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Video GameRubber Bandits Review
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Posted: 13 days ago, last updated 4 days ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Rubber Bandits is a fast-paced fighting game where you battle opponents with wacky objects in a race to complete objectives. In each of the eight game modes, you can use anything you find in the levels as a weapon you can throw or use as a melee weapon. With fast-paced fights, wrestling-style over-the-top action, and absurd objectives to reach for, it's lighthearted, low-stakes, and silly fun.

You play with up to three other players and choose from one of the eight game modes, which include a classic all-against-all battle to the death, a robbery game where you need to collect the most artefacts and escape, and a mode where you fight against computer-controlled police. Each player has three lives, and when they are all lost, they can rejoin the round as a policeman who can use their taser to fight.

In each, you can use any item you find, including a torch, a bomb, and even a flamingo statue, to whack others and defeat them. Experimenting with the physics and what you can do with each weapon is essential; coming up with ambitious ways to destroy your opponents can often lead to even more hilarity.

The result is a fast-paced, frenetic party game that offers a wide variety of games that require quick thinking and cunning. The multitude of bizarre and amusing ways you can fight allow for endless moments of unique and hilarious chaos.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/12/2021

Price: 25% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Action and Fighting

Accessibility: 18 features

Developer: Flashbulb Games (@FlashbulbGames)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round of this game. Rounds are very short and fast-paced, with some game modes ending when one person completes the objective and others being last-man-standing battles where each player has three lives.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. Cross-Play: Play across all systems.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Play is fast-paced and good control is required, and each player should be prepared to lose very quickly on occasion. However, younger players with a good helping of patience and sense of humour often really enjoy the hilarity of simply failing when they least expect it - of from a chair to the head.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.

CostsCosts

Rubber Bandits usually costs £3.99 to £16.74. 

Rubber Bandits

There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
 
You can buy packs that contain extra in-game outfits and items you can use to fight each other. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Rubber Bandits Accessibility Report documents 18 accessibility features:
The gameplay is very fast-paced and you often need to rapidly press buttons. To throw an item, you need to hold down a button.

There is no speech and therefore no subtitles in the game, but other text is often small and can be low contrast.

As you can always see the entire stage, navigating around it is always fairly straightforward. At the beginning of each round, the objective is stated clearly. The contrast between most objects is good but some elements can be difficult to discern, like your lives, against certain backgrounds, which themselves have some moving elements and can be distracting. There are occasional flashing effects.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We have documented the following aspects of the game in terms of inclusion and representation. Let us know if we missed something.

Gender and Sexuality:

Gender and Sexuality Choices: The gender and sexuality choices you can make for your character orientation and presentation in the game.

  • Choose Man/Boy or Woman/Girl: You can choose between either man/boy or woman/girl character.

Gender Representation: The gender representation of the pre-defined characters you can play in the game.

  • Play as Character without stated Gender:: The game’s protagonist’s gender is ambiguous and not stated.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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