Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (found build of cancelled NES port of educational game; 1993)

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The game's box art.

Status: Found

Date found: 26 Mar 2007

Found by: kap

Thomas the Tank Engine is a popular British franchise starring the fictional steam locomotive Thomas, the series is based on The Railway Series of books with a TV series of the same name (later titled Thomas & Friends) that aired new episodes from October 9th, 1984 to January 20th, 2021 and a reboot that premiered later in 2021.

Game Tie-in

From 1990-1993 a tie-in game titled Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends was developed by Peakstar Software and published by THQ that released on multiple platforms, most notably on the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo. The game had the player control Thomas around the Island of Sodor to help with various tasks like delivering medical supplies to the hospital, solving various puzzles and racing other engines' friends.

NES Port

An NES port was also developed and complete but was cancelled for unknown reasons.[1] The port is similar to the other releases with a lack of speech and a new 8-bit soundtrack. The game wasn't rediscovered until a prototype was found in 2007 and uploaded onto the Lost Levels website by one of their members kap.[2]




A complete walkthrough of the game.

See Also

Thomas & Friends

Thomas the Tank Engine


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