A rather strange Platform Game that takes place on the titular space station. The station was originally intended to be a technological amusement park of sorts, complete with a zoo. It disappears in 2001 shortly after its launch and was thought to be lost. However in the year 3000, the station reappears on a crash course for Earth and "Heroes for Hire" Dan Danger and his robot sidekick Evo are dispatched to stop it.On the way, Dan and Evo get in an argument about the radio, which leads to them getting distracted and crashing into the station. They land unharmed, but Evo's attempts to eject don't kick in until after they stop, causing him to launch into the station's ceiling. As a result, Evo's body breaks apart leaving his microchip brain (that can crawl like a spider) helpless. Fortunately for him, the animals on the station have merged with the technology over the years, making them more akin to robots like him. He simply hops into a dog that was killed in the crash and takes control of it.From there you take over Evo, while Dan sits in the spaceship and does nothing. Evo's loss of his body allows him to jump into any deactivated animal and use its abilities. This helps him meet the objectives of each level, which of course opens up the next. Each animal is weirder than the next, including missile launching dogs with wheels for feet, rams and sheep on springs, helicopter rabbits, and camels with a turreted cannon for a hump.Originally for the N64, it was later ported to the Playstation under the title Evo's Space Adventures. While not incredibly well known, the game was well received and critically acclaimed, despite several glitches (including one major one that somehow made it past Quality Control). The game never ceases to be wacky, original, or fun.
Provides Examples Of:
Absurdly Spacious Sewer: Subverted. The Stinky Sewers level is actually quite cramped, more like a normal sewer. Also there is poop scattered about, and can be eaten while controlling a rat. Doing so gets you the level's bonus trophy.
All in a Row: Sheep/springs will follow rams/spring rams, rats will follow king rats, and penguins will follow king penguins.
Bittersweet Ending: Space Station Silicon Valley smashes into the New York Harbor, gets completely destroyed, and all the animals must die in order to save the earth from being terrorized. Oh, and not to mention that Dan takes all the credit for saving the world, despite having spent the entire game sitting in the ship and yelling at you - and then even sells the ending sequence to pay for a new ship!
Collection Sidequest: The purple power cells, which make Evo stronger in the end, and the hidden souvenirs, which would lead to 100% completion bonuses, if one wasn't broken.
Colony Drop: Subverted. At the end of the game, the entire space station (the largest one ever built) falls straight down into New York Harbor. Ironically, Dan, Evo and all the animals are unharmed, but the space station is in ruins. The Earth suffers no damage from the collision, either
Com Mons: Subverted. Even the beginning animals have important uses.
Crippling Overspecialization: Each animal only gets two abilities, making some less effective against others. Sheep don't even get an attack (But they can "baa!").
Fish are only useful in the water, and take constant damage while on land.
Skippable Boss: In a rather weird example, if you skip the opening cutscene for the final level, you'll end up going to the animals' attack on the city without meeting the Final Boss. If you wish to face the boss, you'll have to watch the entire cutscene.
Game-Breaking Bug: The souvenir trophy for Fat Bear Mountain can be found, but not gathered. Your character will pass through it without any effect. Sadly this makes the game impossible to be 100% winnable, and the ending bonus level cannot be accessed without cheating.
Jungle Japes: The jungle levels, including one named... Jungle Japes!
Lazy Bum: Dan. Never leaves the ship and is only there to give you your objectives and occasional advice along with a snide comment. In the end, he takes all the credit for saving the Earth. And then he sells the ending sequence to pay for a new ship. Bastard.
Olympus Mons: The Lion, the Helirabbit, and the Racing Dog are the most powerful animals with which you actually get to kill things. The Demonic Spider animals don't see much killing once you down them, sadly.
What the Hell, Hero?: Getting the bonus trophy in each level often requires senselessly killing all of a certain type of animal. One particularly disturbing example occurs in the level "Hoppa Choppa", in which you get the trophy by killing a group of rabbits that you spent the rest of the level trying to protect.