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By Harry Slater 03 October 2013
Transport Tycoon | Developer:
Origin8 | Publisher:
Origin8 | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Simulation | Players:
1 | Version:
Bort Transport is on the ropes. Its owners have built too fast and too recklessly, creating crazed spiral roads, train tracks that miss all of the large conurbations, and huge lonely bridges that lead to nowhere anyone wants to go.
Perhaps I'm not cut out for the cut-throat world of transport management, my creative proclivities pushing me to make aesthetic rather than economic decisions. My profit percentage crawls ever-downwards. Years slip by, and I still can't work out how to make steel.
A cold desperation sets in on the eyes of my avatar. In my head Mike Bort never wanted to follow in his father's footsteps. He wanted to be a footballer, but picked up a knee injury that forced him into taking over the family business. I sigh, and start all over again.
A massive, complex, unashamedly detailed game, Transport Tycoon is a fine example of a sim done well