Friday, November 9, 2012

Choo Choo

I'm weak.  When I get an idea in my head, I just got to make it happen.  This time it was to play Sid Meier's Railedroads! It all started when I started to watch The Men Who Built America on the History Channel.  It's a neat show about people like Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Ford and the like.  Railroads play a prominent part of the show, so I had to play a game about them.

I know that sometime in the past I bought the game, just like everything else with Sid's name slapped on the box.  I searched my house high and low, found many other old games, but no Railroads!  I still believe it is somewhere around here, but I gave up my search.

The next place I looked for it was on Steam and other digital download sites.  Other than a new Mac port, I was left empty handed.  For some reason they have most other Sid Meier games, but not Railroads!  Not even GOG had it for sale.

I finally went to Amazon, who did have copes for sale and bought one.  Thanks to Amazon Prime, it arrived yesterday.  Initially, I was concerned because it was clear by the packaging that it was not an original copy.  Instead, it was from something called Sold Out Software.  They turned out to be a publisher in the UK, who sell physical copies of old games.  They have a ton of old titles for sale.

Anyway, my quest came to an end as I loaded up the game.  I only was able to play it for a little while, but it is a lot of fun especially since I have been jonsing for some railroading actions.