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Life on Mars Remake

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Remake of the 8 bits MSX2 game of the same name, with a 16 bits look.

Genre: Metroidvania (2D Metroid/Castlevania style) with RPG elements.

Explore, investigate, find improvements for your suit, find weapons, upgrade your weapons in workshops, fight incredible mutants...
Discover what happened in the first martian colony.

Earth has lost contact with the only colony in mars; a scientific colony established to research the existence of life in the frozen waters of Mars.
You will be sent to the planet’s surface with the mission to restore contact with the colony and find out what happened.

Inspired in the 80’s and 90’s sci-fi horror movies, Life on Mars is an old-school game with old school graphics and very addictive playability which will make you feel again the things you only felt 2 or 3 decades ago.

-4 difficulty levels:
The easier modes can be enjoyed as a “run and gun” kind of game, while the normal and mostly, the hardest level, will make you play it as a real survival game, where every hit counts.

-Weapons and abilities:
You will start with a single rifle, but you will be able to find weapons such as a grenade launcher, a flame thrower, a machine gun and plastic explosives.
There are also abilities for your suit, such as the double jump and the run ability.

-Shield and energy improvements:
You will find modules to extend your maximum amount of shield or your maximum amount energy for your weapons and abilities.

-Energy system:
Instead of an ammunition system, the game uses an energy bar system which decreases with every weapon or ability you use, but it recharges automatically over time.

-Energy cells and workshops:

You will find energy cells around the map or after defeating enemies. You can use those energy cells in workshops scattered all over the colony to upgrade some weapons or your energy generator, so your energy bar reloads faster.
You can also farm for energy cells by revisiting previous areas for as long as you wish.
There is no limit on the upgrade system, so you can end up with incredibly powerful weapons, so no matter how difficult the game gets for you, you can farm and upgrade your weapons to the point where you have no rival.


You have a basic map of the colony which shows your location. You can use it to find secret areas in the colony.
-Non linear game style:
You can re-visit any area of the colony and use your new weapons and abilities to access rooms or areas you could not before, so you might find power ups or weapons.
Also, further on the game you can do several objectives in any order you like.


Who doesn’t like explosions? There are LOTS of explosions!
A big part of the addictive playability is due to the fact that there is a very elaborate combo system with the explosions, chain reactions, friendly fire, etc.
It is really advised for the player to master the explosions dynamics early in the game to make use of them efficiently and improve the game experience.

Welcome back to the past, when you really had fun with videogames.
Welcome to Mars…
Release date
Oscar Kenneth Albero Ingles
Kai Magazine Software
Oscar Kenneth Albero Ingles
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for Android

4.0.3 and up

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 / AMD Radeon HD 7400G / NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 or better graphics card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Google Play

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Upgrade your flamethrower to 40 of strength
Kill 200 zombies in one game.
Upgrade your energy generator to 40 of strength
Find all the shield upgrades
Kill 50 plants in one game.
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Life on Mars Remake reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Spain
Excellent game if you like retro arcades of this type, the atmosphere is very successful creating an atmosphere of mystery and anguish very successful, very fluid movements with the controller, good graphics, that more can be ordered in an arcade game of this type? The music is also excellent, according to the aura of mystery that surrounds the mission of Prota in The Martian colony, my congratulations to the programmers of this marvel! Follow this way with more games of this type! RECOMMENDED 100%
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Microsoft from Spain
Juegazo...... I'Ve been playing for a little while and I'm hooked. Remember MSX and Super Nintendo games. I'm Not playing with the PC, but this I finish...... Very good Music, puts you in the mood and even some scare I've taken. The chickens, I loved it. Different phases, each very different. Very good gameplay and moments, you will fill the screen of enemies. I Have the version of MSX2, which impressed me in his day and now I have been struck by this. You Have to play it........
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Microsoft from Spain
Engages! Shortly after playing and you're caught, is very playable, reminds me of the arcade machines of the 80-90. Has everything, you have to go looking for improvements to have more skills and eliminate the bosses, Everything becomes crazy, zombies, killing plants, crazy chickens..., we go enemies everywhere and do not stop shooting to not kill you, you must improve your shield and pot Ncia of the weapons. The cool sound effects lol. If you want to spend a few hours entertaining I recommend it.
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Microsoft from Spain
Remake of the game of the same name for MSX2/Turbo R 8-bit that broke barriers and molds in the current homebrew scene of MSX. This remake keeps the flavor to 8bits but takes advantage of the greatest possibilities that a PC offers to provide different scrolling planes, better bosess and digitized phrases. The atmosphere continues to attract you as in the original. A Metroidvania style game made in Spain with a developer devoted to MSX for nearly 30 years, whose domino of the PC promises. We Will Have to follow their possible launches in the future.
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Microsoft from Spain
Very good!! At first I did not know what to think, but to play it and pass me 4 screens that is when you have more skills hooked a lot, you start to learn the mechanics of the game and is brutal, super technical, has a gameplay measure the millimeter, you can play with enemies, Farm or Pasartelo in survival plan and make combinations as I like, it gives you a lot of game, since I played Metroid 3 or zero mission that I had so much fun, but it is more strategic every time you play more and more, is not a simple matte kills but if you go up a lot Level and cost can be a destroyer, ideal also for speed running, also has a dark atmosphere that is very cool, the truth that surprised me, it was worthwhile to give it a chance.
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