Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest Image
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  • Summary: Long ago a computer scientist called Dr Sepulveda created a beautiful digital world existing entirely within a computer network of his own invention. This world was called Darwinia and it was inhabited by a peaceful, law-abiding digital life-form called the Darwinians. As the years wore onLong ago a computer scientist called Dr Sepulveda created a beautiful digital world existing entirely within a computer network of his own invention. This world was called Darwinia and it was inhabited by a peaceful, law-abiding digital life-form called the Darwinians. As the years wore on however the Darwinians became ever more aggressive and autonomous. They divided into factions, squabbling over Darwinia’s limited natural resources. Tribes began to roam the fractal voids hell bent on each other’s destruction, drunk on power and unswerving in the pursuit of world supremacy. Far and wide, they became known as the Multiwinians. Welcome to Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest - the ultimate retro-arcade multiplayer experience. Choose from a selection of six hilariously fun, action-packed game modes, set in one of the most beautiful game environs you will ever set eyes on. Challenge your opponent to a game of stick-man slaughter, and watch digital-war unfold, as your Multiwinian army struggles to complete a chosen task faster and better than your rival’s. It's fast, it’s furious, and only the flattest will survive. [Introversion] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. A surprisingly fun and simple RTS, with great pacing and intuitive play.
  2. It's a gorgeous, charming and suitably priced offering. [Dec 2008, p.99]
  3. At the end of the day, Multiwinia is both a fun and different type of strategy title.
  4. The graphics in Multiwinia have a certain retro functional aesthetic that fits in perfectly with both the theme of the game and the style of play – simple and elegant, with very little to distract you from the gameplay at hand. Little has changed from Darwinia and system specs are kept comfortably low as a result. The game is quick to load and quick to play, which is all that a game like this should be.
  5. While there are gamers of all varieties seeking groundbreaking games in their appropriate niches, everyone and anyone is sure to enjoy an experience that is so innovative and downright fun.
  6. Even though it is more of an enhancement to Darwinia than a new game, Multiwinia is a worthwhile purchase if you enjoyed Darwinia and were left wanting more with the same theme.
  7. 58
    And speaking of multiplayer, that's about all you'll want Multiwinia for. Repetitive maps, exploitable A.I., and a lack of any backstory or plot whatsoever hamper the single-player mode. That said, the game does have "multi" in its title, and for the price (about $20), you could do worse for an online time-waster.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. PaulB.
    Sep 17, 2008
    10
    Like most of introversion's games, this smashes the borders between genres. Truly innovative.
  2. TomM.
    Oct 11, 2008
    10
    Quick, visceral, strategy which is hugely satisfying in short bursts. Not a game for epic gaming sessions, but rather one you can come back Quick, visceral, strategy which is hugely satisfying in short bursts. Not a game for epic gaming sessions, but rather one you can come back to regularly for months to come. This really is an essential game for LAN parties! Expand
  3. IanD.
    Oct 15, 2008
    10
    Wow, it's nice to see a game focus on MACRO-strategy for once, and do it so WELL! Best part are the bite-sized gameplay portions. Even Wow, it's nice to see a game focus on MACRO-strategy for once, and do it so WELL! Best part are the bite-sized gameplay portions. Even though the longest games are around 20 minutes, you still find yourself playing for hours! HUGE variety in game modes as well! Somehow, Introversion has outdone itself, again! Expand
  4. JohnC.
    Sep 22, 2008
    9
    Good fun, quick and enjoyable. The games are quick and intense, for some good rts arcade action.
  5. MikkelE.
    Oct 9, 2008
    9
    One of the most unique RTS games, which ever has been made. Although it feels like to play a beta version, yet, is it still playable AND One of the most unique RTS games, which ever has been made. Although it feels like to play a beta version, yet, is it still playable AND recommendable! 9/10! Expand
  6. MarcT.
    Sep 24, 2008
    8
    It is such a great feeling to know I am playing this RTS for 5 or 10 minutes. Since getting married and children I have never been able to It is such a great feeling to know I am playing this RTS for 5 or 10 minutes. Since getting married and children I have never been able to enjoy a RTS until now. The game is quick and simple. I am a little concerned on the balance of luck and crates in some of my battles I had enemies gain 7 crates to my zero since they fell right on their base camp. Also some of the map placements are uneven, but!!! I love the fact that you can still effect the game after you have been eliminated. You basically get to use super powers on the map every 45 seconds. Funny how this will work down the road. You don't want to be a jerk to the person you just rolled over or else they will spam you with bad bad things. + Fast Furious RTS Action + Time Limit Games allow game play for people on a busy schedule +FUN -No voice chat - - - No chat in game launch lobby prior to launch -Uneven maps and crate drops. Expand
  7. Tyler
    Oct 26, 2008
    3
    Very dull RTS compared to others. It caught my attention for about 5 minutes and it's too dang simple. It has some new features then Very dull RTS compared to others. It caught my attention for about 5 minutes and it's too dang simple. It has some new features then Darwinia, but altogether, it's nothing compared to it. Sure, it looks good, but it lacks in gameplay. Expand

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