Mini Metro

Review by Reese Smith
24 Jun 2021
5
  • Author: Dinosaur Polo Club
  • Version: Varies with device
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Last update: 23 Dec 2019

In this article, I want to talk about a game called Mini Metro, which is a minimalistic real-time, transport-planning game. In this game, you play as the city's transit authority, designing a subway map. There's a different map every time you play, and as the city grows, you need to rethink your network for the ever-increasing number of citizens. Mini Metro is a game in which the user plays as the head of a transit system. The user's task is to design a subway map and then to try and manage the subway system, optimizing routes, minimizing costs, and ensuring that the system is able to keep up with the population's demands.

Gameplay

To start, you need to think about what your map will look like, and where you want stations to be. Once you're done drawing out your map, you need to think about what vehicle to use to transport people. There are buses, trams, and trains, which all have different capacities, and you have to take into account the different kinds of terrain in the city. The user's goal in Mini Metro is to design a subway map and then to try and manage the subway system, optimizing routes, minimizing costs, and ensuring that the system is able to keep up with the population's demands.

Graphics

I really enjoy the graphics in this game. They're simple, but they're very effective, and they're what make the game so enjoyable. The city looks beautiful, and the different colors that the game uses are very nice. The graphics are simple. The user can see the map as well as the subway system all at the same time.

Information about replayability

I've played this game for about five hours, and I'm still discovering new things. I've tried different vehicles, and the different types of terrain, but I'm still finding new things to try. It's only two dollars to buy, so I think this game will have a lot of replay value.

Pros

  • The game has a lot of replay value, which is good because it's only two dollars
  • There's a lot of room for creativity in this game
  • The graphics are simple, but they're beautiful
  • I find it fascinating how the game forces you to rethink your network as the city grows
  • I like how the game teaches you about different types of transportation
  • The game is very addictive
  • I like how the game forces you to be mindful of how you use space, because your map is always different
  • The game is very easy to learn

Cons

  • The game can be very frustrating at times
  • The game is slow, and can be boring at points
  • I don't like how there's no way to restart the game if you mess up
  • I don't like how you can't do anything in the game except draw a map
  • The game is too easy

Conclusion

This is a game in which you play as the head of a transit system, designing a subway map for a city with different terrain. This game has a lot of replay value, and is very addictive. I'm giving this game a score of 8.5/10. It's a very fun game, and I think you should try it.