Locomotion: Kingsoft (AMI)
Locomotion is a colorful puzzle game where you manipulate switches on train tracks in order to get trains to their expected destinations. Things quickly become complicated as multiple trains being to fill the tracks, and you must prevent them from crashing into each other.
Locomotion comes with 12 games and an editor to create 12 more games. In a game, you draw up to 3 boards (the actual rail networks you look at). You then set up 9 levels, in each of which you select one of the 3 boards and enter many difficulty settings. The board limit means if you prefer sightseeing over achieving, you may find Locomotion a bit repetitive. Locomotion also comes with 6 themes and a template to create 4 more themes in your favorite graphics editor.
The Amiga version uses the highest resolution, 320x256, and therefore the biggest boards and shapes. Depending on the release, it starts up in German or English, but you can exit the program and restart it with the E or D option on the command line.
Outside the game and editor, an upbeat rock song with rhythmic train noises plays. Inside the game, several atmospheric and functional sound effects play without cutting each other off. The rattle sound is adjusted to the level speed, and the train whistles and crashes play at random frequencies.
All songs were recorded from the game in WinUAE 4.3.0.
- Ripper: Professor Chaos
- Recorder: Professor Chaos
- Game Credits:
This game uses the computer's built-in Paula chip.
The Amiga Power release is a demo with English as default, only game A, and an editor button which does nothing.
- mobygames.com/game/amiga/locomotion - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.gamespot.com/amiga/947348-locomotion-1992 - GameFAQs.
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