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Loco-Motion

Loco-Motion Arcade Title Screen.

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Genre
Perspective
Theme
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Intellivision
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Arcade
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Tomy Tutor
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Description

Loco-Motion is a puzzle-style arcade game in which a train is riding on a grid of movable track pieces. The goal is to guide the train through the train stations located around the edge of the playfield. An empty section in the grid allows the player to shift adjacent track pieces into that section to alter the train's path, and a tracing light shows the path the train is taking as it moves. An accelerator button moves the train more quickly on its path, and a panic button will switch the piece of track the train is on with a random track piece on the grid.

A bonus timer ticks down during gameplay, showing how many points will be received if the train arrives at a station in a timely fashion. If the timer reaches zero, "Crazy Trains" and "Loop Sweepers" will appear and race down the track in an attempt to crash into your train. Other obstacles include "Crazy Tracks" which can send your train in another direction, and exploding stations (occurring occasionally if the bonus timer reaches zero).

Loco-Motion has 4 play speeds, and offers play for 1 player or 2 players alternating turns.

Screenshots

Loco-Motion Sord M5 The logo is drawn by the little locomotive
Loco-Motion Sord M5 Starting out
Loco-Motion Sord M5 Game over
Loco-Motion Arcade Moved the block and made a good track.

Alternate Titles

  • "Guttang Gottong" -- Japanese title
  • "Bimmelbahn" -- German title
  • "ガッタンゴットン" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Intellivision Nov 09, 2001 B+ 83

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Contributed to by Jeff Hazen (92), Kabushi (139271) and Игги Друге (44965)