TGWK’s Review of “Railroad Constructor” v1.0 (iOS)

Railroad Conductor is a railway construction puzzle game from developer Exosyphen Studios. Each game of Railroad Constructor starts out the same. You start with a blank map and must construct a railway system that links the train on the bottom left corner to its destination on the top right corner. It sounds simple enough, but it’s not. Railroad Constructor is one of the most difficult puzzle games I’ve played in a while.

What makes this game so difficult is not the game itself, but the way in which the game gives you pieces. You see, Railroad Conductor only gives you 2 pieces at a time to place on the game board. Of those two pieces, more often times then not, they will be pieces that you are not looking for and you will just need to randomly place them on the board. You could place them in such a way however as to anticipate an up coming piece, but that doesn’t always work out in your favor as you just run out of time if you take to long and the train will start moving before you have completed its path. Because of this, you might have to play a level more than once to pass it. This might frustrate some players, but if you stick with it, you’ll find Railroad Constructor to be quite a complex and challenging puzzle game.

I wanted to try out Railroad Constructor because my son really loves train related game but this is one game he can not play. It’s quite a difficult game for someone of his age to play and its really meant for a much more older audience. Railroad Constructor requires a lot of thinking as well as the ability to predict moves several turns in advance. This is not an easy game. I don’t recommend this game if you are trying to get a game for young children. However, if its for you, then you may like it as it does offer up a serious challenge.

Railroad Constructor is available now in the App Store for $0.99. It works on all devices with iOS 3.0 and higher.

Description

Enjoy a challenging railroad construction puzzle game, in which every level is uniquely generated each time you play the game, so you have a different experience every time.
Use various pieces of railroad, which you have to connect and use, to build a track for the train, from the start to the end station.
As you play through the game, levels become more and more complex, as they start to feature terrain elements such as: rocks, water and tunnels.

Instructions:
– Select a piece from the 2 available ones in the bottom left corner, then select a place on the map to place it.
– Use a bomb (limited number available) to clear a piece from the map.
– Make sure you finish building the track before the train starts moving.
– Collect all gold items from the map, to achieve a higher score.

[via App Store]

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