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A-Train City Simulators brings back memories

¬†While graphically I would take the PC graphics of Transportation Tycoon Deluxe, A-Train City Simulator provides an equally satisfying experience, and it is available on 3DS which means it is portable. I’ve only played for a few hours, and am still trying to make my way through the tutorial, but I’ve enjoyed what I have played so far.


A few people have tried bringing the Transportation Tycoon Deluxe style game to other platforms; mobile and tablet owners might remember OpenTTD, a Transportation Tycoon Deluxe that literally ported the PC version (illegally I assume) to mobile. An official Transportation Tycoon Deluxe port showed up years later, but it didn’t really feel well as a portable titles.

The 3DS has not really had a great city simulation game, and the closest experience I have found so far would be farming simulation games (which, frankly, are not even close to the same)!

The focus of A-Train is to build up industry and cities using trains. While some elements from TTD are not found here, there is still lots to get excited for. The economy and how you are introduced to it are great; be prepared, however, for 10+ hours of tutorials. I’m at 8 and I’m pretty sure I have a ways to go yet.

I’ll continue to update the website with my thoughts and opinions on the game. Like my Story of Seasons diaries, this game deserves more than just 10-15 hours of play for it to be fully appreciated, and I plan to do that. Just make note of this: decent graphics, great sound, outstanding gameplay if you put the time in. All of this culminates into a fantastic title on 3DS.


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blank Adam Roffel has only been writing about video games for a short time, but has honed his skills completing a Master's Degree. He loves Nintendo, and almost anything they have released...even Tomodachi Life.

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