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It's not every day that I shoot videos of Android games (in fact, this is my first one ever) but when I saw EVAC HD hit the Market yesterday, I felt the need to do it. It wasn't even the graphics, which, by the way, are awesome, it wasn't the gameplay, which is also good - it was the music and the sounds that captivated me. I have only one way to describe them - "magical".

If you asked me what EVAC was, I would probably say it's PacMan. On crack. Hexage took the good old game, added powerups, special abilities, humor, knockout graphics and sounds, and produced something, while still similar, but at the same time completely new. It's best if I showed you.

Videos

Here is a brief look at the first 2 levels. It's my first video review, so apologies for anything you may find lame (like the screen smudges and the awkward gameplay due to having a huge camera in front of my face):

Having watched the first look, I invite you to watch the official promo video that actually shows some of those special abilities and plot twists that I mentioned earlier:

Did I mention I wanted that sound track?

Screenshots

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Download

EVAC currently costs £0.99, which is about $1.56. It's well worth it.

Update: a free Lite version is now in the Market.

EVAC HD for high res phones:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.hexage.evac.hd

EVAC:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.hexage.evac

EVAC Lite:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.hexage.evac.lite

More info: AppBrain

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • James Fishfingers

    Looks promising - why no demo?

    I want to see how it runs for me before I buy, like all android games.. oh well..

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      You do realize all Android apps come with a 24 hour return policy. Don't like it - return it for a full refund.

      • James Fishfingers

        Sure, and that's not a bad option, but it isn't the best option.

  • http://www.cypher_sec.org thecolor

    Have to agree with James, not the best option. :(

  • http://playdroid.blogspot.com Jason

    Wowza, reminds me of this XBLA game with the pretty, glowy graphics and the grid-backgrounds. Definitely will have to check it out. Do graphics like this sink the battery?

  • jeremee

    Looks good.. and these guys make good games. I love their game "Radiant". The dialog in it is funny. I raped that game to the point I was seen neon colors every time my eyes closed!

  • http://dmartin.org Dan Martin

    They do have a demo. It's in the market as EVAC Lite.