If the brilliant Mini Metro gave me a newfound admiration for city subway designers, then Dinosaur Polo Club’s latest minimalist transport sim Mini Motorways proves that urban road planners are actual god tier human beings.
Even with some of today’s most iconic conurbations such as LA, Tokyo and Dubai reduced to their neatest, simplest geographical lines and land masses, I still manage to make a pig’s ear of laying down a functioning road network. Just when I think I’ve got a handle on ferrying each city’s busy commuters between their homes and giant industrial centres, something inevitably goes wrong. The pins stack up, jams back up for miles, and gridlock eventually brings the whole city to a crashing halt. But by golly is it fun.