Summary: Mushroom Men 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, and you, as a brave Bolete Mushroom Man, are given the opportunity to wreak havoc by transforming common household trinkets and trash into weapons and tools.
Excerpt: On paper, Rise of the Fungi has all of the ingredients to make an exciting action platformer. It has a great organic atmosphere, interesting weapon customization, and multiple classes and play styles, but poor level design and cumbersome controls wreck any fun you might hope to have. The levels look nice, but navigating them is unnecessarily tough. The story of Rise of the Fungi takes place before the events of the Wii version.
Pros: Great, stylish presentation, Collecting junk to create weapons is fun
Cons: Poor level design results in cheap deaths, Combat is underwhelming and unbalanced, Default controls will challenge your dexterity
Summary: Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi felt like a port to the DS. The story wasn’t full it felt like a side story from the bigger game that’s out for the Wii. It was like Assassin’s Creed or Prince of Persia ports they made for the DS.
Not to say this game won’t delight small children, but there are games that can delight small children and adults. Mushroom Men is not one of those games that succeed in capturing all audiences.
Conclusion: Other minute details include a detailed interactive map that can be transitioned between the top and bottom screens. Mission objectives are emphasized with red dots that can be tapped for helpful information in regards to how they must be satisfied. Finally, you might find it worth knowing that your playable mushrooms are members of the Bolete Tribe, one of two factions (along with the Morels) that love being alone.
Summary: Spieleinfos Entwickler: Red Fly Studio Releasedatum: 24/04/2009 Spieleranzahl: 1-2 Genre: Action Während euch bei Mushroom Men auf der Wii ein dreidimensionales Action-Adventure erwartet, bekommt ihr auf dem DS ein klassisches 2D-Jump&Run mit Rollenspiel-Elementen. Die Handheld-Episode bildet dabei das Prequel zur Heimkonsolen-Version. Wir verraten euch in unserem Review, wie das fertige Spiel geworden ist.