Mini Metro is a strategy simulation game about designing a subway map for a growing city. Draw lines between stations and start your trains running. Keep your lines efficient by redrawing them as new stations open. Decide where to use your limited resources. How long can you keep the city moving?
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Overwhelmingly Positive (116 reviews) - 95% of the 116 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Nov 6, 2015

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May 27

Bug fixes and enhancements

The gamma9 build has been deployed, this includes the following changes:

  • Tidied up service calls for fetching leaderboards and the daily challenge, which means a slightly quicker UI.
  • Fixed uncommon case where the transition or engine sound would loop continuously.
  • Tapping the control key will play a quick red burst animation on top of the mouse cursor. Handy if you've lost it!
  • Fixed inconsistencies in the German translation.
  • Removed one-frame snap when continuing a scored game.
  • Screenshot and GIF save notification messages no longer persist past their useful lifetime.

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April 25

Multi-monitor support

Quick release today. We've just pushed the gamma8 build from test to the default branch; the most significant change is the reintroduction of the Unity configuration dialog. On Windows you can use this to select which monitor to run Mini Metro on.

To bring up the dialog, hold down the shift key when you start the game. Please note all the other settings are ignored, so you still have to change resolution in-game!

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Reviews

“Mini Metro makes mass transportation sublime”
83 – Kill Screen

“Très bon”
8 – Gamekult

“It's so satisfying that the moment one game ends ... you'll immediately want to start again”
Boing Boing

About This Game

In Mini Metro, you take on the task of designing the subway layout for a rapidly expanding city. Your city starts with three stations. Draw routes between these stations to connect them with subway lines. Commuters travel along your lines to get around the city as fast as they can. Each station can only hold a handful of waiting commuters so your subway network will need to be well-designed to avoid delays.

The city is growing. More stations are opening, and commuters are appearing faster. The demands on your network are ever-increasing. You'll be constantly redesigning your lines to maximise efficiency. The new assets you earn every week will help immensely — as long as they're used wisely.

Eventually your network will fail. Stations will open too quickly. Commuters will crowd the platforms. How long the city keeps moving is up to you.

Key Features

  • Compelling, constructive, hectic, relaxed gameplay. If that makes sense. It doesn't though, aye? You just gotta play it.
  • Three game modes: Normal for quick scored games, Endless for stress-free sandbox play, and Extreme for the ultimate challenge.
  • Eleven real-world cities to design subways for (London, New York City, Paris, Berlin, Hong Kong, Osaka, Saint Petersburg, Montreal, São Paulo, Cairo, and Auckland). Each has a unique colour theme, set of obstacles, and pace.
  • Random city growth, so each game plays out differently. A strategy that proved successful last game may not help you in the next.
  • Each game's map is a work of art, built by you in the classic abstract subway style of Harry Beck. If you think it's a keeper, save it, tweet it, show it off or make it your desktop background!
  • Soundtrack by Disasterpeace
  • Colorblind and night modes.
  • Trains! Did we mention them yet?

Demo

You can check out Mini Metro for yourself and play a game on the London map in the demo. The demo uses the Unity webplayer, so you'll need the Unity plugin (Windows and OS X only unfortunately).

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 Lion or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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GruwelijkSnel
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
TL;DR 10/10 addictive and very challenging

This game is absolutely amazing. At first it looked like a very easy game with extremely easy control, but soon it turns into some extreme mind-boggling puzzle requiring real time strategy.

- Gameplay
As time goes on, new stops are built and you need to connect them in such a way that passengers can move conveniently without overcrowding on the stops. Per week you get new resources, such as the ability to construct a new line, getting additional locomotives or wagons, tunnels, bridges etc., being a finite resource. The only infinit thing is the way and length of the tracks. The amount of passengers increases and stops keep appearing at random locations and you need to find the most efficient way to get them from A to B. The passengers and stops are somewhat marked to where they desire to go and what the stops look like, but it's very abstract and it's there to give you just a basic idea.

- The game itself
The game is designed according to a very abstract concept. It looks as clean as it could be and is really all you need. The sounds are also somewhat pleasing, you can turn it off if you wish though.

- Conclusion
It's a fun and challenging game to play after a hard day of work and what seems like a relaxing game, turns into a very complex puzzle and requires you to pay attention all the time and sometimes even to pauze and fundamentally redesign your network. Yet, it stays fun and you are free to do what you want.
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ani.for.prez
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game is as casual as it gets.

Mini Metro is a strategy-puzzle game where you must connect stations, which pop in at random intervals and are of a certain shape (circle, square, star etc), with lines and move commuters to their destinations. The commuters also possess shapes corresponding to the shape of the station they want to get to. There can be multiple stations of a certain shape (2 squares or 5 triangles and so on) so a triangle commuter may get down at any triangle station but as more and more stations pop in and your network grows and the number of commuters increase, it becomes a frantic game of figuring out which lines to connect to the new stations and where to provide new cars and trains which is where the strategy kicks in because almost everything is limited. This includes the number of lines you can place, the number of bridges (It must also be mentioned that all maps have rivers which can only be crossed by using bridges), the number of trains you are provided and the number of carriages you are given which can be used to increase a train's capacity. You are also limited by the fact that 2 lines cannot cross each other except if they meet at a station. The one respite you get is that lines can be infinitely long but even then you must be careful because a train cannot change directions midway and must move the entire length of a line before it turns back making overly long lines almost completely useless.

