From Yustas Games Studio, the creators of current bestsellers including Weather Lord and Rose Riddle series comes a new Western-themed Time Management game. Help the Wild West hero build railroads from coast to coast and connect small towns across the country in a new family-friendly favorite – Golden Rails: Tales of the Wild West!
Given the developer’s impressive portfolio, I had high expectations going into this game. In a way, Golden Rails: Tales of the Wild West is like a hybrid of the popular Next Stop series and the beloved Rush for Gold series. The game singularly commits to its Western theme and executes it incredibly well. From the gameplay tasks to the mini-games to the storyline, all aspects of the game come together to create a cohesive experience that reminisces the glory days of the Wild West.
From the first level to the fiftieth, Golden Rails: Tales of the Wild West does not stray too far from the familiar Time Management format. Sure, the Western twist injects the game with infectious energy and is quite fun to follow. However, this game is not nearly as engaging or creative as the Rose Riddle games, which recently set a new standard for the sub-genre.
That being said, Time Management fans, no matter kids or adults, will find the game easy to like. Apart from the entertaining theme, the game also offers great variety in terms of the range of tasks in each level. This drives the fast-paced nature of the game which might be difficult to hold on to first but is quite exhilarating once you have it figured out.
Moreover, the game is very strategy-based, which means it is fairly challenging. The three difficulty modes should be enough to accommodate all types of players, but do note that it is not always simple to achieve three stars on a level. Presentation-wise, Golden Rails: Tales of the Wild West is pleasant. The hand-drawn, colorful graphics are well-suited with its upbeat spirit and the lively music takes things up a notch.