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Evoland

Evoland

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A short story of adventure video games evolution. No Ads, No IAP

4.2 Ratings 13K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

4.2
13.0K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    64+%
  2. 4
    16+%
  3. 3
    8+%
  4. 2
    4+%
  5. 1
    8+%
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  • A Solid Concept Jul 21, 2018

    By Tommie Taco
    I picked this game up because it was on sale and I had always wanted to give it a try. The concept of the game is very well thought out and executed, sending you through the world picking up chests that alter every aspect of the game from the visuals to the core gameplay mechanics, guiding you on a journey through RPG history. It was very enjoyable seeing all the little nods and also immediately picking up on the inspirations when the gameplay would change, giving me an idea of what might come next. However, the game is extremely short and could have brought a much broader and lengthier experience to bear. Just as I began to really enjoy the experience, the curtain closed and the credits rolled, leaving me wanting more. My rating of Evoland is a solid 4/5. While the game is fun and enjoyable, it is too short to really be able to enjoy the concept to its fullest. With Evoland 2 out now on IOS, I recommend foregoing this entry and jumping straight into it’s sequel, which appears to be a lengthier experience.
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  • Mar 15, 2021

    By Will Kestle
    Does exactly what it says on the tin, a short story of video games evolution. A great concept, heartfelt tribute to Diablo, Zelda, Final fantasy & more. If you're looking for replayabilty you won't find it here IMO as the game is very short and linear. But as a purely nostalgia and comedy filled love letter to the games of the 90s you'll be more than satisfied.
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  • Evolved My Perspective Mar 9, 2020

    By EmilyApricot
    Evoland II is a much fuller game. Evoland was more of a short technical experiment, which proved to generate a lot of interest. One of the most profound parts of both games is they help me see how a game's look and genre defines the experience. Evoland single handedly helped me realize I don't like the JRPG genre, although I appreciate qualities of some of the games that display it. It also helped me see I do appreciate modern graphics, although I am hooked on some charming classic games. Evoland is designed as a walk through the evolution of games, but it just might evolve how you look at them.
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  • Apr 20, 2021

    By lol patrol
    Game is great but almost unplayable with touch controls in some stages as fighting with several enemies at the same time. Unfortunately there no options to adjust and playing with my Xbox controller - I can just play on my pc.
  • A NOSTALGIA TRIP!!! Jul 5, 2018

    By Acortez2216
    I have played games like The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy 7, Chrono Trigger and many other RPGs and this game is giving me some major nostalgia vibes. Even though it mirrors many games it stays fresh with this concept of finding better graphics on chest as loot to improve your game. The weird part about it is that even if it didn’t have that I could have easily played this game as a over the top 2D Zelda clone. Very well put put together. Money well spent and it just keeps getting better and better after every chest you find. It really shows you the power that we hold on our hands with these devices.
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  • Feb 15, 2021

    By Anonymous ManPerson
    Great little twist on "Upgrade the Game", but the controls are about 10 times as horrible as stated in other comments...even by the final boss, you struggle just to make the game do what you need it to... God FORBID you have to go back for anything though...and don't lose your ship......
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  • Feb 12, 2021

    By Jonathan Rhodes
    Started off great, but then beat the ENTIRE game in less than a day... This game lacks content. It also does not obtain that nostalgic RPG feel. Was not worth the dollar I spent on it.
  • Apr 15, 2021

    By V Lishus
    Play only if you have a controller for your phone. Or get on PC. Touch controls do not work. But its a good game if you have a controller.
  • Jan 31, 2021

    By JP Sugarbroad
    Would be a good game, except that the controls are terrible. There are several cases where you really need strict up/down/left/right and the analog controls will mess you up.
  • Feb 4, 2021

    By B H
    Not worth the time. Game can be completed within 20 minutes and no hassle. Very much taking existing content from older games and demostrating the difference in graphics and sound. The extent of the existing content is the only boss uses Goku's energy attack even the whole build up, styled like kingdom hearts, controls immitate final fantasy, only two villages in the whole game, modes immitate Zelda on the map. Not even worth a penny!! No original content whatsoever avoid avoid avoid
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  • Mar 15, 2021

