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The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Rabbids Rumble combines mini-games, battling, and collecting together with the Rabbids' trademark cartoonish violence. Rabbids gleefully pummel each other using a variety of slapstick gags, like oversized boxing gloves and 1-Ton weights. There's crude humor too, such as cow catapults powered by fart gas. The Rabbids suffer no lasting injuries, however, and the violence is all meant to be silly.
What's it about?
In RABBIDS RUMBLE players seek to capture 102 Rabbids that have \"escaped\" from the 3DS by unlocking them in Story mode and Multiplayer mode, using StreetPass and SpotPass to exchange Rabbids with friends, and by scanning QR codes. By completing mini-games in the Story mode, players gain access to the Battle Arena where they can send Rabbids to battle each other either against friends (via multiplayer) or the computer via turn-based 3-on-3 battles.
Is it any good?
Given the Rabbids' penchant for mayhem and slapstick violence, a game such as this that incorporates one-on-one arena battles is a great fit. Much of the game's humor is derived from watching the Rabbids beat on each other with over-the-top attacks. There are also dozens of mini-games that exploit the system's 3D effects, camera, wireless connectivity, and microphone. Gameplay is fun -- for a while -- but ultimately the experience is superficial and a little too easy.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about slapstick humor. Does the cartoonish nature of the violence make it OK to laugh at? Where do you draw the line?
Do you enjoy the game's 3D effects? Do you think more games should use this technology? What other kinds of entertainment can you find in 3D?
- Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
- Subjects: Language & Reading: following directions
- Skills: Collaboration: cooperation
Self-Direction: work to achieve goals
- Price: $29.99
- Available online? Not available online
- Developer: UbiSoft
- Release date: November 13, 2012
- Genre: Mini-games
- ESRB rating: E10+ for Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence
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