Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia
Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia

Kikansha Thomas - Sodor tou no Nakamatachi (Japanese: きかんしゃトーマス ソドーとうのなかまたち, The Friends of Sodor translated in English) was a Game Boy Color game developed and published by Tamsoft, released as a Japanese exclusive. The game was only released in Japan on the 28th of September, 2001.




The player controls Thomas as they explore the different parts of Sodor. Along riding the track, the player comes across empty spaces where they have to pick the right track piece which fits. As they further explore, the player will meet different characters who will talk with Thomas or might give him a task. The tasks range from a number of mini-games which once completed allow the player to further continue. If the player fails, they must restart the level. There are four levels to start off which the player must complete each one in order. A final level (which is the town) is unlocked in the end. Other characters encountered are hidden which Thomas must use his whistle to reveal them.

The player can unlock small biographies of each character that they encounter.


  • The Farm - Thomas sets off to help Percy find the coach that is left in the middle of the line.
  • The Hills - Percy has derailed, so Thomas has the find the mail car and then deliver the mail to Tom Tipper. Along the way, Thomas comes across the Viaduct that is about to collapse.
  • The Docks - When Percy has a hard time shunting Troublesome Trucks at the docks, Thomas soon helps him out. As soon as Thomas leaves the docks, Gordon challenges him to a race.
  • The Quarry - Toby has run out of water, so Thomas braves through the storm to help him. They come across the dam along the way.
  • The Town - Thomas helps Henry out in the rain, but as soon as he arrives at the town, Devious Diesel wants to race.



  • Thomas' face is coloured blue, while Percy's face is coloured green.
    • James' face is also coloured yellow and his wheels are red.
      • This is due to the way the Game Boy Color handles colour pallets. The pallets are blocky, so some colors, such as Thomas' paint, overlaps over his face because the pallet is shaped in a square around the rest of him, and there is no way to make each individual pixel a different colour.
  • Donald and Douglas are missing their numbers on their tenders.
  • Bill and Ben are missing their nameplates.
  • BoCo's buffers are not coloured black.
  • Rusty appears to be running on standard gauge track.