June 30, 2008
Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi Coming this
An ichorous green meteor plummets through the
Earth’s atmosphere, fracturing and showering the earth with glowing green space
dust that affects all forms of life nearby. Some plant life – mushrooms and
cacti – acquire sentience while, the meteor twists and mutates other life forms,
transforming insects and animals into semi-intelligent, warlike communities.
The story of Mushroom Men is told in Acts, each
Act occurring in a completely unique environment. Each version of the game (DS
and Wii) tells different portions of the history of the Mushroom Men universe.
The DS and Wii versions are completely different stories from one-another. The
DS version, Mushroom Men – Rise of the Fungi, is the first release and shows the
development of the Mushroom nations, starting very early in Mushroom Men
history. The early days of the Mushroom Men were simpler times as the Mushroom
Men were just learning to walk, communicate and interact with their world. As
the Mushroom Men learn how their world works, they take the player with them,
developing their skills, abilities and histories up to the start of the Spore
Mushroom Men – Rise of the Fungi throws gamers
into the action at the point when the different Mushroom nations form, with each
claiming a different part of the world as their exclusive territory. The Bolete
Tribe and the Morels live in isolation and thrive for a time in peace and quiet.
The Amanitas Empire considers themselves superior to the Bolete and the Morels
and remains segregated from the other nations until they build forces strong
enough to conquer everyone. The Mushroom Men face many threats in this hostile
new world. Their size makes them targets for all manner of creatures: spiders,
beetles, hornets, and other creatures that threaten to destroy their villages.
The Amanitas therefore build their forces by consuming the prosperity of other
groups. Raging territorial attacks lead to the terrible Spore Wars. The
mysteries of the Mushrooms’ origins fade completely into myth, a riddle that
promises great knowledge and power to the one who can find its answer…
Mushroom Men – Rise of the Fungi tells the story
of the birth of the Mushroom Men. It starts out with the simple tribe of Bolete
learning to live off the land. They struggle against their environment for a
time until the Amanitas Empire arrives. To their dismay, the Bolete learn that
their fellow Mushroom Men aren’t any better than the hostile insects and other
creatures that threaten them.
Mushroom Men – The Spore Wars for Wii & Mushroom
Men – Rise of the Fungi for DS will be available across North America & Europe
from October 2008. For more information about Mushroom Men please visit