Parents' Guide to

Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps/White Dog Squad

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Yo-kai spin-off adds more ghostly action to fun franchise.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2018
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

yo kai is good


This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 12+

the best spinoff

so... blasters is a ghostbusters esc game where players take down bosses with up to 3 other players from around the world but one thing to note.. the game DOES use mimimal swearing and one charater (mass mutterer) is KINDA VIOLENT in fact he throws knives... but blood is not used in game and its really for the older aduince of the yo kai watch franchies.. but DO have a talk with your kids that there.. is some big kid stuff in here. edit one character says somthing about a bikini but does not appere in game

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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

This action-based role-playing adventure is a spin-off of a popular franchise, but its fast-paced play will easily earn it fans for its amusing, cartoonish monster busting. Yo-Kai Watch Blasters is an offshoot of the popular Yo-Kai Watch franchise, and dives a bit deeper into the game's spirit world. In Japanese mythology, "Yōkai" are spirits that can possess people, animals, and items to cause both fortune and mayhem. In the Yo-Kai Watch series, these spirits tend to be a bit more mischievous than malevolent, and many can even become friends with certain humans and help them out in their weirdly unique ways. The main games usually tell their tales from the human side of things, but in the new spin-off title Yo-Kai Watch Blasters, fans get to take on adventure from the Yo-kai perspective with barely a human in sight. Instead, players control a party of Yo-kai characters and venture out in more arcade-style action, blending easy-to-play button mashing mixed with light role-playing strategy.

The game makes a lot of cool pop culture references that might get lost on younger players, but older gamers will get a kick out of them. In fact, the foundation of the game is basically one big parody of the original Ghostbusters movie, right down to the firehouse HQ and the tricked-out car. It's a fun setup, but more importantly, it's just a lot of fun to play. Admittedly, the button mashing can get a little repetitive over time, but mixing and matching team members to try out new combinations keeps things from ever getting stale. And as much fun as the game is solo, adding extra players via local or online play adds a whole new element to the fun. With a full group controlling members of the team, the game begins to take on a more party atmosphere. No matter how you play, though, Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps and Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: White Dog Squad are great ghostly additions to the silly supernatural franchise.

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