Spore Post #7 – Earth

December 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm 13 comments


Sorry this took so long, I was in the middle of my exams and I kept putting it off. But like I say, procrastination makes perfect. 😛

As some of you will know, Earth – and in fact the rest of the Solar System – is present in Spore as an easter egg. I’m not going to provide you with the details on how to get there, as there are plenty of instructions and videos already. The star (our Sun) is named Sol, which is the Latin word for sun. The planets Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are included, and can be terraformed and colonised with like any other planet in the game. The Moon, Titan and Ganymede are also there. No other moons are, however, as there are too many of them. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, being gas giants, cannot be interacted with and are simply there for show. Pluto is not included, probably because of its title as a dwarf planet.

Anyway, I found it. It was actually just a few clicks away from my Home Planet the whole time. 😕

Mercury

Nothing much there. It has a big crater on it, but otherwise is just a dry, hot planet when you get there.

Venus

Unlike its real life counterpart, which has a very thick atmosphere, the Spore Venus is simply a hot planet with a high atmosphere level since the designers couldn’t make it into a gas giant type planet. It actually has water on its surface at first, which in real life would be impossible with its current conditions due to the extreme global warming caused by its atmosphere. Other than these unrealistic features, there’s not much else on it.

Earth

When you find Earth, you get the “Manifest Destiny” achievement. If you destroy it with a Planet Buster, you get the “Oh The Humanity!” achievement. Those factors themselves make it a pretty important planet. It has all the continents, and a few geographic landmarks (but not many). However, it is only T1, and often doesn’t even have a completed biosphere (in my game it was missing a herbivore and a carnivore). Terraforming it to T3 gives it an ugly pinkish-brown colour, so you should probably leave it as it is. Since the planet had to be scaled down, placing a colony often screws up the map. I placed my colony on Antarctica. I kinda messed up the coasts, but other than that everything remained unaffected. Besides, no one really cares about Antarctica… You can also safely place one over Russia.

My Antarctic colony:

Map of Earth:

My hologram scout standing on Ireland:

The Moon

The Moon has a few craters and a very flat landscape (which can cause a bit of flooding during terraforming). If you use a Planet Buster on Earth and don’t intend to revert to a previous save after you get the achievement, then be prepared to lose The Moon as well, since it gets destroyed along with it.

A T3 Moon with Earth in the background:

Mars

Mars on Spore, in my opinion, is pretty realistic. It has some landmarks such as Olympus Mons, but doesn’t have as many craters as it should. It’s also at the right temperature (it just lacks an atmosphere) on Spore, while in real life it should be colder. I used the Staff of Life on it (more about that in a later post) because it seemed fitting. It’s gone kinda pink now, but I don’t want to colour it in green because the green land colouring tool doesn’t look natural to me. 😕

Terraformed Mars:

Ganymede:

Ganymede is the only moon that orbits Jupiter which appears in Spore. Not much else to say.

Titan:

Titan is the only moon orbiting Saturn in Spore. Again, not a lot here other than the weird purple terrain colour.

As you can see, the Sol system has a lot of planets in comparison to other solar systems in the game. I still havent terraformed all of them, but that’s because I haven’t even opened Spore for two weeks. Good luck finding Earth yourselves! If you have a ton of cash and an Interstellar Drive 5, you’ll have no problem getting there. Rushing back to save it every time pirates attack is another story, however…

Pictures yay!

My next Spore post (whenever I get around to writing it) will be about the Galactic Centre.

Don’t hold your breath, though. 😆

-legoless

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Found Earth on Spore! Spore Post #8 – Steve

13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Found Earth on Spore! « Mick's Blog  |  December 20, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    […] Finished! Two weeks late, though… Click here to go read it. […]

    Reply
  • 2. Guineapig119 Doesn't Feel Like Logging In  |  December 21, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Finally!

    Reply
  • 3. ginny :]  |  December 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    why is the moon green?!
    legoless: Cuz I put plants on it, duh. D:

    Reply
  • 4. Blue robot  |  December 22, 2009 at 12:13 am

    cool recent posts mick

    Reply
  • 5. tigerlilyxo  |  December 24, 2009 at 1:29 am

    hello!

    i am related to dynamite11, and she said if i started a blog to say hi to you. she says ur nice and hello.

    well, if you could help me find more ppl to read my blog that would be great.
    lilz

    Reply
  • 6. Blue robot  |  December 26, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    hey legoless sorry i havent commented in long time been too busy !!!!!! Cool Post
    legoless: Didn’t you… just… comment up there?… 😕

    Reply
  • 7. cheezburger12  |  December 30, 2009 at 2:30 am

    I have Spore Hero for Wii, but not Spore. Sounds fun! I’ll check it out.

    Reply
  • 8. blocked  |  January 5, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    legoless: ohai, tubbo

    Reply
  • 9. Anonymous  |  January 5, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    thats cool

    Reply
  • 10. aaangr  |  January 10, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Oh yeah I did sorry

    Reply
  • 11. aaangr  |  January 10, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    btw I got spore for christmas

    Reply
  • 12. Spore Post #8 – Steve « Mick's Blog  |  January 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    […] about all there is to it. You might wanna read my post about Earth on Spore if you haven’t already. […]

    Reply
  • 13. flashmeteor  |  January 14, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Hello this is Dizzy Bubbles. I was wondering if Spider was still here. Because he hasn’t signed up for the new PHF. BTW, cool blog Mick 😀
    legoless: …You mean Spider880? I haven’t heard from him in months.

    Reply

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