Parents' Guide to

Mushroom Wars

By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Fun strategy game with mild violence will grow on players.

Game Windows 2016
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It's always fun to have expectations exceeded with a title that appears so simple yet delivers depth and challenge. Mushroom Wars is bright and colorful, with appealing cartoon graphics and toned-down violence that lures players in and then delivers a solid strategic gaming experience. There doesn't appear to be much to the game, and even the controls are scaled way back to keep it fairly simple, but once you get past the early levels of the campaign, and the battlefields become more and more populated with targets, the game takes on another dimension of challenge and fun. The battles can be short or long, and up to 4,000 units can be storming around the battlefield.

If the game has a downfall, it's that not the entire package was delivered at launch. There are the Campaign and Skirmish modes, but the Multiplayer has yet to be released. And this game is a port of an acclaimed PlayStation game, so if players have it on that platform, there's little reason to get it for PC. Mushroom Wars has broad age appeal; it can be an introduction to the strategy genre for younger players and parents won't have concerns about content, but it can also provide some serious challenges for more experienced strategy gamers. This is a lot of fun(gi) and challenging to boot.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Zillion Whales
  • Release date: April 7, 2016
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Topics: Adventures
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Cartoon Violence.
  • Last updated: August 23, 2016

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