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Mini Motorways (2019) is a sequencing strategy game by the same developer as Mini Metro but tasks you with planning a road network rather than a subway. You lay down roads, traffic lights and motorways to ensure enough cars can get to the buildings that pop up in your city as time passes. It’s slightly more complex than Mini Metro but with the same simple aesthetic and moreish gameplay.

You start with just a single colour-coded workplace and a few houses. Join them up and the traffic starts flowing. As things progress more houses and offices are added in different colours. Your simple road system now needs to cope with increased journeys that can crisscross inefficiently if you aren't careful. If things get too clogged up, the workers can't get through and it's game over.

There are three different ways to play: laid-back Endless Mode, Normal or the high-stakes Expert Mode. Endless mode offers a leisurely look at how to build a city transport system even after things have gone wrong. Normal mode sets you a challenge with periodic additions of roads, roundabouts, motorways and so on. Expert mode is similar but limits your ability to edit roads after you've set them in place.

The result is a game that looks beautiful and zen-like but soon brings you face-to-face with painful decisions and collapsing infrastructure.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Mini Motorways 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Sequencing and Strategy game with Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 20 minutes and 1 hour to complete.


This game is good if you want to:

This game has helped players develop their Skill as part of the following pathways:

This game has been the inspiration for the following activities:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

PEGI and ESRB rating pending.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to play the routes efficiently. But you also need to be able to cope with being forced to compromise your perfect system when a factory opens in the wrong place.

Our Game Pathways reveal how 12 - 43 year-olds play this game:


Mini Motorways usually costs £7.19 to £11.99.

Mini Motorways

Steam Store PC £7.19
Switch Store Switch £11.99
Steam Store Mac £7.19
App Store iOS Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Apple TV Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Mac Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/03/2019

Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Sequencing, Strategy and Simulation

Accessibility: 1 feature

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Dinopolo Club (@DinopoloClub)

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