Pocket Trains is NimbleBit’s latest, and is the followup to the smash hit Pocket Planes, which came out around a year or two ago on iOS. Pocket Trains lets you control a number of train cars, sending them on deliveries from city to city, and dividing up the train tracks to decide which train owns which track. In essence, you get to be the railroad baron of many different companies all at once. Read on for some tips and tricks for Pocket Trains!
Any time that you send a train out, you have to wait for it to finish its deliveries before you are able to send it out again. If you don’t want to wait, simply go to the date and time menu on your phone or device and set the time ahead. Skip as much time as it takes to complete your longest delivery. When you go back to the game, you will then have completed every single delivery. Do this as many times as you want to, because there’s no limit to how often you can do this.
Oftentimes you will end up with crates which contain train parts. You can either choose to get a fuel tank or a new engine. New engines are usually the best choices because if you attach one to a current train, then you can hold more cars, and if you don’t, then you can use it separately and create a whole new train run. New crates can be gotten by leveling up or by checking the station that you’re in and looking for it as a “special item” to buy.
Send trains on the shortest runs with the highest amount of cars that you can. The farther that you send a train, the more fuel that you use and the longer it takes to complete the run, meaning the less money that you will earn for doing the run.
When a train is doing a run, you can watch it do the run. When you’re watching it, every 10 seconds or so a coin will pop up, which you can tap to collect. Small coins are worth one coin, big coins are worth 10 coins, and sometimes, a Bux will even pop up. Whatever it is, tap it to collect it.
You’ll earn a LOT of bux throughout the game, so use them to get more coins, so that you can unlock more and more cities at a faster rate. Plus, it takes big coins to earn a permit to play on another continent, so you’ll have to save up your coins for a long time in order to do so.