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Spore [Mac Download]

by Electronic Arts See the Amazon Page for this brand
Everyone 10+
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews) 84 / 100

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Platform: Mac Download | Edition: Standard
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  • ASIN: B0052GJMJ2
  • Release Date: September 7, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,616 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Platform: Mac Download | Edition: Standard

From the Manufacturer

Create universal wonder in Spore, an exciting new simulation game that lets you develop your own personal universe. Work your way through five evolutionary phases, including Cell, Creature, Tribe, Civilization and Space, that offer unique challenges, thrills and goals. For example, you can start in Cell and nurture one species from a simple aquatic organism all the way until it becomes a sentient life form. Or you can jump right in and begin building tribes and civilizations on multiple planets. What you do with your universe is totally up to you.

The powerful creation tools of Spore are easy to use, allowing you to effortlessly design every aspect of your universe. Creatures, vehicles, building and even starships are all within your grasp. While Spore is a single-player game, your creations and other players' creations are automatically shared between your galaxy and theirs, offering a nearly limitless number of worlds to visit and enjoy. You can also go online to view the incredible things other players have made and can even pull those items into your universe. Spore gives you the chance to make worlds and beings that evolve, grow and delight you every step of the way.
Cell
Creature
Tribe
Civilizations
Space
Creature

Spore Vehicles

SPORE CREATURE CREATOR

Finally all that hard work creating the perfect being can be put to good use. Import creatures that you created with the Spore Creature Creator and watch them live, breath and thrive in the full version of Spore.

TAKE YOUR SPORE ONLINE

While Spore is a single player game, your creations and other players’ creations are automatically shared between your galaxy and theirs, providing a limitless number of worlds to explore and play within. Internet Connection Required.

Minimum System Requirements

This game will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (PowerMac)
  • Mac Minimum - Mac OS X 10.5.3 Leopard or higher
  • Intel Core Duo Processor
  • 1024 MB RAM
  • ATI X1600 or NVIDIA 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM, or Intel Integrated GMA X3100
  • At least 4 GB of hard drive space, with at least 1 GB additional space for creations
  • This game will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (PowerMac), or the GMA 950 class of integrated video cards


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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Be careful! June 14, 2011
Platform for Display:Mac Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Be careful installing this game! The first time that you run it, Spore will tell you that there are patches available and ask you if you wish to update the game. DO NOT SAY "YES!" Once you patch the game, you will be unable to register it with the key that you download with the game. Say "NO" to the update dialog, and the game will then let you enter your key to register it. After you register the game, it will start normally. At that point you can quit and re-launch. When you relaunch, you will be asked again if you want to update, and this time it will be safe to say "Yes." The game will download five patches in sequence (you have to say yes to each of them), and apply them. The whole patching process took me about 40 minutes and finished up with a fully updated, playable game.

If you already patched before you registered, the game will quit at the initial splash screen and refuse to play. You can fix this by uninstalling the game (delete the ~/Applications/SPORE directory and the ~/Library/Preferences/SPORE PREFERENCES directory). Do NOT delete the Spore.dmg or keys files that you downloaded from Amazon, you need them to re-install. Double-click the Spore.dmg file to re-mount the installer image, and run the installer again from there, following the cautions in the first paragraph. You should be good to play then. (I ought to know, I had to run through this process on two different Macs.)

