853276_largerStill holding a large place in my iOS gaming heart is our 2010 Game of the Year, Space Miner [$2.99 / $4.99 (HD)] is a fantastic game that has aged incredible well for how old it is. Filled with an amusing plotline, and gameplay that revolves around constant equipment upgrades and exploration, Space Miner is still a game you should play.

After going through the first few missions, we dip into Space Miner Blast [$0.99], the pseudo-sequel of sorts that takes the core gameplay of Space Miner and tweaks it into a single-session pick up and play sort of game.

I could come up with some kind of witty conclusion for this TA Plays post, but, instead, I'm just going to go play some more Space Miner, and I recommend you do too.

  • bababewey

    My favorite ios game, hands down.

    • Drizzt79

      This!

    • SEVEN341

      He'll yes!

    • SEVEN341

      Sequel please!

      • bababewey

        I remember reading about a year ago that they had intended to do a sequel, but are no longing planning one unfortunately.

    • fredfnord

      Yup. The first iOS game I ever bought with real money, and still the one I keep going back to. Plus the sound track is too perfect for words.

  • NOEN

    Lol, that's funny. I just redownloaded

    • NOEN

      Oops! Hit post too soon. I just redownloaded this the other day and its STILL fun to play.

  • Tomate Diseño

    That Space Miner hasn't made Angry Birds Money is one of the greatest injustices of the app store.

  • Mannimal

    I love this game!! An updated sequel would be amazing!! Not holding my breath though.

  • http://www.youtube.com/MetalJesusRocks Metal Jesus Rocks

    The only game I have replayed to completion... twice. So good!

    • MartianLM

      3 times here. The only other iOS game I've done that on is Speedball 2 Evolution.

  • armilla

    This game sucked me in completely! Definitely worth picking up if you haven't done so.

  • jamiejap

    Yeah where is the sequel?

  • JJE McManus

    So is Rewinds a feature? Nice. An attempt to curate the uncuratable, eh? Grab a cup of coffee you two. Now I'm wondering if a video will happen when the tide come in on Wed/Thurs.

  • Scot D

    Holy crap how have I not already bought this game?!? I suppose I agree with you guys that a game like that being so fleshed out is a harder sell to the general market. That's really unfortunate though, as I'm sure there are a ton of people would love more games like this one. Perhaps as the app store matures and tablets make it into more peoples homes we will see a larger market for these types. I for one believe there can be a large market of more hardcore gamers on tablets as technology improves and moves forward.

    Great TA plays, guys. Really appreciate it!

  • Fastbridge

    One of the best games to ever grace this platform. Must have

  • SmugPugD

    Love this game! I wish there were more like it. This and Sword & Poker series really hooked me on iOS gaming for good.

  • psac

    An incredibly fun, well-written game. It's definitely up there with my favorites all time on iOS. It's really too bad that it is a very tough market to be successful in without being the latest freemium, free-to-play, rip you off-ware.

  • Solid_Alexei

    So when is the sequel coming out?

  • The Gamer Dude

    Thanks TA, now thanks to you doofuses I'm playing this for a 3rd time ;) Would kill for a sequel. Oh and I'm 500% illiterate so there :)

  • marvmiller

    The best. I'm still pissed that they didn't make enough money on this. I really want a sequel!

  • flashbackflip

    I would not call the plot 'amusing', but yes - it is still undeleted on my ipad :)