Review: Transport Tycoon – Run your transport business

Ever thought of controlling all modes of transportation? To have planes, trains, ships and even cars at your disposal? Well, thanks to the latest Play Store release of Transport Tycoon that won’t remain a dream for long. Transport Tycoon is an Android remake of the famous PC game of the same name and brings back the age old dream of building a transport empire that stands the test of time. For those of you who don’t now, Transport Tycoon is a simulation game that basically puts players in charge of a transport business. Starting from a couple of steam engines…

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User Rating: 4.08 ( 2 votes)

Ever thought of controlling all modes of transportation? To have planes, trains, ships and even cars at your disposal? Well, thanks to the latest Play Store release of Transport Tycoon that won’t remain a dream for long.

Transport Tycoon is an Android remake of the famous PC game of the same name and brings back the age old dream of building a transport empire that stands the test of time.

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For those of you who don’t now, Transport Tycoon is a simulation game that basically puts players in charge of a transport business. Starting from a couple of steam engines back in the 1930’s you have to build an empire of a transport system in a 100 years that not only stands strong after all that time but also is one of the most profitable businesses there is.

Transport Tycoon stays true to its retro themes and doesn’t really try to incorporate anything extraordinarily new into the game. While many of you may see this as a drawback, fans of the original game see this as a huge plus point. Not only do you get to experience all the fun you had as a kid on a touch screen, you also get to have the advantage of having a grown mind.

The game includes over 150 different vehicles along with 49 different scenarios along with various landscapes for you to construct rails and roads for your transportation to thrive. Now, before you start comparing this game to other games like Simpsons: Tapped Out, do remember that this is after all a classic game that still holds a nostalgic value in the hearts of many.

As of now the game is only available for tablets but considering the game’s intricate graphics I can’t really blame the developers for skipping out on the phones. Truth be told, Transport Tycoon is among the few remakes of a classic game that stays true to its roots.

The game can be purchased from the Play Store for a hefty price of $6.47 by clicking the link below and I would suggest that you think about getting the app only if you were a fan of the original or just really enjoy yourself while playing tycoon games.

Google Play Store Link: Click here

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  • Alan Keller Jr

    I don’t think screen size has anything to do with them skipping out on Android phones. They released it for iPhones and it runs perfectly on my iPhone 5S (4″ screen, much smaller than your average Android phone). Probably has more to do with fragmentation and less to do with available screen real estate. It’s a damn shame that many Android users are reporting game breaking bugs on their devices. This game should be available (and working) for as many people as possible, it’s just too damn good not to be.

    • Bilawal Bashir

      Android is just like the PC, the hardware is varied and different and no machine is the same. iPhone on the other hand is like gaming consoles with fixes specs. This is the reason why iPhone is an easy platform for games. The game looked promising but gets unplayable at advanced scenarios, it need serious optimization.

      • Alan Keller Jr

        You’re preaching to the choir my friend. When I started developing games I first went with Android but quickly discovered that things were so varied I could barely keep up. I work alone or with one other person. Jumped over to iOS and haven’t looked back. It’s unfortunate because there are some very powerful Android handsets on the market. Hopefully they get the Android version of TT working soon. As I stated before, it’s just too darn good to not be enjoyed by everyone

        • Bilawal Bashir

          Same here man. I wanted to make an awesome Android game and after spending way too long I abandoned the project. iPhone is way easier to develop for and will remain so until Google release a magically SDK which suits all devices 😀

  • Geraint Morris

    You clearly haven’t actually played the game

    • Bilawal Bashir

      The game is laggy as hell on my Nexus 7 2012 🙁 definitely not recommended until they fix this :/
      What tablet did you play it on?

      • Waleed Khalid

        The game works better on my HTC device. So I suggest you try it out on those. As for the previous comment: I did play the game a bit but then again I am not really a tycoon gaming fan, hence why I did a bit of a rushed review just to cover the basics of the game, as for the game not introducing something wildly new: it was meant that the game doesn’t deviate from its origins in such a way that would make a gamer go off of his head.

        • Bilawal Bashir

          I guess you can mention the crippling lag in the review though :/ its unplayable 🙁

          • Waleed Khalid

            Told you it worked fine on my device and there was no lag to report in the beginning levels of the game

      • Romeonyc77

        you need Note 3 🙂