Most people don’t know the Super Nintendo classic E.V.O. Search for Eden has a predecessor, because it never made it out of Japan.
Released back in 1990 for the PC-98, E.V.O.: The Theory of Evolution (or 46億年物語THE進化論, 46 Okunen Monogatari: The Shinkaron in Japanese) was a game developed by Almanic Corporation and published by Enix.
Now, the team at 46 OkuMen have fully translated the game. Featured above, you can view a trailer for the fan translation.
The game is a turn-based RPG where you get to choose in which path you evolve your creature, as opposed to the Super Famicom successor that featured a more action-focused combat system.
Gameplay was captured with Neko Project II, but if you’re looking to go hardcore you can even play the translation on actual PC-98 hardware.