Publisher: RandomSpin Games

What I Paid: $1.50

Verdict: Shovelware. 100%ed it. Very Short.

What I Say:

RandomSpin Games have a ton of Xxxxx Engine games available on the Nintendo eShop. All of them have the same premise: click ‘Y’ for a bit to build up an Xxxxx Engine. Soon after starting, the clicking becomes optional. 5 minutes later, the game is over.

Alien Engine was the title that prompted me to start this blog, so it was with some trepidation that I purchased Steam Engine.

Steam Engine is undoubtedly Shovelware, however it isn’t as bad as the other Xxxxx Engine games that I have tried. Perhaps its the bright colours. Perhaps its the steam engine aesthetic. Perhaps its the background music. Perhaps its the fact that the game takes longer than 5 minutes to complete – that in itself is an interesting issue as the waiting around once everything is “built” to reach one billion dollars is actually somewhat tedious.

It took me about 20 minutes to “build” my first steam engine and then “earn” one billion dollars. There was some mild replay value in trying to beat this time: I got down to 11:17 before I got bored.

What They Say:

  • Earn your first money by pressing a “Y” button.
  • Increase your income by buying new elements of steam engine like gears, forcers, regulators.
  • Clean the rust to upgrade all you engine parts.
  • Clean the tanks to decrease you engine phase and your machine will earn more money every second.
  • Buy new technologies to open Locomobile, Steamship and Locomotive engines.
  • Beware of breakdowns! Breakdowns will decrease your income money every second.
    Build a full Steam Engine and earn a billion dollars!


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