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Spore Creatures - Nintendo DS (Creature)

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Nintendo DS
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews) 65 / 100

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  • Create your very own custom creatures
  • Explore environments on a quest to save the galaxy
  • Collect creatures, parts, and Bio-Powers
  • Evolve your creature to overcome challenges
  • Connect to share, show-off, and compete head-to-head with other Spore Creatures players.

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0019C4MTI
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches ; 5.1 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 7, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,536 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Guide and evolve your custom creature on a quest to save your species and the entire Galaxy. Start as a simple creature and explore your surroundings. Meet, befriend or fight other creatures in a number of unique Touch Screen based activities. As the story unfolds, evolve your creature's look and add to its abilities by collecting and adding parts in the Creature Creator. Eventually uncover the mystery of the Galaxy's troubles, and work to set things right! Share your creatures with other Spore Creatures players via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. You can store over 30 of your favorite creatures who might appear as characters in your game. Unlock cheats and additional parts by earning over 50 badges during gameplay. Spore Creatures for the DS is a unique game, custom-made for the Nintendo DS platform to take full advantage of the popular stylus and Touch Screen features.

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70 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SPORE CRAWLS ONTO NINTENDO'S HANDHELD September 9, 2008
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Spore Creatures DS is an offshoot of the massively popular Spore for the PC.

While it may not have the vast amount of editing options found it its PC counterpart, as a stand-alone game Spore for the ds contains a surprising amount of depth and enjoyment.

The story starts out with you, a little creature called "Oogie" who barely managed to escape with his friend "Little Oogie" from the terrifying prospect of being beamed aboard an alien spaceship. The characters in the game act like paper doll cutouts. Remember in Paper Mario when Mario would turn around, it was like a piece of paper being flipped over? That's the effect being used here.

Controls are very tight; you can use the stylus or d-pad to move around, and you use the stylus to interact with the environment.
First you need to explore your surrounding area, to try to figure out where to go. Often the way is blocked by a cave, which may be unlocked by solving some story portion, or a body of water(in which case you'll need special legs to get through without dying) or even a boiling hot desert or bubbling lava and you have to find a way to safely get around or go through the hazards to the next area.

Yes, the game can get a bit repetitious -finding a part to get to the next area- and in that respect, it can also be quite linear. However, I had so much fun finding new creatures to befriend to fill up my "Sporopedia", leveling up so I could use more body parts at once, and trying to find out the fate of Little Oogie. The developers did a great job of shaking things up a bit so the game play isn't too tedious and repetitious.

Sometimes you'll have to race a character before he'll give up the leg part you'll need. Other times, it's as simple as saving a creature from a nest of nasties.
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57 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! September 8, 2008
By Wm19
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought Spore Creatures the day it came out and ended up playing until 11 pm at night, when my partner reminded me I had to work the next day. Yes, I'm an adult. I enjoyed Zelda and the Phantom Hourglass, but found it annoying to keep on returning to the same main dungeon. I enjoyed Brain Age, but my mind often isn't sharp enough to be doing tests. I finished Professor Layton and found the puzzles great but the townspeople a bit boring. I enjoyed Nintendogs, but it was a bit limited in gameplay. I absolutely love Spore Creatures. I get to go to different islands and explore, completely design my own creatures - body, eyes, legs, fins, arms, tails - colour, size, angle, texture - with different strengths for each kind of part - whenever I want to at certain parts on the islands. I get to meet new weird-looking species and decide whether to eat them or befriend them. I get to be a carnivore, herbivore, and omnivore depending on which mouth I have at the time. There are 3 profiles. You can save creatures and exchange them through the zoo. I really, really, enjoyed this game. I haven't found it boring yet, but then again, I can play for hours at a time. It is similar to the "creature" phase of the computer Spore game. (From what I've read, the computer Spore game is not as enjoyable, and I'm not sure if that's because there are more adult games available for computer PC, compared to DS games). Anyway, compared to other DS games, this is the best one yet. Off to happily eat a sporeling now!
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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Spore + Boring = Sporing September 10, 2008
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Spore Creatures is a sub-par game, with an awesome creation mode. The game itself is extremely repetitive and derivative in almost every way. This game is like when a popular movie comes out and they have a trashy tie-in game. This is the first time I have seen a trashy tie-in game for another game.
As the name implies, this game is focused on an extremely limited version of Spore's creature phase. The difference here is that they took this limited creature phase and turned it into something like a RPG-platformer. Unfortunately by making it this type of game it kind of ruins the creation mode. For example you need to use special kinds of legs to get past obstacles. There are swimming legs and legs that let you walk on spikes. In these cases you are forced to switch out the legs you want for the ones to get past an area. It is a minor point but it undermines the 'make a creature the way you want' concept.
To progress you must do missions for the various creatures. As you do missions you get body parts and levels to be able to put more/better parts on your creature. The repetitive missions are befriend/kill all of one type of creature, dig somewhere, or break stuff. That is really just about all you do.
Befriending creatures is super, super lame. You can feed them, but most of the time you will do a call and then either rub the creature like in Endless Ocean: Dive, Discover, Dream or play a wannabe Elite Beat Agents type game.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as described
We had Fast delivery for Christmas. It failed to come with the instructional gaming booklet per it's description. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Minerva
5.0 out of 5 stars My son loves it!
My son loves it a lot and is easy to play! I bought it for him as a Christmas present.
Published 3 months ago by MyAngelBride
4.0 out of 5 stars was a gift
Was a gift. They liked it. Nothing else to say about it other than to fill in text for the review.
Published 5 months ago by Salixia
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work
I was very excited to get this game and I waited quite a while for it, but when it came I was very excited and put it into my ds. Read more
Published 6 months ago
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought it for my son.
He loves this game on the computer so love it for long drives in the car on the DS! YEAH!
Published 8 months ago by Kimber Velarde
3.0 out of 5 stars okay game not what i had expected
the game itself had a nice little story but the graphics were to be a little desired. the game play was interesting but i could not seem to wrap my head around the kind of 2... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Josh Spencer
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute game
Gift for the kids and they are very happy with game. Good clean fun is what it's all about. :)
Published 11 months ago by busterlv
4.0 out of 5 stars Very fun!
This game is very fun but complicated. I don't like how sometimes they make you put certain parts on, but I still really like it. It is a challenging game and I recommend it.
Published on December 5, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I was a little worried that my 12 year old grandchild would not like this and would think it was too young for him, but he loved it! Read more
Published on November 17, 2010 by Susan Clinton
4.0 out of 5 stars Shake it like a polaroid pictcha xD
Ahahaha, Spore Creatures. It's a pretty adictive game, I have to admit. I'm an artist, so the whole design concept is like "ohh, braingasm". Read more
Published on August 30, 2010 by Maria
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