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  • Summary: From the creators of Pocket Planes comes Pocket Trains! Manage and grow multiple railroads
    by hauling important cargo around the world. Collect parts to construct all the different train types from Steamers to Diesels, and complete daily events to unlock special trains beyond imagination!
    From the creators of Pocket Planes comes Pocket Trains! Manage and grow multiple railroads
    by hauling important cargo around the world. Collect parts to construct all the different train types from Steamers to Diesels, and complete daily events to unlock special trains beyond imagination! Stop reading and start constructing your railroad empire in Pocket Trains!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Sep 30, 2013
    90
    Pocket Trains sticks close to NimbleBit’s successful Pocket Planes and Tiny Tower, but it’s not hard to understand why. This is a fun ride, and best of all, it’s free.
  2. Sep 30, 2013
    90
    Overall however, I think Pocket Trains makes a lot of strides with its core gameplay, making it the sort of logistical title that I think Pocket Planes aspired to be. Suffice to say, there's really no reason not to check out Pocket Trains, and I highly recommend everyone giving it a try.
  3. Oct 2, 2013
    90
    A great mix of strategy and time management, Pocket Trains offers a lighthearted and awesome diversion for rail enthusiasts with a sweet tooth for cuteness.
  4. Sep 26, 2013
    80
    While it would've been nice to have some form of train control or situations to resolve, Pocket Trains is a well-polished simulation that fans of this sort of game will enjoy.
  5. Oct 7, 2013
    75
    A sequel usually tends to be bigger and better: however, Pocket Trains doesn't follow this rule, ending in having less depth and much more focus on IAPs if compared to the overall better Pocket Planes released last year.
  6. Nov 27, 2013
    70
    Lovably inane. [Christmas 2013, p.89]
  7. Oct 3, 2013
    50
    With no meaningful equivalent to the communal goals and tactical layovers that gave Planes a stay of execution, once the paywall stalls your progress like leaves on the line, there’s little reason to continue. Even for those who’ve ‘supported’ NimbleBit with regular IAP donations, you suspect the Bux stop here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Nov 15, 2014
    7
    Pocket Trains starts off as a fun game, where you build a railroad empire starting with a few trains and gradually expanding to a lot more.Pocket Trains starts off as a fun game, where you build a railroad empire starting with a few trains and gradually expanding to a lot more. But there's little incentive in the game to keep playing, while it's nice to get new and faster trains that can take more cargo, it's easy to get bored of it fairly quickly. Expand
  2. Jan 31, 2014
    3
    Like many new iPad games, Pocket Trains is a free game to play but an expensive game to be successful at. Unlike prior Nimblebit titles likeLike many new iPad games, Pocket Trains is a free game to play but an expensive game to be successful at. Unlike prior Nimblebit titles like Tiny Tower, getting "bux" is no longer a luxury and is basically a necessity to expand your railroad empire.

    Unfortunately, "bux" seem to be much harder to come by than in previous Nimblebit games, which practically forcing you to either buy a bunch of them, wait forever for them to randomly appear, or give up in disgust. I choose the latter option.
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