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This is a good puzzle game that is well designed but contains many links to the web, a Facebook request and get game request!
on November 12, 2012
The game advises you that it uses Amazon Circle; it tells you that you can turn it on if you want to.
You are connecting like colors of train stations and goal stations. You draw a connecting track with your finger. There is no limit to the track you can draw and no score. When the track is complete the train will run and make the trip. You can adjust the speed of the trains with a slider switch to adjust their velocity.
If you draw a track that is impossible to travel or has a gap the train crashes and disappears. As you complete a city a new city section is available to you and you start having obstacles in the way like boulders. If you accidently skip a piece of track you can just draw it into place and it works fine.
Every tile can only hold two pieces of track but if you redraw the same path twice it will become a single piece of track. You can also use erase and undo to remove your tracks or even shake the smart device and the track will disappear. The game will allow you to move multiple trains to a station or even split the tracks from one source to multiple stations. You can cross the tracks, just don't time the train motion so they crash.
* Start the game shows you a list of cities you have to play in and only Abbotsford is open and listed.
* More games - opens a massive list of games from many developers as well as the Amazon Appstore and the Amazon Browser links to purchase each one.
* Options - Switch players, set volume, set color blind version, turn off visual FX, unlock all puzzles, and erase player data. You have to complete the game to unlock the expert mode.
* Credits not only lists the credits but links you to the Amazon Appstore and Amazon browser.
What I like:
This is an intriguing strategy and puzzle game that is fun to play. The controls work well and game play is fun and easy. The graphics are adequate and the sound effects are OK. The game gets more challenging as the game progresses.
What I don't like:
The game is OK but there is no score or timing. You can make the track as long or as short as you want. The challenge comes to get the right color trains into the right color train terminals. I wish there was a scoring system or a bonus to lay the track as short as possible to earn a bonus.
The game contains multiple links to the web to Amazon so turn off your WIFI or put your phone into airplane mode. The links to Amazon allow purchases of games and merchandise if you are set up in that mode of shopping. Keep your children off the web unsupervised and stop unwanted purchases.
After turning the game on multiple times it asks you to like the game on Facebook. This creates a link to you so that they can send you messages on new games. (Also so your friends can see the messages on your board.) The game then starts asking you to try out new games like Pixel Twist and it gives you two buttons to touch to get it or not get it. Your children have a 50/50 chance of getting it for you. Even though the game is free you have not had the opportunity to test it and check the permissions. Such doorways to download items should not be available in a game.
This is a fun and challenging game to play. I like how the game gets gradually more difficult instead of immediately becoming almost impossible like some games. I also like how there are small tutorials along the way to help you learn new items when they are needed. There are a lot of puzzles, 100 main puzzles and 50 bonus puzzles.
The app is worth the $.99 they are asking for it. The only thing I don't like is the multiple links to the web and to Amazon. This is a nice children's game and the links forces you to turn off the WIFI or go into airplane mode for safety reasons. I also don't like all of the links to the web and the pop up Facebook request. The pop up request to try a game is completely unnecessary. I don't like how developers put this type of action into the later phases of a game so first time reviewers will not see it by playing only a few levels and provide a higher rating. Later on your children can find it and use it. This is a good example of why it is necessary to play the game and test all aspects of it so you can find all the surprises. Definitely turn off your WIFI.
I rate this game as a 3 star game. It is a good puzzle game and fun to play and as a game it is between a 4 and 5 star rating. If it had a point gathering system to make you be more efficient in laying the track and a little more action it could be rated higher. The multiple links to the web and asking to try games dropped the score.
Size: The compressed size is 12.1 MB and 23.75 MB when uncompressed.
* Storage - modify/delete internal storage contents
* Network communication - full internet access
* Network communication - view network state