Sparkle 2 Evo is a game of survival for our Windows Phone that has you rising up from the primordial goo as a tiny aquatic creature and progress up the evolutionary ladder.
The evolutionary path has several options including becoming an aggressive carnivore, a sluggish herbivore or an omnivore, which is described as something in between a carnivore and herbivore. The game include 15 levels of play and plenty of boss-like battles to fight.
Available for low-memory Windows Phone, Sparkle 2 Evo normally runs $2.99 but through the myAppFree deal, you can pick it up for free over the next 24 hours.
In playing Sparkle 2 Evo for just a short time, it does have a certain level of appeal about it. Game play is a little on the psychedelic side that has your young creature swimming around in a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns. In a nutshell, you swim around eating just about everything in sight and watch your single cell organism grow.
You can use a series of on-screen commands to guide Sparkle around the goop or use your Windows Phone tilt controls to guide it from meal to meal. I will say that either control method takes a little time to get used to.
There are two gaming modes with Sparkle 2 Evo. The recreational mode is more of a free-play style where you grow and develop your Sparkle. You also have a competitive mode where the goal is to beat your opponent (computer) by consuming more microelements.
There is a GenLab available to monitor your Sparkle's development through DNA analysis and you can pattern your creature's development by what you eat to determine if they become a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore. If you want to grow and develop each type of Sparkle, the game supports seven player profiles.
Sparkle 2 Evo does make a nice first impression. Graphics are nice, game play challenging and overall Sparkle 2 Evo comes across as an entertaining casual Windows Phone game. The Windows Phone game normally runs $2.99 but through the myAppFree deal, you can pick it up for free over the next 24 hours.
Sparkle 2 Evo is currently rated at 4.5 Stars in the Store, which is about right, and if you try Sparkle 2 Evo remember to rate the game in the Store. It is an easy way to give constructive feedback to the developer.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.