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Caverns of Mars: Recharged Announced for All Major Platforms

Caverns of Mars: Recharged Announced for All Major Platforms - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 January 2023 / 1,218 Views

Publisher Atari and developers Adamvision Studios and SneakyBox have announced Caverns of Mars: Recharged for the PlayStation 5Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo SwitchPlayStation 4Xbox OneSwitchPC via Steam and Epic Games Store, and Atari VCS. It will launch on March 9 for $9.99.

View the announcement trailer below:

Read details on the game below:

Caverns of Mars: Recharged takes the easy, addictive appeal of the original game and adds more caverns, more challenges, more weapons, modern graphics and leaderboards. And it would not be a Recharged title without an amazing new original soundtrack.

In Caverns of Mars: Recharged you descend into tunnels beneath the surface of Mars in a mad dash to destroy the reactor and furthest depths of the enemy’s base. Dodge debris, clear out obstacles, and blast enemies, all while conserving ammunition as you descend at high speed into enemy territory. Your ammo is limited and enemies are plentiful, so make every shot count.

The original Caverns of Mars was a hit that came out of nowhere. In an era of side-scrollers a high school senior named Greg Christensen developed a game where players descended vertically. The few vertical scrolling games that existed were largely skiing and driving games, but Christsensen made a space game, set in the tunnels of Mars. He submitted it to APX, Atari’s mail order software catalog. The day his project arrived in Sunnyvale it was recognized for its quality, and it became the very first APX submission to be released as an Atari game, and one of only a handful to ever make that leap.

Fully Destructible Environments

Blast your way through obstructions, but be mindful of fuel reserves—each shot also accelerates your limited time to reach the bottom


Traverse the three depths of Mars in a race to reach the bottom and destroy the reactor, strategically accumulating upgrades that’ll make each run unique.

Challenge Mode

Progress through 30 unique missions that ramp up the difficulty and deliver bite-sized challenges across navigation, combat, and other scenarios.

Power Ups

Collect weapons that will change your strategy on the fly. Carve a new path with the focused railgun shot or leverage the spread of rapid shotgun blasts.

Local Cooperative Play

In a unique spin on the gameplay, split the responsibilities while one player navigates and the other shoots from a separate dro

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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