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Mining Mechs

Relaxing mining game without enemies. It has one semi-missable achievement but can be achieved early on in the game. It takes around 10h to complete Mining Mechs.


Approximate amount of time to 100%: 10h
Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: For 99% of the game you don’t need a guide. I only used this guide and the comments under it to unlock the missable L33t achievement as soon as possible so it was out of the way and I could enjoy the game without having to worry about missing anything.
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: Semi, the “L33T Master achievement is missable but can be unlocked quite early in the game.
Grinding Achievements: Some are a little bit grindy, pick up all the trash and jewelry you can find so that the grind for those to at the end of the game isn’t that long.
DLC-Only achievements: No
Speedrun achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
RNG-achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty setting, but there are no enemies
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No

Mining Mechs is a relaxing mining game in which you try to find out what is going on underground. I love that it doesn’t add any stress factors while still giving you to-do items through quests. The story is a bit thin, but it helps to explain the purpose of mining deeper and deeper. What is most important to keep in mind is that you can only dig down and to the side. You can’t dig upwards, and can’t dig while you’re flying. So it might be useful to make paths sideways before going further down. Just to have an easy way to go to the sides later on.

There is a mechanism to connect mines and earn passive income. With money you get from selling gems and the mines you can buy upgrades for your mech or buy other mechs. Personally, I upgraded the mech I started with and after that saved up for the mech with the biggest dirt/gem storage to buy and fully upgrade that one. Another tip I have is to dig down from the point where the pipe for the mines start. By having one path that goes from the surface to the bottom of the mine, you have an easy way to enter and exit the mine after going back to the surface to sell your items and empty your dirt storage. This with still keeping in mind to also regularly mine sideways to have paths that way for when you need gems from around that area.

My only complaint in Mining Mechs would be that with the mech with the biggest storage for both gems and dirt… I still had to make so many trips to the surface. Every few minutes I had to go back, and gladly you have a teleport option to go to the surface every few minutes and with the strategy of one big path going straight down it was after finishing the town actions just a matter of jumping down there and waiting till I reached the depth I was working on, it still got a bit annoying. Very very late in the game, this problem gets solved by an extra hub.

The achievements are a bit grindy. I highly recommend trying to get enough of a type of ore while working on that area before going further down, that way it isn’t that much of a grind anymore at the end of the game. And collect every dirt you see after unlocking the L33t achievement. That achievement requires 7 dirt and more ores, so I would not start collecting the dirt till you get the chance to finish that achievement.

I give Mining Mechs 3,5 out of 5 stars.

Delayed Victory

Delayed Victory

This review for Mining Mechs was written on 19 April 2024, based on the current Steam version of the game which has 76 achievements at the time of writing this review. This information can be outdated, for example, when the developer adds or removes achievements or releases (new) DLC.

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