Pocket Trains for iPhone lets you be a train manager, ordering trains and sending them and their valuable cargo across Europe.
Tutorial guides the way
The Pocket Trains tutorial will get you started with the basic features of the app. You select a train, a job to do, and a destination station. The bux game currency lets you open crates (for train parts and upgrades), speed up a train's route, and expand a city's stockyard. At the beginning, there are only two trains to choose from, but Pocket Trains lets you craft a large variety of different trains, each with their own attributes and upgrades.
Pocket Trains plays like a strategy game. Tap the Train List button in the top right-hand corner to see all of your trains, tap the Jobs button to put cargo on your train, and then choose the destination station.
Simple graphics, decent music
The graphics in Pocket Trains are pixelated, and the trains, stations and cards makes the game seem slightly retro. Finer details are missing, such as on-screen animations once an order is processed. You'd better make the most of the lively music as there's not much else there!
Conclusion: Stripped-down train management with limited entertainment value
Pocket Trains is just an average train management simulator for when you're on the go. The controller works well, but the graphics and the game lack polish, making you lose interest pretty quickly.