Railfan: Chicago Transit Authority Brown Line
|Railfan: Chicago Transit Authority Brown Line|
Japanese edition cover
|Series||Train Simulator series|
Railfan: Chicago Transit Authority Brown Line or just Railfan (レールファン?) is a December 20, 2006 train simulator co-developed by Ongakukan and Taito for the PlayStation 3 system. Although Zone 3 and Zone 2 region locking logos are displayed on the Blu-ray Disc box art, the game is actually All Region which makes it playable on all PlayStation 3 versions worldwide.
Train Simulator series
The software is based on three independent lines located in Chicago, Tokyo and Kyoto, Osaka. Series producer and Ongakukan CEO Minoru Mukaiya's team has captured each line in Full HD, including the stations which are located either in Illinois or in Japan.
JR East Chūō Main Line (Tokyo)
Available line in Tokyo is the East Japan Railway Company Chūō Main Line from the Mitaka Station to the Tokyo Station. Rolling stock is the JR201 (201系). Stations are available in the following order:
CTA Brown Line (Chicago)
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Brown Line (Fullerton~The Loop~Fullerton) includes 14 stations. A 4-car CTA3200 'L' rolling stock train is available on this line. Stations are available in the following order:
- Merchandise Mart
- La Salle
- Merchandise Mart
KER Keihan Main Line (Kyoto, Osaka)
The software includes two game modes plus an extra mode dedicated to collectible content.
The Mission mode is a driving tutorial including several basic and progressive lessons such as learning how to start and stop the train and limitation and traffic signboards. These missions are specific to each train.
The tour mode allows to select the station to start and stop at. Once the train is stopped a station it is possible to tour the area using tourism spots.
Replay: this feature allows to watch a saved demonstration game and to take live snapshots.
Car Collection: this feature allows to get "Replay" mode unlocked train model profiles. Collection differs from a line to another.
Movie Collection: this feature allows to watch unlocked game videos including opening and ending movies.
A promotion video mostly consisting of behind the scenes from the Chicago production was made available on the game's official website and was later added in Sony Computer Entertainment Korea's product page.