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EVO - Search for Eden ROM

E.V.O. - Search for Eden rom

The EVO – Search for Eden ROM is available to play for Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). This game is the US English version and can be played using the BSNES or HIGAN (SNES) Emulator on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and IOS devices.


EVO – Search for Eden is a side-scrolling action video game developed by Almanic Corporation and published by Enix for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Released in 1992 for Japanese audiences, the game was later translated and released in North America in 1993. Combining traditional platforming mechanics with experience and leveling mechanics originating from role playing games, E.V.O.: Search for Eden involves the player navigating a creature through a number of side-scrolling levels while undergoing bodily evolution to cope with ever-changing environments. It is heavily based on Almanic’s original title, 46 Okunen Monogatari ~The Shinka Ron~ ( 4.6 Billion Year Story: The Theory of Evolution), released exclusively in Japan for the PC-9801 home computer in 1990.

Spanning a period of over a billion years, the game’s story involves Gaia, daughter of the sun and mystical embodiment of the Earth, guiding the player through five distinct geological periods of the planet’s history. Beginning the game as a fish, the player must travel across the planet defeating enemies and gaining the strength to evolve into more powerful and complex organisms before eventually earning a chance to enter the paradise realm of Eden, becoming Gaia’s immortal partner. Most critics enjoyed the originality of E.V.O.: Search for Eden, but criticized the tedious gameplay and subpar graphics.

Additional Information

E.V.O.: Search for Eden is a side-scrolling platform game where players must navigate a creature of their own design across a number of environments resembling Earth’s past. The game is divided into five distinct geological periods: the Cambrian Period and the Ordovician Period of the Paleozoic Era (“The World Before Land”) from 500 million years ago to 450 million years ago, then the Carboniferous period (“Early Creatures of Land”), the Mesozoic Era (“Age of Dinosaurs”), the late Neogene period (“Ice Age”), and finally the early Quaternary period (“Early Man”).

Each period has its own map screen, which is divided into various levels. While each era takes historical liberties with both its inhabitants and time frames, the player’s choices for evolution are dependent on the current era of play, ranging from aquatic bodies during the Age of Fish to mammalian physiology during the Age of Man. E.V.O.: Search for Eden tells a mythical saga of life’s evolution on Earth, with a subtext of a creation myth and polytheistic evolution. The player takes the role of one of many billions of lifeforms created by Gaia (personification of the planet Earth), the nurturing and benevolent daughter of Sol, the Sun. Among the creatures known as life, there is a competition to evolve, and the best lifeform will eventually be granted the privilege of entering the Garden of Eden and becoming the husband and partner of Gaia.

As the game progresses, it soon becomes apparent some mysterious external force is interfering with evolution on Earth in a destructive manner. Strange crystals not native to Gaia appear across the planet, and creatures that eat the crystals are transformed into monstrously powerful beings that dominate all other lifeforms, overconsume resources and disrupt the flow of evolution. In each Age, the player character is tasked with confronting the species transformed by the crystals and defeating them so that the evolution of life can continue as intended.

File Name

EVO - Search for Eden

Cart Size









Action RPG


Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

Release Date

December 21, 1992


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List of Game Genie Codes for EVO - Search for Eden

  1. Protection From Most Hazards
  2. Food Replenishes Hit Points To Full
  3. Less Damage From Stronger Creatures
  4. Horn Never Breaks
  5. 255 Bite Power
  6. 255 Strength
  7. 255 Kick Power
  8. 255 Strike Power
  9. 255 Horn Power
  10. Changing The Defense
  11. 255 Agility
  12. 255 Jump Agility
  13. Infinite EP