Space Miner™ Review
- Publisher: Venan Entertainment, Inc.
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 5 Feb, 2010
- Size: 157.5 MB
- Price: $2.99
- The sound and visuals are very impressive.
- Gameplay is thoroughly addictive.
- Appeals to pretty much everyone.
- Music may not be to everyones taste.
Space Miner is an addictive, well polished Asteroids clone, that mixes fast paced space combat with RPG inspired ship upgrading. This game is highly recommended.
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Coming in to dock on the App store, Space Miner: Space Ore Bust will easily mine its way into your heart. Imagine if Asteroids were an RPG, with a ton of class and oozing personality, and you might be close. As the pilot of a mining ship, you must help your Uncle Jeb's failing mining company by travelling around in space, shooting asteroids and harvesting the ore within. Using the profits to upgrade your ship in a variety of ways, you go from a tub of scrap to owning a ship to be proud of. The game is packed with humour throughout.
The control scheme is simple enough. Two buttons on the right control shooting and thrust, and a wheel on the left controls the direction the ship faces. They respond perfectly, and there are options to tweak the controls such as inverting the buttons, auto fire and even adjusting the size of the wheel.
The visuals are stunning, with a level of detail rarely seen on the iPhone. The colours are bright and vibrant, the animations are smooth, and is generally impressive to look at. Sounds are fantastic, from the gun effects to the engine sputtering, and the music sets up the backwater locale with a grassroots style banjo soundtrack.
There are leaderboards via Plus+, awards to unlock and levels can be replayed for more profits. With many missions to play through in the story you will entertained for hours, and RPG fans will love working towards upgrading the ship. Pretty much everything has been done right in this game, making it easy to recommend.
DescriptionNamed 2010 iPhone Game Of The Year by Touch Arcade and Electronic Gaming Monthly!
Named one of MTV Multiplayer's Best Dark Horse Games Of 2010!
Space Miner has been hailed as one of the greatest iPhone games of all time by critics and customers alike. Come experience 2010's most stunning 3D space-faring action/RPG today!
"Without a question, this is one of the best games I've played since the App Store went live" - Toucharcade.com (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." - Touchgen.com (5/5 Stars)
"Few games truly stand out like Space Miner does." - Slidetoplay.com (4/4 - Must Have)
App Store Rating: 4.5/5 ( 3500+ ratings)
Onion AV Club: Grade A
Theappera.com: "BUY THIS GAME"
Nodpad.com: "MUST HAVE"
Still reading? Awesome! Here are some more good reasons to buy Space Miner!
HOURS OF GAMEPLAY
Explore a massive, non-linear game world of 48 sectors, each filled with hidden dangers and valuable treasures! Earn mining licenses, unlock new sectors and discover exciting missions. Uncover the nefarious motivations of Mega Space Corporation and put an end to their evil plans!
GO FROM RAGS TO RICHES
Take your bucket of bolts ship and turn it into a sleek battle cruiser. Outfit it with the latest technologies and see your ship change with each modification. Thousands of possible combinations let you build a ship to fit any play style!
AN EPIC STORY UNFOLDS
Enjoy a hilarious story and top-notch writing as you uncover a tale of galactic proportions, featuring over a hundred scripted scenes and gorgeous character portraits!
INCREDIBLE ARCADE EXPERIENCE!
Blowing up asteroids has never looked or sounded this good! Gorgeous 3D graphics, dazzling particle effects, realistic physics, fully customizable controls, and movie-quality sound set a new standard on the App Store.
ULTIMATE REPLAY VALUE IN GAME+ MODE
Just because you've finished the game once, don't think you've experienced everything Space Miner has to offer! Start a new game with all the alien technology you've found, and try to conquer the ultimate Space Miner challenge: UltracORE Mode!
GAME CENTER INTEGRATION
Conquer 60 Game Center achievements and submit your score to the worldwide leaderboard in your quest to become the ultimate Space Miner!
"Ain't convinced this is the best gol'durn space-blastin', asteroid-crackin' game on that there App Store? Take a gander at them there user reviews an' decide fer yerself!" - Uncle Jeb
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What's New in Version 1.4.2- Fix for audio failure in IOS 5
- Bug fixes