Set on Mars in an alternate Cold-War era, Super Motherload is a 1 to 4-player couch co-op digging adventure with storyline by Image Comics' Kurtis Wiebe, a fully voiced cast of Soviet and American characters, and a procedurally-generated world that changes each time you play.
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Mostly Positive (282 reviews) - 74% of the 282 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 15, 2013

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“An awesome blend of obsessive compulsive profiteering and addictive, satisfying gameplay.”
4.5 / 5 – Game Revolution

“The sci-fi ’80s vibe is delightful and the perfect setting for this ridiculously addicting game. I find myself coming back to it at the end of every day, ready for a new adventure underground.”
8 / 10 – Destructoid

“Much like the comic strip I honestly can’t describe why this game is so fun. Gabe and I played it for hours last weekend and had a great time. It’s got some puzzle elements that you can choose to engage with if you want to but you can also just dig. It’s a very relaxing game and you can lose a couple hours to it wasy without even noticing.”
- – Tycho, Penny Arcade

About This Game

Set on Mars in an alternate Cold-War era, Super Motherload is a 1 to 4-player couch co-op digging adventure with storyline by Image Comics' Kurtis Wiebe, a fully voiced cast of Soviet and American characters, and a procedurally-generated world that changes each time you play. Purchase powerful upgrades and supplies for your mining pod as you progress and prosper, as well as rare Specials Abilities with random availability.

You, the player, work for Solarus Corporation, an inter-planetary mining operation that has developed the infrastructure needed to harvest the precious resources of Mars to meet demand back on Earth. Soon after being dropped on Mars, you begin to discover that things aren't quite as they seem.

Key Features:

  • Up to 4-player co-op, perfect for Big Picture (local-only)
  • Storyline by award winning Image Comic's writer Kurtis Wiebe of Peter Panzerfaust & Green Wake fame
  • Full Voice Overs and a Full length original score by indie electronic artist Eric Cheng
  • RPG-inspired mechanics, including upgrades, quests & special abilities
  • Branching storyline choices with Multiple Game Endings
  • Over 150 Explosive-based Puzzles to solve
  • An Epic Boss Battle
  • Normal and Hardcore game modes, for new players and fans of the original
  • Support for 4 simultaneous Gamepads -- ideal for Big Picture
  • Runs at 60FPS in Full HD (1080p)
  • Super Motherload is the sequel to XGen Studios' original hit Motherload, and is available on Windows, PS4, and PS3

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core (2 * 2200 Mhz) or AMD Athlon X2 64 2 * 2200 Mhz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6800 GT with 256 MB of RAM / ATI Radeon HD 5450 with 512 MB of RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 491 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0C Compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8 (x86 and x64)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2 * 2600 Mhz) or AMD Athlon X2 64 2 * 2600 Mhz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8600 with 512 MB of RAM / ATI Radeon HD 5570 with 1024 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 491 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0C Compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
Playing this game with three friends is incredibly fun. It gives a great mix of interesting puzzles, leizurely grind, and the occasional frantic burst.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
2D dig 'em up where you mine minerals for cash. This game is a lot like SteamWorld Dig except this game's platforming and story is little less interesting. I recommend you use a gamepad but they aren't necessary. It seems that you can do 4 player local although I haven't tried.

Recommended when on sale.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
A very fun and enjoyable upgraded version of the original 2D flash game. This game is nothing like Minecraft, it feels a lot more like SteamWorld Dig. You just dig, deeper and deeper, farming money to pay for fuel and upgrades, wondering what you're gonna find under your feet. It's never boring because you always find something to try and before you realize you have done every possible achievement.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
In this game, you play as a mining robot. Your goal is to get as far underground as possible. But to achieve that, you have to dig up ores, sell them, and upgrade your mining robot.

As simple as this game sounds, it's really hard. There are two bars you have to watch: Your 'Hull' and your 'Fuel'. Your fuel goes down as you move your robot around and díg ores. It goes empty EXTREMELY FAST at first, so you have to watch and upgrade it. The hull of your robot is weak at first: One single bump and it explodes. Same goes for the fuel tank: If it's empty, your robot just explodes and it's "GAME OVER".

I used to play this game back in the day as a 12-year-old and was so glad to see it again on Steam. Go get it!

P.S.: Play the Goldium Edition.
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595 of 673 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2014
Pre-Release Review
i remember playing the original motherload back in the day and enjoying the heck out of it. i remember enjoying the progression of upgrading my little drillbot, the feeling of discovery and exploration, and the true fear i felt when i was low on fuel flying up to the surface.

super motherload fails to entice me in any way, and it fails to build on what made the original motherload fun. i dont feel fear any more because when you run out of fuel you just move slower instead of dying. i dont enjoy upgrading my vehicle because the game stops you from doing so until you arbitrarily reach a new chunk of story (story which i also find really tedious and boring). and i dont get much joy from exploration in super motherload. everything is more or less the same, there arent any novelty ores to discover, there aren't many ancient artifacts or items to find (unless they are pertinant to the story, again, i dont care) and the puzzles are kind of bland and rudimentary.

so what am i left with? well most of what i feel when i play super motherload is boredom. i just want to dig to the next area, increase my fuel tank because it's ALWAYS running out, get some OP combination of gems so i can... i dunno upgrade my fuel tank some more. there's no excitement, there's no surprises.

i was looking forward to this game, i'm pretty dissapointed honestly.
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