Story - 88%
Graphics - 90%
Audio - 85%
Gameplay - 91%
Replayability - 86%
Both these names are quite iconic in the gaming world, anyone will know Mario or Rabbids and should have at least played one of their respective games, otherwise they might just be shunned from the gaming community.
Mario + Rabbid Kingdom Battle is a new turn-based tactical rpg game that brings the universe of Mario from Nintendo and the Raving Rabbids from Ubisoft together for the first time. Although the game was developed completely by Ubisoft, throughout the whole process they travelled to Nintendo in Kyoto to make sure they grasp the Mario universe and that Nintendo is also happy.
This cross over is one of the best gaming ideas I have seen these last two years and it works, the story just melts these two universes together to create an interesting playing environment and the genre of the game just adds to the whole mix. I’m a huge fan of tactical turn-based games and add some RPG elements to it and I go all giddy.
The story start of a young brilliant girl playing with an invention she created called the SupaMerge helmet, after she leaves the room the Rabbids appear via their Time Washing Machine, causing chaos like they always do. Amidst the chaos one Rabbids decides to try the helmet and all hell starts to occur. As the helmet strikes the Time Washing Machine they all get transferred to the Mushroom Kingdom along with some objects of the girl’s room. Mario and his friends were celebrating a new statue of Princess Peach when the vortex appeared and sucked them into it dropping them off elsewhere in the Mushroom Kingdom along with the Rabbids.
Now Mario will go on an adventure with some new friends to try and restore the Mushroom Kingdom and restore peace along with it. There are 8 characters that you will unlock during the gameplay, you start off with Mario, Rabbid Princess Peach and Rabbid Luigi. The game has a great learn as you play progress and eases and skilled player into how it works.
After playing through 2 stages you will be able to start going back to Peach Castle, here you will see different Rabbids busy building all kinds of buildings that as you progress thorugh the worlds will be finished and be used for something cool. One of these buildings will be finished as soon as you complete World 1, this building will allow you to play local Co-Op.
Yes you read correctly, local Co-Op. There is a total of five local Co-Op campaigns that will unlock after you have completed the relevant World level. You and your Co-op buddy will each take control of a team of two different characters to try and beat the level. You can play this mode in either TV or table top mode and is an awesome extra to the game.
All I can think of at the moment is to play Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, it is driving me crazy like one of the Rabbids and maybe that was their goal form making this game, to make it so good to drive you insane and just keep you playing the game so they can take over the World. (Insert Evil Laught) Anyways I’m going to play some Mario + Rabbids Kingodm Battle, till later…
Reviewed on: Switch
Available on: Switch
Genre: Turn-Based Tactical RPG
Age Rating: PG
Estimated RRP: R899
Release Date: 29 August 2017
- An Awesome idea of a Mash-up
- Can’t Stop playing
- Can’t stop playing