Here's a gaming trend no one seems to be against—first Minecraft and then Terraria have sent players spelunking into the bowels of the earth in search of treasure, monsters and more. All the mining genre needs for it to really take off is a healthy dose of Mario.
We'd rather mine for mushrooms than ore any day. Mario would salivate as he imagined all the dank, pixelated, subterranean caverns below his feet, and the mythical-grade shrooms no doubt growing within. Knowing him, though, he'd probably get sidetracked looking for red coins or something and forget to bring wood for torches. Good thing the guy has spent so much time in sewers. His night vision is crazy good.