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Railway Islands | 79%
Publisher: QUByte Interactive
Developer: Rising Moon Games
This satisfying puzzle game with 50 islands (levels) requires you to make a working railway track. This is done by placing the hexagon figures in the correct way so a freight train can collect cargo and reach the endpoint. This becomes more and more complicated as switch tracks, bridges, and more are introduced. I really adore these kinds of puzzle games as they manage to bring me into a relaxing state. Really helpful with that is the soothing music in the background and successfully finishing a puzzle is rewarded with a lovely train whistle.
Unfortunately, Railway Islands has some issues with selecting hexagons. Controls aren’t really user-friendly and result in frustration. As this is a large part of the gameplay it did hurt the overall score a bit but it still remains a lovely puzzle game that everyone can enjoy. Visually the game has nice colorful islands with more than enough details, this is a game with a very low price (€4) so I was surprised by the game quality. The best feature of this game is making your own islands and sharing that with the world. You’ll have to deal with some terrible control options first but I loved playing creations of other players. Just like in LittleBigPlanet or any other game with user-created content, there are a lot of bad designs but the great levels make it all worthwhile!
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