The game itself is okay; I've never gotten past the civilization stage. In fact, everything after the evolution stage bores me, but that first stage is a lot of fun. My daughters (7 and 11) enjoy the animal portion of the game as well, creating innumerable species. The online aspect of the game is fun, as you can register to use each other's creatures and have your friend's beasties wandering around your world. In my opinion, the game was not worth the original hype and price, but at $15 it's a decent deal. Just be careful installing it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Basically doesn't work July 17, 2012
By Della
Platform for Display:Mac Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
I payed for and downloaded spore about two weeks ago and it doesn't work. When I start it up it goes through a series of updates then starts and shuts off after about 3 seconds. I looked up the problem and followed the directions provided by the EA support website and it still doesn't work. I have played a handheld version of spore and loved it so if you can get it work I am sure you'll enjoy it. As far as I can tell this only really a problem for macs so if you have a pc you should be fine.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spore is AWESOME November 28, 2011
By Davis
Platform for Display:Mac Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
I did have some problems with updates taking a long time, and it took me a while to figure out what my registration code was. But, in all honesty, this is the most entertaining computer game I own. I would definitely recommend it to people, it only gives you problems if you don't use common sense.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars couldnt get it to run on mac June 30, 2011
Platform for Display:Mac Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
I was looking forward to this game for a couple of years, since my son received the disks for a gift a couple of years ago. So finally, with a good new iMac, i thought i would try again.
But I could not get it compatible with Snow Leopard. It has something to do with versions and updates. Also, it is such a big program and I have only DSL for the home computer, so downloading program and updates took a long time. Still looks fun, though, but I think disks would be a better bet for me than download.
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By Philip
Platform for Display:Mac Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Probably the funnest part of this game is getting to create so many diverse creatures. The creation tools are very extensive and it's easy to get lost in the creation process for hours. The game provides easy-to-follow tutorials throughout it's different stages and every part of the journey is a blast. This is one of the most interesting games I've ever played.
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5.0 out of 5 stars so much fun September 6, 2013
By cynthia
Platform for Display:Mac Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
I can't even begin. As a 25 year old adult, I have no shame saying I have spent hours (upon hours) playing this game. Redsigning my creatures, building their houses, city halls, spaceships, warships; terraforming every planet I claimed (space level is the BEST). But I never defeated the Grox. I spent almost a full day (productive, I know) destroying every planet with a grox signal, but there just doesn't seem to be an end to them.

Anyway! Love this game. Good for children, teenagers, and creative adults. Go buy it!
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Rather Dull Game March 25, 2013
By DN
Platform for Display:Mac Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Bought it for a ridiculously cheap download price so I wasn't really concerned about the DRM issue. It was mildly entertaining for a few hours. However, EA Games really dumbed down the concept. With a little more depth, it might have been a great game.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Feast for the imagination. August 24, 2012
By Lucky
Platform for Display:Mac Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
The grandson (age 10) loved this product and amused himself for days and days with it. He loved the process of moving from a single cell organism to a complex, modern culture.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not work
I have a 2011 iMac. I installed it, followed all the directions regarding the order of inputting the serial number and updating. Never worked. Read more
Published on July 10, 2012 by oldmanriver
2.0 out of 5 stars Registration code?
I've just downloaded, it's now asking me for a registration!
WHAT DO I DO?? I honestly have no idea and I'm really bummed out, I didn't spend money to NOT play!
Published on June 5, 2012 by CONFUSED
5.0 out of 5 stars Spore for Mac Intel
Download of game was quick and painless.

Game is awesome. Great graphics, creativity and most importantly fun and addictive.

It's a must have.
Published on June 3, 2012 by noelmendez@nyu.edu
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 years later, still addicting
4 years ago, I purchased this product. I lost it when my circuit board crashed on my old computer. So, feeling nostalgic I decided to buy it again, and boy am I glad I did. Read more
Published on May 1, 2012 by Chelsea
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money
This won't run. It took 6 hrs to download and install and now tech support says I need to uninstall and reinstall it. It's just not worth another 6 hrs to me. Read more
Published on April 28, 2012 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Spore
This game got me very excited at first.Such an original concept. However that's about as far as it goes. In the end, it's basically just a big rush to get to the space stage. Read more
Published on April 22, 2012 by Samuel Neil
1.0 out of 5 stars Game doesn not work! Tryed everything
So i used to have spore when it first came out, i loved it. then i moved and i lost the disk and got a new mac. Read more
Published on April 14, 2012 by Brian Isdale
1.0 out of 5 stars For Macs...horrible.
I currently have a Mac with the latest everything and I downloaded this and bought it because I was getting tired of trying to download it on the Internet. Read more
Published on March 25, 2012 by Maya A. Rodriguez
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