Set in the not too distant future, you are recruited by the Solaris Corporation. You goal is to mine the planet mars for precious resources that the earth is in desperate need for. The already scarce amounts on earth have created uneasy agreements between the governments. However, on Mars something else seems to be just as unsettling.
From the moment I booted up Super Motherload I couldn’t help but feel like I was playing an arcade game loosely based on Total Recall. This is a huge credit to the game’s presentation. The sound track is upbeat and full of synthesizing that feels so natural and welcoming on such a remote foreign location, yet strangely reminiscent of the film. Perhaps the biggest association that connects that movie to this game is the dry heat that Mars entails. In the game there is no mention of heat but the way the game portrays mars will certainly have you heating up and cranking your fan or air conditioner.
There is a very loose story in the game with some considerably strong voice work accompanying the scenes. However, most of the time communications are just read off the screen.