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Description

The Viking Union has a very dominant role in your society, as they control the vast railway networks. Could they be to blame for the disappearance of the sun and the resultant ice age? As a train captain, you must find out and overthrow them.

Transarctica is a strategic trading and combat game. You must keep your train running and make sure there is enough fuel. When you reach towns you can trade with local people, with each city having a primary function. These towns often contain useful information to put you on the right track in your mission. You are in possession of slaves, who are traded just like other commodities.

Contact with other trains results in combat. Buy upgrades to boost your performance in combat, to increase your chance of fending off the Viking Union.

Screenshots

Arctic Baron Amiga Railroad net overview
Arctic Baron Amiga Command center
Arctic Baron Amiga Accountant's wagon (AGA version)
Arctic Baron Amiga Pit stop, where you can purchase new wagons (AGA version)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Transarctica" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Joker Jun, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Amiga Joker Mar, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1993 9 out of 12 75
CU Amiga Mar, 1993 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1993 8 out of 12 67
Amiga Games Apr, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Power Mar, 1993 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Mar, 1993 61 out of 100 61
Amiga Format Apr, 1993 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

Cover Art

The cover art used for the game is actually a 1985 poster by fantasy artist Rodney Matthews called Heavy Metal Hero.

Story

The story is based on a series of French novels by author Georges-Jean Arnaud called La Compagnie des Glaces (the Ice Company), in which debris from an explosion of the moon is blocking sunlight from reaching Earth, resulting in a new ice age. After centuries of barbarism, powerful companies are ruling the world and the remaining cities on Earth are connected by extended rail networks.
POMAH (39676) added Arctic Baron (Amiga) on Nov 06, 2002
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