Level: Train Demo back home search
Author(s): Pwhirl
total rating:5.74 Gameplay &
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bERT 3 3 3 3
Boris 6 6 6 6
Catherin 4 5 5 4
Ceamonks890 4 5 2 5
Dimpfelmoser 5 4 6 6
eTux 6 6 7 8
Gerty 3 4 6 6
Jay 6 6 8 8
Jose 6 6 7 9
Kristina 3 3 6 6
MichaelP 5 5 8 8
Orbit Dream 3 6 5 8
QRS 7 5 7 7
Quentin 5 4 5 5
RaiderGirl 7 6 8 8
Ryan 4 5 5 7
Sash 4 5 6 6
Scottie 6 6 5 7
Torry 6 6 9 8
Treeble 5 6 7 6
TRTheoP 3 5 7 7
TrueRaider 7 7 8 9
category averages
(22 reviews)
4.91 5.18 6.18 6.68

Reviewer's comments

"A train level which is almost identical to the original level of TR4. You have to reach the end of the train to find a crowbar and then go back to the beginning to use it in a broken lever and finish the level. Most of the wagons are similar in design with the train of TR4 which can be justified due to the first years of TRLE that this level was created. However, there were some nice changes such as the wagon with beds which was unfortunately empty and there was nothing to do with it. Some funny moments are at the beginning where you see a red ninja on a car that does not harm you at all and the last door which you open with the crowbar only to find nothing. There are two secrets in the level, in which you find a revolver and a laser sight with especially the latter being totally useless in this level. Conclusion: The atmosphere and the whole design are beautifully rebuilt in a similar way to the original TR4. However this level was clearly created as a lesson of learning how to build a train level and I hope to see some more good train levels in the future." - TRTheoP (24-Jun-2018)

"It's Desert Railroad over again, only with a disconcerting lack of sounds, such as the train moving and various doors opening. It's nostalgic and nicely made, sure, but the gameplay hasn't been altered much from the original (shooting guards and using levers). Nothing to rave about." - Ryan (22-Oct-2016)

"This is a Desert Railroad clone and very nostalgia inducing it is too. It's the usual format - explore the train from end to end and back again, shooting ninjas along the way. It's well made and I enjoyed it, probably because we don't see the genre all that often and I was so fond of the original." - Jay (03-Sep-2016)

"The typical train level where you start in the first/last train car, go all the way to the last/first train car to pick up something (in this case, the crowbar) and return all the way back to the beginning to use that item. Nothing interesting, many doors to open, some red ninjas to shoot and good use of the fixed cameras. I missed some traps when playing at the top of the cars and some puzzles too. The guns appear too late, only to shoot the last enemies; the secrets are easy to find and the train itself is very well textured, this is the best feature from this level." - Jose (08-Feb-2016)

"Pretty much nothing more than a straight port of the train level from the main TR4 game, albeit in a less complete state. And that's really all which needs to be said." - Ceamonks890 (28-Jun-2015)

"This level takes place in a train and I think it's great. I really liked to jumping wagon to wagon. The textures are not bad. I highly recommend this level for those who want a little fun and good. I only found 2 secrets." - Quentin (05-Apr-2014)

"Check.. there is a train, not a demo but it is a more of a remake with some minor changes. I know there is not much one can do with a train but I found this rather boring. Jumping from train to train and the enemies and secrets were where you already found them in the original." - Gerty (10-Feb-2012)

"It is pity that there has remained with the demo. Everything existed, actually, for a good level. The level builder would have had to take only another horizon. And the Sound of a moving train was still absent. Another problem is the side door which opens only when one hangs to himself on the edge. And it is not good that a Baddy drops the crowbar, because if the Baddy falls on the rails, the crowbar is away. The level builder would not have too much work in this Demo to release the complete Level. Really pity." - Scottie (31-May-2010)

"Not much to do here in my opinion. It's mostly shooting ninjas and some boxes that are mainly empty. The atmosphere is good although there are some minor faults concerning textures and black horizon areas." - Catherin (02-Aug-2006)

"I appeared to have a lack of sounds on this demo,which spoilt the creation of atmosphere.Nonetheless,this is a very fast moving little jaunt which is competantly put together and often very exciting thanks to some well-timed enemy attacks. No great shakes otherwise,though;and a complete absence of anything resembling a storyline." - Orbit Dream (29-Apr-2006)

