TrainMania review (iOS / Universal)

December 24, 2011

“Pardon me, boy
Is that the Chattanooga choo choo?”

10 word description: Rail themed traffic based puzzle game. Guide trains to stations.

10 word review: A bit like Trainyard, minus the track building. Not bad.

You will like this if you enjoy: Line switching puzzle games. Trains.

The good news: Train graphics are clear and crisp. Gameplay is fairly intuitive. Plenty of levels + 3 modes.

The bad news: You never get the chance to build tracks, just to control the track-switching and, in Rush mode, to choose when trains leave stations. Initially, it feels rather slow.

Arcadelife verdict: Trainyard set a high standard for other top-down train controlling games to match, or even come close to reaching. TrainMania isn’t a bad game, but it doesn’t do well in a straight comparison with Trainyard; it even has less levels than the free version of Trainyard. If you completed Trainyard and you’re looking for something similar, this game may do it for you… but I’m not going to tell you it’s a better game, or even a very close competitor, because it isn’t.

Arcadelife rating: 71/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.28
iTunes link

TrainMania website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 5.0.1)
iPad (OS 5.0.1)

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