Публикувани: 22 май
Super Motherload is an astonishing little zen-'em-up. You can forget about daily chores and stress, start digging and lose hours cause you just have to clear the board of every single last one of the ore tiles.
You're a rectangular mining vessle on Mars and are introduced to a dirt grid with boulders, empty tiles, ore, and, later and deeper, more hardened stones. In order to get to all the useful ore, you'd have to create a path by digging. But you can dig sideways and down, not up, so most of the ore tiles represent a tiny puzzle in its own. Navigating a maze of your own creation and taking care of not accidentally digging under an ore tile makes for a perpetually satisfying and relaxing experience. Like solving picross puzzles, or (somebody would say (not me, I don't like maths)) solving a sudoku, you're confronted with a great series of tiny simple puzzle problems and they all work together to make you further progress in game's light RPG upgrade system and learn more of game's light story elements.
It's relaxing. The upgrade system is nicely balanced and addictive, graphics, or better said 2d comic-like pictures are nice, voice work is OK and certainly a step up from the free web-based flash game which was the precursor to this kickstarted, polished, Steam-released version. I played the original and I'm glad the devs had the chance to make this into a full-fledged game.
So far I've had lots of fun and still crave to go deeper, learn more, but most of all, to dig dig dig. Wholehearted recommendation!