"Now this is a nice train demo. The train actually 'moves' like in the 'Desert railroad' in tr4. As a matter of fact, this level felt almost identical to that tr4 level. Good stuff though and some puzzles to solve. Mainely how to get the crowbar and locate the first car. If you want a short but fine train level try this!" - QRS (13-Dec-2005)

"It's not a new train demo it's a remake of the original if not an exact copy with minor changes. The last wagon is altered and the revolver lies behind it. The secrets are the same and all you do is jump from wagon to wagon to get the crowbar and come back to open some crated doors or find the secrets. I found it boring all together with the ninjas being at the same positions as they were in the original level. It doesn't worth the time." - Kristina (01-Sep-2003)

"It's not so much of a demo or a train level but more of a remake. Actually it's a remake of the train demo from TR4 isn't it?! As it is with those trains you have to go from one end to the other to pick up a crucial item and then return to use it. You open a lot of doors and shoot a lot of boxes (and the occasional assassin) along the way until you finally get the crowbar. It gets a bit boring but then again the whole thing won't take you much longer than 15 minutes. You can pick up the secrets if you like but you certainly don't need them. The moving train effect is rather convincing although you can see the end of the world over the rails but there is nothing here that wasn't in the original train level so I can't rate it very high." - Dimpfelmoser (23-Nov-2002)

"Have I missed something? This is just the train level with a lot of boxes to shoot and that were almost always empty one crowbar to find a lot of ninjas roaming about. Can't see any 'point' to the existence of this level no 'added' work of any kind. Can't give it more than an all 3 because it just being a reproduction attempt." - bERT (06-Oct-2002)

"Although this is a demo it plays through like a full but small level and it also seems to be the 'Desert Railroad' level from TR4 with a few minor changes such as the last carriage which is a sleeping compartment and some of the other carriages that are positioned differently. The game play is almost identical as well with the need to find a crowbar to use in the starting carriage to open a door to the locomotive while fighting some ninjas and for that reason I haven't rated it too highly as there isn't much originality. Lasting 15 minutes with one secret to find this was a great return to an exciting level now hopefully it will be incorporated into a larger maybe multiple level game." - Sash (21-Jun-2002)

"An impressive achievement to rebuild the TR4 Desert Railroad Level despite a few minor glitches such as that 'drive-by-ninja' that never jumps across and the black horizon areas. Some of the ninjas do behave a little strange too. But worth a look for Train Level fans." - Michael (21-Jun-2002)

"Sadly I expected more but in reality this is just a slight variance on the existing Train Level from the Last Revelation. It promises of good things to come though as our ever inquisitive level designers push the borders of what can be done with the limited resources available to them." - Torry (21-Jun-2002)

"A faithful reproduction from the original of TR Last Revelation 15 minutes to break and open boxes kill ninja and find 2 secrets. Much good the graphics and the sound if you download it naturally. The rate is symbolic because it is only a demo." - Boris (21-Jun-2002)

"Just a novelty for players this is a moving train but it's not so different from the Desert Railroad level. You just have to search for the crowbar to activate the broken switches and then finish the level exactly as the train level from TLR. I almost don't think this level was made with the official TRLE because this level looks almost exactly as CORE's one. It is easy and short (10-15 minutes)." - Treeble (21-Jun-2002)

"I think Pwhirl is the first person to get a train level working so congratulations for that! Although similar to that of TR:LR there are a few variations such as a carriage with beds that looks to be double deckered. Texturing is perfect with no obvious blunders in the level. It's a great achievement to make a level like this and it is not too bad in itself. I'm looking forward to the full level!" - TrueRaider (21-Jun-2002)

"I just love the train levels because there are so few of them out there and because they are so different from most of the other levels available. The train and animations looked great I had a good time searching for the crowbar and the ninja attacks were fun because if you're not careful they can knock you off the train. Besides a few fights there are boxes to open rooms to search switches to activate and two secrets to find on the train but sadly the level was over too soon - I hope to see a long version released someday. It was funny to see the jeep with ninja driving past - maybe he'll actually make it over to the train in the full version." - RaiderGirl (21-Jun-2002)

"A train level that really works. There is nothing original in it and there are quite a lot of flaws but I enjoyed it thoroughly like I did the Desert Railroad level when I played it first. It won't take a lot of time to finish this level since it's a demo but it is worth seeing and playing it." - eTux (21-Jun-2002)
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