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Lakya is a technologically-advanced civilization on a planet far from our own galaxy. The planet's inhabitants have unknowingly unleashed the planet's life force, Evol. As the Evol drifts from Lakya, it reaches a planet called Cokyo, whose inhabitants use it to attack and invade Lakya. Now, fighters from Lakya must fight back against the invading army by using the Evol themselves.

Darwin 4081 is a vertical scrolling shooter based on the 1987 Data East coin-op Super Real Darwin. The main attraction of the game is the ability to evolve your ship into a wide variety of different forms, each with their own attack abilities, by collecting DNA dropped by enemies. Other powerups will increase you ship's speed, give you an option that follows your ship, or even increase the power of your smart bombs. The game features surreal futuristic art design fitting of its title.


SRD: Super Real Darwin Genesis Get ready
SRD: Super Real Darwin Genesis I can continue up to five times.
SRD: Super Real Darwin Genesis Title screen
SRD: Super Real Darwin Genesis I have to shoot the flying guy, bomb the ground guy and grab the upgrade.

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SRD: Super Real Darwin Screenshot
SRD: Super Real Darwin Screenshot
SRD: Super Real Darwin Screenshot
SRD: Super Real Darwin Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Super Real Darwin" -- Nintendo Switch store title
  • "Darwin 4081" -- Genesis title
  • "ダーウィン4081" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews Genesis Jan 16, 2012 6 out of 10 60
Video Chums Nintendo Switch May 18, 2020 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Genesis Jun, 1990 58 out of 100 58
Commodore User Arcade Feb, 1988 5 out of 10 50
Sega Does Genesis Aug 27, 2016 C 50


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