The game begins in the year 1930. With 100,000 units in your bank account, you must compete against your ruthless rivals to achieve the successful business status of being the Transport Tycoon of the century.
You begin on a small island that is littered with small unconnected towns. It is here where you must start building routes between the towns, beginning with linking the road system. This will involve levelling out the contours of the landscape or digging tunnels through hillsides. Once two towns are connected you will need to provide bus terminals, mail depots and livestock holdings. It is now time to purchase vehicles to run your route as the collection of passengers and delivery of goods will provide your income.