Rabbids Travel in Time 3D

Common Sense Media says

Wacky characters no longer in mini-games, now platformer.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The Rabbids are a happy-go-lucky bunch, who never let anything get them down. 

Positive role models

Despite their positive nature, the Rabbids tend to kick, punch, or otherwise assault each other in an effort to get what they want -- but always in a cartoonish way. They're fun to play with, but aren't role models by any means. 

Ease of play

The game offers a very gently learning curve and repeats instructions many times at the beginning to ensure players know which buttons do what. Anyone who has played a platform game before will quickly pick this one up. 

Violence

The player's Rabbid will assault others in the game to earn costume bonuses. This is accompanied by a "thwack" sound effect. Also, as they make their way through levels there are several threats, including mines, spikes, and falls from high distances. There is no blood, though, and the Rabbids never do more than blink or get flung offscreen. 

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Rabbids Travel in Time 3D is a slapstick-filled platform game with loads of Saturday morning cartoon-like violence. The Rabbids are irreverent (proudly burping and beating on each other), but rather than the minigames of this title's console cousin, this 3DS version is more similar to the Mario and Sonic platform games, where characters must avoid obstacles, collect coins, and jump a lot. While there's plenty of hazards and some violence, it's all very cartoony and meant to be silly. 

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What's it about?

RABBIDS TRAVEL IN TIME 3D sets these wacky rabbit-like characters cavorting around a history museum where they stumble upon a washing machine that's also a time machine. No... really! This takes one of the antic-prone bunnies back to several historical periods, from pre-historic to Ancient Egypt to the Middle Ages. In each time frame, your Rabbid will collect coins, wardrobe additions, and other goodies.

Is it any good?

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The Raving Rabbids series is one of the more reliable funny franchises in gaming, but that's largely due to the off-the-wall mini-games developers come up with. In Rabbids Travel in Time 3D, the bug-eyed bunnies abandon that for a straight platform game and it isn't a great fit. The game's certainly not difficult and as a platform game itself, it's not bad (though hardly spectacular). But by so severely restricting the Rabbids and their environment, it takes a lot of fun out of the franchise. 3D effects are used well in the game, and thankfully sparingly, but it's not enough to make a fair game into a good or great one. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about if you had a time machine, where would you want to go in history?

  • Do the game's 3D effects make it better or worse than a 2D game?

  • What makes these Rabbids characters so amusing?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo 3DS
Price:$36.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:UbiSoft
Release date:April 10, 2011
Genre:Arcade
ESRB rating:E for Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence (Nintendo 3DS)

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Kid, 9 years old June 18, 2012
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awesome

if you want to learn about Egypt and other old times pick up this game. the bosses are easy. the first one makes you run back and forth 3 times without getting killed. the second one makes you kill all of the rabbids on the screen and you raise your hp by 1.

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