Trains in games

Discuss and discover all the great games of yesteryear!

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, lcarlson, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed

Smudge
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:51 am
Location: Wigan
Contact:

Re: Trains in games

Post by Smudge » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:01 pm

No mention yet for Cool Spot? Loved that level.

Good calls on Gunstar Heroes, and especially Grim Fandango, what a game that was, and so much of it centred around a train you never even got to ride on during the gameplay!

User avatar
Treguard
Posts: 2392
Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:13 am

Re: Trains in games

Post by Treguard » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:15 pm

Flames of Freedom, the sequel to Midwinter, let you drive Trains around your post-Nuclear Winter world.

User avatar
Bluce_Ree
Posts: 1064
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 6:50 am

Re: Trains in games

Post by Bluce_Ree » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:00 am

Did anyone else here ever play the PC RTS Steamland?

It was viewed from above a'la Command and Conquer but you used trains so movement was limited heavily by the positioning of the rails.

It was actually pretty good.
Image

User avatar
Katzkatz
Posts: 6984
Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:03 pm
Location: Sunny Eastern London suburb of Leytonstone and my own mind!

Re: Trains in games

Post by Katzkatz » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:21 am

As was already mentioned The Train : Escape to Normandy was a superb train-based game.

Railway Tycoon - the original - was superb, as it was like having a virtual trainset. Choo choo!

The 5th level of First Samurai was set on a Japanese Bullet Train.

There was also a level in Final Fight that was set on a train.

In History Line : 1914-1918 there was a Battle Train unit that you could move along a set of railway tracks.

User avatar
crusto
Posts: 5586
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:18 pm
Location: Birmingham

Re: Trains in games

Post by crusto » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:07 pm

I don't think I've seen express raider yet, that was a good game that one.

Then there's the futuristic trains used in flashback to transport Conrad round level 2 iirc.

Half life 2 started out on a train.

Theres a brilliant train in Dark Chronicle.

Hog warts train...
Image

Eat your nans pants

User avatar
lavalyte
Posts: 412
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:17 pm

Re: Trains in games

Post by lavalyte » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:38 am

all answers lie in tvtropes - LocomotiveLevel
'I have nothing but the greatest respect for other peoples' crackpot beliefs' - Sam The Eagle.

User avatar
lavalyte
Posts: 412
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:17 pm

Re: Trains in games

Post by lavalyte » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:41 am

There was a level of an Operation Thunderbolt-like game on the Amiga that had a boss that was a train that moved up and down the right side of the screen.
I'd like to remember the exact game it was... it had good sprite scaling for the Amiga, by my recollection.
'I have nothing but the greatest respect for other peoples' crackpot beliefs' - Sam The Eagle.

User avatar
HalcyonDaze00
Posts: 4621
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:20 pm

Re: Trains in games

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:49 pm

large parts of The Walking Dead - Episode 3 are set on a train

User avatar
Ferret Oxide
Posts: 2473
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:27 am
Location: Loading screen

Re: Trains in games

Post by Ferret Oxide » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:55 pm

Transarctica had a train as a key feature, I believe.

Back to the Future part 3 features a train, too.

User avatar
WetBadger
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:50 am
Location: West Yorks

Re: Trains in games

Post by WetBadger » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:56 am

Didn't Shadowrun have a metro system to get around?

Anything with underground/metro trains:

Shadowrun
Deus Ex etc


I guess it's the excitement that you're about to scoot to a new location that does it for me.

Lost Dragon
Posts: 849
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:59 am

Re: Trains in games

Post by Lost Dragon » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:57 pm

1st lot of DLC on Xcom (PS3/360/PC etc) had you getting on a train, activating beacons and then setting the train off, to divert the path of an Alien Battleship so you could board it.

Ace Of Aces and Wings had you bombing tain carriages....

Lost Dragon
Posts: 849
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:59 am

Re: Trains in games

Post by Lost Dragon » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:03 pm

pratty wrote:
resident paul wrote:Does train games are included?
Yes, pretty much anything train related, a game specifically about trains, or just memory or notable example of a train from a game.

Hell, I'll even stretch things myself and mention the monorail from the begining of Halflife, I can't rememmmber too many parts of the game but for some reason I do remember that, even though not a lot happens, I guess it's probably just the sense of journey. Maybe somebody should start a best intro thread.
Sweet, Trams can be included.

User avatar
lavalyte
Posts: 412
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:17 pm

Re: Trains in games

Post by lavalyte » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:02 am

The trains in games roll mainly 'cross the plains.
'I have nothing but the greatest respect for other peoples' crackpot beliefs' - Sam The Eagle.

User avatar
retroyak
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:51 am
Location: Sunderland, UK
Contact:

Re: Trains in games

Post by retroyak » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:37 pm

Anybody remember The Fall Guy..? (ZX Spectrum)

Image
My retro gaming memories at http://www.retroyak.com

User avatar
PlodMadLoon
Posts: 125
Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:04 pm
Location: Van Diemen's Land

Re: Trains in games

Post by PlodMadLoon » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:57 pm

What a coincidence that this thread got bumped. :)

I was only playing the train level in Little Big Planet 2 the other day, and it got me thinking about trains in games.

To answer the OP, I think my favourite 'train level' in a game is still that one in the first Blood. Such a well designed level. You start out at the front of the train, but you have to go to the back of the train through all the carriages to get the key which opens the engine door and let's you pull the brake.

It's very memorable for me because years before I had the chance to play the full game it was the final level on the 'demo version' before it went into a loop back to level 1. So I played it a lot.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests