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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.

Transarctica 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 Title screen
Arctic Baron Amiga Railroad net overview
Arctic Baron DOS The starting point of the game
Arctic Baron Amiga Trading station (AGA version)

Promo Images

Arctic Baron Magazine Advertisement
Arctic Baron Screenshot
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 (20921)
Buy here - sell there. Become richer, buy more train wagons. DOS dreb drhyj (1)

Critic Reviews

ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Gambler DOS Jan, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Amiga Joker Amiga Jun, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Play Time DOS Mar, 1993 75 out of 100 75
CU Amiga Amiga Mar, 1993 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) DOS Mar, 1993 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1993 8 out of 12 67
Power Play DOS Mar, 1993 61 out of 100 61
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1993 43 out of 100 43


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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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