Quaint but cheesy children's game
An adaptation of a classic English book and TV series, this is a simple diversion that remains true to its source material but is perhaps too simple to be enjoyable for today's younger audiences. The game is fairly basic and requires players to organise and control Thomas as he makes various special trips. These involve such thrilling activities as taking children to the seaside, delivering mail, or transporting medicine to a needy hospital. Various hazards such as dead ends, crossings, other trains or a lack of fuel get in the way of Thomas's fun but there are various items to be collected that can swing the balance back in your favour. The game is presented in fairly charming fashion, with accurate representations of the various characters and bright, cheery graphics that will appeal to the young or young-at-heart. The missions unfold via equally vibrant scenes but are told in quaint dialogue that captures the spirit of the time, but which now seems rather cheesy. This sums up the game on the whole quite accurately really, and this is less of an actual game and more of a record of days gone by, and which is only suited to nostalgia fans.