Motherload

Categories: Arcade, Flash, Free, Games, Online

MotherloadMotherloadXGen Studios has released Motherload in September 2004. This Flash game is reminiscent of the Golden Age arcade games genre started in 1982 by Dig Dug and followed by Boulder Dash two years later.

The object of the game is to use a mining machine given to you by your new employer, Mr. Natas, and start digging the dangerous planet of Mars, looking for the Motherload, a fable cache of rare and valuable minerals. Your first job is to collect minerals and bring them to the surface for selling. The deeper your dig, the more valuable the minerals you’ll encounter.

Control your pod with the arrow keys. Your drill will deploy automatically if you move into minerals beside or below your pod; it’s not possible to drill straight up.

You will find on the surface of Mars everything you need to manage and upgrade your mining pod: a fuel station, a shop to sell your minerals, a junk shop to upgrade your pod, an emendation station to buy special items and repair your pod. There is also a very useful save game station (you will have to create your account if you play Motherload on Xgen Sudios website).

If graphics could have been better and if the music can get a bit annoying after a while (you can control both music and sounds levels in the options), Motherload is highly addictive and gamers can play this game for hours! You’re forewarned!

Have fun!


By Eric

current rating 4.30

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30 Comments to Motherload

  1. wow i’m good at this game i to the place where lave pockets is P.S 6000 -ft to 13000-ft might be an invisible lava pocket or a mega lava pocket so becareful

  2. dude says:

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  3. Dark Ninja says:

    dude at the end of the tunnel i suggest u buy about 100 plastic explosives and 200 fuel tanks and hp, cuz the boss is hard and when your almost there you have to always use plastic explosives cuz every bit u dig is gunna explode :D

    When u fight the devil go under neath him and then press c (explosives thats why u need 100) He has 2 forms watch out for his second form cuz he stamps on u.

  4. hotdog says:

    how do you git to the opons minue

  5. .*. says:

    I can’t get the game to save. It won’t take a username/password. Any suggestions?

  6. COCO says:

    here are all the cheats:::::: :)…
    to use these you have to click on the “options menu” first, when u get the menu up u dont havv e to click on anything just type these in:
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    (WHEN YOU USE THESE CHEATS, THEY DONT TAKE AWAY ANY OF YOUR MONEY)
    WARNING: WHEN YOU USE THESE CHEATS YOU CANT SAVE YOUR GAME!!!
    to use the things that you have cheated and ‘brought’ (doesnt take away any ov ur money!!)
    do this:
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    P.S, TRY AND BEET MY HIGH SCORE OF $1,808,237
    LOL BET U CANT

  7. ronan says:

    none of the cheats work for me????? HELP!!

  8. gopher says:

    what do i do when my pod gets stuck

  9. Ruthless/no name says:

    I have a lot of money $7,954,569

  10. mookie says:

    63,697,750 no cheats :P

  11. mookie says:

    2 days only 2 HAHA

  12. brett says:

    i got 10m no cheats in one day

  13. QuE says:

    I keep blowing up after 5,000 and its really annoying. What should i do? I have a amzonite drill,platnium hull,v16 jag engine,leviathan tank, and a puron cooling radiator.

    • Don the Foof says:

      You should blast a path down with dynamite and C4 : below 4900 feet, any plain dirt can be gas-filled and explode. Even the strongest pods can’t take more than two of those without repairing. If you make a long clear path to the bottom you can come and go as you like. The main object is killing Natas at the battle area, bottom right of the mine. You need more than one mine full of supplies for the level 7 (7000/14000) Satans and higher.

  14. Guy says:

    I can only save my high score if I die. If I defeat the game, I am not prompted to save my highscore. What gives?

  15. Guy says:

    Hi QuE. After 4800 feet, you may hit invisible gas pockets which blow you up some. To avoid this, use TNT to keep going down, or drill through minerals. Also, stock up on nanobots (100 or so) to use when needed.

  16. jtman says:

    I GOT THE THE DEVIL AND THEN I KILLED HIM THEN THE 2ND ONE AND I FREAKIN DIED! AHHHHHHHHHH AND I DIDNT SAVE IT

  17. Jackson says:

    You need like 60 plastic ex and 80 nanobots and 6 fuels to defeat the 2nd devil. get the energy sheilded hull, you’ll need it.

  18. Me says:

    How do you get out of a lava pocket?

  19. ahole says:

    I got everything that cost 500,000 dollars. And got to the end of the bottom.

  20. billy says:

    How do u blow up the dynamite???

  21. Motherloadfan101 says:

    im stuck in the dirt!! with like 100 m, 2 secs away from fighting demon.. and i got stuck in the ground…. and i didnt save…i tried explosives but wont work, and i cant use my teleport!

    SO plz gimm some tips ppl

  22. Motherloadfan101 says:

    lmao not 100m i was lying, like 10m, but plz gimme some tips

  23. Micah says:

    2,267,804,800… no cheats…

  24. Oldskool says:

    I was stuck to…about 50mil points….

  25. Help Me says:

    I am stuck -3000 feet underground. What should I do?

  26. manuelboss says:

    My score is 7,604,443,050
    (NO CHEAT)
    all upgrade $500000
    j ai fini le jeux 2 fois !!!

  27. Darcy says:

    I can defeat the devil but after that I only have a devil head in my inventory and no extra fuel or amo so I can’t get to the top.

    I wind up just flying around till fuel runs out.

    What to do once you kill the devil?

    • Don the Foof says:

      When you beat the 2nd version of Natas (robo-suit), the game ending plays and you can save the beaten level 1, and you start over on level 2: no upgrades, no help from Natas, and all the ore is worth half as much. The Natas at the end are 2000 and 4000, and therefore harder to beat. On the unregisterted version of the game, you will find it practically impossible to beat levels 8 (8000/16000 Satans) and 9 (9000/18000 Satans). You probably need to exhaust one mine, save it, then lose so you can start with a fresh mine and all your upgrades.
      XGen doesn’t support the high scores after 10 years, so one challenge is to try to do the game as quickly as you can: minimum time for Level 1 is about 17 Martian days
      (about 20 minutes real time).


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