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  • Summary: 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.
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  1. Apr 14, 2014
    90
    Mines of Mars is in truth a simple platformer with basic mining and crafting mechanics. However, the story, wonderful atmosphere and genuine surprises suck you in. Before you know it, you’re role-playing well beyond the facade of a simple 2D platformer. [Episode 3, April 2014]
  2. Mar 8, 2014
    90
    The folks at Wicky Ware have done just that, with Mines of Mars being a highly enjoyable melding of exploration and combat wrapped around a side-scrolling mining adventure.
  3. Mar 10, 2014
    90
    Ultimately, Mines of Mars provides an experience that expands well beyond the average iOS title that is almost on par with the higher end of indie, PC gaming quality.
  4. Mar 19, 2014
    80
    It demands patience, and I'm not a huge fan of the"mine it/craft it" style of game to begin with, but Mines of Mars has me, if not hooked, then at least giving serious thought to lunging for the worm. The rough edges are irksome but not insurmountable, and in a way they're also a testament to the overall quality of the game: I wouldn't be so bothered by it if Mines of Mars as a whole wasn't so good, and so close to being great.
  5. Mar 20, 2014
    80
    Mines of Mars is a nice mining adventure, packed with a good number of levels, secrets, unlockables and enemies.
  6. Mar 11, 2014
    70
    Mines of Mars puts a cool building and crafting spin on the side-scrolling action genre, though its fun is whittled down a bit by control issues and minor bugs.
  7. Mar 12, 2014
    70
    Mines of Mars doesn't give you a lot to play with, but it gives you a really intriguing sandbox for you to do it in.
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