Sitting on a train is one thing, but making sure they all get where they’re going without crashing turns out to be quite another.
Conduct THIS! is a puzzle game that challenges players to stop passenger trains going off the rails. Don’t be fooled by the disarmingly simple controls, because this game will have your brow furrowed in concentration in no time.
Each level asks you to get passengers from one station on the cartoony map to another. It’s all colour-coded, so seeing what you have to do is easy – it’s actually doing it that’s the problem.
With merely a tap you can stop and start trains or switch between tracks at junctions, but there’s more to it than that.
As the levels get harder, the game adds in new issues. There might be three or four trains running at once, multiple junctions and roads sending traffic over the rails. When players have to keep so many plates spinning – or trains rolling – stopping collisions seems almost impossible. But, just like with comedy, it turns out the secret to running a rail network is timing. Once you get in the swing of it, there are few things as satisfying as seeing all the trains running smoothly around this brightly coloured little world.