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POSTED 24/11/14


RABBIDS INVASION: THE INTERACTIVE TV SHOW

Ubisoft



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 things unlock.

You can also take self-portraits with the little buggers, amassing more and more photogenic props on your travels.

Basically 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 nice...

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...

Ultimately, Rabbids Invasion is a flawed but fun Kinect diversion, even if it doesn’t exactly raise the BWAAAAAAAAAAAH!

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