    By Will Kestle
    Does exactly what it says on the tin, a short story of video games evolution. A great concept, heartfelt tribute to Diablo, Zelda, Final fantasy & more. If you're looking for replayabilty you won't find it here IMO as the game is very short and linear. But as a purely nostalgia and comedy filled love letter to the games of the 90s you'll be more than satisfied.
    more
  • A NOSTALGIA TRIP!!! Jul 5, 2018

    By Acortez2216
    I have played games like The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy 7, Chrono Trigger and many other RPGs and this game is giving me some major nostalgia vibes. Even though it mirrors many games it stays fresh with this concept of finding better graphics on chest as loot to improve your game. The weird part about it is that even if it didn’t have that I could have easily played this game as a over the top 2D Zelda clone. Very well put put together. Money well spent and it just keeps getting better and better after every chest you find. It really shows you the power that we hold on our hands with these devices.
    more
  • A Retro RPG Masterpiece! Jul 25, 2020

    By W6GQL
    If you have ever cut every last blade of grass in Hyrule, learned every Moogle dance, raised every Mana Seed to level 8, changed clothes three times to give cider to an old man, or read every gravestone in Arcanum, this game is your crack. What starts with a brief blunder through monochrome 8-bit animation, grows with the progression of technology and storytelling as you earn “color” and “background music”, and later “monsters” and “side quests”... I think I’m at about 1994 now, and loving every second of it! Well worth the price of admission. Much less hassle than blowing on cartridges.
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  • Best mobile game i have ever played!!! Apr 20, 2018

    By thekiller101
    This game is fantastic! I have only played for about a half hour but i had such a fun time so far! This game has definitely had a lot of effort put into it! Honestly i would gladly pay 10$ for this game! i don’t know how long this game is and that may or may not change my rating but so far so good. although i think you definitely could of stretched out the first 10 min and added some more monsters.
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  • Should have had more Mar 26, 2018

    By Yangsta(Ken)
    The game itself was truly amazing. The little history of gaming display was very well done. The gameplay was puzzling and that was perfect. I liked the different areas that changed the game. To Zelda. To FinalFantasy. To Diablo. To the others, it was amazing. Wished it could have definitely been longer and have had way more of a longer story too. Looking forward to maybe playing Evoland 2. Good cost for this game.
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  • A Solid Concept Jul 21, 2018

    By Tommie Taco
    I picked this game up because it was on sale and I had always wanted to give it a try. The concept of the game is very well thought out and executed, sending you through the world picking up chests that alter every aspect of the game from the visuals to the core gameplay mechanics, guiding you on a journey through RPG history. It was very enjoyable seeing all the little nods and also immediately picking up on the inspirations when the gameplay would change, giving me an idea of what might come next. However, the game is extremely short and could have brought a much broader and lengthier experience to bear. Just as I began to really enjoy the experience, the curtain closed and the credits rolled, leaving me wanting more. My rating of Evoland is a solid 4/5. While the game is fun and enjoyable, it is too short to really be able to enjoy the concept to its fullest. With Evoland 2 out now on IOS, I recommend foregoing this entry and jumping straight into it’s sequel, which appears to be a lengthier experience.
    more
  • Evolved My Perspective Mar 9, 2020

    By EmilyApricot
    Evoland II is a much fuller game. Evoland was more of a short technical experiment, which proved to generate a lot of interest. One of the most profound parts of both games is they help me see how a game's look and genre defines the experience. Evoland single handedly helped me realize I don't like the JRPG genre, although I appreciate qualities of some of the games that display it. It also helped me see I do appreciate modern graphics, although I am hooked on some charming classic games. Evoland is designed as a walk through the evolution of games, but it just might evolve how you look at them.
    more
  • Jan 27, 2021

    By Nathan Jefferies
    A clever exploration of how RPGs evolved through the eighties and nineties. Has lots of little gags and nostalgic feelings. Using chests to progress is great, feels more rewarding than the usual RPG chest! However, the problem with parodying bad gameplay/mechanics is that, as a player, you're still experiencing that badness for real - a knowing wink to the audience doesn't exactly make it fun. So it's a bit tedious in places, but nonetheless worth a playthrough if you grew up with RPGs.
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  • Feb 6, 2021

