XGen Studios is behind this Flash game that is reminiscent of the old-school arcade games Dig Dug and Boulder Dash. Hired to mine the dangerous planet of Mars, you are given a robotic mining pod and sent off on a mission to bring home the Motherload, a fabled cache of rare and valuable minerals. Dig far below the surface of the Earth to earn money for upgrades and find treasure.
Control of the pod is with the [arrow] keys. Simply press the key in the direction you want to go. When refueling or buying upgrades at the shop, or accessing your inventory, use the mouse for selecting. There is an options screen where you can turn down the music volume, for the initial default setting is quite loud.
While the graphics are fair, the gameplay appears to be quite solid with lots of options and upgrades to outfit your pod. I was surprised at first to learn it was built in Flash, as it seems more like what I'm used to seeing in games built with Java. Still, a fine effort and plenty of gaming goodness packed in to enjoy.