Review Rail Maze 2 : Train puzzler
Working on the railroad and solving puzzles
Author: Vlad Popa
Date: 15 Jun 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7
Level creator, interesting mechanics, addictive gameplay
Long wait times unless the player resorts to in-app purchase.
Looking for a good, mind boggling puzzle game? Rail Maze 2 for Android offers just that. Help guide locomotives to their destination in this great little Wild West themed game. Like most puzzles it has a steep learning curve as it starts up fairly simple, but builds up momentum as players make progress through the levels
The user will see a bird’s eye view of the current puzzle and will have to navigate a train or even a multitude of trains safely without derailing them or crashing them into obstacles; into each other or enemy trains (Pirates and ghosts have their own railroads here).
The game makes sure to teach the user the various ways to finish a puzzle and how to exploit mechanics so that we may put them to good use when trying to solve a more advanced puzzle. Such tricky exploits involve switching the train’s direction by taping on a specific rail segment, constructing a whole railroad by dragging and arranging segments of the rail in the correct order for the train to reach the destination, or teleporting your locomotive by using tunnels.
Overall Rail Maze 2 has been designed for a wide audience and includes multiple levels of difficulty, play a more relaxed session or really test your brain to figure out solutions for the puzzles ahead. A great feature that makes this basically an endless game is the level editor. Create and share your levels for in-game rewards and face other people’s levels and test your wit.