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The Viking Union has a very dominant role in your society, as they control the vast railway networks. Could they be to blame for the disappearance of the sun and the resultant ice age? As a train captain, you must find out and overthrow them.

Arctic Baron is a strategic trading and combat game. You must keep your train running and make sure there is enough fuel. When you reach towns you can trade with local people, with each city having a primary function. These towns often contain useful information to put you on the right track in your mission. You are in possession of slaves, who are traded just like other commodities.

Contact with other trains results in combat. Buy upgrades to boost your performance in combat, to increase your chance of fending off the Viking Union.


Arctic Baron Amiga Train close-up (AGA version)
Arctic Baron DOS Title screen (as Arctic Baron)
Arctic Baron DOS Soldiers are the ultimate threat. They can climb on your wagons and plant TNT on your trains. Planting TNT on your primary locomotive means certain death.
Arctic Baron DOS Visits to certain towns give you coordinates to unknown mines. For maximum output, make sure you have lots of slaves, mammoths and cranes.

Promo Images

Arctic Baron Screenshot
Arctic Baron Magazine Advertisement
Arctic Baron Screenshot
Arctic Baron Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Transarctica" -- European title

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User Reviews

Great game ,great memories DOS Jedrek Paszak (9)
You really got to respect creativity of developers sometimes... DOS Indra was here (20853)
Buy here - sell there. Become richer, buy more train wagons. DOS dreb drhyj (1)

Critic Reviews

The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Amiga Dec 20, 2014 5 out of 6 83
ST Format Atari ST Mar, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Force Amiga Jul, 1993 78 out of 100 78
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 76 out of 100 76
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 76 out of 100 76
Amiga User International Amiga Sep, 1993 68 out of 100 68
The One Amiga Amiga Mar, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1993 60 out of 100 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS May, 1994 Unscored Unscored


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Cover Art

The cover art used for the game is actually a 1985 poster by fantasy artist Rodney Matthews called Heavy Metal Hero.


The story is based on a series of French novels by author Georges-Jean Arnaud called La Compagnie des Glaces (the Ice Company), in which debris from an explosion of the moon is blocking sunlight from reaching Earth, resulting in a new ice age. After centuries of barbarism, powerful companies are ruling the world and the remaining cities on Earth are connected by extended rail networks.
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