All aboard! Tiny Rails is a unique and fun train simulator! Your grandfather has passed his train company down and now it’s up to keep things on rails! You’ll start out with a tiny little engine car, but before you know it you’ll have massive multi-car wonder. Unfold the story as you travel to places all over the United States, unlocking more regions as you go. We’ve got some nice tips and tricks for your new train business in our Tiny Rails cheats, tips and tricks strategy guide!
1. Watch those advertisements!
We know, we know, advertisements are a bummer. But they’re worth watching in Tiny Rails! Every time your train makes it to a new station, you’ll have the option to watch an advertisement before you take off to your next destination. The reward you get for doing so is random at each station, but they’re really great! You can get 1,000 gold, 5 gems, a free spin, or a free train speed boost. These are all incredibly helpful rewards, so it’s in your best interest to watch as many ads as you can.
2. Listen to your passengers!
If you tap on the yellow person icon at the top right, you’ll bring down the passenger menu. Here you can see who’s currently riding and what they have to say about your train. Pay attention to the reviews – the happier your passengers are, the more money you’ll make from them. You can utilize the reviews to see what you need to focus on. For example, if you hear passengers complaining about food, you can try putting in more dining cars.
You might not be able to do much about this early on because this all comes down to having a variety of cars at your disposal. Obviously that won’t happen when you’re first starting out, but as you gain more cars from the spins, try changing your car layout around.
3. Buy low, sell high!
You’ll learn in the tutorial that different stations have different items for sell in the market. Occasionally, you’ll see some items in the market that are on sale. Be sure to always buy items that are on sale! Even if you’re not playing the market efficiently, you will always make a profit off of the sale items because you bought them at a lower price than usual. If you’re not going off of sale items, you’ll need to pay attention to the average sale price of each item to see if it’s worth to sell and buy.
4. Keep the game on!
Your train will continue to operate even if you don’t have the game open. You will automatically generate gold this way, but you will miss out on the aforementioned advertisements are rewards. If you have the time, we recommend leaving the game open. The game is designed so that your device won’t automatically go to sleep as long as it’s open, so you don’t have to worry about that. What you do have to worry about is you train departing from stops. When your train reaches a new station, there are no prompts for you to tap on. Eventually your train will take off again, and if you’re not fast enough you might miss out on the market and advertisement bonuses!
5. Buy some stations!
Once you get some gold, start looking into buying stations. Depending on the station, it might be a little pricey so don’t expect to this until you’ve gotten some upgrades in on your train. The first time you buy a station, every subsequent visit to that station will give you more passengers than usual. The next upgrade will grant you more gold at that station. We haven’t unlocked the last upgrade yet, because it costs a whopping 5,000 gold! We can only imagine it’s really good though.
That’s all for Tiny Rails. If you have any other conducting tips and tricks to share, let us know in the comments below!