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Why does this thread not exist yet? Luckily I didn't spend too much time digging... for it before I realized it needed to be made.
This game is pretty damn fun. It's weird because it's gameplay is based almost solely on excavating actions but the way you level up in a similar Metroid fashion is pretty awesome and there's a strong compelling drive to just keep digging down. The fact that you can't undo things and that the game remembers your every move is fascinating and brings a stress to me that I both love and wish I didn't have.
I also have a dread that I am missing too much or whatever... but it's tricky because the game is apparently randomly generated from what I heard. Also, I feel like while I might miss something on occasion, I am getting quite a bit of stuff. Now that I have dynamite, the TNT shouldn't be nearly as big of an issue.
This is available for the 3DS but I am playing it on Steam actually via my iMac, Darwiin Remote, and my Classic Controller Pro. Loving it quite a lot.
Glad you liked it. I just beat it too.... my third time this year... but my first on 3DS. Took me about 6.7 hours or so. Died five times. Carelessness just like your run. I don't think I went to nab every gem this time but I did max out all my upgrades and such.
I may Triple-Dip on Wii U... if there's a discount then it's even more likely.
So I FINALLY started this game up. And, two days later, promptly finished it. Man, you guys were right. What a great game. The pacing was awesome, and I really enjoyed how you essentially created the world over the course of the game. It's impressive that everything was so persistent, to the point where you could almost screw yourself by digging improperly. Almost like a persistent, more structured, single world version of Spelunky.
I'm very impressed by these devs. It's probably too soon to jump right into Heist, but I'm anticipating it even more now.
If I didn't hate tower defense, I'd give Steamworld Tower Defense a shot, as well!