Back in June at E3 we stopped by the Lionel Trains booth and checked out a very cool looking iPad game that had you attacking and defending against bandits along a railway using real-life Lionel train sets. Well, if that caught your attention back then, you should be pleased to know that Lionel Battle Train [Free (HD)] has finally landed on the App Store.
The premise of Lionel Battle Train is you're delivering precious cargo from location to location, but bandits are always out to rob you. It's your job to fend them off using different types of weapons and armor that you can outfit your train with in any way you choose. It's surprisingly good, actually, and there seems to be a ton of different types of weapons and armors for you to really give your train a personal spin.
After you have equipped your train to your liking, you'll hit the rails on the way to your next destination. During the trip all manner of enemies will come at you, and you'll deal with them by tapping the weapon you want to use and then tapping an enemy when they get within range of it. You can also change lanes with a two-finger swipe to either ram enemies off the track or avoid hazards.
Again, I'm really pleasantly surprised with how well the systems come together in Lionel Battle Train. I originally thought it would be sort of a simple arcade type game where the big novelty was having real-life Lionel train sets to play with, but I'm finding this a pretty deep title so far. Best of all is it's free for you to download and try yourself, so if you've got an iPad 2 or newer and a hankering for some train-based combat, give Lionel Battle Train a spin today.
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