Evolution

aka: Evolution: Only the Strong Survive, Evolution: l'Incroyable Nouveau Jeu de Progression de Sydney, Evolution: the Incredible New Progressive Game from Sydney, Sydney's Evolution
Moby ID: 7597
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Evolution is an arcade style action game with six levels where you need to evolve from an amoeba to a human. Each level is a different stage in evolution with it's own unique goals. The first level is the amoeba stage where you need to eat all the DNA on the screen while avoiding the spores, microbes, and antibodies that are trying to stop you. The second level is the tadpole stage. The tadpole needs to eat three flies to move on to the next stage while avoiding the very hungry fish. Next is the rodent stage, where you need to eat five blocks of cheese while avoiding the snakes. In level four you need to guide a beaver across alligator infested waters to retrieve sticks and build a dam. The fifth level is the gorilla stage, where your gorilla has to use coconuts to fight off monkeys that are trying to steal its orange stash. And finally is the human stage, where you have to use a laser gun to fight off mutants that are trying to take over the earth.

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Average score: 66% (based on 6 ratings)

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Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 18 ratings with 1 reviews)

Cute and good arcade title from the early years of PC

The Good
The game has quite original idea, 6 different levels with 6 different gameplays, every level represents one evolutionary form (amoeba, tadpole, rodent, beaver, gorilla and human). Every levels plays well, graphics is ok for the time and original idea makes that the game stands out a bit compared to other games from that year (even if it's not so famous).

The Bad
I tried to play with keyboard and it was quite difficult (especially very first amoeba level), but with controller (easy to simulate joystick in DOSBox) it was much better. So I don't recommend to play without controller, it will be more frustrating.

The Bottom Line
Quite sleeper arcade hit, not so known, but very solid.

PC Booter · by Vladimir Dienes · 2023

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Game added by Servo.

ColecoVision added by Shoddyan. Commodore 64 added by Andrew Fisher.

Additional contributors: Shoddyan, jean-louis.

Game added October 28, 2002. Last modified March 4, 2024.