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Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Review

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Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Mario and Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a chess-like strategy game where you control cartoon rabbits (the Rabbids) and Nintendo characters in turn-based battles with fantastical weapons through four different worlds.

It looks and sounds like a game for youngsters, but beneath this bright saccharine exterior is a deep strategy game not a million miles away from games like XCOM. You control Mario as he teams up with 4 “rabbid” rabbit heroes as they battle enemies. Each of these has their own stats, moves and techniques that are all effective in different sorts of battles.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 29/08/2017

Price: 43% off

Platforms: Switch

Genres: Action, Shooting, Strategy and Turn-Based

Accessibility: 24 features

Developer: @Ubisoft

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 20 hours and 30 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play co-operative and competitive battles on a single system which works well (a bit like a game of chess) in the family.

CostsCosts

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle usually costs £29.99. 

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game. You can purchase packs that expand the content:
  • Donkey Kong Adventure adds new adventures, characters, locations and skills.
  • Ultra Challenge Pack adds eight super hard challenges and co-operative levels.
  • Pixel Pack adds eight new weapons.
  • Battle Pass provides the above adventures as well as a special weapons.
  • Battle Gold Edition includes all the above expansions in one pack.

Players can purchase physical amiibo figures to unlock in-game items and unlock special weapons.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context. Features non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context. In turn-based battles, players can hit fantasy characters with comical weaponry. Fantasy characters react by flickering and disappearing with flashy light effect.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 8+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Younger children enjoy the Nintendo characters and battles here as its turn-based play removes the need for quick reactions. It also means they can go and get help from parents when they need it.

AccessibilityAccessibility

There is no difficulty setting obviously presented, but before each battle when you are shown the battle map there is an option to press the Y button for "Extra Health", which completely heals your heroes and gives them 50% health for that battle. The serves as the Easy Mode, and needs to be selected for each level you would like to use it. Note that it can only be activated when the Battle Map is first shown, before any other actions are taken.
 
Our Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Accessibility Report documents 24 accessibility features:


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