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Railroad Tycoon II (Gold Edition) (Windows)

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lokigames.com - Linux product page:
    The critically acclaimed blockbuster strategy-simulation hit "Railroad Tycoon II" along with "Railroad Tycoon II: The Second Century Expansion Pack" from developer PopTop Software and publisher Gathering of Developers is now available for Linux!

    These real-time strategy simulation games place gamers in a world of big business, expansionism and engineering in which all aspects of the railroad industry can be controlled. Named Strategy Game of the Year by Computer Games Strategy Plus and Imagine Games Network, Railroad Tycoon II captures the authentic look and feel of the fabled late-1800's railways and focuses on industries such as coal, steel and textiles. Railroad Tycoon II has over 34 types of cargo and 50 train engines, and also features sophisticated economic system and simulated stock market. Railroad Tycoon II: The Second Century focuses on the post-industrial years of the 1930s through 2030. In The Second Century, gamers encounter world catastrophes such as World War II, the Cold war and global warming, and must solve modern problems such as the increasing demand for mass transportation in major cities.

    Railroad Tycoon II is the first game developed exclusively for 1024 x 768 resolution computer screens in either 16-bit or 8-bit color. It supports multi-play over LAN and the Internet.

    Contributed by Sciere (243106) on Jan 03, 2005.

Back of Box (Canada):
    This is the deluxe version of the award-winning railroad strategy game that turned countless railroad enthusiasts into full-fledged railroad barons. It packs two centuries' worth of historically accurate engines, cars, cargo types, and campaign scenarios into one special limited edition. The maps are real. the financial models are sophisticated. The transportation problems are challenging. More than ever, it will keep your head firmly wrapped around the tracks.

    Inside you'll find Railroad Tycoon II, the expansion pack Railroad Tycoon II - The Second Century, plus 12 all-new scenarios exclusive to this special edition. You'll also get the 200-page official Railroad Tycoon II strategy guide on-disk in electronic format, fully revised with tips on all the new scenarios. Train fans, prepare yourself to live on a steady diet of steam and steel.

    • 38 different cargos and 66 engines from around the world.
    • 1024x768 graphics in 16-bit color. Up to 300,000 polygons on the screen at once.
    • Play alone or against up to 31 devious computer opponents.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9161) on Feb 18, 2003.