Publisher: Venan Entertainment
Developer: Venan Entertainment
Review by: Thomas Braaksma
Space Minor: Space Ore Bust is one of those games that decides to embrace what it truly is, a corny game which consists mostly of shooting and gathering. Space Miner takes shots at itself throughout the game. Miner understands that its main purpose is to entertain the consumer for short periods of time, and in this purpose it succeeds immensely. The gamer takes the lead role in trying to help a crazy uncle save his asteroid mining company. This leads to a storyline filled with interference by an evil corporation, a slow yet highly intelligent alien co-worker, missions against time, and of course blowing up asteroids to retrieve ore to save Uncle Jeb’s company. The gameplay can get repetitive, but still is highly addictive with added interludes of hilarious dialogue (constantly mocking itself). And with plenty of side tasks this game does not get old fast. When looking for a “back to the basics” and addictive game, Space Miner: Space Ore Bust definitely fills that niche.
Pros: Hilarious game that never takes itself too seriously. Upgrades galore for the ship. Classic gameplay utilizing the touch screen almost without flaw. Keeps the gamer coming back for more.
Cons: The meat of the game can get old due to the familiar shoot-and-collect scenario. Touch controls can get muddled with the controls being set too close.
For more info, www.venanarcade.com
Pads and panels received a voucher for the game from the publisher for review purposes.