Darwin’s Theory is a simplistic match-three puzzle game charging you with the task of evolving insects into lizards (yes). You start off with a grid of caterpillars and snails. Each turn you can put different animals down on the grid, with the hope of matching three of them up. Of course that would be just too easy on its own.
Category: iOS Games
Works With: iPad
You’ll also have to contend with the only moving characters on the board, or the bacteria. Once you trap them in a square, they’ll turn into berries. And somehow, those berries turn into oysters. Seriously, I don’t know. Darwin’s made of magic.
So, you start with caterpillars that turn into snails, who then turn into bees that go on to transform into lizards. Hopefully no one takes this as a real portrayal of evolution since I don’t think any creature went from slowly slithering around to flying in one generation.
Beyond the blatant misrepresentation of science, Darwin’s Theory is cute, and fairly easy to pick up. The only real problem is that the computer likes to overwhelm you with caterpillars, meaning you’ll likely start buying animals with the in-game coins to supplement your growing hoard of snails. Darwin’s Theory also has a glaring $10 microtransaction that is available at any time during gameplay.
|Game Name: Darwin’s Theory|
The Good: The gameplay is simple and easy for younger players to understand.
The Bad: The computer pushes you toward paying for microtransactions by spamming you with the lowest level animals.
The Verdict Try it. It’s a nice take on match-three puzzle games.
Buy from: Darwin’s Theory – Viacheslav Fonderkin