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Mines of Mars

By Crescent Moon Games

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Some suspected that Mars once harbored life.
There was a reason that it wasn't ever found.

Top Most Anticipated Games of 2013 - Touch Arcade

Top Most Anticipated Games of 2014 - Pocket Gamer

'Once you start mining, you absolutely won't want to stop.' -Jayisgames

'Mines of Mars had a tendency to grab ahold of me for just one more mineral run' 4.5/5 -Touch Arcade

Game of the Month - App Store Arcade

'Mines of Mars is a fantastic crafting game' - 4.5/5 -148 Apps

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Mines of Mars is a procedural atmospheric mining game that is inspired by games like Metroid and Motherload.
It is also a story based adventure game with dark secrets, great weapons, tons of different items, and a gorgeous world to explore.
The world of MoM is procedurally created, so that every time you play it, it will be a little different.
There are tons of different enemies, dark corridors, and a large variety of fauna and ambient creatures.

-Huge Procedurally generated underground world
-Night and Day system
-Dark secrets
-Atmospheric vibes
-3 Mini Games
-Original Ambient Soundtrack by Evan Gipson
-Lots of flora and fauna
-Tons of Weapons and Items
-Great storyline
-Gravity Mining!
-Huge Bosses

Co-op mining will be coming in a future update!

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What's New in Version 1.06

-Fixed Director loading error for 95% of cases.
-Recover corrupted save files. -Fixed un-responsive touch after picking up loot.
-Fixed several other bugs with controls.
-Round damage taken by miner
-Made show inventory more responsive -Added buttons to the manual -Changed arrow direction in crafter and made arrows responsive in crafter and inventory.
-Fixed Rhino Boss escape block break + a few other tweaks


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Customer Reviews

Great game... until a bug ruined it

I loved this game at first, it was like sci-fi therapy - cool relaxed gameplay with lots of exploration and just enough monsters to keep it interesting. Then, after I opened the fifth dungeon, suddenly there were these new fast monsters popping out everywhere! Hundreds of them! Now I can't even make it down 100 feet without being swarmed! I'm pretty sure this is a software bug since it changed so suddenly as soon as the "wart-hogs" appeared. I can't even make it down to the fifth dungeon now without either running out of life or running out of ammo. I was able to mine down past 3000 feet earlier, now I can't even get near that. No fun, no play! I'm done. 2 stars for keeping me interested for awhile. Maybe I'll try it again if they address this issue in a update.
Update: Later I decided to start a new game and try a different strategy. This time I maxed out all of my weapons and equipment before entering the first dungeon. I was able to make it all the way through the game to the ghost stage and I only encountered ONE warthog throughout the entire process! I upped my review by one star. If it wasn't for the bugs, this game would easily be a five star game!
Update #2: I sent an email to the developer and he responded that, yes, this is a bug and they are working on a fix. I'm upping my review by one more star because of that!

Awesome game!

Love this game it's so much fun. Great graphics. Good story and fun upgrades plus there aren't any of those silly iap's. Wish there was a map and just a little bit more depth like being able to build stuff like in another fun mining game I like to play that starts with a T and ends with an aria. Space themed games are my favorite genre so this was really a no brainer when it came to hitting that but button for me. Been playing off and on for a bit and have yet to regret my decision. Top notch game dev! Keep em coming! P.S. Encountered a bug where the side of my screen by my home button will flash when digging every once in awhile it started occurring after the last update so maybe in the next one you could fix that it would be great plus I'll add that last star. IPhone 5s 64gb running ios 7.1


I almost gave up on mines of mars at first, there was little to no explanation about where to go and how to start (the portal), but once I did I was pleasantly surprised to find a dense underground world to explore with metroid-esk gameplay. I quickly fell in love with the gameplay loop of mining to upgrade my equipment only to mine more and more. I will say the one down side of this game was the wonky weapon controls, the developers could have given the player more of an aim assist but i did get used to it eventually. I really appreciate all the love the developers put into this game and the tongue and cheek dialog can be pretty hilarious at times. I hope more devs begin to create more games like mines of mars. In a sea of clash clones I greatly welcome more like this. 5 stars!

Mines of Mars
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.06
  • Size: 92.0 MB
  • Language: English
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You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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