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Not released in Western countries, Take the A-Train IV is the fourth game in the Japanese-made A-Train series, directly following its most popular installment, known in the Western world as simply A-Train.

The game plays very similarly to its predecessor, including the interface, the core gameplay system (managing a company, purchasing trains, building railways, influencing city growth, transporting goods, etc.), and characteristic features such as a day/night system, weather effects, season changes, etc., all of which influence the player's chances to earn money from his networks.

A new feature is the possibility to build roads, acquire buses, and plan bus routes.

The game offers four different scenarios: a medium-sized metropolitan area, an industrial area, a rural area, and a huge high-tech urban area. Each poses different challenges to the player.


Take the A-Train IV FM Towns ...and night
Take the A-Train IV FM Towns I built a road and a bus station near the river shore. Neither of the two serve any purpose whatsoever
Take the A-Train IV FM Towns The bank manager has something to tell me
Take the A-Train IV FM Towns This city looks weird. Trains mainly transport goods

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Alternate Titles

  • "A列車で行こう4" -- Japanese spelling

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Topic # Posts Last Post
Fan translation project for this game 1 andoru
Feb 24, 2011
Great entry 9 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60835)
Mar 28, 2010


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Unicorn Lynx (181378) added Take the A-Train IV (FM Towns) on Sep 26, 2012
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