MobyGoal achieved! Thanks to all contributors who helped us reach 250 documented ZX81 Games.

Genewars (DOS)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
69
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Written by  :  El-ad Amir (110)
Written on  :  Jan 03, 2001
Platform  :  DOS

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful

write a review of this game
read more reviews by El-ad Amir

Summary

Interesting idea, terrible strategy game

The Good

The game's idea is excellent; you need to find various animals, sample them, breed them and then attack your opponent with them. You can breed two different kinds of animals to create hybrids (flying Mules, anyone?), strengthen your animals by sampling others, and all sorts of tricks. A wonderful intro movie presents this idea to the player.

The Bad

The implementation. You have to micromanage three-four odd resource systems, while at the same time attacking your opponent with creatures you accidently manage to pickup. It's tedious, it's not fun, and it's boring.
Another problem is the game's special effects. Your team members scream whenever they need help, your animals do all sorts of terrible noises, the narrator has an annoying voice and the music... Don't even mention the music!

The Bottom Line

One of the worst real time strategy I ever played; too bad, because it could've been a successful turn-based game.