The Game of Intelligent Life
||(Win95/98) (Retail) (EVOLUTPR)
Channel / Interplay
Game / Strategy
ESRB Rating: Kids to Adults
from Computer Games Online
Because Before Civilization There Was
More than 360 million years ago, life crawled out of the
ocean. Yesterday, a hairless plains ape learned to talk and to make fire. In
between, amphibians, dinosaurs, pterodactyls, mastodons and saber-tooth tigers
came and went. Welcome to Evolution, where life evolves at breakneck speeds
30,000 years per second!
You are thrown into this evolutionary maelstrom. To survive,
your creatures must fight ferociously and strategically to evolve into
intelligent life. You battle up to five other players, attacking them, crowding
them out of prime feeding ground and striving to grab key positions on the Tree
of Life. As if your opponents aren't challenge enough, the earth itself is in
constant flux. Continents drift and collide, sea levels rise and fall, glaciers
advance and retreat, comets and asteroids strike the earth, enormous volcanic
eruptions spew lava in all directions, supernovae irradiate the world. Can
creatures thrive or will competitors and the elements wipe you out?
- View more than 160 3D rendered fully animated
- Play across the whole planet - from pole to pole.
- Experience infinite replayability with randomly
generated with randomly generated worlds, as well as an `historical earth'
- Access a bestiary with information on all the
creatures and the evolution of life on land.
- Deal with disasters. Lead your species through
asteroid impacts, ice ages and massive volcanism.
- Complete against up to five players over a network.
- Watch and plan as maps move and evolve throughout
the game. Continents collide and form mountains, sea levels rise and fall, and
Windows: Windows 95,
Pentium 60 MHz (Pentium 166 MHz with MMX technology recommended), 2 x CD-ROM
drive (8x CD-ROM drive recommended), 16 MB RAM (32 MB RAM recommended), SVGA
graphics - 8 bit color (32 bit color recommended), Mouse, Sound Card, 10 MB
Hard Drive Space (40 MB Hard Drive Space recommended).
Computer Games Online by David
"Evolution is the brainchild of Al Roireau, a developer who
has worked with MicroProse and Avalon Hill. While Evolution shares many
similarities and elements with games like SimEarth and SimLife, these titles
were not widely accepted as games in the traditional sense. Roireau's vision
for Evolution was to have a mix of complex diversity, educational benefit, and
above all else, a fun game. After a couple of nights of losing sleep keeping
your Deinoychus species alive and evolving, you will see that he has clearly
accomplished his goal."
game can get quite complex and intricate. While you fight to keep all your
species alive you must also carefully choose what species to evolve next. While
there are more than 170 unique species available, only one player can evolve
into a specific species at a time, making it a real challenge to evolve those
critical species before other players in the game beat you to it."
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