Back in July, we received word that an official port of Transport Tycoon would be coming to iOS this year. The game, which was originally released for PCs back in 1994, is still regarded as one of the best simulators of all time.
Well for those who missed it, the game landed in the App Store this weekend and is now available for download. It’s been redesigned from the ground up for touchscreen, and has thus far received high ratings from reviewers…
Here’s the game’s App Store description:
Transport Tycoon contains everything that made the original PC game an all-time classic, plus a whole host of brilliant new features – bigger, richer worlds, deeper simulation and a huge variety of land, sea and air vehicles. The intuitive new touch screen interface makes it easier than ever to build and maintain your transport network.
Whether you’re planning and constructing ambitious engineering projects, or simply exploring the intricately simulated workings of the game’s world, Transport Tycoon is your ticket to many hours of absorbing and rewarding entertainment.
For those unfamiliar with the game, it’s a simulator that requires you to build out transport networks (bus, train systems, etc.) specific to the needs of various scenarios. And your goals are profitability and a high success rate.
There are nearly 50 scenarios, which have been expertly designed to suit all skill levels and playing styles, and over 150 vehicle types to suit each situation. There are even 100-year challenges for the real Transport Tycoons.
Here’s a video showing gameplay on an iPad:
The game looks pretty solid, and as aforementioned, has been getting great reviews. Touch Arcade gave it a 4.5 stars and PocketGamer gave it an 8 of 10. Here’s hoping this is a precursor to an iOS version of Roller Coaster Tycoon.
Transport Tycoon is a universal game for the iPhone and iPad, and you can download it here for $6.99.