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The mobile version of Spore initially has two game modes, Evolution, where the player creates a spore which he has to help climb to the top of the food chain, and Arena where the player can use the spore created in the Evolution mode to battle against other spores. A third mode, Survival, is unlockable.

The Evolution mode is similar to games like flOw. Starting out with a small organism, the player has to eat even smaller creature to grow. As he do so, a DNA bar will be filled, and once it is full the current level is completed. One will also come across larger creatures that have to be avoided, if not the player will take damage and shrink. Throughout the levels, the player will find different kinds of symbiotes that will have a positive effect on the spore. These can either protect the player, increase the speed or poison enemies that come close. The action is shown from a top down perspective, and the d-pad is used for controlling the spore.

Between levels the player will be able to customize his spore with an editor. The further in the game the player gets, the more changes to the spore he can make. He will be able to resize each body part of the spore, add new parts that enhance its abilities, and change its' colour and texture. After finishing the Evolution mode, the player will get the DNA code of the spore, which can be used to share the creature with other players.

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Spore Origins iPhone Meet Mulisch - my very own creature.
Spore Origins iPhone Yes, a creature editor is also included.
Spore Origins iPhone The water is getting darker but the shore isn't that far away anymore.
Spore Origins iPhone Advanced further down the map - but land is still far away.

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AppCraver Sep 10, 2008 9 out of 10 90
iPhone Alley Sep 16, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
iPhone Games Network Oct 16, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Pocket Gamer UK Sep 10, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN Sep 09, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Macworld Oct 15, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Slide to Play Sep 09, 2008 3 out of 4 75
Modojo Sep 10, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
MacLife Sep 11, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Kabushi (180772) added Spore Origins (iPhone) on Dec 02, 2008
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