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Sublime Subway Simulator Mini Metro Arrives on PS4 September 10

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Sublime Subway Simulator Mini Metro Arrives on PS4 September 10

All aboard for zen and the art of subway design.

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All of us at Dinosaur Polo Club and Radial Games are very excited to be bringing Mini Metro to PlayStation 4! Now you too can design subway systems from the comfort of your couch.

Now I know what you’re thinking. Designing a metro map? Surely this is someone’s job? But haven’t you ever, while waiting for a bus or a train, though you could organize things better? Here’s your chance.

It starts simply — a handful of stations, some passengers wanting to move between them, and you have to draw the lines to set the whole thing in motion. Trains travel the lines and passengers hop on and off automatically to get to where they need to go. So far so good.

Then a few more stations pop up. You have to extend your lines so now the trains take that little bit longer to make a return trip. You can edit your lines at any time so you can experiment with different layouts. Maybe one long loop with a few other smaller connecting lines? Or three intersecting lines so people can make easy transfers.

And don’t worry, help is on the way! At the end of every week you get an extra train and another upgrade — maybe it’s another line, or a carriage, or some tunnels. Hopefully this is enough to get you through another seven days! The game ends if you have too many passengers waiting at a station for too long, so tweak your network and use those upgrades wisely to keep your city moving.

We’ve got 20 real-world cities that you can design, such as London, Paris, Mumbai, and Shanghai, each one with a unique graphical style and gameplay challenges. Plus four gameplay modes to explore, a daily challenge, unlockable vintage maps, oh my!

Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • As more passengers make use of your network over time, you might need to reassign trains to new routes to manage the demand.
  • Plan ahead for the upgrades you might get at the end of the week. Maybe you can afford to let that station overcrowd for a while longer?
  • Don’t be afraid to pause time and remove entire lines in your network. This will allow you to use the regained line elsewhere, creating a more efficient network.
  • Each map has unique geography, requiring a different approach in each new city. What works in Berlin doesn’t necessarily work in Osaka!
  • Each map has a huge amount of replay value, with randomly generated train stations every play session.

So what are you waiting for? Jump in, pick a city, and start playing with trains.

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  • soundandvision77

    Very cool idea for a game! Does the game take into account other factors like your transportation budget and construction issues? I’m guessing if it did, then the game would stall as you wait for the politicians to change things back and forth and then nothing ever gets built, lol.

    • Hahaha! I wasn’t expecting this comment here

    • Robert Curry
      Robert Curry

      Mini Metro presents an idealised view of the public transportation world. This means things actually happen! Truly an unimaginable utopia.

  • I like the color scheme. And the idea for the game is unique.

    • Robert Curry
      Robert Curry

      Thank you! We take inspiration from existing metro maps around the world so we can’t take _all_ the credit, but we’ll certainly take enough to make us feel good for the rest of the day.

  • I played the heck out this game on mobile and it’s charmingly fantastic. Will definitely scoop up those trophies on my ps4!

    • Robert Curry
      Robert Curry

      Thanks for the kind words! The major addition from mobile is multiplayer, we have a lot of fun trying to “help” each other and end up squabbling over layouts while the passengers pile up and wonder what on Earth is going on.

  • Inusitado !

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