3volution - A Primordial Soup Challenge Review
- Surprisingly addictive.
- Combines high score gameplay with a sense of level progression.
- Bouncing around can be unwieldy.
- A lot of beneficial placement to continue is left up to luck.
An odd yet addictive high score cell bouncing game.
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Why is the E in evolution turned around into a 3 for the sake of this title? Well because the whole concept of primordial evolution is apparently aided by three helpers named Nunstuck, Git, and Slotermeyer. 3Volution has you evolving through life forms in what amounts to sort of a high speed soccer game, complete with power-ups and obstacles creating an experience that can be unfair and over before you know it, but set up so that you instantly press retry to give the whole affair another chance.
The main gist of the game is to stretch one helper back, and aim it so that it either flies between the other two helpers creating a line, or it rebounds off a wall to accomplish the same action. It's basically a digital version of that game played in high school when you have a couple coins in your pocket. The good news is that the actual dragging and aiming work great. The bad news is that because of the physics, the helpers seem to have a mind of their own.
Really this is more the consequence of bad luck, but you have to wonder if the physics could be tweaked to allow the helpers to float around the game world a little more. It feels like it should have the lack of friction of say, an air hockey table, but it feels more like a normal surface. Regardless of how the physics work, you will have those times when it's near impossible to break through the line, so luckily the game gives you one failed attempt before it game overs on you.
As you play you'll run into obstacles that require some tricky rebounding, and power-ups that can remove these obstacles as well as grant other boons. The more you play, and the further you get, the more you work towards evolving the game creature, so there is a goal to work towards as well as seeing how long you can last.
3volution definitely has an addictive nature to it. The visuals are bright and colorful, and the sound pleasantly accompanies your flinging and rebounding experience. This is a great example of a time filler, and as long as some bad luck in helper placement doesn't ruin your experience, this is certainly worth a look.
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••••• 5 STAR App Store rating!
• 3volution voted Top 3 indie games of 2012 on Slide DB!
• Winner of the prestigious NETKO Award for excellence in app design and execution awarded by Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry!
• 148Apps • "Want a simple to learn but difficult to master iOS game that’s perfect for short bursts of play and lengthy sessions? 3volution is it. No, really, this is it. Stop looking."
• AppSpy.com • "Surprisingly addictive. Combines high score gameplay with a sense of level progression."
• The iPhone App Review • "3volution is worth every penny. It’s a brilliant new arcade game. The gameplay is fresh, exciting, and rejuvenating."
• TopTenREVIEWS • "3volution will grab your attention quickly, keep you entertained and serve as an effective time killer."
Remember those (ancient) times when games were still fun, challenging & you couldn't stop them playing? They're back! We took a unique and simple gameplay concept and turned it into a vivid neverending polygon of addictive primordial fun.
WELCOME TO THE MYSTERIOUS WAYS OF 3VOLUTION - A PRIMORDIAL SOUP CHALLENGE!
You think life just accidentally began when organic molecules (after millions and millions of years of swimming in a puddle of primordial soup) organized one-too-many swimming championships? Think again! You’re invited to a challenge in the Primordial Soup with three little Helpers: Nunstuck, Git & Slotermeyer!
• UNIQUE, SIMPLE & INTUITIVE GAMEPLAY CONCEPT YOU-THERE-GO!
• PERFORM TRICKY MOVES TO SURVIVE
• FIGHT NASTY & INTELLIGENT CREATURES
• HUNT FOR GAZILLION OF POINTS & NEW 3VOLUTION RANKS
• CHALLENGE FRIENDS ON 3VOLUTION LEADERBOARDS & EARN ALL ACHIEVEMENTS
• COLLECT COINS, GRAB GOODIES, USE ITEMS & BOOST POINTS MULTIPLIER
• SURVIVE SPECIAL MODES
The visual side of 3volution features very aesthetic ambient with fascinating details and constantly 3volving vivid backgrounds all over the place. Each primordial soup resident is dynamically animated and their incredible look and moves makes you wonder what kind of brain actually commands their little primordial bodies.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
• Use headphones for the best 3volution 3xperience!
• 3volution is a universal game, and works on every iOS device, but is especially beautiful on the iPad’s big screen!
• Did we mention that 3volution is very, very addictive and an extreme timekiller? Well, it is.
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What's New in Version 1.2.13volution 1.2.1 fixes iOS 5 compatibility issue.
3volution 1.2 features:
Wanna boost your awesomeness on the leaderboards to a totally new level? Use items and see those points climb through the roof! Eradicate all nasties from the screen with wiper or hit them with a powerful 9.5 magnitude primordial quake and see them flying all over the screen. Your choice!
• COINS & COIN SHOP
Introducing coins, a convertible primordial currency for purchasing a variety of items you can use to make your survival problems smaller and your score bigger. Earn coins with every new rank, collect special coin goodies or buy everything from spoon to sea of coins in 3volution coin shop.
• EAZY PLAYER MODE
Introducing ultimate playground for grandpas, babies & sisies with more lives, slower timer and more lazy nasties.
• iCLOUD SYNC
Sync your coins & other stuff across your iDevices.