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Trainyard

by Noodlecake Studios Inc
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (307 customer reviews)

Price: $2.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.5
  • Fixed crash for users with Android 4.2, Jelly Bean

Product Details

  • ASIN: B008458O3S
  • Release Date: May 17, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (307 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,485 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Innovative and challenging puzzle mechanic
  • Smooth difficulty curve
  • 100 main puzzles and over 50 bonus puzzles
  • Hundreds of ways to solve each puzzle
  • Colour-blind mode

Product Description

Trainyard is a puzzle solving game unlike any that you've ever played. It's easy to learn but very tough to master. Your job is simple: get each train to a goal station. Red trains go to red stations, blue trains go to blue stations, etc. You control the trains by drawing track for them to follow. There isn't a time limit or even a score; the only thing you need to do is figure out a solution for each puzzle.

The first few puzzles are almost too easy, but as the difficulty increases you'll be thankful that you were able to practice the fundamentals of drawing track. As the game progresses, you'll have to use colour theory to combine trains of different colours, use timing to merge and split trains, and use every inch of your brain in your quest to beat the game.

Stuck on a puzzle? Visit http://trainyard.ca/solutions where there are over *1.5 million* player-submitted solutions.

Technical Details

  • Size: 8.4MB
  • Version: 1.5
  • Developed By: Noodlecake Studios Inc
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addicting and well-designed November 18, 2012
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Very well-designed game - everything is done right: the level design; the short but complete tutorials; the level difficulty progression; intuitive controls; unlimited undo; unobtrusive request for review only after you've completed all levels. If this was truly done by one guy in his spare time, I hope he makes enough off this one to do more.

As for the game itself, it consists of drawing track on a grid of squares to route colored engines from their source to their destination. As you progress, you can merge engines to change color (e.g. blue and yellow make green) or split engines into two. Puzzles are rated from two to eleven stars, and the later ones are difficult enough (tricky to move those trains around in the space available without tracks running into each other) that you feel a real burst of satisfaction on reaching the solution. Highly recommended for anyone who likes puzzle games.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive and Fun! November 17, 2012
By Mike W
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Once you beat that level you've been working on for the last 10-20 minutes you feel like a genius, or at least I did. highly recommended.
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49 of 67 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad game, but the hype is a little much... November 12, 2012
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I must say I was a little surprised at all of the 5-star reviews over this game. Trainyard is not a bad game by any means but all of this hype may raise your expectations a little too high. Trainyard is a puzzle game and a slow paced game at that. This is not a game that requires fast reflexes so it is accessible for most skill levels. I had no problems playing this on my Kindle Fire and the touch controls worked most of the time. When they didn't work I was able to repeat my move and it worked the second time. This won't set you back because as I noted, you don't need twitch reflexes for this game.

In Trainyard you literally just draw traintracks so that your trains go to stations of a matching color. Then you push a button and watch the little trains travel along your paths. If everything works out you earn stars which unlock subsequent levels. That's it. The challenge comes from drawing multiple tracks around obstacles and timing the trains so that they go to the correct station. For example, an orange train and a purple train may share a section of track so you design the track so that it switches and leads both trains to the correct station.

There is a color-blind mode which is nice. Trainyard also has achievements with Amazon Gamecircle if that matters to you. I just find Trainyard to be a little too slow for my tastes. If you're looking for a more cerebral challenge or know someone who has difficulty with fast paced games then this would be a good pick up. I was tempted to give Trainyard 3 stars but I am leaving 4 stars because there isn't anything wrong with the game and it accomplishes what the developers wanted to do. It's just not my ideal game.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great puzzles; doozies at the end. November 17, 2012
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Great challenge progression. Lots of number principles can be learned here. I feel like I can build computer circuits after going through this game :). If you extended the puzzles, you could help computer science students with logic gates courses :).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Trainyard is an entertaining diversion. I have enjoyed playing but after the recent update to Jellybean 4.2 on my Nexus 7 I only receive an error about unfortunately having to close immediatly after opening. I reinstalled, but no change.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Puzzler December 15, 2012
By NanaF61
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This is a great puzzler. It starts out very easy and becomes harder. Eventually it takes some thinking to figure out the right pathways.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Makes you think February 10, 2013
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I like the game but still trying to figure out how to make 4 become 2 and become four again
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent puzzle game February 7, 2013
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But the app closes automatically after every 6 or so puzzles. I like this variation of the flow style game. I think it's a nice innovation to the genre.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool little game
Great little puzzle game to keep you occupied.
Published 16 days ago by Legend
4.0 out of 5 stars This is fun and engages your brain
Starts out slow, but that is just the learning phase- pay attention because it gets more challenging. This is fun and engages your brain. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Liz Ardent
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Loved it, will be trying bonus puzzles. Suggestion: incorporate actual switching, ie have a locomotive and cars to build trains and navigate an actual train yard.
Published 1 month ago by Sylvan Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars a fun and diverting little puzzle
Enjoyed this immensely. Not very hard but fun to play. Worth every penny!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Not working.
App starts but crashes once you select to start a game. App is still showing as active but it never let you play.
My son is into playing this type of games... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Look30
3.0 out of 5 stars As much as I like this game
As much as I like this game, and I like it very much, it disappoints me that in the Android Edition there is no provision for user developed yards. Read more
Published 2 months ago by William R. Patterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Game
I love puzzle games and trainyard is one of the best I've played. Challenging, unique, fun and very original. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kimberly Packer
2.0 out of 5 stars ok
this is more for a little kid and not really an adult type game at all. this was kinda boring to me
Published 6 months ago by fink
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable
I'm a veteran of 'trainyard express' so this starts a bit slow, but picks up and is very enjoyable so far. Hard to put down
Published 7 months ago by rks
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
like how the skills increase as you go....haven't reached the advanced levels YET. Fun game to use while traveling. :)
Published 12 months ago by shopper
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