Gathering of Developers and PopTop Software Go for the Gold with Railroad Tycoon II: Gold Edition
Dallas, TX, August 5 1999 - Hop on board for another ride on the Railroad Tycoon II express with the upcoming release of Railroad Tycoon II: Gold Edition from developer PopTop Software and publisher Gathering of Developers. Railroad Tycoon II: Gold Edition includes the blockbuster strategy-simulation hit Railroad Tycoon II, the acclaimed expansion pack Railroad Tycoon II: The Second Century, 12 new scenarios created by the PopTop design crew, and the Official Railroad Tycoon II Strategy Guide in electronic format (HTML). The Strategy Guide contains the full text of the Railroad Tycoon II Strategy Guide plus a special section with new strategies for The Second Century and the new Gold Edition scenarios. Railroad Tycoon II: Gold Edition will be available this September for the PC and Mac for .95.
“Railroad Tycoon II: Gold Edition will appeal to a wide variety of players from simulation lovers and strategy fans, to gamers who consider themselves financial wizards,” said Phil Steinmeyer, PopTop Software’s CEO and lead designer of Railroad Tycoon II. “Railroad Tycoon II: Gold Edition will provide fans with the consummate collection and introduce new players to the riches of the rails.”
Railroad Tycoon II took gamers on a ride from the early days of railroading through the future, allowing them to explore various countries and experience history along the way. Railroad Tycoon II: The Second Century vaulted railroad tycoons into the next locomotive era of 1939 to 2030. Gamers encountered world catastrophes such as World War II, the Cold War and global warming, and had to solve modern problems associated with mass transit in major cities. Now with Railroad Tycoon II: Gold Edition, armchair capitalists will find themselves immersed in several new ventures including the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad through the Appalachians. Gamers are also challenged to connect New York to Los Angeles using futuristic, magnetically levitating transcontinental railroads, and rekindle Scottish pride by laying the tracks for the Flying Scotsman from Edinburg to London.
Railroad Tycoon II received incredible accolades from the gaming and consumer press. Computer Gaming World and PC Gamer named it an “Editor’s Choice.” Computer Games Strategy Plus named Railroad Tycoon II “Strategy Game of the Year.” GameSlice chose the game as the “Editor's Pick for the Best Simulation Game of 1998” and Alta Vista’s WildWildWeb named it the “PC Game of the Year.” Reviews of Railroad Tycoon II: The Second Century have been just as positive with Happy Puppy saying, “gamers looking to run their virtual railroads a little longer and even into the future will find Railroad Tycoon II: The Second Century an excellent expansion when it arrives in station.” CMP’s GamePower rated Railroad Tycoon II: The Second Century three and a half stars out of four and C/Net GameCenter described the expansion pack as a “solid and polished product through and through...” that is “...also a great gaming deal.”