Parents' Guide to

Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

A quirky, surreal adventure with unique weapons building.

Game Nintendo Wii 2008
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+
This is a good but obscure game. Wish more people had heard of this game cause I am sure most kids now days would like it...

Is It Any Good?

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Because our hero is a teeny mushroom, players get to experience this world from a miniature perspective, such as running through discarded soup cans, jumping on playing cards, balancing on a TV remote like a bridge, or using a smartphone's stylus pen as a staff. The populated, colorful environments enjoy a wacky Tim Burton-esque feel, often with slanted camera angles and trippy music written by bassist Les Claypool of Primus fame. Mushroom Men might remind seasoned PC gamers of a psychedelic adventure game from 1996, Bad Mojo" where you play as a cockroach -- though this new Wii title features a lot more action. Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars is an endearing new franchise (which also includes a Nintendo DS prequel, entitled Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi) and while it's not terribly deep or challenging, proves to be a fun and zany adventure for kids ages 10 to 100.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: GameCock Media Group
  • Release date: December 3, 2008
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Animated Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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