Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle | Nintendo Switch | Out Now
Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:16 pm
Mario plus Rabbids? Are you feeling alright?
Don't worry, eveything is fine. This is the result of a collaboration between Nintendo and Ubisoft. The premise may sound strange but the result is truly spectacular. Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Peach join Ubisoft's Rabbis in a turn-based strategy game. The gameplay is very much like X-Com in that you'll use cover to protect your team and outflank the enemy, take charge of different weapons to get the advantage over various foes and play to save the
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The developers have put a lot of effort into making this game shine with the usual Nintendo charm that accompanies the Mario franchise. The levels are colourful and vibrant (though you'll see some darker ones that still pop); secrets that are hidden around the world are waiting to be discovered; and there are cool touches like plants that hoot along to the soundtrack to really flesh out the world. Speaking of the soundtrack, it is composed by the legendary Grant Kirkhope who worked on classics like Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark. It's not hard to hear his influence as the music is reminiscent of Banjo-Kazooie but still delivers a fresh take on classic Mushroom Kingdom tracks. This really is a game that is a delight to see, hear and play.
Ok, you've got me. Is there anything more for the non-believers?
Check out this gameplay footage from Gamescom 2017. You can also see the first part of my playthrough in the video below the Gamescom one. If you'd like to see more of my gameplay, follow the video through to the GRcade YouTube channel.
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