Kid-focused Spore spin-off combines thinking with thwacking.
Common Sense Media
20 March 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Spore Hero is a spin-off of the Spore PC game, but it is a separate story-driven adventure game targeted to kids ages 8-12. Kids can create and design their own creature to be their hero, and evolve it during the game depending on their own preferences. One-on-one combat is a part of this game, but much of it is just to earn respect from your fellow creatures.
Excerpt: Spore Hero is a Wii-exclusive spin-off of last year’s innovative PC game Spore, taking that game’s complexities and refining them with the Wii in mind. The result is a fun and accessible creature adventure that rewards creativity.