The Game of the Year award-winning action-RPG is back in a big way with this new MEGA UPDATE! With a brand new storyline, new enemies, new asteroids, and new gear, it's the perfect time to experience this iOS classic for the first time!

- New bonus storyline that continues the adventures of Uncle Jeb and the Gritstone Mining Company!
- A new map filled with 16 new sectors to mine!
- New asteroids, tougher enemies, and brand new secrets to uncover!
- Two new License Levels, with top-tier ship equipment to match!
- A new ultra-powerful level 8 ship, designed by billionaire madman Bancroft!

Since its original release, SPACE MINER: SPACE ORE BUST has been hailed as one of the greatest iOS games of all time by critics and customers alike. Don't believe us? Check out these reviews:

"Without a question, this is one of the best games I've played since the App Store went live" - (5/5 stars)

"HOW GOOD IS SPACE MINER. The answer is INCREDIBLE GOOD. It's probably the best original game to hit the iPhone." - Gizmodo

"Space Miner: Space Ore Bust gets my total complete recommendation. Long gamelife, great polished graphics and most importantly fun gameplay in space accompanied by banjos. Now I want a sequel." - (5/5 stars)

"Few games truly stand out like Space Miner does." - Slide to Play (4/4 - Must Have)

App Store Rating: 4.5/5 (over 5,000 reviews!)

Onion AV Club: Grade A

No Dpad: "MUST HAVE"

App Spy: 5/5


Still reading? Awesome! Here are some more good reasons to pick up SPACE MINER!

- Hours of space-blasting gameplay across a massive 64-sector, non-linear galaxy!
- Fully upgradeable and customizable ships with literally thousands of possible equipment combinations!
- Hilarious storyline featuring top-notch writing!
- New Game+ mode lets you keep your game-changing ALIEN TECH and play on harder difficulty modes!
- Full Game Center integration for Achievements and Leaderboards.

What's New

Version 1.5.7

We're back folks! Found the issue that was causing the crash with 11.3 and everything should be running smooth again. Sorry it took so long!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings
31 Ratings

lots of fun, without draining the battery

I had great fun playing this several years ago. Recently I noticed that it had continued to be updated and I tried it again: it is still great fun! Unlike most recent games on iOS, this one doesn't make the device heat up like a handheld toaster and uses power sparingly -- great for boring afternoon commutes when other people are saving their battery for texting or nursing external battery packs.

The Asteroids mechanics are well done. It feels like what the original Asteroids should have been if more powerful CPUs and graphics had been available back then. Ship upgrades are carefully balanced against harder enemies and heavier rocks, and there is a real sense of achievement in mastering the controls. The plot is thin and fairly linear, but there is enough of an RPG element for the 40+ hours of gameplay it takes to secure all the alien tech and achievements. (Well, except the one about finishing the original game in 3 hours, which I've never quite honed my skills finely enough to secure.) There are lots of feasible setups and strategies in the easier difficulties, and nail-biting drama in the harder difficulties, heavily affected by the choice of which alien tech to install. A classic that still lives on.


Fantastic. Believe the hype!

This is an excellent game, not just for the iPhone but in its own right. The graphics are beautiful, with fine detail and great cloud effects and the sound nothing short of amazing when played through headphones. Two of my friends played it and were instantly hooked. Best few quid I've spent ony phone so far. If you ever liked Asteroids then this is a logical, fantastic step up, as if it were merged with Elite or Privateer (only funny). If you want a game that 'utilizes the latest in science-fiction technologies' then this is the one for you. Try the lite version first - you won't be disappointed! The update gives you even more longevity and more story. Awesome!



I have been playing this game since it first hit the AppStore and have completed it many times. The humour and longevity of it never fails, but I've stopped playing now because of a bug. Not the bug that was fixed by update today, but something different entirely. Everything goes fine as I play for a minute and then I lose all control of my ship. It has been going on for some months but I'm not defeated. The developers will soon find and repair it and I'll be in my element again. I run it on my iPhone 6S plus. Great game with immense replayability.


Megaspace Industries LLC
191.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
© 2018 Megaspace Industries LLC


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