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The Cell Creator is the most basic of Spore's creators, and is the first one you'll encounter. When you first start a game, your cell will be automatically generated, but once you accumulate enough DNA points, you can mate and enter the cell editor to customise your cell.

Controls[edit]

  • PC Mouse Left Click.png and drag body parts from the panel on the left to your cell to add them to your cell.
  • PC Mouse Left Click.png a body part on your cell to select it.
  • PC Mouse.png while over a selected body part to scale it.
  • PC Mouse Left Click.png and drag the area around your cell to rotate it.

You can also select "vertebrae" from your cell's "spine" and treat them in the same way as body parts to change the appearance of your cell's body.

Build Mode[edit]

The first thing to do is to design your cell, by adding body parts to it in Build Mode. Each body part costs DNA Points (Spore dna point icon.png), and gives your cell specific abilities.

If you're designing a peaceful, herbivorous cell, you may want to spend more DNA Points on making it faster, while if you're designing a carnivorous cell, you could spend more DNA Points on bettering its attacks. You decide!

The only requirement for a cell is that it has a mouth — there is no strict need for it to have eyes or a method of propulsion. If you choose, however, to have a cell without eyes, your visibility of the tidepool will be severely restricted.

Statistics[edit]

In Build Mode in the Cell Creator.

You can keep track of what statistics your cell has from the display in the top-right of the screen. From the top:

  • Complexity Meter: This keeps track of how complex your cell is. The more body parts your cell has, the more complex it is. Cells cannot be too complex (indicated by the Complexity Meter going red).
  • Diet:
    • Spore carnivore icon.png Carnivore, given by Jaw;
    • Spore herbivore icon.png Herbivore, given by Filter Mouth; or
    • Spore omnivore icon.png Omnivore, given by either Proboscis or both of the former two body parts together.
  • Spore abilities icon.png Abilities:
    • Spore cell sight.png Sight, given by any eyes; and
    • Spore cell fast turns.png Fast Turns, given by Cilia.
  • Spore attack icon.png Attack:
    • Spore cell attack & break.png Attack & Break, given by Spike; useful for breaking open meteor fragments to get more body parts. You can only have 1 Spore cell attack & break.png.
    • Spore cell spit poison.png Spit Poison, given by Poison; useful for harming following predators. You can have up to 6 Spore cell spit poison.png.
    • Spore cell electrocute.png Electrocute, given by Electric; useful for harming attacking predators. You can have up to 6 Spore cell electrocute.png.
  • Spore movement icon.png Movement: Your cell can have up to 5 Spore cell speed.png Speed, provided by Flagella (1 Spore cell speed.png), Cilia (1 Spore cell speed.png) and Jet (2 Spore cell speed.png) body parts.

Body parts[edit]

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Mouths Name Filter Mouth Jaw Proboscis
Image Spore cell filter mouth.png Spore cell jaw.png Spore cell proboscis.png
Cost Spore dna point icon.png15 Spore dna point icon.png15 Spore dna point icon.png25
Statistics Spore herbivore icon.png Herbivore Spore carnivore icon.png Carnivore Spore omnivore icon.png Omnivore
Attack Name Spike Poison Electric
Image Spore cell spike.png Spore cell poison.png Spore cell electric.png
Cost Spore dna point icon.png10 Spore dna point icon.png15 Spore dna point icon.png25
Statistics Spore cell attack & break.png Attack & Break Spore cell spit poison.png Spit Poison Spore cell electrocute.png Electrocute
Movement Name Flagella Cilia Jet
Image Spore cell flagella.png Spore cell cilia.png Spore cell jet.png
Cost Spore dna point icon.png15 Spore dna point icon.png15 Spore dna point icon.png25
Statistics Spore cell speed.png Speed Spore cell speed.png Speed + Spore cell fast turns.png Fast Turns Spore cell speed.png Speed × 2
Eyes Name Beady Eye Stalk Eye Button Eye
Image Spore cell beady eye.png Spore cell stalk eye.png Spore cell button eye.png
Cost Spore dna point icon.png5
Statistics Spore cell sight.png Sight

Paint Mode[edit]

In Paint Mode in the Cell Creator.

Once you've completed designing your cell, you can click on the button at the top to switch to Paint Mode, in which you choose a pattern and colour for your cell. The patterns are listed on the right, with the colours available above them.

It may take a few seconds for a pattern/colour combination to be applied to your cell, so be patient. Whatever colour or pattern you choose has no effect on how well your cell fares in the Cell Stage.