Mold on Pizza Review - Claim your pizza!

Mold on Pizza is an innovative new mobile game that puts you into the perspective of mold that has been growing on pizza left out too long.

Published: January 25, 2015 12:00 PM /

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Mold on Pizza Key ARt showing several circular cartoon characters representing germs with a slice of pizza in the background lying on a table

Quirky, cute and unique, Mold on Pizza is a fun little mobile game in which a mold and it's friends battle preservatives to claim some pizza as their own.  Available for iOS and Android, Mold on Pizza is a free-to-play game with in-app purchases from BTNcafe.

Mold On Pizza Review

Mold on Pizza screenshots with three different examples of gameplay in the same image.

Play as Pang, a pizza-loving little mold spore who wants nothing more than to make his home on a tasty slice of za in Mold on Pizza.  Unfortunately, the pizza is already occupied by armies of preservatives who don't take too kindly to mold kind around their slice.  With the help of his friends, Pang fights the preservatives to claim the pizza one cheesy inch at a time. The story is simple and quirky.

The cutesy, manga art style is fitting and well done.  Players will encounter 52 different types of mold and preservatives as they battle through 8 different stages of topping-laden environments. The game does a good job of teaching you how to play.  The mechanics are the right combination of simple and challenging which makes for good mobile gaming.  

Levels are quick, ranging from seconds to minutes, although grinding to upgrade stats and improve rankings will keep you playing for longer.  Choose your roster of mold units and hit the sauce-strewn battlefield.  Moisture is the only resource players have to worry about.  Gain moisture as you attack preservatives and spend it to place more mold units on the battlefield.

Controls are simple, tap to select the type of mold you want and then tap the map where you want them placed.  If you hold down your finger, more of the selected unit type will keep spawning, as long as you have enough moisture to pay for them.  Tap on an already placed mold unit to activate a short-term special ability that also costs moisture.

Tower Offensive

In this tower offense game, the little molds bounce across over-moist pizza destroying enemies and their spawn buildings until they've claimed all the territory. Moisture is key for building a mold army in Mold on Pizza.  Collect moisture from attacking and defeating enemies and their buildings.  Once you've powered up the humidifier with moisture, you can place an extra set of super-powered troops.  

8 stages are won over multiple territory battles.  Lose all your ground in a battle and the molds must concede defeat.  A big bad preservative boss awaits at the end of every stage. Fun and interesting challenge levels will change things up every few battles. Standard mobile-app issues apply to Mold on Pizza.  Sometimes the game will crash and most irritatingly the AI often leaves a few units, friendly or enemy, stuck on an environment feature stranded somewhere on the map.  

And of course, there are in-app purchases. In-app purchases use the standard routine of purchasing in-game currency, in this case, pickles, to buy special items from the shop.  While purchasing items and upgrades will certainly give players an advantage, they aren't necessary to make it through the game.  The difficulty of each level definitely ramps up as you go with more units to choose from and more enemy types to combat.  

The Final Word

Straightforward gameplay paired with an element of strategy gives this mobile game a lot of replay value. Gamers who favor elements of RTS and tower defense/offense games should give Mold on Pizza a try.  Those who like cute, quirky stories and art such as Demons vs. Fairyland may enjoy this game as well.

Mold on Pizza is available to download for free at Google Play or the App Store from BTNcafe. This game was downloaded by the reviewer and played on a Samsung Galaxy S4.

Review Summary

Mold on Pizza has some glitches but it's a unique game with a quirky theme that's fun to play. (Review Policy)

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Alexandra Joy Taberski
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Alexandria is a former Staff Writer at TechRaptor, who specializes in coverage of mobile games, RPGs, and JRPGs primarily, and has an unfortunate aversion… More about Alexandria