I'm actually rather excited to be able to take my Spore creations and do something a bit more game-like with them this spring, sharing Crecente's opinion that, while each of the game's stages was entertaining, they weren't particularly deep. I'm just a bit tickled that superior alien species can't come up with a separate storage space for their exploding barrels, or better yet - make barrels that don't explode. At the very least paint them a color other than red. Everyone knows that a red barrel equals an explosion. A little misdirection goes a long way. Hey, let's make the land mines square and white, with little red crosses on them! Anyone?