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Spore: Galactic Adventures (Windows)

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Description

Spore: Galactic Adventures is the first real add-on to Spore and focuses solely on the space phase of the game by adding role-playing elements to it. Was the captain of the player's ship previously an invisible entity without a name or anything, he now gets an individual name and can increase in rank by completing adventures either started separately or within the space phase. This on the other hand grants the captain an additional skill point allowing him to get new abilities or upgrade existing ones.

As everything else in the game, the missions are created by the players with only a handful already included in the game. These range from races to fight for your life, attack- and defend to more riddle-focused ones and show a small glimpse into what can be done with the editor. The editor itself allows the player to change everything from the surface of a planet, how the AI-controlled creatures shall react to the presence of the player to the text in the new creature dialogues and what kind of objectives need to be completed. The missions then play like the creature phase with the player controlling his captain from a 3rd-person-view over the planet but feature more possibilities thanks to high-energy weapons, jet packs and such. Also available are power-ups that refill the captains health and energy or make him faster for a short period of time.

Once an adventure is finished creating, it can be traded with other players over the Sporepedia and in addition every adventure features a high score listing. It shows how fast the player managed to complete the mission and lets him compare their score with everyone in the world.

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Spore: Galactic Adventures Windows Holding my own in an arena battle.
Spore: Galactic Adventures Windows This editor allows you to create new adventures.
Spore: Galactic Adventures Windows Yay, my captain gained a rank.
Spore: Galactic Adventures Windows Attacking Snorgon City.

Alternate Titles

  • "Spore: Ruimteavonturen" -- Dutch title
  • "Spore: Galaxissa kuhisee" -- Finnish title
  • "Spore: Galaktische Abenteuer" -- German title
  • "Spore: Galaktikus Kalandok" -- Hungarian title
  • "Spore: Aventures Galactiques" -- French title
  • "Spore: Aventuras Gal├ícticas" -- Spanish title

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The Press Says

GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jul 23, 2009 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Jun 23, 2009 8 out of 10 80
IGN Jun 23, 2009 7.7 out of 10 77
1UP Jun 24, 2009 B 75
PC Games (Germany) Jul 10, 2009 71 out of 100 71
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jun 23, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gameplanet Jul 03, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GameDaily Jun 24, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Jul 08, 2009 62 out of 100 62
The A.V. Club Jul 06, 2009 D+ 33

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Trivia

Spore: Galactic Adventures includes adventures made by writers of Robot Chicken. They have a different Sporecast than the Maxis adventures.

Related Web Sites

  • Boldly Go (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Galactic Adventures (June, 2009).)
Sicarius (61031) added Spore: Galactic Adventures (Windows) on Jun 26, 2009
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