Initial release date
15 September 2013
NimbleBit games, Train simulator games, Other games
Pocket trains gameplay ep 1 a new game
- Pocket trains gameplay ep 1 a new game
- Iphone and ipad game pocket trains review and gameplay
Iphone and ipad game pocket trains review and gameplay
Similarly to Pocket Planes, the game is focused on running a transportation network system. The player starts with simple trains of limited fuel and speed that can carry a small amount of cargo. Earning coins from trains, the player slowly expands his or her rail network to include more cities and better trains.
"Jobs" are single delivery tasks offered to trains. They are priced based on the distance from the originating station to the destination. Although multiple jobs may be headed to the same destination, different types of jobs may be more profitable than others. Jobs can be held at stations for transfer between trains or for later transport.
Certain jobs involve the delivery of "Crates". Upon delivery they are placed into the player's inventory. Crates can be opened using the second currency 'Bux' and contain parts for trains that can be built once all the necessary components are achieved.
There are also special jobs that earn the player a secondary in-game currency called "Bux". This currency can be used to buy coins, allow more jobs to be held at stations, speed up trains, and open crates. Bux can also be purchased with money.
Like Pocket Planes, Pocket Trains uses real cities around the world and has quasi-realistic costs to purchase tracks and cities relative to the real world.
However, this game is only compatible with iOS 6 or higher for Apple devices, unlike Pocket Planes which requires iOS 5 or higher.
Pocket Trains has been received well by critics. Metacritic described it as a "fun ride", giving it an aggregated score of 76/100. Toucharcade rated it 4.5 out of 5 stars, saying it was "yet another fun title" when comparing it to Pocket Planes. Gamezebo also rated it 4.5/5 stating it was a "charming, highly addictive" game. Pocket Gamer rated it 7/10, calling it an "impressively simple time-waster", but noting that it "is a little too similar to its airborne predecessor", referring to Pocket Planes. However, Edge Online rated it 5/10, complaining "expansion is painfully slow".