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the review system. 1 = Terrible, 5 = Awesome!
Another fine port of an arcade game - and it's not from Data East!
Replay Value: 3
Notes: 1- or 2-player game
According to the Blue Sky Rangers' site,
Mattel was quite upset that Activision beat them to the punch by releasing
Happy Trails prior to Loco‑Motion's release. In the game, it is your task to
arrange tiles containing different segments of railroad track to pick up passengers
at train depots located at the edge of the screen. The longer you take, the fewer
points you score. Eventually, disgruntled passengers (those who wait too long)
become violent, and blow up the train terminal. Now that's a bit
counterproductive, don't you think?
IMHO, Loco-Motion is the better game, with superior graphics and sound. I
played this version a decent amount back in the day, and enjoyed it. Although
I'm not familiar with the original arcade game, I suspect that, like the other
arcade game ports done on the Intellivision by Mattel, this was a well-executed
adaptation. A solid game!
|No ROM variants have been identified.
|So far, two variations have been found.
|Two variants have been identified.
|No variations have been found.
|To date, two labels have been recorded.
|No Easter Eggs have been found.
A total of two Loco-Motion box variants have been documented.
|Origin is not printed on box, but generic copyright info printed on back; opens on bottom flap—not a book-style box; has barcode on back
|Copyright info printed on back; opens on bottom flap—not a book-style box; has barcode on back
I stumbled on this accidentally when doing inventory. Great. More crap to watch
for! Well, here's the scoop. The only difference I've seen in the Mattel versions
of the Loco-Motion box is in the manufacturing info on the back. The question,
then, is: Does a 'L002' version exist? And, does anyone out there have an
Intellivision, Inc. version of the box? I think I saw one on eBay long
Multiple possible manufacturing locations shown - rev. L001?
Made in Singapore version - rev. L003?
A total of two Loco-Motion manual variants have been documented.
|Stapled along top edge; does not have the Konami copyright; has Printed in U.S.A. on both front and back covers
Only one version of the overlay has been found for Loco-Motion.
A total of two Loco-Motion label variants have been documented.
|Origin lower left; © M.I. 1982 to right of origin; © Konami Ind. Co. Ltd. 1981 lower right; ™ uppr right; smaller label, rounded corners
|Small label, very rounded corners; game title LOCOMOTION—note the missing hyphen
|Title screen for Loco-Motion.
|Route the train to protect the various depots from unruly passengers. There seems to be a bit of a criminal element amongst them!
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