Ever been left waiting for a train and reckoned you could do a better job running an efficient rail service? Train Conductor World gives you the perfect opportunity to test that theory.
At first your task is simple: as trains emerge from the side of the screen, you draw a line to guide each one to the track that matches its colour. If their paths are about to cross, just tap one and it’ll stop immediately. Lucky their brakes are so good.
But it’s not long before you’re juggling multiple trains coming from different directions. When space is tight, you’ll need to make split-second decisions, so it’s a good job you’ve got pinpoint control.
It’s beautifully presented, too. The trains feel chunky and weighty, even before you make a mistake and they collide in explosive fashion. You’ll hear an anticipatory gasp ahead of imminent crashes or near-misses, giving you a brief window to stop the impending carnage. Yet you don’t want to halt trains for too long: the more that reach their destination, the more cargo you’ll deliver. And those crates add up to track pieces which you’ll place down on a world map to expand your network into a continental empire. This is truly first-class fare, with a caboose-load of long term depth. Whether you’re stuck between stations or your connection’s delayed, Train Conductor World is the perfect way to let off steam.