Fans of trains and retro games have a reason to be excited today because a new game has become available for the 3DS family of systems via the Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSi store. Titled “Crazy Train,” this easy to learn, yet hard to master game comes from the makers of “Stan Lee’s Hero Command,” Floor 84 Games.
In the game, players take on the role of guide to Lionel Steeltrack, “a hopeless train conductor.” Your goal is to help Lionel guide passenger and cargo trains to their correct stations throughout the day without any accidents or wrong stops. As your skills pick up, so will the pace coordination, frequency, and speed of trains as they filter through the stations. There are four unique track layouts for players to complete, and they can also take part in a challenge mode where the difficulty and speed always increase.
Here is what Jeff Hardy, CEO at F84 Games had to say about the company’s new release,
“Having just released Stan Lee’s Hero Command (the official app game starring the comic book icon himself), we are now wrapping up a Nintendo 3DS passion project for release called ‘Crazy Train.’ As big arcade gamers and Nintendo fans ourselves, we wanted to switch gears and pay homage to some of the titles we grew up with. It’s been a blast releasing this new downloadable title, we’re excited to see how fans will fare controlling the rail lines as Lionel Steeltrack!”
Crazy Train looks like it could become part of a long line of games that look simple, but will drive you up the wall because of difficulty. One game that comes to mind like this is Kwirk. Kwirk was a game that was released in 1989 for the original Game Boy. The object of the game was to help Kwirk and his girlfriend make it through a bunch of mazes that involved moving blocks to fill gaps and going through different shaped turnstiles. The game started out really easy, but as you progressed into the higher levels, the puzzles became more and more difficult eventually causing you to throw your Game Boy on the ground out of frustration.
Hopefully you don’t do that to your DS, but a lot of times when you finally do get through one of the puzzles, there’s a great feeling of accomplishment that comes with it. Maybe Crazy Train can become one of those great games.
And poor Lionel. He surely does look hopeless. Good luck helping him. Crazy Train is now available for purchase from the Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSi store for $1.99 or 200 points.