If all this sounds frantic, it's because it is. But the beauty of this game lies in the fact that you can control the pacing of the game. Want a zen, calming experience of simply drawing lines between stations and watch commuters move almost akin to a screensaver? Or do you want to be challenged and find your way to the top of the billboards and high scores and make your mark? ell, they have that covered too. But the surprising amount of strategy required to play this game ensures that it really never gets dull even after many hours of play, partly due to the random nature of the placement of the stations hat pop up over time. There is no optimal line placement and train assignment because every play is unique. Despite being random though, the game never becomes unfair or too punishing. This might either be due to the very nature of the game and how it deals with the randomness but I never once found myself feeling that a station was unfairly placed where it was impossible to reach or unserviceable. All the various systems come together very cohesively to make for a light, casual experience or a fast-paced and urgent, but never unfair, game.

The graphics are exceedingly simple, borrowing heavily from the route maps one sees on real life metros. The art style lends itself incredibly well to the gameplay, making it very easy to understand the flow of commuters at a glance simply by following the colors of the lines you placed.

The audio is equally minimalistic with small sounds to indicate the flow of commuters and trains but it never crosses the line into being realistic and loud. It is simply indicative of activity and adds a lot to the already Zen nature of the game. I literally dozed off for a minute or so once playing this game and that is absolutely not a bad thing, especially after a long and tiring day of work.

If you want nothing more than to sit back, relax and enjoy some calming gameplay, or if you want something with strategy and quick-thinking involved, then Mini Metro has you covered on both fronts. I highly recommend you pick this game up.
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hrcnhntr613
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Played this game a while back in Alpha and am really impressed with how it turned out!
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Mudguts
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Wish it was on google play.
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Itsu
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Very addictive, very relaxing and very enjoyable. I can already see myself sinking many hours into this.
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SqueakySqueak123
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Good game
It run on Window 10
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Clinical Depression
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
You know what else beside this game got me hooked and made me lose my teeth and a good bit of health?

Crystal meth

Now, I'm not saying that this game = crystal meth, but it comes pretty damn close.
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GraciousPotato
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
The game doesn't really have much to offer and is pretty dang boring and repetitive. At some point (which happens fairly quickly) it justs gets stressful, but it's not enjoyable enough to make up for the stress,
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Oyster Smiling
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
So simple. So addicting. So entertaining.
Never raged at the game for failing. Only at my poor planning skills.
A strategy/simulation game that is not to be missed even for those who aren't fans of the genre.
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psenough
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
simple concept but well executed and addictive to play.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Mini Metro is a small strategy game about making a subway map for growing city.


Normal mode: You start with 3 lines and 3 trains (Blue, Red and Yellow) you must connect at least 1 line with all 3 figures (Not counting rare ones) Every week you can choose what you want to have (Train,line,tunnels etc) so it will help you later. The aim is to don't let a lot people wait near the figures, if there will be too many "people" you lose the game and you can continue in Endless mode.

Endless mode: Is almost the same, but you decide when you lose (By quiting the game) because is Endless!


PROS

+ Relaxing
After hard work when you are finally at home, you can relax with Mini Metro, game is going slowly and is always fun

+ Random
Maps are the same but figures spawn randomly

+ Graphics
Colours are amazing! White, blue,green everything! I love this style!

+ Achievements
Mini Metro got something for Achievement's hunters, achievements aren't hard and you can get them easily


CONS

NONE
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
It's exactly what it looks like: A minimalist puzzle game with a creative concept.

That's what you think it is, and you're very correct. The visuals say it all, and convey it all, in a manner that is easy to comprehend instinctively before you purchase. But let me expand on that.

The design also conveys information INSIDE the game, not just the trailer. That's important. This type of minimalistic puzzler shouldn't sell you on simplicity and then be hard to understand. Mini Metro does what it promises so clean and so clear that you'll be surprised. It's graceful.

In essence, you are free to draw a selection of colored lines between designate points (stations) along a map. When lines are connected, they allow a train car to move automatically from station to station. At each station are a number of small shapes building in a queue. When the train stops at a station, it unloads any shapes (passengers) it is currently carrying provided they match the shape of the station, then grabs the passengers at the station and carries them along its line.

This plays automatically for a few turns until new stations appear. Then you need more lines.

Soon you have too little carrying capacity and need more trains.

As you carry more and more people to their destination, you unlock upgrades that complicate the problem at hand without attaching complications to the mechanics. The additions are fluid. It keeps the experience tight and meditative, albeit a bit stressful because it's (mostly) in real time.

As you unlock new cities, the geography and use of tunnels/bridges come into play. Some levels have a faster train car, or a crazier population growth. Keep at it and you'll find yourself organically creating your own tricks: breaking down lines and moving them back and forth between overflowing stations over and over to create shorter paths for your trains, or pausing just so you can flip a train in the opposite rotation for one cycle. Every little decision can change your success.

This game works. It is fun.

If you've watched the trailer and read even a brief description you'll already know whether or not you like this type of experience. If you DO like it, then this will NOT disappoint you.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
If your thinking of buying this game then do it! It's a little hidden gem and highly addictive. View my gameplay video to see more - https://youtu.be/LR1a3oZj9aw
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I love public transport and I am really into this game. 👀
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Was a great game, til my CD key get revoked.
Fortunately the dev team has a great support, and they fixed the problem with me.

Really good game, even if the mid-game phase is a little bit frustrating : when the network and the amount of passangers expands really quick, which results often in a saturation of every line and of course the end of the game, because not enough carriages and locomotives are given.
But it's still a very cool game

11/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Relaxing and stressful at the same time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Fun, casual metro system planning and "puzzle" game. Very minimalistic design choices based on metro and public transportation maps you see in big cities.
Daily challanges and achievements keep this game going even after many hours of playing it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Nicely made, relaxing game. Beautiful contrast to the rushing life of a metro ecosystem compared to the relaxed controlling room atmosphere.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
simple concept but well executed and addictive to play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Fun puzzle game, different from what else is out there.
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