Feel like you've missed your calling runnings trains in space? No? After playing Cosmic Express you might.
05-04-2017 - by Iris Wijers
There's very little in life that can't be improved by setting it in space. Space, in fact, makes everything approximately 47% cooler. That's what the creators of Cosmic Express must have thought when they created Cosmic Express, an app ostensiblily similar to Trainyard, but prettier, more extensive and most importantly: set in space. In Cosmic Express it's up to you to create the railway tracks for 'the world's most awkward space colony'. Touch the screen to draw a single railway track picking up all inhabitants of the colony and drop them off at their homes. Easy enough, right?
While the idea of Cosmic Express is seems simple and the game looks innocent with it's pastel-colored colorscheme and endearing aliens, the game soon ramps up the difficulty. The levels seem to become more crowded as you progress through the game, leaving you with ever more complicated and winding tracks to draw. Just when you think you get the hang of the game, a new passenger hops in coating the train in green slime, making the other aliens refuse to ride with you. This means you don't only have to deal with limited space and passenger space like before, but also with the traits of this peculiar passenger. Cosmic Express keeps you on your toes with difficult puzzles and new elements that are both fun and, at times, frustrating. Is a level getting too frustrating? You can often progress to another level in the constellation-based level structure, giving you a reprieve from that particularly annoying colony of lazy aliens.
You can download Cosmic Express for IOS and Android for €4,99. You get the full game for this price and the game features no ads or in-app purchases. Ready to get on this train? You can use the buttons below to download the app. Make sure you stock up on iTunes or Google Play credit!