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ZOOM Evolva
$18.95 (Win 95/98) (Retail) (EVOLVAPR)

Publisher: Interplay

Game

- Animated blood, gore and violence

Ratings:

90 from ActionTrip

This Is the Future...

Mankind has mastered genetic engineering. Take control of a team of genetically modified warriors called GenoHunters and guide them through awe-inspiring worlds. Geno's can adapt to any situation by mutating at will, acquiring new weapons and abilities as desired by absorbing DNA. Evolva combines the excitement of a fast paced shoot-em-up with the tactical challenge of commanding a squad. Fight against the alien parasites and save the planet. This is survival of the fittest.

Experience multiplayer deathmatches

Mutate on-the-fly in Realtime

No two games are ever the same

Twelve organic worlds to explore

Overview

Evolva is a tactical shoot-em-up for the PC which immerses the player in a visually stunning 3D world offering a rich gameplaying experience. Driven by Computer Artworks' A-Life technology, this world and its alien inhabitants form a challenging and actually living environment. Evolva sees the player having to fight against an alien parasite that has infected a planet. This parasite has an army of guardians to protect it and they will have to be stopped if the player is to be able to ultimately stop the parasite itself. The player takes control of a team of customisable creatures called Genohunters and guides them through a unique gaming world that mixes the excitement of a fast paced shoot-em-up with the tactical elements of a strategy game.

Plot

It is the future and humanity has become masters of genetic engineering. The ultimate use of this technology is in the Genohunter. The Genohunter is the ultimate adaptive warrior that can be deployed in any situation. The Genohunter adapts itself by absorbing enemies and then, after analysing their DNA, mutating itself to incorporate any useful abilities that the creature may have had. For example if a Genohunter absorbs a creature which has the ability to jump high it will mutate its own body and increase the size of its legs to emulate this ability. A parasite has invaded our galaxy that infects and destroys whole planets. Spreading its huge limbs throughout the world it has infected, it produces eggs which when mature are launched into space to infect the next set of planets, destroying the world in the process. Whilst doing this task it produces armies of guardians to protect itself. You take on the role of one of the Evolva who are the elite commanders of the day. With a team of Genohunters in your ship, you are sent to stop the armies of the Parasite and ultimately the Parasite itself. You do this by controlling your set of Genohunters from the safety of your ship that stays in orbit above the planet. The fate of the galaxy rides in your hands.

Requirements:

Pentium 233 (Pentium III 500 recommended), Windows 95/98/2000 w/ DirectX 7.0, 64MB RAM, 450MB available hard drive space, 4MB Voodoo1 equivalent (TNT II Ultra 32MB video card/GeForce recommended), 4x or faster CD-ROM drive (12x recommended), 100% Microsoft compatible mouse (mouse w/ wheel recommended).



Reviews:

ActionTrip by Uros Jojic

"Evolva is a tactical, squad-based action-adventure game that provides the players with the possibility to tailor the team of Genohunters specifically according to their liking. No Genohunting team will ever be the same. Every gamer will have different ideas about mutating their team so that it could best fit their needs. Truly a unique aspect of the game --- one that holds great potential both in single player planning and multiplayer battles..."

"The whole experience of team combat is on a different level from what we're used to seeing in today's games. The action is fluent, dynamic and most of all intense. Combined with some intelligent mission design and balanced out weapons, I can emphatically claim that Evolva's gameplay is seriously fun and addictive as hell. Wait until you start mutating your group of Genos, then you'll know what I'm talking about."




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