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Trainyard

Trainyard

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Wonderful and mind-blowing
  • Elegance is in simplicity
Cons
  • It shouldn't ever end.
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"'Train' your mind"

Reviewed by / Sep 06, 2012

A simple yet awesome puzzle game.

Trainyard is one of those puzzle games designed by the Devil himself. You easily learn the basics, figure out the first ten levels or so and you may even feel like the tutorial interludes are unnecessary. In addition, you'll realize soon that there may be a bunch of solutions for each puzzle, so why not continue playing a few levels more?

Trainyard is not about graphics or music. In fact, it could be name "whatever puzzle", because it's about trains the same way it could be about boats, ships or petunias. It's all about to make a blue thing arrive to a blue goal, and red things to red goals. You can also 'crash' a red and a yellow one to create an orange one and be able to access an orange goal. There's no clock, nor score. Your mind and you are alone on this. And believe, there are a lot of levels ahead. No matter how hard was the last stage you solved, it becomes imperceptibly more difficult each time till you realize that your trains are following insane loops and combinations, merging and splitting in a perfectly timed choreography.

Trainyard is a game that everybody should try, at least, once. And, just in case you get lost, there's a kind community around submitting their solutions. It should be the last option, though: here.

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Developer's original description available here
The top iOS puzzle sensation is now available on android!

Trainyard is a puzzle solving game unlike any that you've ever played. It's easy to learn but very tough to master. Your job is simple: get each train to a goal station. Red trains go to red stations, blue trains go to blue stations, etc. You control the trains by drawing track for them to follow. There isn't a time limit or even a score; the only thing you need to do is figure out a solution for each puzzle.

The first few puzzles are almost too easy, but as the difficulty increases you'll be thankful that you were able to practice the fundamentals of drawing track. As the game progresses, you'll have to use colour theory to combine trains of different colours, use timing to merge and split trains, and use every inch of your brain in your quest to beat the game.

Reviews:
9/10 "Simple yet awesome. Elegance in its simplicity." AppsZoom

Stuck on a puzzle? Visit http://trainyard.ca/solutions where there are over *1.5 million* player-submitted solutions.

Recently changed in this version

1.5 - Fixed crash for users with Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
1.4 - Frame rate performance improvement
1.3 - Fixed bug which caused players to lose their progress (sorry about that! your progress should be restored after this update; it only affects those that updated from 1.1 to 1.2)
1.2 - Fixed display issues with some devices & Minor bug fixes


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  • (77)

    by Alexis McNeil on 16/06/2014

    I had trainyard on my iPod touch and decided to get it on my phone as well. I love the game, but I'm a little disappointed I can't play the user made puzzles on my Galaxy S3, which I do have access to on the iPod. It's nice to have more puzzles to play one you've beaten the bonus levels

  • (77)

    by S Ott X on 13/06/2014

    Great puzzle game, love every aspect of it

  • (77)

    by Jeremy Stanley on 08/06/2014

    Unique concept, and very well implemented. The puzzles start out simple but get fiendishly challenging, especially the later bonus puzzles. It's fun to go back and "optimize" solutions to the simpler problems.

  • (77)

    by Barry Kay on 07/06/2014

    Rare I push through struggling to complete games. Great concept and genuine challenge.

  • (77)

    by Colin Lawrence on 07/06/2014

    Absolutely the best puzzle game on both iPhone and Android.

  • (77)

    by Daniel Avery on 05/06/2014

    Great game, really good progression of difficulty through the levels with added items compared to express version. Even though I get stuck on levels it's very rewarding when you get it correct!

  • (77)

    by Andrew Cumming on 31/05/2014

    A great idea for a programmable puzzle. Tons of properly difficult problems. But each one has an elegant solution. Once you find the answer it's obvious. The free version is great. The paid version is better.