Mars Miner is a Bomberman remake. The protagonist is an astronaut stranded
on Mars after the ship’s collision with a meteor, fighting the bug creatures
of the planet to find the way out. This character can be controlled by
keyboard keys or mouse.
The gameplay mechanics are the same as in the original: place and detonate
time bombs that clear paths and destroy enemies, carefully avoiding being
caught in the blast. An energy meter with three bars sits at the bottom-right
of the screen. It decreases each time the character touches enemies or is hit
by a long-range spitting attack, gets burned by ongoing explosions or walks
over hazardous environments. Medical stations and health bonuses replenish the
Walls and rocks sometimes reveal power-ups when exploded. As these are
collected a respective icon appears on the right side of the screen. A bomb
with a plus sign increases the number of bombs that can be deployed each time.
A curved arrow allows the astronaut to push the bomb after being placed on the
The game has two modes. In story mode, the main objective is to reach the exit
to the next level. In survival mode, the objective is to slain the largest
number of enemies possible.