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My son is two years old and we both play this game together as a reward for little things, He totally loves it. He loves all the silly noises it makes and being able to name all the engines and some of the games he actually knows how to play, pretty good considering he just turned two! But not to worry, some of them it will be awhile before he can because I even needed a minute to figure it out. But it was quite fun and very enjoyable and somewhat educational. And it has great graphics!!
A cracking PC CD Rom for any child who loves Thomas The tank Engine! It?s an interactive game to build Thomas and his friends a new line. At the time of typing, ?Building The New Line? is the number 2 game in the childs computer game chart. It's made by 'Infogames', and it offers hours of combinations of interactive play. My son, aged 4, purchased it with his birthday money, (£20) and has managed to use it easily on his own without adult help. After loading, the first voice you hear is the Fat Controller welcoming you to join Thomas and his friends to the Island of Sodor. You then enter your name to sign in. Sir Topham Hatt then says that the Island of Sodor is a very busy place, and he needs your help to add some new branch lines to help make things on the island run right on time! A station then appears and you select an engine to be on the track- Thomas, James, Edward, or Percy, You then select a location to build your line , from the farm, the docks, or the quarry, and then finally the shape of track you would like. A hammer then appears to be clicked and dragged to knock the new line into place. When the line is complete, flowers, bridges, ponds and tunnels can be added. Finally the track is complete, and the train begins its journey, but in typical ?Thomas the tank style? things go wrong, such as hay bales fall on the track which have to removed, and dirty engines have to be cleaned. You are even asked to tighten up the wheels using a spanner with a click and drag action, great fun! Finally all is in order, and a grand opening of your new track is arranged. There is lots of work to be done, from decorating the station and the engine with banners and flags! At the grand opening, a photograph is taken and a postcard of the event is presented in your mailbox of your finished track! You can then either carry on running your engine around your finished track or play again! Each trac
k layout has a different set of mishaps to befall it, and there are plenty of trucks and goods which need loading and unloading. There really are plenty of hours of enjoyment to be given. There are also two levels of difficulty, either a junior or a senior engineer! The entire game is bright and busy, and with plenty of things to be fixed, and work to be done! It is also great for learning control and co-ordination of the computer mouse. It was a joy to see the enjoyment on my sons face as he plays this game.