Sometimes it is nice to play a game that doesn’t take up a lot of your time. A simple game that entertains, yet doesn’t bore you. In my experience most of the time games that are too simple tend to be boring. It has actually been a long time since I have played a game on my phone because of that. Many games I have played on my phone I ended up uninstalling because they bore me at some point. I was delighted that Mushroom Wars was not one of those games. At first glance it may seem like it is. Mushroom Wars is a real-time strategy game where an army of mushrooms are trying to defend their kingdom against other fungi. Mushroom Wars is more than just defending your territory. It is also about conquest. Originally Mushroom Wars was released to the PS3. Then in 2013 it was released to iOS and Android. It was just released to the PC this year a few months ago.
There are 3 difficulty levels to choose from and 3 different modes as well. You can play campaign, skirmish or multiplayer. I got sucked into the game very quick. I would play the game thinking that I would be able to complete one mission in a few minutes top. Before I knew it a few hours would go by. There are about 30 missions in the game. I must admit that I didn’t complete every mission on the first try. That was part of the fun though. I love that I was able to choose my difficulty level. If the game was too difficult it would have made replaying a mission annoying.
I usually hate having to replay a level or mission over and over but in Mushroom Wars it was actually fun. The reason being that you could complete a mission according to whatever strategy you come up with. You can upgrade your towers, and buildings in each mission. You can’t upgrade the mushroom army though. Upgrading your buildings increases the amount of troops you spawn. Each building level only holds a limited amount of troops. The great thing is that you don’t need any kind of in-game currency to upgrade. Once your building has reached its troop capacity then you can upgrade it.
Each building will display its current troop level. You can send your troops to any building you choose. If one building only has 5 and another has 80 you can send them to the building with only 5. Do not leave your building completely undefended because the enemy will take advantage of this. Plan your strategy out carefully because once you send your troops out that’s it. The game is very easy to learn. You don’t need to be a RTS game expert to play it. The game is all about you and your troops. No need to join an in-game guild, or spend hours trying to upgrade your defenses. You do not need to wait hours for your troops to revive in order to play again. As long as you have buildings your troops will respawn.
The various types of modes keeps things interesting. You can conquer the entire map in Conquest mode if you so choose. In King of the Hill mode it isn’t about conquering the entire map. For every building under your control you earn points and earn points for how long they are under your control. When you earn a certain amount of points the match ends. In Domination mode when you have all the marked buildings under your control you win the match.There is also multiplayer mode as well. In the PC version through Steam there are no in-app purchases with the game. You get the full game experience but if you download the free version through a mobile device be prepared for in-app purchases in order to play the full game.
Every part of this game from the menus, to the characters, to the maps are very cute, colorful and vibrant. The little mushroom troops are so full of pep and vigor. The graphics make it a perfect game for people of all ages to play. Kids are sure to get a kick out of the little mushroom guys. The soundtrack fits the tone of the game perfectly. It just makes playing the game a more pleasant and joyful experience. The controls are very simple on the PC. All you need is your mouse. Mushroom Wars is hands down one of the best RTS games I have ever played. It was a lot of fun to play and not complicated at all. I loved the cutesy style graphics, and it was just an addicting game to play. It is a game anyone can pick up and play. I have not played such an addicting game in a long time.
REVIEW CODE: A complimentary PC code was provided to Brash Games for this review. Please send all review code enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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