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Eco (Atari ST)

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Eco is an action strategy game of sorts, which sets the player in charge initially of a small single-celled organism and challenges the player to guide its evolution.

The initial tasks are to roam around finding food and then find a potential mate. Depending on the organism's status, different predators will be after it - a radar is displayed to indicate where these are at any given time. Once this is done, the player is taken to a screen displaying the species' genes, and has the chance to modify one of them, thus resulting in evolution. Eventually the organism can evolve far enough to become plant, insect, fish, or even human.

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Eco Atari ST Title screen
Eco Atari ST Game start
Eco Atari ST Game over
Eco Atari ST Oh dear, you appear to have made this species extinct

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1988 78 out of 100 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Mar, 1988 511 out of 1000 51
Happy Computer Feb, 1988 39 out of 100 39
Power Play 1988 3.5 out of 10 35

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Martin Smith (63134) added Eco (Atari ST) on Nov 04, 2004
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