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The trains are running like clockwork today with the release of Transport Tycoon exactly as promised last month. This touch-friendly update of the classic PC simulation title gives you the opportunity to become the transit baron you always knew you could be. All it takes is $6.99 to get started.

The Android port of Transport Tycoon is a faithful remake of the PC game originally released in 1994. It all starts in the 1930s with a couple old steam engines and a dream. Over the course of 100 in-game years you'll have to build the most profitable transportation business possible. This game includes over 150 different vehicles, 49 scenarios, and a wide range of landscapes across which you can lay rails and roads.

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Transport Tycoon appears to be for tablets only, but that's not surprising considering the intricacy of the UI. Two decades have seen dramatic advances in video game graphics, but this title is proud of its roots – this is legit retro gold.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • Paludal

    Nice, THanks. Bought it.. was kind of a Instabuy. ;)

  • Kevin

    Not compatible with my Galaxy S3 :(
    Luckily I can play it on my Nexus 7 (2012) =)

  • Geraint Morris

    Not so pretty in real life when you zoom in. Click image for all the glory

  • Thomas’

    People in the Play reviews complain that there's only one type of signal.

    Now I'm somewhat confused - did TTD has more than one type or were these introduced by OpenTTD?

    • http://www.nonsensebb.com/ Dextro

      If I remember correctly the original TTD only had one type of signals but it had two different "skins" (a modern and an old one). I think that was about it.

  • Jon Bradley

    Not compatible with N4. Is this tablet only?

    • Geraint Morris

      Seems to be from comments on their Facebook page

  • Rami

    I love Transport Tycoon, I played the original since 95, then passed to OpenTTD, which I love very much, with the big community that is maintaining and developing it, porting it to all OS's and platforms.

    This is a reason why I am not interested in this Android version, if there was no OpenTTD I would have bought this immediately to play it again, but OpenTTD is available since long time.

    Pass...

  • Comeback

    how is this compatible with the iPhone but not the Nexus 4?

    • Testicles5000

      Because unfortunately developers still don't give a shit about Android.

      • Thomas’

        Well, they did release the game for iOS and Android on the same day. That's a plus.

        I'll also argue that this should be played on tablets.

    • Thomas’

      The question is rather: how can you play this game with these tiny buttons on a tiny iPhone?

  • Joshua Bailey

    Gimme Rollercoaster Tycoon and call it a day.

  • kliu0x52

    OpenTTD has been available on Android for a while now, and for free...

    • Swanbot

      How did I not know openTTD was on Android??
      I may return from my hole in a few months.....

  • GJV

    OpenTTD is a complete pain to use on a phone, but perhaps they've improved the UI on this official version to make tablet play worthwhile. Games like this really are best with a mouse.

  • Jörgen Pettersson

    Tried it with my Nexus 7 (2012) but there is just too much lag to be enjoyable.

  • Ray

    When you're charging $8+ for a game, you could at least make sure it runs smoothly. It is terrible! Google Play reviews paint a good picture as well.

  • Stranno

    This version is amazingly bad. The framerate in 1x zoom is terrible, the interface have been destroyed and the road/track building is a pain in the ass.

    As stated before ... just download OTTD.