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The Train: Escape to Normandy

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
...
4.0
DOS
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3.7
Amstrad CPC
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4.0
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Description

In the months before France is liberated by the Allies in World War 2, Germany tries to take Paris' collection of classic paintings. As Resistance member Pierre LeFeu, helped by wounded former engineer Le Duc, must prevent this happening, but taking the paintings by train to Normandy and Allied control.

Once in control of the train, you must set the throttle level, ensure that there is enough coal in the furnace, control the speed, and ensure that steam is released when necessary. Use the provided map, and the communications network once released, to plan the strategic side of your mission. Each station has coal and water supplies which may be needed to keep the train running.

You must raid railway stations in order to get track switches into the right position. Both this and the initial capture of the train involve aiming at the enemy, current indicated point, and ducking before their bullets can hit you. Taking control of bridges is similar - you control a cannon and must take aim.

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The Train: Escape to Normandy Amstrad CPC Title screen.
The Train: Escape to Normandy Commodore 64 Credits and Highscores
The Train: Escape to Normandy Commodore 64 Title screen
The Train: Escape to Normandy ZX Spectrum Shoot at the yellow spot

Alternate Titles

  • "The Train: Nur Sie k├Ânnen ihn stoppen" -- German title

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 641 out of 1000 64
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 641 out of 1000 64
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Dec, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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