Darwinia for Mac

Darwinia for Mac


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Quick Specs

Version:
1.4.2
File Size:
37.42MB
Date Added:
April 28, 2006
Price:
Free to try; $29.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC
Total Downloads:
365
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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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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