Riding the Rails: Games with Train Stages

Trains. Nowadays they're a staple in video games like sewers or castles. If you end up finding one it'll probably be in motion. You might be riding it or trying to blow it the hell up. I've found that train levels are mostly a tricky affair. They might have you wasting a small army in cramped cooridors. Or maybe it has loads of tricky jumps. It might even have you hit a bunch of switches to open the lock and change the tracks. However a tough train level doesn't affect my love for trains or riding the rails in general. Trains are awesome and so are the levels based around them (for the most part). This list is all about the games I've played with prominent train stages.

It might go without saying that this list might contain spoilers. So if I list a game you haven't beaten, you might want to skip it.

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5 Comments
Posted by slowbird

Mario Kart 64, you have to cross the tracks and dodge the train!

Posted by Sarumarine
@slowbird said:
" Mario Kart 64, you have to cross the tracks and dodge the train! "
Man, you're right. I overlooked that one. The best part was when you had a star and you could blow right through it like nothing. If I remember correctly, you could also use the star in the train tunnel to get absurd lap times.
Posted by cvandtherailers

You're forgetting about Sly 2: Band of Thieves.  If I recall correctly one of the Jean Bison levels has you scaling the train obtain the Clockwork lungs (which are powering the train).  Excellent series of games.

Posted by Sarumarine
@cvandtherailers said:
" You're forgetting about Sly 2: Band of Thieves.  If I recall correctly one of the Jean Bison levels has you scaling the train obtain the Clockwork lungs (which are powering the train).  Excellent series of games. "
I only played the first Sly, which was a great game. I'm sorry I missed out on the other two. I don't intend this to be a completely comprehensive list of train levels, but that's good to know.
Posted by ThomasP

Props for including "Bury My Shell at Wounded Knee" from TMNT IV: Turtles in Time.