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Railroad Tycoon

Rail Road Tycoon is a computer strategy game

The game gives the player the opportunity to manage a railroad company in either the old West, Europe or North Eastern United States. The game play is similar to that of Sim City. The player, as the manager of the business, must lay track, purchase and schedule trains and, if the player wishes, handle individual train movement. The game also has other railroads attempting to put the player out of business by stock dealings as well as by 'Rate Wars' between railroads.

The player is given one million dollars at the beginning of the game. The player can get more cash by selling 500,000 dollar bonds at various interest rates (depending on the current economic condition in the game).

There are five different types of stations: Switching Tower, Depot, Station, and Terminal. Each of these stations services the surrounding area, with the switching tower serving its own square and the terminal handling up to 5 squares away from the station.

When the player builds their first station they also build a engine shop. This engine shop is the manufacturing area for the player's different trains. The player can upgrade depots, stations, and terminals

Once the player builds a station they can build their first train. The player then can add cars to the train and send it on its way. The player can at each station change the 'consist', which is the list of cars the train is to pick up at the various stations along the way.

The player can continue to build tracks and linking city to city until the player run out of funds or the fiscal year ends.

External links

  • Game review (http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=1991Jul9.232712.14564%40menudo.uh.edu&oe=UTF-8&output=gplain)

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