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GraphicsMuse: Review - Railroad Tycoon II - Gold Edition

Feb 24, 2000, 05:20 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Another Sid Meier sequel, this game combines excellent graphics with great game play. Like Loki's first port, Civilization: Call To Power, Railroad Tycoon II isn't a shoot-em-up style game, it's all about strategy, using your head to build an empire. But unlike CivCTP, which did include characters that would battle, this game is pure strategy - the trains don't explode and tycoons never pull out any weapons. This difference will definitely appeal to older players, which abound in the Linux world."

"You need about 344MB to install the complete distribution of Railroad Tycoon II."

"Fortunately, you can install Loki's games into their own directories so that if you tire of them in the future, a simple "rm -rf" in that directory will free up loads of extra disk space."

"Railroad Tycoon II has one major drawback - it requires a 1024x768 display."

"Game play is handled entirely with mouse and keyboard interaction. A joystick isn't necessary. Graphics are excellent on high resolution systems. Zooming in you'll get some very detailed terrain maps."

"... this game will provide many hours of intense strategy play."

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