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Rails West!

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Apple II
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Atari 8-bit
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3.0
Commodore 64
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3.0
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Description

Rails West! is a simulation game about the 19th century speculation in railroad financing. It allows for 1-8 players, with up to 4 under computer control. The long scenario starts in 1870 and ends after the 1900 turn (with 31 turns total). The short scenario starts in 1890 and ends either in 1895 (6 turns) or 1900 (11 turns). The objective is to accumulate cash, stocks and bonds and to control viable transcontinental railroads through strategical decisions.

Screenshots

Rails West! Commodore 64 Viewing Rail company details.
Rails West! Commodore 64 Taking out a loan.
Rails West! Commodore 64 My company's net worth.
Rails West! Commodore 64 Chartering a line.

Alternate Titles

  • "Rails West!: A Game on the Financing & Building of the American Transcontinentals , 1870-1900" -- Tag-lined title

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Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari 8-bit Oct, 1990 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Oct, 1990 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Oct, 1990 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90

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