If next-gen graphics and fancy feature showcases aren't your thing, then the PlayStation 4 still has games that may appeal to you. We're talking digital, we're talking indie, we're talking Super Motherload. Yes, Super Motherload is one of those potentially incredible games that has snuck onto the launch titles list with little fanfare, because it's a $15 indie title rather than a $60 triple-A game. Luckily a bunch of information on the game was released today and will hopefully turn some heads.
Super Motherload, as far a simple description goes, is a 1-4 player couch co-op title based around arcade-style digging on Mars. An updated version of their original PC release Motherload, Super retains the gameplay focused on collecting minerals and then returning to the surface to cash in. Naturally there's a ton of depth and complexity to efficient digging that becomes more exciting with more players.
Here's a quick gameplay summary from XGen Studios, covering it much better than I ever could:
"The further you dig, the more difficult it is to progress. Your mining pod is upgradable to suit your style of play with various combinations of speed and capacity upgrades, bombs, items, and quest rewards. Eventually you’ll find the perfect balance and upgrade progression that allows you to blast through to the core and find out what’s happening to your comrades below. There are a number of strategies for efficient digging, and with the aid of co-op players, you’ll begin to discover better methods to reach your full potential with each trip."
It's also worth pointing out that Super Motherload will be running in glorious 1080p at 60fps, considering the nonsense console war arguments going across the internet. Take that Battlefield 4!
Super Motherload will be available on PlayStation 4 starting November 15 for the cost of $14.99.