About the game
A-Train 9 isn't just a train simulator: it's an intricate city simulation game with an emphasis on the railway system. Your company is primarily a railway enterprise, but you'll also need to construct buildings, roads, factories, and many other subsidiaries to attract customers for your railways. You'll be building your fortune not just through your railway, but through your subsidiaries. Everything is interconnected: your subsidiaries will affect your railway, and vice versa. A-Train 9 V4 Japan Rail Simulator is the latest and greatest version of the game. Having all the benefits of all previous versions and these great new features added here. Whether you are new to the game, or a returning player, there has never been a better time to ride the A-Train.
A-Train has long been the game of choice for simulation gamers. Bringing together elements of city building and transport planning, A-Train offers a level of scope and scale that matches the imagination of veteran simulation gamers while remaining an accessible game for newcomers. With A-Train 9 V4 Japan Rail Simulation, Artdink have introduced new, exciting elements to bring the virtual world to life like never before.
Here are some of the key factors involved in your success:
Time & Nature
The flow of passengers will fluctuate throughout the day, and operating trains during dead periods will be disastrous for your business. A-Train 9 offers extensive control over schedules, allowing you to fine-tune each of your train routes. You must also take into account terrain and weather when it comes to growth and planning.
Your balance sheet must not be in the red if you want to earn a profit. You'll need to keep track if your financial reports and use the banks and stock market to your advantage if you wish to succeed! Taxes will also come into play each year. Use savvy business and financial tactics to gain an advantage!
Time and nature affect the railway as mentioned above, but so do other elements. Tracks and trains are expensive to build and maintain, so you'll never want excess if your goal is to make a fortune. Some stations are versatile but expensive, and others are limited in their use but cheap to maintain. Each of the 10+ trains has a distinct advantage and disadvantage, so weigh your options wisely before you spend a small fortune on new trains!
You'll need a great flow of materials, as they are required to build subsidiaries and grow your empire. Be sure your freight trains and trucks are running at peak performance, and take advantage of in-game tools to optimize your management of materials!
Each subsidiary you control (apartments, stores, restaurants, parks, etc.) has the potential to grow the city, your railway company, and your wallet. But it's a delicate balancing act! Build too many and you'll have empty buildings and huge maintenance bills. Build too few and nobody will flock to your city, leaving your trains without passengers. Other companies will move in if your area is attractive enough; they may compete with you on a real estate level, but the people they bring will still have to use your trains!
Customize And Create With More Freedom Than Ever
Hundreds of new assets have been added to A-Train 9 Japan Rail Simulator. Create your own city down to the finest detail with many more elements allowed on each map. Whether you want to design a real life city down to the fine detail, or create straight from your imagination. From the massive scope of a metropolis to the fine detail of roadside assets, signs and signals. You can do it all with A-Train.
Growth through Transportation.
It was Wellington who once observed "an army fights on its stomach". His meaning was that logistics are everything. Supply lines, transportation and preparation. In business every manufacturer in the world requires a smooth and efficient method of buying raw materials and delivering finished goods. Furthermore, a work force needs to get to their place of work. At the beginning of the typical game of A-Train Railway Simulator, little or none of this infrastruture is in place. It is your job to provide that network. Use the resources and funds given to you to make a city or district "work" efficiently. Get goods to where they are needed and people to and from their work and leisure activities.
- Size and Scope Doubled
- The scope of the game has been hugely increased;
- Number of trains and trucks allowed per city doubled to 200
- Up to 1000 stations, 2000 intersections
- 10 kilometer square maps to allow a full city to be simulated
- Up to 4000 kilometers of road and rail on a single map
Internet Connection and Steam-Account required!