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By Hurryforward Ltd

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Mineshaft is a fun and addictive platform game for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

The goal of the game is to fall from platform to platform rapidly enough and avoid being killed by the various obstacles in your way.

There are three ways to die: be killed by the explosive flames at the top of the screen, by falling rocks and finally by falling off the bottom of the screen.

Some platforms move from left to right, others make you jump and some force you in a particular direction. As you advance in the game rocks will fall from the top and kill you on impact.

- moving platform
- force left and right platform
- bouncy platforms
- explosive flames
- falling rocks
- Scoreboard

Touch left of the character to go left and tap right to go right. To jump, swipe up in the direction you want to jump.

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Customer Reviews

Don't even think of buying

I just played this twice. The controls are extremely poor, and I managed to get the little miner guy stuck multiple times. Jumping is practically non-functioning. Also, the game has no point and doesn't change a bit. You just run off of platforms and try to avoid getting stuck on the side due to the terrible controls. Don't believe the other review because it is clearly a plug by the developers. Come on, guys! Did you really think this poorly made game would sell?! One good thing - the menu looks decent.

Has potential...

This could be a fun game if the controls worked. You're supposed to press the screen on the side you want the miner to run, the only problem is he runs wherever ever he wants. It seemed to work from time to time, but it was spotty and became frustrating.
The graphics and sound are pretty good, but I give it one star for the control. Fix the control issue and I'd give more stars.


Simple and fun. You can get the hang of it pretty quickly and it increases in difficulty so replay is still fun. Controls are simple. I really enjoy playing it. Level 22 is my current high after 2 min with it.

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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 2.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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