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Kinectimals: Now with Bears!

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

New content adds hours more fun to kid-friendly Kinect game.

Game Xbox 360 2011
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For a lot of kids, the only bad part of the original Kinectimals was that it came to an end. The aptly named Kinectimals: Now with Bears! solves this problem by offering up a new chapter to the game they love, only now with bears instead of cats. Regardless of which cub you choose -- choices range from panda bears and polar bears to black bears and cinnamon bears -- the story will play out the same. Players move from one area of the new island to the next, filling up a task bar by completing activities of their choosing that make use of toys and activities old and new. Fresh games include climbing trees, juggling with your cub, and fishing; and the movements required are just as simple and intuitive as those associated with activities in the first game (juggling, for example, is as simple as raising your hands in time with the objects tossed to you buy your bear). It’s loads of fun and completely accessible to all but very young gamers. There’s no better excuse to dive back into this great, warm-hearted game.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Release date: October 11, 2011
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for No Descriptors
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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