I was one of those people who stood in long lines to purchase Spore, the insanely popular PC game, when it first hit store shelves. I was also one of those guys who then went home and spent countless hours playing the game, designing the creatures, and taking them through trial after trial, rather than sleeping. And unfortunately, I was one of those who quickly found himself exasperated when I realized that, when my computer crashed and I needed to reinstall, I could not do so because of the idiotic DRM scheme the designer used for the game. That's why, when I saw the portable Nintendo DS version, Spore Creatures, I had to give the game another shot. After all, it wasn't the gameplay itself that I had issues with.
Nintendo DS Spore Creatures Game
Needless to say, this game is tremendous fun, although, since it is a portable version, it just doesn't have the same intensity that the PC Spore game has. But, that is to be expected, and is quite common, in handheld console games.
In Spore Creatures, you once again get to design your creatures from the ground (or the legs) up. You decide which body parts the creature will use. Once the creature is finished, use it to explore different quests and environments, collect new body parts and power ups, and allow your creature to evolve. This game is very addicting, and is a great way to kill free time when on the go.