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Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

DOS - 1992

Also available on: Genesis - Commodore 64 - Amiga - Amstrad CPC

Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Racing / Driving
Theme Arcade, Licensed Title
Publisher Alternative Software Ltd.
Developer Peakstar Software
4.48 / 5 - 25 votes

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Thomas The Tank Engine and its sequel are two fun action games for kids based on the popular kids' stories of the same name.

For those who aren't familiar with the books, Thomas The Tank Engine is over fifty years old. The stories of British Railway locomotives with smiley human faces were created by Reverend Wilbert Awdry, as a way of entertaining his son Christopher as he was recovering from scarlet fever. The first book was published in 1945, starring Edward the engine. Thomas, which became the series' most popular character, did not appear until 1946. Christopher is now keeping his father's legacy alive by creating more Thomas stories for children all over the world. The series has been translated into numerous languages, turned into syndicated TV series, and licensed to produce a wide range of toys, board games, and of course computer games.

Fans of the series will be delighted to learn that Thomas The Tank Engine games by Peakstar/Alternative are very faithful to the series. Best described as "side-scrolling action games for kids," both Thomas games feature colorful graphics, user-friendly interface, and rather simplistic gameplay that kids can get the hang of very quickly. In the first game, you as Thomas must undertake 6 delivery missions of varying difficulty levels.

The missions range from delivering medical supplies to the hospital, to taking children to the seaside, etc. Gameplay is a simple matter of steering Thomas on the rail track, but you must be careful to avoid collision with other locomotives and various obstacles. Thomas needs fuel to run, so you must also pick up fuel along the way. There are also bonus items to collect and time limit (although it is very generous). The game also comes with a bonus memory game you can play against the computer, with cards showing pictures of locomotive characters from the book.

The second Thomas game, also published by Alternative, is a 2-player racing game that you can play either against a friend or the computer. The idea is simple: choose the 2 locomotives and track, and it's off to see who can reach the finish line first. The race makes the game more exciting than the first game, although the basic concept remains the same since you cannot go anywhere except on tracks (duh).

Overall, both Thomas games are fun, family-oriented platformers that fans of the book should enjoy. Probably be a bit too dull and repetitive for adults, but great for young action fans in your family.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

pera 2011-12-29 0 point DOS version

thanks

Gabo 2011-10-22 0 point DOS version

thanks!

roberto 2011-10-19 0 point DOS version

god game

mirkos 2011-10-10 0 point DOS version

Goood

aashi 2011-09-17 0 point DOS version

i luv this game

bubba 2011-09-03 0 point DOS version

washington school

broly 2011-08-14 0 point DOS version

Love this game,thanx guys!!

boo 2011-03-29 0 point DOS version

i under stand my homework

Xavi 2011-01-22 0 point DOS version

My son is a Thomas' fan, it's just 5 years old, and tomorow morning he becomes crazy when see this videogame... thanks all for this web!!!

joseph 2010-11-11 0 point DOS version

thomas i lovethomas

Charles 2010-06-07 0 point DOS version

If you like Thomas, this is a very entertaining game, with some quite challenging tasks/ levels!

kaza 2010-03-15 0 point DOS version

well i can't instill it it says it needs a floppy disk why

edwin 2009-09-02 0 point DOS version

the thomas game you see loalot trains thomas and james and percy and bll and ben and gordon

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