This is one of the best games ever made. I would NEVER have believed anyone who had told me that a train business-simulator would make me laugh out loud, get sweats when making risky investments, or trying new crazy designs of centralized roundabouts handling traffic of a whole continent etc... Just brilliant and still very playable! My friend and me would play this in LAN for days on end when we were 14-16, great times :) Especially with all the great creative ways to sabotage the other players efforts haha
This game and the normal are both great very challenging even when no pc opponent.
Only one problem not major but they could have had other vehicles on the roads and so on. The editor is nice so you can create your own scenarios. Also would have been nice if you could have controlled the speed of the game (for those of us who get impatient easily) On a scale from 1-5 I give it a 4 over all.
Now If I break it down and so graphics difficulty and so on I have to keep in mind the age of the game . It was advanced in 95 for a simulation game.
I give for sim a 4
gfx I′m going to have knock it down a partial point to 3.5 because the vehicle designs should represent the era.
Distant between towns/industries etc... 4
Options menu custom difficulty 4 would be 5 but telling it flat lands and little river area doesn′t always generate selected options. Labels still appear often over towns even when you turn this feature off most the time.
Sound and music 4.5 would be nice if you could add your own music. Sound fx are decent nothing highly special.
But again even with the minor flaws have keep in mind the original date of the game and so forth. When comparing to say Sim City, both had their ups and downs. Sim City you could set tax rate. Here you can′t set any prices but you can borrow money if need be (much more than Sim City allowed). Sim City the trains are all predefined in size and what they carry. Transport Tycoon made it more realistic in that you define the type of train and what it carries where they stop and so on.
I can′t comment on the boats or the planes since I yet to be able to get a town allow me to place either in their area. I can see though that you can′t define the size of the airport as you can in Sim City But again I still yet to be able to place an airport so no comment on it otherwise. Think of this as Railroad Tycoon meets Sim City. thats the best way I can give a better idea of it.
- Release name: TTD
- Year: 1995
- Platform: DOS
- Released in: United States
- Genre: Simulation, Strategy
- Theme: Managerial, Real-Time, Transport
- Publisher: MicroProse Software, Inc.
- Developer: Chris Sawyer Productions
- Perspectives: Isometric, Bird′s-eye view, Free-roaming camera
- Dosbox support – http://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php?showID=2109 – Broken on current version