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  • Summary: Mushroom Men gives players the opportunity to jump into the fantastic microcosm that is the backyard battlefield. Take control of the crusade, creating devastating weapons from everyday items and teaming up with other sentient plant forms that'll leave the enemy sliced and diced. Let the stylus be your rapier and the Wii Remote your bazooka as you cut down the multitude of household pests that threaten our very existence! [Gamecock Media] Expand
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  1. Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi is a decent platformer that tries a little to hard to put as many features as possible into the game and ends up over complicating itself. A few odd design and control choices hamper the moody and unique atmosphere and pales in comparison to its console counterpart.
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    Rise of the Fungi is unique and building scav is rewarding, but the awkward combat and cheap kills sour the experience.
  3. Despite being packed with good ideas, the platformer stumbles constantly in its execution. [Holiday 2008, p.86]
  4. Like a poisonous mushroom, Rise of the Fungi looks good but makes you feel bad.
  5. The worst thing is, there was tremendous potential here. The art style is fantastic, and the campy, B-movie concept is golden. And the way you make new weapons out of garbage you find – sticks, needles, broken shards of glass – is really fun. But once you add the gameplay in there, ugggh. Mushrooms grow where living things have died – in this case, the underlying corpse belonged to fun.
  6. Cribs some good ideas from the Wii title but implements them badly - much like every other element of the game. [Mar 2009, p.69]
  7. Having a platformer that punishes players for missing jumps would be fine if determining where a jump begins is clear or even grappling areas, but that's not the case here. Couple that with the combat system that has frequent problems registering hits and you have one frustrating to play game.

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