A bit of catching up on a couple of odds and sods before I nip the shop, starting with Badass Locomotive.

I’ve had this one sitting around a while and had a good blast of it a while back, promptly stuck up a draft and then forgot to ever publish the draft. By now, I can’t remember where I was going with that either so let’s start this one again.

Badass Locomotive is one of those tile based puzzle game things. Guide your train from one end of the tracks to the goal by placing down the right piece of track. That sort of thing. I think we’ve seen a few of these over time, right? And it does a fairly good job at that too. Slight interface ugly is forgivable for a game that’s pretty solid and does what you’d want it to do. So far, so not badass though, yeah?

“How do you make a Locomotive badass anyway?”, you may ask. “Easy”, I reply. “Stick a bloody hat on it”.

And that’s what Badass Locomotive does. It’s one of those puzzle games where you guide your train from one end of the tracks to the goal by placing down the right piece of track but it’s also one of those games where you put hats on things. Like… erm… Team Fortress 2? I dunno. But yes, Badass Locomotive is a game that merges the ancient art of piece placing puzzling with the modern phenomena that is hats. And that’s why it gets a mention because that’s a really, really, stupid thing to do if you stop and think about it for even a second.

Yes. Hats on a train! Don’t let the slightly skanky interface put you off, it’s enjoyable stuff.

Also, here’s my favourite thing with a train in it.