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 Mac.
● 12 types of trains
● 30 achievements
● 60 unique levels
● 3 seasons
● Compete with others in the Game Center
● Ready for the iPad with Retina display
What's New in Version 1.1.2
● Solved the problem with status bar showing on iOS 7.
● Improved localization.
Very cool app, but I wish......
Very good, albiet somewhat frustrating especially at the higher levels. I wish the following:
1) A mode where you could just "play trains" where you can set up the track, and have unlimited time, trains, and repair trains. No coins need be earned, but it might be a relaxing way to kill some time.
2) An option to view the possible tracks. Having it illuminated only while you are frantically constructing a yard gives you little time to consider possible scenarios
3) 3 way switches?
Other than that the program is quite entertaining and challenging
Update. Advanced to level 14. MOST FRUSTRATING GAME EVER.
Going to be deleted!was fun, but very difficult to construct a rail layout, while trains are crashing.
Don't waste your $
More frustrating than fun
Nice concept, good graphics, decent interface, but I found the restricted approach to track-laying detracted greatly from the game. Things deliberately don't line up, forcing you to create a haphazard layout. As the timer progresses, new stations are added randomly, so you really can't plan ahead, virtually guaranteeing you will end up with a messy layout and lots of problems. (The developers seem to like train crashes.) Based on the ratings, a lot of people seem to like this game, but I would certainly advise a pass.
Good game unless you're color deficient
Enjoyed the game up to the point where the new stations coming on were indistinguishable to me due to being color blind. Unfortunately I didn't think I'd have trouble based on the screen shots, but in game play their colors were just too close. A color-blind mode using symbols or something like Ticket to Ride (not pocket) would be helpful.