Rabbids Land

Common Sense Media says

Zany, cartoonish mini-games with some mild bathroom humor.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

This game aims to make groups of up to four players in the same room giggle while engaged in friendly competition with one another. It can make for good social interaction, though its sense of humor is somewhat juvenile, centering largely on jokes about farting, peeing, burping, and barfing.

Positive role models

The rabbids don't make great role models. They're not very bright, seem drawn to dangerous activities, and enjoy attacking one another when occasion permits. That said, their hijinks are, by and large, very cartoonish and pretty much impossible for kids to replicate in the real world.

Ease of play

Players are offered detailed instructions and a chance to practice before each mini-game. The main game walks kids through each turn, leaving virtually no possibility of getting stuck. That said, some of the games may take a bit of time to master.

Violence

Cartoon rabbit-like characters are repeatedly whacked, squished, and punched. They never appear to suffer any serious injury, save perhaps one game in which potential thieves appear to be zapped to dust.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A music-based rhythm game has a song that mentions champagne.

Privacy & safety
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Rabbids Land is a collection of mini-games meant for up to four people. As with previous games in this series, most activities are accompanied by a very basic brand of bathroom humor -- expect tame gags about burping, cow bums, and throwing up -- likely to be enjoyed most by tweens. The cartoonish, dopey rabbids don't display many behaviors that parents would want their kids to emulate, but their antics can make for a positive, laugh-filled social gaming experience among the right players.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Science

  • biology

Hobbies

  • board games

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • decision-making
  • strategy

Communication

  • friendship building

Collaboration

  • meeting challenges together

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

Learning Approach

Support

What kids can learn

Subjects

Science

  • biology

Hobbies

  • board games

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • decision-making
  • strategy

Communication

  • friendship building

Collaboration

  • meeting challenges together

Rabbids Land wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Chad Sapieha

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What's it about?

Like its predecessors, RABBIDS LAND for Wii U offers up a collection of humorous mini-games featuring Ubisoft's dumb, but strangely adorable, rabbids. This time out, the cartoonish, rabbit-like creatures have invaded a theme park with a big board game hub. Players take turns rolling a die and moving from space to space around a wheel-like playing area as they attempt to collect trophies by winning mini-games, stealing them from friends, and setting up secret sabotage squares. It's a bit like a Mario Party game, only with more belching and vomiting (the rough-around-the-edges rabbids aren't exactly known for proper decorum). Outside the main game players can practice mini-games at their own pace, earning coins with which they can unlock extras including dozens of CGI shorts featuring the rabbids getting into various sorts of trouble.

Is it any good?

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It's not quite on par with the Wii U's other theme park party game, Nintendo Land, but Rabbids Land is still a fair bit of fun. It puts the system's touch-screen equipped GamePad controller to good use most of the time, typically employing it as a dedicated display for one of the game's players. One person will focus on the tablet to, say, trace pictures, tilt a platform to roll a pair of marbles around, or guide thieves through a security maze, while a second player watches the TV screen and takes on an opposing role from a different perspective using a Wii remote and nunchuk.   

Just keep in mind that most mini-games generally involve just two players selected at the start of the turn. That means you can expect to spend a fair bit of time just sitting and watching other people play. Plus, a few of the mini-games are somewhat uninspired, such as a quiz show focusing on random disgusting facts that most players will simply guess at, including how much snot the average person swallows in a given day (something you really don't need or probably want to know). Still, the board game makes for good multiplayer fun in short bursts.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about social gaming. What makes playing with friends fun? Does it matter much whether you win or lose? Would you rather play a game like this with your family or your pals?

  • Families can also discuss potty humor. Why do you think people -- often kids -- can't help but laugh at jokes about subjects like flatulence and belching? Do you think giggling about things we normally wouldn't openly discuss makes us slightly more comfortable with our bodily functions?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo Wii U
Price:$59.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:UbiSoft
Release date:November 18, 2012
Genre:Mini-games
Topics:Friendship
ESRB rating:E10+ for Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor, Mild Lyrics (Nintendo Wii U)

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Teen, 15 years old Written byYoshiGuy May 24, 2013
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I Love this game

This game is great. I enjoyed the board game. And I really enjoyed the extra videos!
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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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