In the wake of the PS3 launch, and to treat our players on PS4, today’s post is all about tips and tricks — helping you to maximize your mining (and edging out the “friendly” competition). Follow these tips and you’ll have your gold Trophies in no time!
Faster, Stronger: Dig straight shafts down to expedite returning to the surface. It’s often worth the cost of bombs to ensure a better tunnel for speedy, collision-free travel.
Efficiency = Much Better: Fuel consumption is highest when digging and flying. Refrain from revving the engine when descending and stay still while figuring out puzzles to conserve fuel.
Make a Small Fortune: Consider your actions carefully when solving puzzles. A careless blast can render the reward irretrievable and result in bomber’s remorse.
Be More Cautious This Time, Comrade: C4 destroys a 5×5 area, TNT destroys 3×3, and Shaft Bombs destroy 1×9. This can can mean the difference between grabbing valuable gemstones and wiping worthless dust from your hull.
Best Improve Yer Game Plan: Using DualShock 4′s touch pad to detonate bombs is much faster than cycling with the bumpers. Beat your “comrades” to the best loot by swiping Left for TNT, Up for C4, Right for T-Bombs, Down for Shaft Bombs and Clicking for Electron Bombs.
Ooh, This Don’t Look Safe: Lava is usually best avoided, but it can be worth trading a few scorch marks on your hull for tasty rewards when you’re low on bombs.
I Regret Everything: Steel plates can be melted with Electron Bombs, but the remnants are still hot enough to deal damage. Shrewd miners know to blast away the remnants with explosives before proceeding.
Cheat Death: Upgrade your fuel tank whenever possible, and watch your fuel like a hawk. You’ll need a well-equipped digging machine to make it in hardcore mode — ideally with an unlocked character. You may have to start a few games with the same character to earn enough cash. Teleporters are your friend.
A Vehicle to their Undoing: Different Specials are available at shop bases each game, and multiple playthroughs are required to collect them all.
A Lucrative Selection: Each unlockable character has a different special ability that will come in handy on future missions into Mars.
Thing o’ Beauty: There’s a secret shop that’s more well-stocked than others.
It Can be Cruel Beneath the Surface: Be prepared for the deepest depths of Mars. Plenty of bombs, an upgraded rotor, high hull strength and a decent radar will help you in reaching your destiny. Good luck, comrade; the fate of Universe is in your hands.
Super Motherload is available now for PS4 and PS3.