The very first thing a player will notice is the look and the sound of the game, both are which are first-rate for an iPod game. The music is particularly sweet, and the graphics are lush and round, and are very similar to the PC Cell Stage, save the lack of true 3D creatures. The player’s creature is a cartoonish cell-shaded animal, in stark contrast to the shaded enemies, but this is due to the customization the player will undergo. The background, like the full game, has large enemies in the distance that will move to the foreground as the creature gets bigger.

GameStooge rates Spore Origins as 5 out of 5 stars