We have games of many themes on Android. The richness of this operating system makes it very easy to develop titles that are successful if the idea is relatively original. It is the case of the game that we are going to analyze next, that there are not many of its kind on Google Play. It’s about ExoMiner.
Just from the name, you can tell that it is not a popular title, although it is not an unknown project either. Despite its simple appearance in both graphics and gameplay, behind it, it keeps a very addictive mechanic for knowing the next task that awaits us.
ExoMiner takes the baton from a PC game
We have written in the previous paragraph that it is a project outside the range in which the great titles of the platform are found, but that it is not entirely unknown. Apart from its millions of downloads corroborated, it is a development that has started on other platforms such as PC.
And this game is strongly inspired by Exo Miner, a title with the same name but from a different developer that had its journey in an edition for computers. It had similar mechanics to this game that we are dealing with, where planets were explored to search for mines of materials, although with a higher graphic level. If we speak in the past, it is because this title, launched in 2014, had to close in 2015 due to problems with its design and programming director.
A very addictive astronaut idle clicker
With that idea brought to this mobile edition, ExoMiner aims to become an addictive adventure, despite its lower demands on graphics or playability. The game works with an isometric view to see the entire territory, which is not usually very extensive but covers different mines where to work and extract materials.
Not only do we have to be in charge of finding more mines, acquiring them, and improving the mining machinery, but we also have to take care of crafting and melting materials to produce new objects and improved technologies. On the other hand, it has a section of improvements that make our work easier but that we must progressively unlock. All this new equipment will allow us to fulfill the main objective of the game, which is none other than to explore different planets to collect new materials and build more technology.
The script of the game does not change at any time. It is the whiting that bites its tail, reaching another planet to do what we were doing in the previous one. However, its click-based gameplay makes this whole routine very light, and even addictive, to keep completing tasks. The game proposes objectives that somehow encourage not to leave them undone.
Of course, we must think about how you manage those tasks and the resources that we have. In addition, it is not heavy if we consider that you can work without having the mobile screen active. We can lock the phone, go to eat, work or study. The fact is that it does not stop working, and when we access it again, we have collected more money and materials without having to do anything at all. That is the grace of ExoMiner.
ExoMiner also has things to improve
The overall experience with this astronaut game is very satisfying. There are not many developments in the Play Store offering so much with so little content. We haven’t mentioned that, apart from in-app purchases, we have boxes where we can get money, gems, or astronauts that can be added to the job, each with their specific skills.
However, it is a game that still has aspects to polish if it is proposed to do so and that will only improve the experience of this game. The most notorious that we find is the language, only English available, although in principle it is not a great obstacle to play. Another aspect that does not convince us is that progress cannot be saved in the Google Play Games cloud. Basically, it cannot be saved anywhere, so when you change your phone or uninstall the game, you will lose everything you have achieved.
|PEGI code||For all|
|Minimum Android version||4.4|
- Addictive to his background work
- Repetitive but very active tasks
- It is only in English
- The game is not saved in the cloud with Google Play Games