Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
1830Railroad Tycoon was inspired by the Avalon Hill boardgame 1830. SimTex later adapted 1830 for Avalon Hill. Not long after, SimTex was acquired by MicroProse, and became MicroProse Texas.
Deluxe editionIn 1993 MicroProse released a Deluxe version, which added higher resolution screen, support for more trains, and more scenarios.
Freeware releaseThe entire game was released for a download to promote Railroad Tycoon 3. The link. http://www.2kgames.com/railroads/railroads.html.
KeypadThe Amiga version was one of the few non-Flight-Sim games to use the Numeric Keypad significantly - which unfortunately meant that it couldn't be played on the Amiga 600 model, which was launched in the UK in 1992 (one of three entry-level Amigas launched in little over a year!), and had no keypad in the interest of saving space and cost.
TitleThe game was originally titled Golden Age of Railroads. Then MicroProse decided it doesn't emphasize the business aspects, and changed the name to the present form.
- Computer Gaming World
- September 1990 (Issue #74) – Overall Game of the Year
- April 1992 (Issue #93) – Introduced into the Hall of Fame
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) - #41 overall in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 12/1999 - #27 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
- Power Play
- Issue 01/1991 - Best Computer Game in 1990 (DOS version)
- Issue 01/1991 - Best Strategy Game in 1990 (DOS version)
- Issue 01/1991 - Best Game Idea in 1990
Contributed by Andrew Grasmeder (205) on Jul 27, 2000. [revised by : MobyGames was killed by GameFly (89480)].