Mars - the Arrival 4+

Scientific Mars settlement sim

Stefan Nyul

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 16 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Settle on MARS in a mixture of game and scientific simulation. Take control over a tiny group of 10 settlers and choose a landing site on the barren Mars. Develop your venture from one single landing module into a thriving settlement with hundreds of specialized buildings and even more inhabitants.

Research & development of new technologies as well as exploration of the Red Planet are key for establishing a permanent presence in this hostile environment.

And you are not alone. Other settlements, each one controlled by a real human somewhere on Earth, are starting to grow everywhere and a competition for being the most successful Mars colony has already begun.

- Scientific orientated building & simulation of a Mars settlement
- Background story in 6 phases with according phase goals
- Mars simulation in 30x real time (even running when app is not active)
- Choosing one of 7 Earth organizations providing (dis-)advantages
- Research & development of 152 individual technologies
- Construction, maintenance & repair of 51 individual building
- 35 individual building enhancements (no level 1,2,3...)
- Sending Mars exploration teams and analyzing found soil samples
- Production & dispatching of 23 different resource/module types
- Assignment of 5 settler types to all activities in the settlement
- Settler life cycle including children and elders
- 3D view of own settlement in authentic Mars topography
- Panning & zooming of the Mars surface in high resolution 3D
- 100% usable without Internet connection
- Optional online: ranking list & other settlements on Mars surface
- Unlocking of advanced app functionalities step by step
- Tutorial explaining all app functionalities
- Contains some Ads but only after 15 Minutes of game and very decent
- Contains In-App-Purchases but NO PAY TO WIN!
- This is a peaceful app! NO FIGHTING, NO KILLING, NO WAR!

What’s New

Version 1.5.0

- Enhancements for storage buildings
- Hierarchical display of storage effects

- Crash when starting 3D view on very, very large settlements, app is warning now and aborts with dialog box
- Frames of disabled/orange buttons sometimes was a mix of orange & green
- 8-digit storage capacity sum was rounded
- Some minor text corrections

- Doubled power output of RTGs
- Halved the anti-crime effects of all habitats

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

CSCTiscali ,

App crashes if your colony gets too big

Loved playing this game, but eventually my colony got too large causing the app to crash crash while loading - on launch I get the “loading height maps…” progress bar, and when it gets to 100% the app just crashes. Repeated attempts produce identical results. I haven’t been able to figure out a way to recover it.

Devs need to fix this or all my buildings will deteriorate and my colonists will die. :(

ChocoNoodles ,

Great game with great potential

Unique idea and ui. Quite exciting to see ur colonization developing. Only problem is that all the icons are a little too small and hard to click, and it would be better if you can zoom in to urs or others colony on the map

Eriptron ,

Each iPhone issue had a setting for it.

Great detail and so far they have adapted to the iPhone 12 well. Even font size adjustment setting (a little bigger range would be freat)!

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