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  • Summary: Mushroom Men - The Spore Wars shows gamers the mundane world from the surreal perspective of a three-inch-high Mushroom Man. Unnoticed by humans, a war rages between the spore factions. As a brave Bolete Mushroom Man, players are given the opportunity to transform common household trinketsMushroom Men - The Spore Wars shows gamers the mundane world from the surreal perspective of a three-inch-high Mushroom Man. Unnoticed by humans, a war rages between the spore factions. As a brave Bolete Mushroom Man, players are given the opportunity to transform common household trinkets and trash into weapons and tools, and wreak havoc on a miniature scale. As civil war rages amongst the fungi, fierce battles span the diminutive landscapes. Prepare yourself for the Spore War. [Gamecock] Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. While it is a little short at six hours, Red Fly Studios' inaugural Wii game is a fantastic 3D platformer with amazing music, wonderful art direction, solid puzzles, and a great sense of exploration.
  2. It’s excellent to see an action platformer on the Wii that is an original concept, and doesn’t fall prey to many of the routine mistakes of the innumerable other shoddy efforts that have been pushed out onto store shelves. However, I fear that Mushroom Men will fail to find its target audience and be overlooked, as the fact that it failed to make it into the Wii’s top 40 games in its first two weeks on sale appears to prove.
  3. The game is not perfect, nor will it appeal to everyone. However, Red Fly and Gamecock have done a great job of bringing a compelling adventure to the Wii that uses craftsmanship and care in its creation.
  4. As it is The Spore Wars makes for a pretty repetitive game for combat and exploring but the scenery is pretty good with plenty of variety.
  5. While the levels are interesting from an artistic point of view, getting through them is a little too typical. Ultimately, the gifted art design in Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars can’t hide the fact that you’ve played much of this before – it just didn’t look as good then.
  6. Some of the best presentation the Wii has seen makes this hard not to enjoy, but frequent camera issues and repetitive combat try their best to get in the way of the fun.
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    Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars is easily one of the most original games to come along in a while. It has tons of style, a unique vision and all the makings of a wildly entertaining little franchise. Sadly, its first effort on the Wii isn't disappointing thanks to sloppy platforming, poor camera controls, and lack of any real innovation in terms of gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Jul 18, 2019
    10
    Mushroom Man #2

    A player controlling this monster loses 300 Life Points during each of his/her Standby Phases when this card is face-up on
    Mushroom Man #2

    A player controlling this monster loses 300 Life Points during each of his/her Standby Phases when this card is face-up on the field. Control of this card is shifted to your opponent by paying 500 Life Points at your own End Phase.
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  2. Jul 19, 2019
    10
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  3. Jul 19, 2019
    10
    I really enjoy the realistic view of the mushroom world. I have personally seen such societies do to my small stature and all I can is The N-Word
  4. AndyM
    Dec 2, 2008
    9
    This game is tons of fun, with vibrantly bright colors and engaging game play. Considering the lack of appealing titles on the Wii, this game This game is tons of fun, with vibrantly bright colors and engaging game play. Considering the lack of appealing titles on the Wii, this game has made me much happier to own one. Expand
  5. JoshN
    Jan 6, 2009
    9
    I would give this game a 8.75. It's fun, and it gives some replay value, if you want to go back and search for more weapon parts. I would give this game a 8.75. It's fun, and it gives some replay value, if you want to go back and search for more weapon parts. I'd say definetly worth a purchase Expand
  6. BobM
    Dec 22, 2008
    9
    I'm not sure what the "pro" reviewers were looking for, but this game is really a high quality release for the Wii, and a very good I'm not sure what the "pro" reviewers were looking for, but this game is really a high quality release for the Wii, and a very good platformer besides. No, it's not Super Mario Galaxy (what game is?), and yes, it does have some minor camera and motion control combat issues (as in both should have been tighter), but those issues don't get in the way of the gameplay. The story is unique, the level design is fantastic, the graphics are very good, the soundtrack is awesome (come on, it's Les Claypool). All in all, it's a very good game, it deserves better scores than it's getting. I would even go so far as to say that it's possibly the best action/platformer for Wii this side of Mario Galaxy and de Blob. And that's saying something. Expand
  7. May 4, 2020
    2
    I am sorry, I didn't like this game. All of the physics feel very wonky, the combat is you just shaking the Wii Remote to become invincible,I am sorry, I didn't like this game. All of the physics feel very wonky, the combat is you just shaking the Wii Remote to become invincible, getting new weapons and parts don't feel achieving as they are pretty much in your main pathway, and the music is very repetitive. Though its not the worst of the worst, its environment is very unique and interesting, but is pretty much wasted because of the stupid game-play. But what seals this game fate is the face that you control the camera with the D-Pad, that's so stupid and makes the platforming so darn clunky, and they print it on the cover that, "Best Game For The Wii Since Mario Galaxy... A Franchise Is Born!" makes it the cherry on top. I would never recommend ever anyone pick up this game, its a waste of money and time. Expand

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#28 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
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#58 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008