UGO writes: "Electronic Arts' Spore is a lot of fun to play, but it's also one of the biggest time sucks to come along in quite awhile. The "one more turn" mentality is hard to shake, especially once you've started expanding your galactic empire during the game's final Space Stage. How fortunate then that we've got Spore: Origins for our iPhone to fall back on.
Clearly, guiding a single-celled organism through the complex process of evolution and into the space age would not fit too well on a mobile platform, even one as powerful as the iPhone. Instead EA has stripped away roughly 80% of the main game, leaving players with a retooled version of the game's Cell Stage, easily one of the main game's most enjoyable phases."