RABBIDS INVASION: THE INTERACTIVE TV SHOW
Rabbids. You either love them, hate them, are ambivalent to them or
have never heard of them. Yep, that should cover all bases.
We happen to adore Ubisoft’s ridiculous rabbitesque creatures to
whom ‘IQ’ is a description of what’s done at the cinema.
Apparently we’re not the only ones who love them, as they have their
own TV series of cartoon shorts, very much inspired by classic
Looney Tunes outings, with some The Pink Panther
off-kilterishness folded in. it’s this series which this game draws
upon – with indelible Sharpie.
20 endearing episodes are
featured, with Kinectified interaction injections. So, you’ll find
yourself doing everything from the mundane like pointing at stuff,
running on the spot or striking a pose emulating the onscreen
fuzzlump to playing octopus slingshot, painting moustaches,
screaming “BWAAAAAAH!” or firing eggs from chicken bottoms. Such
activities score points, these points add up, new episodes and other
You can also take self-portraits with the
little buggers, amassing more and more photogenic props on your
Just Dance, but without the dancing – well, mostly - and
with a crayon jauntily jammed in its cranium, Rabbids Invasion
allows up to four players at once, with the all-seeing Kinect
picking everybody up. Erm, usually. Unfortunately that also applies
to many of the movements you’ll be asked to do. You’ll do it right,
but Kinect will say, “No.” Allowance for the ever-so-slight
differences between human and Rabbid physiologies would have been
Also, as a predominantly kid-aimed game, demanding
masses of points to unlock new episodes is shitty. Some may have to
be replayed in order to score enough to go on – anathema to
goldfish-like attention spans. Of course you can cheat and buy a
score multiplier with Uplay points...
Invasion is a flawed but fun Kinect diversion, even if it
doesn’t exactly raise the BWAAAAAAAAAAAH!