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 1.5.6

Fix for sound menu crash in iOS 11.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 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 love this game so much!


So polished, and a humourous storyline. This is my most favourite game on ios, and I've been playing it since i had my little iPhone 3g! I've completed this so many times now, and at one point also bought the iPad version and did it all again (many times). I'm glad to see this hasn't been abandoned, and I'm really hoping there will be a Space Miner 2 one day!


Megaspace Industries LLC
190 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2010-2017 Venan Entertainment, Inc.


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