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Game review
Pocket Trains
Trained behaviour
by Harry Slater 30/9/2013
Product: Pocket Trains
Publisher: NimbleBit
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Simulation
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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A select group of people are going to find Pocket Trains impossible to put down. It's a perfection of NimbleBit's simple, free-to-play formula, wrapped in the trappings of a trainspotter's fever dream.

Then there's the twee graphics, the cheeky winks, and the sweet sense of humour that permeates every chuff and chug. The whole game is polished and poised, designed to make you tap and spend freely.

And to a degree, it works. There's the same compulsion here that runs through Pocket Planes, and watching your rail-empire extend like a multi-coloured spider across the globe is enough to warrant a smile. But, at its core, Pocket Trains is just more of the same. ...
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A neat little sim, but once you get down to the bones of the matter, Pocket Trains is a little too similar to its airborne predecessor
Audio/visual: 9
Gameplay: 7
Value: 7
Innovation: 6
Overall: 7
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