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App description: AppStar Games is proud to introduce "The Iron Horse", the best railroad-themed game on the Apple iPhone. Use your lightning-fast reflexes as you build classic trains in a beautiful cinematic game play experience.


"the perfect game for a quick pick-up-and-play session the Iron Horse is one of those games you'll keep playing for many months to come a great game from a great new company."
Final Score: 5/5
Chris Jensen - Infoaddict.com

"Addicting game there are studs, and of course the duds. This game is definitely a stud."


It's easy at first but as each car gets added your train goes a little faster, further testing your skills and building the suspense. The longer the train gets, the more points you'll earn. Can you keep up with the power and speed of the Iron Horse?

For any lover of trains and model railroading, The Iron Horse captures the beauty and nostalgia of the great American railroad.

The games features include:

- high speed railroad action
- beautiful cinematic graphics of the Americana landscape
- gorgeous classic train designs, including the General, the Zephyr and the Chief
- a fast and furious bonus level where you can play it safe or risk everything!
- part of the OpenFeint network for global high scores and social gaming

AppStar Games is the new publishing company from the creative team of David Crane and Garry Kitchen, former Activision designers and video game legends. The Iron Horse is designed by Garry Kitchen, a former Video Game Designer of the year and well known for his previous work including the Atari home version of "Donkey Kong", "Garry Kitchen's GameMaker" and "Keystone Kapers". David Crane is the co-founder of Activision and author of some of the most beloved video games of all time, including "Pitfall", "Pitfall 2: Lost Caverns", "Freeway", "The Activision Decathlon", and "A Boy and His Blob".

Watch for more great iPhone and iPad games from AppStar Games!

iVaro's comments:

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05-02-2010, 05:22 PM
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What kind of game is this, any guesses?

05-02-2010, 05:28 PM
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Guess: You have to get the individual trains carts to connect and avoid them all crashing?! A gameplay vid would be cool.
05-02-2010, 05:38 PM
Anybody want to TOFTT?
05-02-2010, 05:45 PM
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this is for the ipad version, but you can see what it's like

Originally Posted by sizzlakalonji View Post
I don't want to alarm anyone, but I just played this, felt a tingle, rushed to the bathroom, and urinated rainbows and glitter.
Originally Posted by sammysin View Post
Yesss, I'm off for a leak to see if the same happens for me.
05-02-2010, 06:11 PM
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Is this legit? I thought Gary and David were making iDevice games as Skyworks?

Probably dumb to ask, I bet I'll be buying it after I watch the video...

EDIT: their The General doesn't match what I remember...

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!

Last edited by drelbs; 05-02-2010 at 06:21 PM. Reason: Added pic
05-02-2010, 07:25 PM
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Game Impressions

Excellent game. Falls mostly into the "pick up and play" category, but with extra layers of depth due to being able to save up free connects and the bonus round. Personally I find it highly addictive.
05-02-2010, 07:32 PM
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Looks great. Just picked up the lite.

Edit: N/m.. Only a lite for the iPad. The iPad copy is cheaper and there is a lite available. A bit weird

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05-02-2010, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
Excellent game. Falls mostly into the "pick up and play" category, but with extra layers of depth due to being able to save up free connects and the bonus round. Personally I find it highly addictive.
Is it worth the price?

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05-02-2010, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by iVaro View Post
Is it worth the price?
I’ve purchased the iPAD version. This is kind of game that’d be good to have an Universal app. Anyway, the game is good and it’s worth the price. I’d like to see something like a hard mode to get higher speeds sooner.

iPhone 6 and iPad Mini iOS 8