Spore Hero Arena DS

Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
Buy On
  1. A nice game, especially if you're fond of customization and online play, but don't expect anything new or particularly interesting.
  2. 65
    Although the result of the game is decent, it is a pity they had not offered more variety in options to the player, a thing which would have improved the overall game experience, and extend the life of the game.
  3. 60
    The Spore concept is a difficult one to transfer well to weaker hardware, but thankfully EA have not tried to shoehorn in anything unnecessary to a good gaming experience.
  4. Nintendo Gamer
    59
    The main problem with Spore Hero Arena isn't that the detail of your creature is lost in a haze of pixels, but that the whole game is rather dull. [Winter 2009, p.70]
  5. Spore Hero Arena's premise of designing creatures for the purpose of arena fighting is a good one, but the execution is a bit off here. The endless series of unexciting tasks brings the game down and often makes it feel like a cash-in.
  6. Nintendo Power
    50
    Though spawning new Spores is as fun as ever, you're left to wonder, "Well, then what?" [Nov 2009, p.88]

Awards & Rankings

#36 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
#53 Most Shared DS Game of 2009
User Score
2.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Oct 21, 2013
    1
    Spore hero arena.Cloud this possibly be the worst ds game ever made? well,let's find out.Spore hero was a game created in 2009 the sameSpore hero arena.Cloud this possibly be the worst ds game ever made? well,let's find out.Spore hero was a game created in 2009 the same following day as spore hero it's a spinoff of Spore the PC game created by Will Wright.And you know what this game is a bunch a crap! This spinoff was very horrible the graphics look like a 4 year old game drew them.The fighting engine is crap.I can't really talk much about the wifi since hardly nobody gets one it and I have to take my word on it.Since I always get error code 51300 I can't talk much about it.EA and Maxis should of think about it making this game since it's a pile of crap.Now I do try to fine decent stuff in my reviewers but I can't I mean the ONLY part about this game was good is the Bio powers and the controls but it's so minor that this should even deserve a star not even one.Please avoid this game this game will haunt you Maxis should be ashamed of themselves this game gets a 0/10 titled (MOST HORRIBLE GAME EVER AND SHOULD NEVER EXIST) Full Review »
  2. Feb 28, 2017
    0
    Disappointment... I Used to play this game, but not anymore, now I HATE IT! EVEN IF I PLAYED IT! ALFREEEEEEEEEEEEEED! YOU ARE FIRED FROMDisappointment... I Used to play this game, but not anymore, now I HATE IT! EVEN IF I PLAYED IT! ALFREEEEEEEEEEEEEED! YOU ARE FIRED FROM PLAYING THIS GAME, NOW GET OUTTA HERE! Full Review »
  3. May 3, 2017
    1
    Definetly My #15 Least Favorite Game Because, Here Is The Truth, Spore Hero Does Not Need A DS Version, I Cannot Believe I Was Excited TheDefinetly My #15 Least Favorite Game Because, Here Is The Truth, Spore Hero Does Not Need A DS Version, I Cannot Believe I Was Excited The First Time I Played It! I Had Enough Of This Game! Full Review »