Nice little Mushroom Men Preview from GamerZines

For those of you that prefer your previews short, sweet, and the the point, GamerZines has just what you are looking for! A nice little stylized preview for the upcoming Mushroom Men on Wii. If you have not noticed by now, this is one of our most anticipated games this year, so expect lots of coverage as it’s release date draws near! For the full preview click here.

A New Level Mushrooms

IGN had a chance to play through another level of Mushroom Men at PAX 2008. Here’s their write-up:

Gamecock cooked up a new area in Mushroom Men to show off at the Penny Arcade Expo 2008. The sequence was the first time we got to see the Amanitas, the evil mushroom fellows. During our play session, we had to destroy the local Amanitas, go for a hot air balloon ride, travel up a tower, and fight a giant rat boss.

The level began in a room that resembled a bathroom, but there was a lot of steampunkish equipment attached to the walls. Of course, the Mushroom Men are tiny, so all of the game areas are man made environments that appear gigantic. Along with the Amanitas, we also saw new enemies like cockroaches and flies inhabiting the room. There was also new scav, such as opossum teeth.

The Amanitas wielded screws as clubs. Although they dwarfed our hero, they could be dismantled with two shakes of the remote.

Mushrooms prefer low light environments.

Once we took care of the requisite amount of bad guys, a mushroom called Il Capatino came to pick us up in a child’s inflatable tube, complete with a little hippo head. The game then switched to a 2D perspective as we scaled a spiraling tower. During these 2D sequences, the controls switch to digital, two-direction movement. The analog stick can be a little cumbersome at these times. As we made our way up the tower, certain areas of the floor would drop out from under us. Cap gliding allowed us to reach the top safely.

The rat boss awaited us atop the tower. He charges at our hero and whips with his tale. Luckily, there are acorns around. The Mushroom Man can use his psi-powers to lift the acorns and toss them at the rat.

Mushroom Men looks better each time we see it. Look for it later this year.

Mushroom Men Preview

Gaming news site IGN had a chance to preview the upcoming Wii platformer Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars.

We really like the moody atmosphere of Mushroom Men, and there aren’t enough adventure games on the Wii. If they can handle the waggle controls, players should be getting a pretty unique experience later this year.

Not everything they had to say was positive. To read the full preview click here. Or hit up their gallery for some new images.