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Arctic Baron (DOS)

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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.

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Arctic Baron DOS Some areas have damaged or no bridges that needs to be fixed. Be sure to have some rails in stock, as well as slaves, mammoths and cranes to get the job done.
Arctic Baron DOS Sometimes nomads show up near the rails to trade. They're prices are decent and they sell rare items that fetch a high price at any city.
Arctic Baron DOS The locomotive with engine controls
Arctic Baron DOS Title screen (as Arctic Baron)

Alternate Titles

  • "Transarctica" -- European title

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User Reviews

Great game ,great memories Jedrek Paszak (9) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
You really got to respect creativity of developers sometimes... Indra is here (19671) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Buy here - sell there. Become richer, buy more train wagons. dreb drhyj (1) unrated

The Press Says

Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 76 out of 100 76
PC Games (Germany) Mar, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Mar, 1993 61 out of 100 61
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1993 43 out of 100 43

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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.
Xa4 (274) added Arctic Baron (DOS) on Apr 27, 2001
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (31736), Scaryfun (11596) and Indra is here (19671)