Parents' Guide to

Spore Hero

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Kid-focused Spore spin-off combines thinking with thwacking.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
Spore Hero Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say Not yet rated
Kids say (6):

Spore Hero is a fascinating save-the-world adventure because you must constantly tweak your hero's attributes so that it can succeed in this world. If your character keeps drowning every time it falls into the water, you might want to figure out how it can evolve into a swimmer. If you can't get across a great expanse, you might want to add wings. And if you keep losing in combat against another, you might want to upgrade to body parts that serve as better weapons. But the key is that you are in control of what your hero looks like and what abilities it has.

Another plus in this game is that the story is good and moves forward when you complete certain "trigger" missions. This is a big fascinating world to explore, and there are plenty of side missions if you are so inclined. The characters are fun to talk to and helping them always leads to something zany. The game is easy to navigate because each of the 6 areas comes with a map.While you have to fight the evil Zarkhator, most other combat is simply a contest to gain respect.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: October 6, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate