Mushroom Wars 2
Strategy 30 March 2016
A sequel to a humorous real-time strategy, Mushroom Wars, that came out in 2009 for PC and mobile platforms. The action of Mushroom Wars 2 takes us to a fantasy universe where four factions of small creatures that live in mushroom-like homes constantly war with each other. The player’s task, as the general of a “mushroom” army, is to eliminate the enemy as quickly as possible by taking over strategic points on the map. There are four different races to choose from, all supported by heroes with unique special abilities. As befits a real-time strategy game, we have to build a village, recruit an army, enhance our weapons, and take over enemy buildings. Battles are very fast-paced and usually last no longer than 5-10 minutes. The title offers four single player campaigns, a skirmish mode, and a multiplayer mode that supports e-sport features. Mushroom Wars 2 features graphics that are similar, although more detailed, to its predecessors.
Mushroom Wars: Space!
Strategy 19 December 2014
A simple real-time strategy for mobile devices, developed by Zillion Whales. Your task in Mushroom Wars: Space! is to guide the Mushroom People to victory in outer space. Your subordinates use novel technologies to travel from planet to planet, and when exploring them, you encounter alien life forms and battle them. The story campaign consists of 58 missions, during which you have to capture the enemy buildings and build your own, enlarge your army, and claim as much land as you can. The mechanics are similar to those from the first installment of the series, although the game features some new elements, such as e.g. new buildings and abilities, interactive objects, etc. Apart from the single-player mode, Mushroom Wars: Space! also features a multiplayer mode for 4 players. The visuals are simple, colorful and cartoonish, which only underscores the humorous character of the game. Both the characters and the scenery are displayed in 2D.
Strategy 15 October 2009
A hilarious real-time strategy game created as an effect of the cooperation between Zillion Whales (the publisher) and Creat Studios - an experienced, American-Russian team. The player takes on the role of a mushroom faction leader and commands their warriors in battle. The mechanics were inspired by the classic real-time strategies. For the most part, the player expands their base, builds various offensive and defensive structures, as well as produces units. When the player manages to take over enemy buildings, they can start producing units in them as well. Instead of focusing on deeper tactical aspects, the creators offer quick skirmishes which last several minutes. The game offers a single-player story campaign and skirmishes that can be enjoyed also in the multiplayer. Although the visuals are somewhat simplistic, Mushroom Wars is an incredibly colorful game. Both the battlefields and units are two-dimensional, but also very hilarious.