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Mini Metro, the wonderful subway train-track building sort-of puzzle game just recently had a nice free content upgrade with more on the way. It's something of a masterpiece, and very highly rated so it's awesome to see it expand.

Across multiple maps you gradually build up and design a transport network that rapidly expands, the point is to get people across to the correct station as quickly as possible. It's a hard game to pin down to a particular genre too. Is it a puzzle game? Is it a strategy game? Well, both sort-of and it's also both relaxing and often a little stressful too but it's brilliant and many things more.

Considering how great it is, it's not a big surprise that Mini Metro on Steam has an overall "Overwhelmingly Positive" user score from over six thousand users. It fully deserves it as it's a finely crafted experience. The night mode option is lush too, which has enabled me to play it on some days with very tired eyes and still enjoy it a lot.

On October 27, the team at Dinosaur Polo Club updated the game and announced that they've added in two brand new locations to play through. There's the megacity of Lagos, Nigeria and also Santiago, Chile. Not only that, they've teased that a "major" feature update is coming soon along with another additional map update that's planned for this year. It originally released in 2015 and not many teams continue updating their games for this long so it's awesome to see.

Feature Highlight:

  • Multiple game modes: Normal for quick scored games, Endless for stress-free sandbox play, and Extreme for the ultimate challenge. Plus a Creative Mode to go all zen-like and just build how you want to.
  • Tons of real-world cities to design subways for (London, New York City, Paris, Berlin, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Osaka, Saint Petersburg, Montréal, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seoul, Washington, D.C., Cairo, Istanbul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Mumbai, 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. 
  • Responsive soundtrack created by your metro system, engineered by Disasterpeace.

You can buy Mini Metro from Humble Store, GOG, itch.io and Steam.

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5 comments

vv221 29 Oct
I am still waiting for this update to reach the Humble Bundle DRM-free release…
dreamer_ 29 Oct
I love this game, highly recommended :)
Iggi 29 Oct
Quoting: vv221I am still waiting for this update to reach the Humble Bundle DRM-free release…

It's available now - I was able to download it a few hours ago and finished Santiago already ;-)
jeffpl 29 Oct
One of my fav game ever! I purchased it on ateam, on my switch and on google play store ao i can play everywhere! I am really happy to see that the game is still updated!
vv221 30 Oct
Quoting: Iggi
Quoting: vv221Humble Bundle DRM-free release

It's available now - I was able to download it a few hours ago and finished Santiago already ;-)

Thanks for the heads-up, I got it

Actually I should have checked more carefully: my downloader script got the new version before my post here, despite the Humble website not showing it at the time.
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