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  • Summary: Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could do something to fix it?

    In Mini Motorways, the city's traffic problems are in your hands. From the makers of Mini Metro, Mini Motorways is a game about drawing the roads that drive a growing city. Build a road network, one road at a
    Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could do something to fix it?

    In Mini Motorways, the city's traffic problems are in your hands.

    From the makers of Mini Metro, Mini Motorways is a game about drawing the roads that drive a growing city. Build a road network, one road at a time, to create a bustling metropolis. Redesign your city to keep the traffic flowing, and carefully manage upgrades to meet the changing demands. How long can you keep the cities of the world moving?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 17, 2022
    100
    An ingenious game in a simple, effective package, which at first glance looks like a relaxed game, but as a result will squeeze even the last drop of your organizational and managerial skills before you disgracefully capitulate.
  2. Aug 30, 2021
    90
    Similar to Dinosaur Polo Club’s previous game Mini Metro, not only the game mechanics but also the visuals and sound contribute in making Mini Motorways a fun and polished game. Its game design allows players to enjoy the essence of a city-builder by simply laying roads, and the game offers interesting tactical challenges depending on your skill.
  3. Jul 21, 2021
    90
    Despite first appearances, Mini Motorways is a rewarding check-in with oneself rather than a simulation of traffic management and logistical network development. It’s a meditative simplification of city builders, like if Sim City was a bonsai that only needed the gentlest of tending, and maybe the occasional congestion-busting bypass.
  4. Dec 10, 2021
    90
    While Mini Motorways isn’t going to present you with an incredible story or massively varied mechanics, the experience is one you’ll want to keep coming back to. There are seemingly countless options to choose from, and the new Challenge City update takes it to the next level. If you are looking for a game that can be played for 5 minutes or 5 hours, Mini Motorways is absolutely worth every second of your time.
  5. Jul 20, 2021
    80
    Despite its rather brief runtime, Mini Motorways shows what made the game so successful on mobile platforms. Featuring a gameplay loop that's hard to resist, the only thing holding it back is a lack of true variety. Luckily, when the gratification loop is this intoxicating and the price is so minimal, the limited replay value can be easily forgiven.
  6. CD-Action
    Oct 12, 2021
    80
    An unconventional city builder where the city builds itself, while your task is to optimize its road traffic, which requires quick thinking, good planning and a pinch of luck. It’s easy to turn a blind eye to minimalistic visuals, irritating audio and some flaws, because what’s really important is the fact that Mini Motorways is highly addictive. [10/2021, p.62]
  7. Aug 4, 2021
    70
    The team at Dinosaur Polo Club clearly has a knack for creating stripped-down but beautiful graphics and for simplifying mechanics down to their essence, which is a clear strength for a title that aims for success on mobile devices. But in order to make Mini Motorways engaging on other platforms, they needed to introduce a new mechanic or a new way to tackle the traffic challenge to add to the depth of the experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Aug 15, 2021
    10
    Mini Motorways is a very casual game (and that's a good thing). There is no pressure (unless you are at 1200 trips and a goddamn whiteMini Motorways is a very casual game (and that's a good thing). There is no pressure (unless you are at 1200 trips and a goddamn white supermarket spawned in the middle of your blue houses), it is just a chill yet also strategic game. It is incredibly polished with no bugs (that I have found or noticed) and it nails its core concept and ideas. Definitely worth the 10 USD. Expand
  2. Jan 18, 2022
    10
    Mini Motorways is a great game to either relax and play casual or to spend some time finding the perfect way to build the streets to brakeMini Motorways is a great game to either relax and play casual or to spend some time finding the perfect way to build the streets to brake your own record or the one of someone else. Expand
  3. Jul 30, 2021
    9
    Mini Motorways is the new definition of a casual game.

    It was intended to be a kind of sequel to Mini Metro and it very much is. Unlike
    Mini Motorways is the new definition of a casual game.

    It was intended to be a kind of sequel to Mini Metro and it very much is. Unlike Mini Metro, I actually like this game, it’s the definition of a casual game. You have cars that need to get to places, and you build the roads; if they don’t reach their destination fast enough, game over. It’s that simple. This game too follows the principle of “easy to learn, hard to master” and that is totally the case. You start with 1 destination and 1 car to reach it and you’re gonna just chill and think to yourself: “It’s gonna be easy, bring it on!”, but like 10 minutes later when you have hundreds of fares complete already the cars start to add up and that’s where some strategy comes in. Diagonal roads are key to save road tiles, although they’re rarely an inconvenience. The only time I worried about running out of them was when I did color segregation runs to not have to deal with different colored cars intersecting each other’s ways to their destinations. Motorways are very satisfying to use and see get used as well. Roundabout’s are pretty difficult to utilize correctly; at least for me, some people swear by them. Bridges and tunnels are basically the same, the only difference is that tunnels are only available in some later levels. Traffic lights are a mixed bag for me. In one junction they work, in another, they don’t. The levels being named after well-known cities don’t do much for me. The only difference from one another is the river/mountain layout which are named after a river/mountain near that city. Any name could have been written there and nothing would’ve been changed. Once you’ve played all the levels, you’re done; not even the daily/weekly challenges have different map which is fine considering Mini Metro did the same thing but I’m still a bit disappointed by this. The maps however look amazing. Minimalism done right! This has been a more mini review, pun intended, than usual because there’s not much more to say than: Mini Motorways is a great game with few flaws, so it rightfully deserves a 9/10.
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  4. Sep 18, 2021
    8
    In its present state I cautiously recommend this game, just from how well Dinosaur Polo Club supported their last game with updates and newIn its present state I cautiously recommend this game, just from how well Dinosaur Polo Club supported their last game with updates and new content.

    It lacks a lot of the content that its predecessor (Mini Metro) had. As of writing, Endless Mode is not a thing, the number of road types and upgrades you can build are limited, mod support is nonexistent and the game has some truly off-putting RNG.
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  5. Jul 4, 2022
    7
    Dinosaur Polo Club has taken the same tried and true formula that worked with Mini Metro and applied it to a game where you have to build roadDinosaur Polo Club has taken the same tried and true formula that worked with Mini Metro and applied it to a game where you have to build road networks. Daily and weekly challenges, as well as scoreboards and achievements will keep you coming back for more but I'd argue that Mini Metro is probably the better game. Despite the graphics being a slight improvement in Mini Motorways, roundabouts and traffic lights seem ineffective meaning you're an almost helpless bystander to the traffic congestion. Expand
  6. Nov 9, 2021
    4
    It's hard to fault Mini Motorways for being significantly less enjoyable than Mini Metro. But it's fair to fault it for not being enjoyable at all.
  7. Sep 13, 2021
    0
    If you liked Mini Metro, keep playing it. This new game from Dinosaur Polo Club truly sucks.

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