Mini Motorways Cheats and Tips


Mini Motorways Cheats and Tips



Say No To Traffic Lights

Traffic lights? They will seem like a good idea at first, and they can help calm busy intersections, but they will ultimately let you down. When the going gets tough and you need to focus on streamlining your roads, traffic lights will just slow down traffic, preventing you from saving busy districts with a hasty road placement.

Save Road Tiles With Diagonals

Roads in Mini Motorways are limited. Each tile your cover with a road eats into how many tiles you have, and it can be very easy to run out, especially if you’re trying to segregate your road systems for efficiency. Diagonal road tiles can cover more distance while using fewer tiles than straight ones, depending on where you’re laying your road. This will inevitably come in handy when cutting corners to make room for more road.





Motorway Metropolis

Motorways are one of the best things you can use in this game. A motorway allows you to stretch an instant, unblocked road from one part of the game to the next. Mountains can interfere with where motorways can be placed, but other than that, their length is practically infinite. The only downside to motorways is that they will only come with ten road tiles when you select this weekly power up, which can limit how you intend to build your city.

Still, you should use motorways whenever a new building is far away from houses of a similar colour to avoid congestion on the roads on the way. Motorways can be placed, deleted, and reused freely, so there’s no reason to avoid placing one in a “temporary” position.

Colour Segregation

There is no good reason for a red house to be on the same road system as a yellow building. Mini Motorways will inevitably force you to mix and match colours of your road systems eventually, but that’s a fast track to disaster. For as long as you can, keep your colours segregated.

You can even segregate entire road systems – a single building only needs four or five houses at the most to keep it thriving. If you can potentially keep a small cluster of same colour houses connected to a single building – and nothing else – you can potentially save on road tiles and traffic congestion.

Residential Districts

It’s tempting to connect houses to the nearest road, but it’s not always the best idea. Road get congested easily, and even more so when there are junctions for cars to slow down and turn into. You should try to connect all houses to residential districts – roads dedicated for houses, that then connect to a main road. This reduces the number of junctions on any main road, making traffic flow more easily.

You will need to ensure these districts don’t become congested, potentially by using motorways or making multiple entrances/exits to these districts. But also, keep in mind that not every house needs to be connected. If your buildings can be sustained by a small number of houses, there’s no need to add additional congestion, junctions, and traffic to your roads.