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Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Ubisoft
Aug 29, 2017 - Nintendo Switch
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

92%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7.7 / 10
Eurogamer
Recommended
Easy Allies
4.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
Polygon
8 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Review Summary

MightyCritic Consensus

Colorful Crossover

Surprisingly Deep Gameplay

Genuine Humor

Despite it overstaying its welcome, just about everyone agrees that Kingdom Battle is a joyous merger of Mario and Rabbids. The tactical gameplay is simple enough for kids but has the complexities you'd expect from the genre.


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Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Trailers

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch thumbnail

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Rabbid Luigi Character Spotlight | Gameplay Trailer | Ubisoft [NA] thumbnail

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Rabbid Luigi Character Spotlight | Gameplay Trailer | Ubisoft [NA]

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Combat | Gameplay Trailer | Ubisoft [NA] thumbnail

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Combat | Gameplay Trailer | Ubisoft [NA]


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Critic Reviews for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Based on its colorful world, beautiful animation, and source material you might expect Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle to be “My first turn-based tactics game.” But you're in for a surprise: even for XCOM vets some of its battles are challenging puzzles. Some of its tougher levels do devolve into a trial-and-error slog, but a good mix of enemies, objectives, and character abilities keep things interesting.

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This wonky crossover is the unlikely source of a superbly designed tactical combat challenge as well as a charmingly silly adventure.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Despite owing so much to XCOM, this is a fantastically imaginative and enjoyable strategy game that's as accessible as the genre has ever been on consoles.

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Mario + Rabbids gives you the action and strategy of XCOM in a way that does justice both to Mario and to the Rabbid's kooky style. Ubi's big E3 surprise is an unmissable Switch game.

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While Kingdom Battle's puzzles won't win any awards, the robust selection of challenging tactical battles entertains from beginning to end

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Mario + Rabbids manages to walk a narrow road, offering up a legitimately challenging squad tactics experience without alienating the family friendly Mario audience. While it doesn't quite have the full layer of spit and polish of an in-house title, Ubisoft comes damn close to capturing that Nintendo magic.

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The unlikely collision of Mario and Rabbid franchises is delightfully charming, and features a deeply satisfying turn-based tactics system underneath its colorful skin.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Mario + Rabids: Kingdom Battle gets its Donkey Kong DLC this June

Mario + Rabids: Kingdom Battle gets its Donkey Kong DLC this June



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