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Software Review:    3D Ultra Lionel TrainTown Deluxe

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Top Pick This amusing program is an exceptional example of edutainment software, though it swings a little to the side of entertainment. Logical thinking is required in order to solve the numerous puzzles in this title, all of which revolve around Lionel trains. Sierra has plunked a popular toy – an electric train set – into a whole array of locations, from the expected (the living room floor) to the bizarre (Purple Moon station). While kids can have fun laying track in the freeform area of the program, the program’s puzzles present the most exciting challenges for the most. Kids (and adults) work their way up the ranks by completing tasks in fanciful worlds with pre-laid tracks. They deliver loads, solve problems, and often must do all these things within a certain time frame. There’s a wonderful mix of unusual elements thrown in with the commonplace. 

This program captivates testers for hours on end. Remarkable for its variety in terms of both challenge level and style of puzzles, Traintown Deluxe is perfect for those with an observant eye and a love of good fun. If you own the original version, this deluxe package may not be worth buying, but those who have never experienced this exciting and pleasantly addictive program should go for this deluxe program.

  • Plenty of things to do.
  • A wide range of difficulty levels.
  • Exercises logical thinking skills.


  • Puzzles can get challenging.


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For Windows By: Sierra   Ages 8+ Published: 2000






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Reviewed February 2002                                                                                                 Comments? Email us.
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