If you're still wild about Mines of Mars [$4.99], chances are you're going to be very excited for the update that was just announced in our forums by Josh from Crescent Moon. The (currently) single player mining game is going to have a "huge" multiplayer update, which also adds new content in the forum of helmets and armor to unlock, as well as "a few different modes." This is coming after a bug fix update which is currently pending approval.

Oh, and here's what the helmets are going to look like:

helmets

We gave Mines of Mars 4.5 stars when we reviewed it, which is already a really strong recommendation, but with multiplayer on the way... This game is only getting better.

  • Ramaz1234

    Woot woot

  • repapermunky

    Awesome! Really looking forward to the update. I've been playing the game a lot lately. Multiplayer will be fun, I just hope enough people will be playing.

  • Kevin897

    If I thought Terraria was rather boring, would I like this?

    • Jacob007

      You might be better with Junk Jack X for a $5 price. This game is more action filled, as is Terraria, but JJX is exploration.

      • RSA586

        Hate to disagree but if he found Terraria boring I highly doubt he'd enjoy JJX. Most people specifically complain the mining is boring and considering that and exploration are the core of JJX I doubt he'd find the lack of combat and more of that entertaining. I enjoyed this one, but unlike Terraria there wasn't much to do after the end-game; solid 8-10 hours of playtime on the main story though.

      • 61050

        i'd second this- hopefully the multiplayer and content update will change alleviate this issue.

  • CkX82

    Gamecenter maybe ?

    • Anotherkellydown

      Yes, Gamecenter achievements and leaderboards would be very nice. Been hoping for this since release.

      • VirtualBoyFreak

        And a map. This game needs a map IMO...

  • pkmaximum

    Does this mean co-op play? If so I'll stop playing for now and wait until the update comes out lol

  • Foghorn Irrascible

    It's really not that good, this game. It's just I Dig It with a tiny bit more to do in the form of shooting enemies from time to time. But whoever started calling it Metroidvania has never played Metroid, or Castlevania.

  • repapermunky

    This game is a combination of I Dig It and Mars Miner, but it takes those two and adds a few new elements, and a lot more polish. Why it took them so long to make it, is beyond me; however, I really am enjoying this game a lot. That said, I got both Mars Miner and I Dig It for free at one point or another, and if you have those already, it's not extremely necessary to buy this game. But this game is definitely better than those two alone. It's has a bit of a Deepworld type feeling as well, with the jetpack and guns.