East Coast Express Part 2 (Peterborough to York) picks
up where the first instalment of this two-parter left off.
Continuing the journey northbound, this game starts at Peterborough
and features numerous stations on the 112-mile journey to
York. Rolling stock includes A4 Mallard with Railtour coaches
plus the Class 89 locomotive which is unique to this product's
developer, Europeanbahn. Also featured are GNER locomotives
and coaches, the Class 225 and 43, freight wagons plus Mark
1 & 2's. Stations depicted along the route include York, Doncaster,
Retford, Newark and Grantham...
next leg of the north-east route takes us from Peterborough
to York, a journey of 180 miles and supplements the route
from London to York featured in Part 1 of East Coast
owning Part 1: Kings Cross to Peterborough of this
two-part release, I thought I may be missing something playing
this game. Thankfully the developers have ensured that this
works well as a stand alone release. Although, I must admit
that I was driven to buy the first part to complete the entire
are quite a few challenges for you to complete here. These
range from the simple station to station runs, to rescuing
a stranded train and then shunting it out of the way. In total
there are 12 activities included, plus a further three three
that need you to have Part 1 installed.
include Mallard, Class 89, GNER and coaches, freight wagons
plus Mark I & Mark 2, and 225, 43 and 91 (as in part one).
noticed a few faults, which may be just down to my machine.
Firstly I couldn't get the wipers to work on any of the trains
and on occasion the view inside the passenger carriage was
a little distorted (and on one occasion choosing this option
crashed the game). Also the horn doesn't always work when
you are sat in the driver's cab - you have to chose another
view of the train and then go back to the driver's cab to
hear it again.
include interactive sidings at Doncaster & York; rear view
cabs with non-functional levers; functional points in the
tunnel (unique to this product); dedicated Europeanbahn signalling
replicating British Rail real life; and automatic opening
doors at loco sheds.
wouldn't say I've the world's biggest fan of Microsoft
Train Simulator, but I certainly understand the appeal.
These add-ons based on UK locations ensure that British train
fanatics can experience a little of what life is like for
a real train driver.
that have bought and enjoyed the original game will certainly
find this game to be a worthy addition to their collection.
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