Title Transarctica Game Type Action Strategy Publisher Silmarils Players 1 Compatibility ECS/AGA (Different versions available) HD Installable Yes Submission Joachim Andersson Review THis is one of those game that never could have been made in anywhere other than France. It is set sometime in the distant future, after an attempt to fix the ozone layer or something has gone wrong, shielding the earth from the suns rays. The entire world is covered in ice. Your mission is to travel across the world with the great train known as Transarctica and try to find a way to open up the skies again. The game is basically a trading game. You travel between different cities, buying goods such as mammoth dung and fishing rods, and then sell them to whoever gives the highest price. All the time you try to expand your train with different classes of wagon, such as: Merchandise, soldier barracks, cannon wagons and prisons. There are several different types of each class of wagon; for instance, merchandise wagons include the normal ones which take 20 tons of goods, then there's the Xl ones who take more etc etc. There's also oil tanks, wagons to store plants in. You get the point. The games real purpose is to find a way to clear the great cloud covering the earth. You can get hints in some cities and there are some special locations scattered across the world. I havent finished the game myself yet though. Sometimes you meet enemy trains and combat begins. It is rather fun but can be tedious. The trains are positioned at the top and lower halfs of the screens and you deploy soldiers to destroy or take over wagons. Since your soldiers are very slow it can take time but I prefer to have the combat solved personally instead of the computer controlled option which most of the time ends with several of your wagons destroyed. Graphics and sound are both nice, lending a nice atmosphere to the game. And thats what makes me play the game. The awesome, arctic atmosphere. The trading game is, as I mentioned earlier, rather simple but fun. Some of the text translated from French to English is rather strange at times, but its not anything particulary negative. In short: Transarctica is a nice, atmospheric strategy game with that certain ambience that only comes from French games. I've certainly enjoyed it but some people might object to the simplicity of the strategy. I still recommend it.