《A 列车》系列是日本知名的铁道游戏，本次最新作《A 列车 9》承袭前代的 3D 即时运算，再次强化画面品质，废除格子设计，强调逼真写实的地形，这次的铁道一如现实，高低起伏、弯曲转弧，天上地下均可铺设，玩家将可见亲手安排规划的列车驰骋於山川河海间。同时本作还引入了巴士、货车等一般道路运输，提供更加灵活运用的手段之餘，还要考虑红绿灯安排以及塞车问题，為经营层面再添考虑因素。
《A 列车 9》除了画面品质的再提升外，还重新导入了系列作《A 列车 5》中的巴士、卡车等陆上交通运输系统。相较於前作，《A 列车 9》这次更重视游戏的真实性，不但游戏地图更加辽阔，列车长度也调整為 10节的编组。路线设置上取消了以往逐格铺设的方式，玩家将能够更自由地延伸铁道路线，也由於格子的取消，让《A 列车 9》中的城市配置更加顺畅自然。
•列车的同时运行数增加到过去最多的 100 编成
•巴士、卡车的同时运行可能数增加到 100 台
Description: Ready to forge your railway empire?
The English version of A-Train 9, the latest PC installment to the acclaimed series, is finally coming to Steam! In this 3D simulation game, you’ll take control of a fledgling railway company on a quest to amass a fortune and develop a bustling metropolis!
This latest installment of the A-Train series is loaded with new features, such as upgraded graphics, enhanced camera controls, trucks and buses, power management, and more! The ten pre-made scenarios will put your management skills to the test, and the refined map editor will enable you to forge the city of your dreams from scratch – terrain and all!
With its vast array of options and challenges, A-Train 9 will offer you an enormous amount of freedom. Are you up for the task?
Beyond Just a Train Game
A-Train 9 isn’t just a train simulator: it’s an intricate city simulation game with an emphasis on the railway system. Your company is primarily a railway enterprise, but you’ll also need to construct buildings, roads, factories, and many other subsidiaries to attract customers for your railways. You’ll be building your fortune not just through your railway, but through your subsidiaries. Everything is interconnected: your subsidiaries will affect your railway, and vice versa.
- Time & Nature: The flow of passengers will fluctuate throughout the day, and operating trains during dead periods will be disastrous for your business. A-Train 9 offers extensive control over schedules, allowing you to fine-tune each of your train routes. You must also take into account terrain and weather when it comes to growth and planning.
- Financial Management: Your balance sheet must not be in the red if you want to earn a profit. You’ll need to keep track if your financial reports and use the banks and stock market to your advantage if you wish to succeed! Taxes will also come into play each year. Use savvy business and financial tactics to gain an advantage!
- Railway Costs: Time and nature affect the railway as mentioned above, but so do other elements. Tracks and trains are expensive to build and maintain, so you’ll never want excess if your goal is to make a fortune. Some stations are versatile but expensive, and others are limited in their use but cheap to maintain. Each of the 10+ trains has a distinct advantage and disadvantage, so weigh your options wisely before you spend a small fortune on new trains!
- Materials: You’ll need a great flow of materials, as they are required to build subsidiaries and grow your empire. Be sure your freight trains and trucks are running at peak performance, and take advantage of in-game tools to optimize your management of materials!
- Subsidiaries: Each subsidiary you control (apartments, stores, restaurants, parks, etc.) has the potential to grow the city, your railway company, and your wallet. But it’s a delicate balancing act! Build too many and you’ll have empty buildings and huge maintenance bills. Build too few and nobody will flock to your city, leaving your trains without passengers. Other companies will move in if your area is attractive enough; they may compete with you on a real estate level, but the people they bring will still have to use your trains!