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Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest is a real-time strategy game where the player controls creatures called Ecolis (squirrels), Ecoby (flying squirrels) and Ecomon (beavers). The story is about a fantasy world where a beautiful forest called the Mana Woods is overrun by monsters and pollution. The player must help these creatures reclaim their land, but not only do they control them, they can take care of them, developing new abilities and skills.

Each units have unique abilities: the ecolis grow healing trees that distributes health throughout the other units, the ecomon transports special items and news to Dorian (a elder creature of the woods that helps the player along during the game) and ecoby build bridges and dams which helps units cross bodies of water.

Players must also watch their units "Mana" which can determine how they will fight during a battle. The lower the "Mana" the better the chance they will flee while the highest will have the creature fight till the bitter end. These are determined of how players react to situational cutscenes throughout the game.

The gameplay mostly consists of using the stylus pen, selecting various options through interface menus to do multiple things, such as selecting creatures or cast spells against enemies. There are 40 missions to play in as well as multiplayer abilities either through Wi-Fi or game sharing using one cartridge. Players can compete against each other head-to-head or share info and stats as well use custom made maps.


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Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest Screenshot
Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "Ecolis: Rette den Wald" -- German Title
  • "Ecolis: Defènds la Forêt" -- French Title

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Critic Reviews

Game Vortex 2008 85 out of 100 85
Cheat Code Central Mar, 2008 3.8 out of 5 76 Sep 19, 2008 14 out of 20 70
Computer Bild Spiele Oct 01, 2008 2.88 out of 6 62
Da Gameboyz Mar, 2008 6 out of 10 60
IGN Mar 12, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55 Jun 16, 2008 10 out of 20 50
GameSpot Mar 11, 2008 5 out of 10 50
GamesRadar Mar 18, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Game Informer Magazine 2008 3 out of 10 30


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Big John WV (27242) added Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest (Nintendo DS) on Oct 08, 2008