Darwinia for Mac

Darwinia for Mac

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    391
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 28, 2006
  • Price:
    Free to try; $29.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    37.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #19 in Arcade Games

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3 stars

"I enjoyed it"

September 13, 2005  |  By owen-b

 |  Version: Darwinia 1.2.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I enjoyed the first level tutorial once I got a faster mac and the update! I like the unuasual graphical style, and the sound effects, and I have yet to be irked by the UI. Giraffe-Man is right in as much as you have to draw the gestures in the correct direction, but as for not being able to draw a triangle in the OTHER direction to the one stipulated - well, surely that would be akin to spelling a word with all the right letters, but in a different order? They want you to draw it their way, and that's that! :P

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4 stars

"Fantastic game, shame about the bugs"

May 10, 2005  |  By wayfarer_boy

 |  Version: Darwinia 1.1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
As someone who's paid for Dawinia, I'd love to give this game a set of high marks. The whole thing plays in a a very similar way to that old classic 'Syndicate'. As you progress, your research into weapons and Darwinians allows you to alter your strategy to overcome each obstacle. The visual style is great, especially the simulated ZX spectrum loading screen which appears on startup every few plays! The interface, with the commands drawn rather than clicked, is not as annoying as previously stated by other reviewers. In fact, it can be quite good fun. This isn't a serious game for serious players. It's an experience, a game you can come back to for an odd 5 minute play every now and again. There are some serious flaws though. The frame rate drops severely when there are hoards of evil Darwinians firing at you. And as a consequence, this makes it almost impossible to move satelite dishes (one of the key methods of moving Darwinians around), as the camera decides to go completely nuts, and turn in 45 degree angles, throwing itself around the world until you deslect it. Until they fix this problem, the game isn't really complete, and I can't really recommend it as a solid piece of software.

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3 stars

"Neato!"

May 08, 2005  |  By Hashnew

 |  Version: Darwinia 1.1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I think this game has the most interesting concept. One-person-shoot-me-ups are tiresome. I actually might buy this game.
Plus, it runs just fine on my Mac Mini 1.42 Ghz

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1 stars

"great graphics, not so god game play"

April 01, 2005  |  By dmarcoot

 |  Version: Darwinia 1.1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
hate to say it, as i love a original game but as cool as graphics are, game play and "tutorial" were just annoying. especial the UI. i was so tired of "SYNTAX ERROR" the first time. after the 2nd time i prayed for key command. imagine my horror as drawing triangle one direction works, but i opposite direction if doesn't.

never in my life have wished to physical smack game designer, but this rose to the occasion.

MY GOD. why must i be subjected to that stupid to force me to conform to the Game designer HORRIBLE UI?

as much as love the graphics and art direction of this game, i sadly give it a 3. the UI deserves a 0. seriously

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4.2
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General
Publisher Ambrosia Software
Publisher web site http://www.ambrosiasw.com/
Release Date April 28, 2006
Date Added April 28, 2006
Version 1.4.2
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Arcade Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 37.42MB
File Name darwinia.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 391
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $29

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