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Eco is an action strategy game of sorts, which sets the player in charge initially of a small single-celled organism and challenges the player to guide its evolution.

The initial tasks are to roam around finding food and then find a potential mate. Depending on the organism's status, different predators will be after it - a radar is displayed to indicate where these are at any given time. Once this is done, the player is taken to a screen displaying the species' genes, and has the chance to modify one of them, thus resulting in evolution. Eventually the organism can evolve far enough to become plant, insect, fish, or even human.


Eco Amiga Loading screen
Eco Amiga Dead
Eco Amiga Creating life
Eco Atari ST Exploring our landscape

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Mar, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Feb, 1988 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1988 9 out of 12 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Mar, 1988 511 out of 1000 51
Happy Computer Atari ST Feb, 1988 39 out of 100 39
Power Play Atari ST 1988 3.5 out of 10 35
Power Play Amiga May, 1988 3.5 out of 10 35


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