Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

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Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Genres: Action, Shooting, Strategy and Turn-Based

Released: August 2017. Added to this library 2 weeks ago.

Overview

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.

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Commitment

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.

Costs

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.

Ratings

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.

ESRB EVERYONE 10+ with Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief, Mild Language

Accessibility

System settings: Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games... read more.


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