View Full Version : Motherload: Guide, Points, Money, and Transmissions

02-23-2008, 10:00 AM
Spoiler Warning!
I came up with this idea last night, and I can't be exactly positive with my points, so I'm going to be playing a few games throughout the day, and updating. Note: If you have a score you know for sure, please post it and I will add it.

Point and Money Guide
No gem square: 250 points, $0
Ironium: 1,500 points, $30
Bronzium: 3,000 points, $60
Silverium: 5,000 points, $100
Goldium: 12,500 points, $250
Platnium: 37,500 points, $750
Einsteinium: 100,000 points, $2,000
Emerald: 250,000 points(It was in the corner so I couldn't see it), $5,000
Ruby: 1,000,000 points, $20,000
Diamond: 5,000,000 points, $100,000
Amazonite: 5,000,000 points: $500,000
Dinosaur Bones: 5,000,000 points, $1,000
Treasure Chest: 5,000,000 points, $5,000
Martian Bones: 5,000,000 points, $10,000
Religious Artifact: 5,000,000 points, $50,000

‘Mr. Natas’
Than-you for coming!

As you know, it’s almost been impossible to hire decent miners on Mars since all the strange activity started happening around here. That’s why we are willing to pay you at a premium for your services! I’ve given you a basic mining machine to get started with. Unfortunately, you’ll be on your own from this point onward, as the settlers who were lucky enough to escape with their lives have all fled to safety. However, all the shops here have been computerized, so you’ll still be able to sell your minerals, fuel up, upgrade your pod, and buy special items.

Remember- your job is to collect minerals and bring them back to the surface for processing. The deeper you dig, the more valuable minerals you’ll encounter.

I’ll be in touch – Good Luck!

500 Feet:
‘Mr. Natas’

Good! I see you are adapting well to the Martian soil! Here’s a little something to help you on your way.

Gift: $1000

1,000 Feet:
‘Mr. Natas’
Congratulations on reaching a depth of 1000 feet! I’ve wired you a bonus for your excellent work.

We’re picking up some heavy vibrations from the planet core – They seem to be causing some earthquakes. They also seem to be causing some garbled and misdirected transmissions – just ignore them.

Keep up the good work!

Gift:X2 however much money you have

1750 Feet:
‘Unidentified Source’
The eyes…oh my god, THE EYES!!!

2100 Feet:
‘Martian Digging Pod #3422-2’

I’m surprised to find another signal around here… I’m the only miner who hasn’t disappeared in the past 3 years. Next week, I finally get to retire, wealthy, to the moons of Jupiter with my wife and 3 daughters.

2500 Feet:
‘Unidentified Source’

Is anyone there?! I need help badly!! I can’t feel my legs – Oh God, he’s coming back…


3100 Feet:
‘Martian Digging Pod #3422-2’

How are you making it out there, kid? I know you’re new here, so I thought I would give you a tip; make sure you don’t neglect your radiator. I ran into a Lava Pocket a few moments ago, but my twin turbines dissipated the heat amazingly and my hull was barely damaged – probably saved my life.

4100 Feet:
‘Martian Digging Pod #3422-2

Trapped… in a crevasse.

Earthquake damaged my drill and I’m out of fuel.

This will probably be my last transmission.

Tell my kids…. I love them… I-

What? YOU!?? What are you doing dow- AAARGH!

4500 Feet:
‘Martian Digging Pod #10043’

OH BABY!!! THIS IS IT!!! I HIT THE MOTHERLOAD!!!!! I’m rich, I’m FILTHY rich!! Hey, what the!?? NO! IT CAN’T BE!!!! OH GOD!!

? Feet:
‘Mr. Natas’

You are violating the terms of your employment! Turn back immediately.

? Feet:
‘Mr. Natas’

Return to the surface immediately or you’ll be terminated… er… as in fired!

66666 feet:
‘Mr. Natas’


I told you to turn back…now I have no choice but to kill you. You’ve served my factories well, but I think I’ll take my machine, my money, and your pathetic life now.


66666 feet:
‘Mr. Natas’

MWHAHAHA! Imbecile!!

You really think you can defeat me?

I am the master of all EVIL!


02-23-2008, 10:13 AM
Good idea.
I've loved this game forever :]

02-23-2008, 10:14 AM
Ok, I just typed out the first transmission. Won't let me copy and paste :(. I am going to eat, then to playing some more.

02-23-2008, 10:48 AM
You forgot Einstinium that gives 100k and then there's another that gives you 250k

02-23-2008, 10:55 AM
You forgot Einstinium that gives 100k and then there's another that gives you 250k

I know, and Platnium. I am waiting until I get them in a game i am playing now. So I can make sure the numbers are accurate.

P.S You may have to wait a while for some more updates, this game got serious with Jakncoke just beating it.

02-23-2008, 12:06 PM
good work on this guide :D

gave you some rep - im not a huge fan of it cuz it takes a long time to play lol, but its fun, i played it a few times, went like a 1000 feet only at max then gave up up lol

02-23-2008, 12:21 PM
A few hours ago, I went after what I thought was a gem in the corner. About 200 feet away from it, I went in the corner to get Gold. Then the game glitched and I couldn't get out.

02-23-2008, 04:22 PM
btw the biggest mineral there is, amazonzite or however you spell it

best mineral in the game dang gas pocket blew me up when i got it :(

edit: somewhere in the 3000's area the guy who talked to you first will give you more money i think

02-23-2008, 06:32 PM
Lol, there are probably more transmissions. I just don't feel like playing again right now.

02-24-2008, 12:33 PM
i despise you i shall win

Edit: yay i won

02-24-2008, 12:40 PM
I think I got everything, I made it to the boss. And ran out of Hull Repair Nanobots.

02-25-2008, 05:58 PM
i bet you wouldn't hav been able to save so i was praying you would beat him and not be able to save

02-25-2008, 06:21 PM
I had a back-up pic just in case.