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Incredible Express HD review (iPad)

June 11, 2011

“No force on earth can stop me now
I’d like to see ’em try
Hey, hey, ridin’ with the driver”

10 word description: Railway operating puzzler. 80 levels; lay track & direct trains.

She's cute, she likes steam trains. Yes, it's a videogame

10 word review: Entertaining blend of genre and theme. Rather intense casual puzzling.

You're a tycoon of sorts. In the railroad business...

You will like this if you enjoy: Choo Choo Steam Trains, Paper Train, puzzle games involving timing and coordination, games featuring trains.

Unsurprisingly, people want you to transport goods from one place to another

The good news: Lots of variety, good basic concept consistently developed with the continual introduction of new features, attractive graphics, fairly addictive and replayable puzzles.

How the heck am I supposed to get over there?

The bad news: The old fashioned feel of a train theme may put off people who otherwise would grab this kind of timing/coordination strategic puzzler on an iOS device. I could be wrong, but the more surreal puzzle themes seem to do very well. That’s obviously not a criticism of this game, just a feeling I’ve got about how game image affects the target audience.

... Like this, that's how

Arcadelife verdict: This is a fun, challenging puzzle/timing game, although the Railroad Tycoon style graphics tend to make it feel much older than it is. There are some very big similarities with another fairly recent release, Choo Choo Steam Trains, but there’s enough difference between the two games for any train game fan to make room for both of them on their iPad.

Arcadelife rating: 82/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0
iTunes link

Chillingo / Incredible Express website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
iPad (OS 4.3.3)
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