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|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Publisher: Sega (Japan), Samsung (South Korea)|
|Original system(s): Arcade boards|
|Publisher(s) of original games: Data East|
|Developer(s) of original games: Data East|
|Number of players: 1|
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Darwin 4081 (ダーウィン４０８１) is a vertical shoot-'em-up for the Sega Mega Drive published by Sega in 1990 exclusively in Japan and South Korea. It's based on a 1987 arcade shoot-'em-up Super Real Darwin by Data East.
The game controls like a regular shoot-'em-up: and shoot bullets, drops bombs; there is rapidfire. However, unlike regular shoot-'em-ups where weapons are upgraded through powerups, your ship "evolves" to survive situations and get past obstacles.
Evolution occurs with the Evol (small faces with an E on them) and B-Evol (darker Evols). Each pickup adds a new evolution state to the list. After a particular amount of time, one evolution wears off and the next evolution is chosen. The DNA powerup does provide a more permanent weapon upgrade, but will merely just make the existing weapons stronger. You can hold up to nine DNA powerups.
- Game Plan: S-Furukawa
- Game Arrange: M-Watanabe
- Game Program: K-Sasamoto, Y-Sasaki, O-Nakayama
- Game Sound: S-Hamada, H-Matumoto
- Game Graphic: R-Maeda, O-Kuroda
- Special Thanks: H-Nakamoto, P-Nakamura
- Game Produce: S-Hawai
- Presented by: Sega
- Main article: Darwin 4081/Magazine articles.
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ROM dump status
- File:Darwin4081 MD JP Box.jpg
- https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
- 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 85
- Beep! MegaDrive, "May 1990" (JP; 1990-04-07), page 108
- Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 29
- Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume III" (UK; 1990-08-xx), page 37
- The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 45
- Famitsu, "" (JP; 1990-0x-xx), page 1
- Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 91
- Mega Drive Fan, "October 1990" (JP; 1990-09-08), page 79
- MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 77
- Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 138
- Power Play, "7/90" (DE; 1990-06-15), page 127
- Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
- Sega Pro, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 35
- Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 64
- Sega Opisaniy i sekretov, "14000 Opisaniy i sekretov" (RU; 2003-03-11), page 48
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
- Tilt, "Septembre 1990" (FR; 1990-0x-xx), page 100