So some quick notes on the Mine Cart update:
The new game is rather fun. You pick a pony and roll around in a mine cart through the mine, collecting coins, shards and gems as you go. Obstacles include broken track, bottomless pits, explosive barrels, and Diamond Dogs and Shadowbolts riding mine carts. Should you hit an obstacle, you lose unless you revive your pony for 1 gem. Next time you lose, it’s 2 gems, then 4, and so on.
The cart can be upgraded to perform better, using the gold you accumulate from shops. Also, the game has its own currency, “wheels”, which are needed to play, 1 wheel per game. Wheels are earned from shops, and you can have a maximum of 5 wheels. There is also a timer that gives you a wheel after an hour.
Like the Equestria Girls dancing game, there’s a bar on top that keeps track of all the points you earn each time you play the game. Passing a milestone rewards you with a prize, and a bunch of ponies can be won through this. I haven’t won them yet, so I don’t know if they’re for Ponyville or Canterlot, sorry.