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Kung Zhu

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Violent combat is a huge contrast to previous Zhu games.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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age 18+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 18+

Google what Richard Gear did to his hamster

This game is fantastic it been so long since I've played it but I remember the joy it used to give me playing it. I had a great time replaying it once I turned on my DS I was hit with a wave of nostilgia.I came from a ghetto area so this game means allot to me because its the only comfort I had in those dark times.I remeber when I used to play basket ball outside my school when a gang jumped me.I had to defend myself so fearing for my life I got into a fist fight.Afterwards I ran home and told my mother, but my mother looked scared. She said "You're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air." Looking confused, I begged to stay, but she just packed up my stuff and sent me on my way, Then I walked outside and called for a taxi. When it arrived, there were fuzzy dice in the mirror and the liscense plate said "Fresh". If anything this cab was rare. I said "Nah. Whatever. YO HOLMES, TO BEL-AIR!" At about seven or eight, he was finally there to sit on his throne as the prince of Bel-air.
age 18+

great money maker

I bought this game thinking it was some kind of hidden gem and everytime I turn the game on I always find something lodged in my rectum sometimes its water bottles,comic books,a can of baked beans or something else.It's always fun to see what comes out.I actually turned this into an entirely new game.I turn on Kung Zhu, turn around,pull down my pants, let a mystery item shoot at my wall and resell whatever comes out for profit. overall great business move .

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Kung Zhu bears no resemblance to any other part of the Zhu Zhu Pets franchise. It is an out-and-out military action game -- even if its heroes are hamsters. And as long as you're not looking for the cuddly positivity that you usually associate with Zhu Zhu Pets, it's a pretty good action game. There are a slew of playable characters, each with his own special weapons and attacks -- and a bevy of unique battle suits to equip them with -- which keeps the gameplay varied and exciting. And the controls are super simplified, making it easy for action-game novices to jump right in. Each labyrinthine level offers numerous crossroads that will lead you in all sorts of different directions and offers plenty of opportunity for exploration (not to mention replay value). It's definitely a decent game -- it's just a bit shocking to anybody who knows and likes the Zhu Zhu Pets in their softer, friendlier forms.

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