    By Ken Pembleton
    I absolutely love this game and concept. So much so I started playing on PC. The only reason it is not a 5 star is I did get frustrated fighting monsters with virtual controls. Though not sure much can be done about this. It is definitely better with a controller. If Google allowed it I'd rate it a 4.5.
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  • RPG History Dec 3, 2017

    By Radouigi
    Evoland is more of a creative homage to the history of role-playing games than a game in its own right--and interpreting it as such is the key to maximum enjoyment. Everything's a bit shallow from the plot to the gameplay, but everything is also a reference. The one thing I truly wish it had though was controller support, because the touch screen controls are clunky and in a few places virtually unbearable. But again, the real merit of this product is as interactive history more so than as a game.
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  • Apr 20, 2021

    By lol patrol
    Game is great but almost unplayable with touch controls in some stages as fighting with several enemies at the same time. Unfortunately there no options to adjust and playing with my Xbox controller - I can just play on my pc.
  • Extremely Clever...At First Jun 25, 2018

    By John Daniel Hubbard
    The game is extremely clever and witty for the first few hours, particularly as it moves from Gameboy to N64 graphics and riffs on Zelda and Diablo. With that said, once it settles into spoofing FFVII (the entire back half of the game), it really loses all creativity and becomes very generic. For how clever and fun the first 3 hours were, the back 3 hours are a complete chore, and it stops parodying/celebrating RPG tropes and instead just uses them as its main storytelling devices. Fun for a bit, but you might want to just stop playing once you feel the novelty wear off.
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  • Nov 3, 2020

    By Mathieu Leroy
    Evoland has good moments, it has a lot of "aah I remember this feeling" when you have to talk to NPCs to figure out where to go, when you solve classic Zelda style puzzles, when you walk through all the different art styles. It is charming. But it pays homage to past games to the point of feeling very skin-deep as a game itself. It feels more like a little adventure through a museum than a game. The gameplay is just OK. But like I said, it is charming and nostalgia feels good sometimes.
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  • Impressive Creativity Mar 12, 2018

    By Rey Alonzo
    I was impressed with this game’s creativity at first, but was dismayed by how far apart save points are from each other. It’s an iOS game, not a console game, so consider your audience when adding save functions. Maybe the player picks up a auto/quick save treasure chest mid-game? My final time playing was when I got stuck with those weird wind tunnel booby traps in one of the dungeons. I kept dying and the nearest save point was too far to keep retrying.
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  • It’s A’ight Oct 25, 2018

    By 4mplifi3d
    First I’ll start off by safe ALL mobile apps have a crappy interface for moving characters around on a touch screen. That said, the game was quite enjoyable— very enjoyable because it kept me in anticipation wondering “when am I going to learn a new skill? Who is going to join my party? When do I get to ride their version of a Chocobo?” But it disappointed when none of that happened. It is EXTREMELY short and I don’t think there was really a point to grinding and leveling up, especially since it doesn’t seem to matter with the fights where you control your character with the thumb stick. Let’s see how EVOLAND 2 is. I did enjoy this game, but it’s short short short.
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  • Feb 15, 2021

    By Anonymous ManPerson
    Great little twist on "Upgrade the Game", but the controls are about 10 times as horrible as stated in other comments...even by the final boss, you struggle just to make the game do what you need it to... God FORBID you have to go back for anything though...and don't lose your ship......
    more
  • Feb 12, 2021

    By Jonathan Rhodes
    Started off great, but then beat the ENTIRE game in less than a day... This game lacks content. It also does not obtain that nostalgic RPG feel. Was not worth the dollar I spent on it.
  • Apr 15, 2021

    By V Lishus
    Play only if you have a controller for your phone. Or get on PC. Touch controls do not work. But its a good game if you have a controller.
  • Jan 31, 2021

    By JP Sugarbroad
    Would be a good game, except that the controls are terrible. There are several cases where you really need strict up/down/left/right and the analog controls will mess you up.
  • Feb 4, 2021

    By B H
    Not worth the time. Game can be completed within 20 minutes and no hassle. Very much taking existing content from older games and demostrating the difference in graphics and sound. The extent of the existing content is the only boss uses Goku's energy attack even the whole build up, styled like kingdom hearts, controls immitate final fantasy, only two villages in the whole game, modes immitate Zelda on the map. Not even worth a penny!! No original content whatsoever avoid avoid avoid
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