EVAC HD is a higher resolution android game of EVAC, meaning it looks better higher-resolution devices like HTC Desire, Droid, Droid 2 etc. EVAC is very similar to the way Pac-Man is played with some upgrades. You navigate Pinky, the little pink block, and try to get through the maze eating all the light-balls along your way. When the last one is eaten, a door opens that lets you out of the maze. This would be too easy, of course, so you are always being chased by evil little red-boxes send by their master Shadow Box.
As you run around the map crazily, trying to avoid the red blocks, you will run into different tools you can use, most of them being power-ups. While I was playing I discovered Shocks (stuns), Ghost (which makes you invisible for awhile), and Aura (which can kill enemies). You might also meet a yellow block that will push you around. If you are good enough, you can kill the red blocks with the yellow blocks but their main goal is to cause switches on the map.
A tiny d-pad is used to control EVAC, and I have found it difficult to use. Overall, I think that it is way too small, and it has inhibited my game play. Even in the middle of the most exciting chases, it doesn’t seem like you have much control. If you hold our finger right on the pad for just a bit, it will unlock and you can move the cursor elsewhere. I really found this feature useless, and because the Home button is to the right of the screen, I kept bumping it and accidentally closing the game.
Overall, I feel that the game’s controls need a little improvement, but then again, I really don’t like on-screen D-pad.Â While the EVAC application has excited many Android users by introducing a Pac-Man type arcade game which uses sharp up-to-date graphics and is sold at an acceptable price, the game clearly needs improvement in controls, optimization and additional levels.
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What I Like:
- Pac-man style game
- Cool graphics (a lot of casual android games really lack this)
- Recent price drop to $1.54 (ends nov. 12)
What I dislike:
- Controls need improvement
- More levels needed (there are 24)