Evoland Android Game App Review

| October 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Evoland app for Android is an action adventure game which takes you on a journey through the history of classic adventure and RPG gaming. In a sense, it is all typical RPGs rolled into one package. The game starts with 2D monochrome game play and eventually ends with full 3D open world graphics. You can download Evoland game app for $4.99 from Google Play Store.


Evoland app for Android starts you off as a squat monochrome hero in a top-down adventure game. In the first hour – perhaps the best part of the game – you unlock treasure chests and you can use it to upgrade the world around you texture, color, screen rolling, allies and eventually, 3D environments. From monochrome to full 3D graphics and from turn-based battles to real-time boss fights, Evoland makes you live the evolution of adventure gaming – all with plenty of humor and nods to moments from classic games. There is even a brief fling with an SNES-style Mode 7 world map. On the flips side, while the novelty of these features never wears you off, playing the game itself gets wearying.

Evoland Android Game App Review

The game play of Evoland app for Android switches between action-based combat (like Zelda) and menu-based combat (such as Final Fantasy), which is a bit weird to say the least. The fights are basic and repetitive, while the menu based combat pits you against boring enemies and bosses. There is some reason why Zelda and Final Fantasy still hold up, and sadly, Evoland fails to tap into that magic convincingly. Since Evoland for Android was originally designed for the PC, the virtual thumbstick designed for its transition to the mobile is very slippery. This becomes an issue in dungeons with narrow paths between spikes or pools of lava. The bottom-line is to keep your character alive. Death to your character would mean retreating back to the title screen. This also means losing all your progress up to the last save, which is a bit frustrating.


Evoland app for Android reminds you of how RPGs have changed in the last decade or so. The game play is hard to be likeable, to be honest. It has its moments for sure. But as a whole, it fall short of expectations. The controls are not intuitive either. Summing it up, it is not a worthy bet given the app’s rather expensive price tag.

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