Game Vortex writes: "Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi is the DS version of a game that released simultaneously for Wii under a different title. The DS version is quite different than many games in this genre for the system. Visually dark and featuring eclectic level designs that draw from the perspective of a tiny mushroom exploring our world, it hearkens back somewhat to games based on franchises like Toy Story, Bee Movie, or Antz where the protagonist explored a world filled with familiar but super-sized objects. The theme of mushrooms and their unique qualities plays into the look of the game to some extent, and there's also just a cool, weird design aesthetic at work here. It's a good thing. The game's music is tuneful and fun, but pales in comparison to the awesome soundtrack created for the Wii version."