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Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time

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Enjoyable, silly party game for tweens and teens.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

This silly cartoon-like adventure, with a collection of minigames, sends the message that video games can be a way for tweens and teens to have fun with their friends.

 

Positive role models

The "Rabbids," which were originally referred to as "moronic rabbits," are curious and rambunctious creatures who just want to have fun. In doing so, however, they can whack opponents, toss explosives, and, er, use flatulence to compete against one another in various goals. They aren't good role models but they are hilarious to play with.

Ease of play

As with the past games in the series, these video games have a short learning curve; therefore, younger or inexperienced players can pick it up easily. The game uses both the Wii Remote and nunchuk controller.

Violence

The game contains some cartoon violence, such as tossing explosive TNT at the other characters or whacking them with various objects. The "Rabbids" can also be electrocuted in humorous ways, such as lightning strikes.

Sex

In one scene, the Rabbids can use an X-Ray to peer through the clothes of other Rabbids in posters -- and see their underwear.

 

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

There's one reference to a "pint of beer" in the game (in the Quiz Hall).

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time is like a Saturday morning cartoon: there's a lot of high-energy antics, some violence in the form of whacking opponents, and a little light irreverence, too, such as flatulence (with plumes of colorful smoke emitting out of their behinds) and x-rays that can reveal the underwear underneath the clothes of Rabbids in posters. In one part of the game there is a reference to beer, as well.

 

What's it about?

Those silly Rabbids are at it again. This time around the mischievous bunnies stumble into a history museum and use a time-traveling washing machine (yes, you read that correctly) to teleport to various points in history -- be it the age of cavemen, the rise of Egypt, Medieval times, or the Wild West. And of course, they get into all kinds of trouble in the process. RAVING RABBIDS: TRAVEL IN TIME has multiple game modes, folds in various game types (e.g. platforming, rhythm, racing, quizzes), and includes more than 25 mini-games that support up to four simultaneous players. Gamers can also unlock historical costumes for your Rabbids over time.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time is, for the most part, a good game. The game is certainly charming, with plenty of humor and challenges to master. Games are divided into various areas of the museum -- such as the Shootarium, Flyarium, Bouncearium, and Runarium, so you can discover what style of gameplay you like the best and visit that room often to unlock trophies and other rewards. There's a lot of variety in the mini-games, so it should keep siblings or friends glued to the TV for a while. That said, the gameplay is quite shallow, and at times short and repetitive. Plus, this is one of those games that's not as fun by yourself -- but at least you can log online if you don't have friends or family over. While certainly not the game of the year, Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time is a cute collection of party games for kids ages 10 to, say, 15.

Online interaction: Gamers can log into a multiplayer lobby and find people to play with, and even partake in group battles. There isn't a way for players to talk with one another.

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Game details

Platforms:Nintendo Wii
Price:$49.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:UbiSoft
Release date:November 30, 2010
Genre:Action/Adventure
ESRB rating:E10+ for Alcohol Reference, Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence

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Kid, 10 years old November 24, 2011

Super fun party game

Travel in Time is just a great party game! I am not sure it has any goals, but its super fun.
Teen, 16 years old Written bydonald1234 February 4, 2011

not good for 8-

i love it because i love rabits

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