App description: 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" - 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." - 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

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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.

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Venan's comments:




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02-05-2010, 08:00 PM
#21
Only had a chance to play this for maybe 10 mins so far. Very first impression: it's Asteroids with bells and whistles. But what bells and whistles! Looking forward to getting into it some more later.
02-05-2010, 08:04 PM
#22
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Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
Only had a chance to play this for maybe 10 mins so far. Very first impression: it's Asteroids with bells and whistles. But what bells and whistles! Looking forward to getting into it some more later.
Well, every pearl starts with a bit of dirt. Asteroids is the dirt in this game.

02-05-2010, 08:48 PM
#23
Game Impressions

I love this game! Easy controls and interesting storyline.
02-05-2010, 10:55 PM
#24
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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I've been playing this game for almost an hour and a half, and I can add three more points to my assessment:

1) This is the funniest game since GTA:Chinatown.

2) I keep meeting new characters and encountering new situations. In fact, I just went through an awesome fight with a crazed robot-ship. Made it by the skin of my teeth.

3) After 1 1/2 hours, I've completed 4 out of 24 missions, and just reached miner level 3. Clearly there's a boatload of content here.

Needless to say, the awesomeness level just keeps rising.
02-05-2010, 11:09 PM
#25
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,367
Wow just bought.. I usually dont go for the pricier games on the store but this looks great. Especially with all the early praise by squarezero, gotta get this lol

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02-05-2010, 11:32 PM
#26
So... this is a good game then?

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02-05-2010, 11:55 PM
#27
So is this game unlimited, or are there a certain amount of missions you do? Like, does the game have an end?

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02-06-2010, 12:02 AM
#28
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I don't think so. Storyline may end, but You should be able to mine all around freely. I hope so, at least.

I love this game. I have been playing it for two hours, reached licence level 3, discovered a bunch of secrets and explored... my own sector - Milkycliff! I had to rescue 15 tourist there and I managed to do it, for the first time being on time. I love background in that sector, and fog in previous.
My ship is now Battle Cruiser which is hard like shell and no droid can crack it.

I am still amazed, how fluent this game is: You won't find a lag here, glitch or sudden stop. Everything works smoothly, I don't mean graphic only here but relation between technical side and storyline.
If I may give You a tip: be careful with buying engines - if Your ship was too light, You experience some tourbulences and oversteering!

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02-06-2010, 12:03 AM
#29
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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Originally Posted by magihiro View Post
So is this game unlimited, or are there a certain amount of missions you do? Like, does the game have an end?
There are 23 official missions in the game, but you can mine sectors, fight robot miners, collect alien tech, and upgrade your ship and your mining license to your heart's content. In fact, missions don't come one after the other in a sequence, but arise as you make you're way through the sectors and gain cash/experience. I guess the game ends when you've explored every corner and mined every asteroid. There's over forty sectors, though, so that would take you a while.
02-06-2010, 12:05 AM
#30
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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Originally Posted by Jarek View Post
I don't think so. Storyline may end, but You should be able to mine all around freely. I hope so, at least.

I love this game. I have been playing it for two hours, reached licence level 3, discovered a bunch of secrets and explored... my own sector - Milkycliff! I had to rescue 15 tourist there and I managed to do it, for the first time being on time. I love background in that sector, and fog in previous.
My ship is now Battle Cruiser which is hard like shell and no droid can crack it.

I am still amazed, how fluent this game is: You won't find a lag here, glitch or sudden stop. Everything works smoothly, I don't mean graphic only here but relation between technical side and storyline.
If I may give You a tip: be careful with buying engines - if Your ship was too light, You experience some tourbulences and oversteering!
Did you rescue the wealthy, important man already? That's my favorite mission so far -- that robot-ship was mean!

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