Transport Tycoon now available on the App Store

By , Oct 7, 2013

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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…

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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.

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  • Lance Baker

    I would love an iOS version of Roller Coaster Tycoon 2. I just don’t see it happening.

    • Liam Mulcahy

      yes that would be great

    • Melvco

      I imagine it will depend a lot on how well this does. Chris Sawyer, who developed the original Transport and Roller Coaster Tycoon titles, helped make this iOS version. Can’t see why he would be opposed to doing the same thing with RCT.

    • pauleebe

      UI would be so crappy though, it’d need to be redesigned.

  • NaSty

    I was 3 years old when this was originally released. I’ve never played this game but im not convinced people would pay $7 for such a game

    • patrick

      Like you said, you never played this game, a lot of people played this game in their childhood, including me, good old memories

      • Albert

        So is it worth $7? Thats a lot of money for an iOS game…

  • n00b

    why go through all the trouble (assuming it was really hard to port it since it took so long) and not work on the DELUXE version which is MUCH better than this one?

    • hocus86

      probably so they can release it in a few months as either a new game or an addon ($) to this.

  • JomanJi

    kind of reminds me of simutrans :/