind of stupid. At any rate it is good for the first chapter but after that it becomes just levels of frustration rather than having fun running a railway.

Got frustrating far too quick

I like the concept and everything, but level 1 got far to quick & frustrating for me, so I gave up & deleted the app. Also the resolution of the game is 4:3, most screens by now have the ratio of 16:9. Would be nice to have it use the whole reolution.

Great time killer

If you’re waiting for something to finish or have a little time to kill, this game is great.

Rails Free
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Size: 77.0 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Rail Pass$4.99