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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.


Spore Origins iPhone Advanced further down the map - but land is still far away.
Spore Origins iPhone As you get closer to the shore, you gain new powers. I've now access to special powers activated by the button in the lower left of the screen.
Spore Origins iPhone Eat the small guys - that's the whole point of the game.
Spore Origins iPhone Yes, a creature editor is also included.

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Pocket Gamer UK iPhone Sep 10, 2008 9 out of 10 90
iPhone Games Network iPhone Oct 16, 2008 9 out of 10 90
iPhone Alley iPhone Sep 16, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
AppCraver iPhone Sep 10, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN iPhone Sep 09, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Slide to Play iPhone Sep 09, 2008 3 out of 4 75
Modojo iPhone Sep 10, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
informaticien.be N-Gage (service) Jul 25, 2009 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
MacLife iPhone Sep 11, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames N-Gage (service) May 25, 2009 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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