Rabbids Rumble is a new game that is available for the Nintendo 3DS. Most importantly the game can be played in 2D or 3D mode. The Rabbids are loose in seven worlds of mini -games and players battle it out to capture over 100 Rabbids to complete their collection. They can then train their Rabbids and make them stronger. Some of the interactive mini-games fully use the 3D system with Augmented Rabbidity. By using the camera in the system to read the AR card that comes with the game, the player can make the Rabbids fly up from the floor, fly around them or battle it out on the table. Players can also engage their friends in 1 vs 1 battles. With the “Street Pass” feature activated players can share scores, gain training bonuses, and unlock new Rabbids and other items with other players they cross. With the “Spot Pass” Feature players can get new rare Rabbids to download every week to complete their collection.
The boys and I have really enjoyed playing Rabbids Rumble. We’ve been taking turns trying out the mini-games and unlocking new Rabbids. Quentin prefers to play story mode while Zander, Brody and I prefer to play battle mode. When the boys first started playing battle mode they selected use AR card and we found it to be a pain. Our biggest complaint about trying to use the AR card is you must have plenty lighting in the room so the camera can read the card. The lighting in our house isn’t the greatest and it led to a lot of frustration. The other thing I don’t like about the AR card is how easy it will be for a child to misplace or lose it completely. I do like the additional features that you can unlock with the card, I just wish there was a different, more child friendly way to do it. The boys definitely prefer to battle with the AR card because the game “comes to life”. I think this is a game that is good for all ages even though it is rated E10+. My boys are 5,7 and 9 and they picked up on the game play right away. Actually they had to help me in places because I was having a hard time. I’m guessing the rating has a little more to do with some crude humor and mild cartoon violence in the game. After playing for just a few hours collectively we have a total of 13 Rabbids in our collection. The boys and I will be adding more during their upcoming break from school!
Still have some Christmas shopping left to do for a video game lover on your list? Rabbids Rumble would make a great gift for anyone that has a Nintendo 3DS. You can buy Rabbids Rumble from Amazon.