Multiplayer Gold: Mystic Mine

4 02 2009


You know those times when you invite some friends over, you stick a game on, and it’s so gloriously multiplayable that you end up hunched over it for the entire night?

Well here’s one to feed another night of group gaming. Mystic Mine has been released and first impressions tell me that it’s going to be an essential piece of multiplayer action. Developed by Koonsolo, I spotted this little gem about a month ago and today received word from team-member Koen Witters that their mining extravaganza has been released.

The aim of the game is to direct your minecart around a maze of tracks using just one keyboard button to change the junction ahead of you in an attempt to complete an objective before everyone else. There’s some awesome optical illusions going on there too, with tracks which are seemingly higher up leading upwards to lower down parts… pretty crazy stuff.

I’ve had a sit down with it for a couple of hours and, while the single player doesn’t seem to be much cop, the multiplayer looks like a sure-fire winner. However I’ve only managed to play it 2-player up to now, and since the big selling point of the game is the 6-player bonanza, I’m going to wait until tomorrow when I can rake in a bigger crowd to help me decide before delivering my full Independent Opinion.

Stay tuned.




2 responses

4 02 2009

Well, the solo experience is ok, even if i’m a little bit worried about the “random” difficulty. I have been stuck in level 3 or 4 for few gold pieces each time.
Need to test the multiplayer mode now 🙂

4 02 2009

Yeah, the random placing of the coins can end up being your route to an easy win or your complete downfall – although I can’t really envision a better way to do it…

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