Dig Down in Deep Down: Mining Factory

Apr 16, 2017
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What sits below the surface of planets? Scientists have a pretty good idea – perhaps not much of an exciting one – but nobody has ever been down that far to experience what it’s really like beneath the earth’s crust. Unless, of course, you’ve played Deep Town: Mining Factory, in which case it’s inhabited by tiny, mining robots, using special powers to search for metals and gems.

Deep Town takes place on a Mars-like planet, and gives you control over a collection of robots with unique skills and abilities. To begin your mining adventure you only use one type of AI, reminiscent of a spinning top that also digs, and a special power which can shoot blasts at the ground. With a health bar at the bottom and numbers appearing on the screen you can see the damage both of these things to do the planet’s surface. Once it reaches 0, you make it to the second floor and so on.

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Deep Town takes place on a Mars-like planet, and gives you control over a collection of robots with unique skills and abilities. Read our review: https://appolicious.com/dig-down-in-deep-down-mining-factory

The further you progress, the more abilities and robots you unlock to help you in your quest for the core, and further to this you can upgrade them and increase their power. This becomes all the more important as it’s not just rock which needs destroying, but alien life too. You also need the skill sets of other robots though. Miners will continually produce goods such as copper and iron, for the smelters to turn them into valuable objects, which can be sold for high prices and used to upgrade your team. The deeper you get the more interesting the planet’s centre becomes, meaning you can set up an expedition squad should you wish. To speed any of these up green emeralds are required, which are earned by completing missions or purchased with real life money.

There’s a charm to the game’s characters and a simplicity to its gameplay that will drag you back in order to collect your mined items, and dig deeper to find out what else lies beneath.

As you can probably tell, there’s a lot more to Deep Town: Mining Factory that simply digging as far down as possible. It’s a strategy game, requiring players to tactically plan how to gather materials, when to forge them into expensive items, and then what to spend your gold coins on. Luckily, even without a precious green emerald boost, items are mined and forged fairly quickly, so you won’t be waiting around to progress for long. Even if you can’t wait, you’re often rewarded with emeralds and other expensive items via treasure chests, which can be spent on speeding the game up if needs be.

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There’s a charm to the game’s characters and a simplicity to its gameplay that will drag you back in order to collect your mined items, and dig deeper to find out what else lies beneath. There are over 150 levels to reach, almost a dozen upgradable pieces of mining equipment, and hundreds of floors for you to explore and make home to your skilled robots. As with our own planet, there’s an end at Deep Town: Mining Factory’s core, but there’s enough depth to have you digging for days.

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Chris Carr

A gamer ever since he owned Sonic on the Megadrive, Chris thinks that the only thing better than reading and writing about games is playing them

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