Parent's Guide: Rabbids 3D
If you're looking to buy Rabbids 3D for your child, you won't go far wrong. A family friendly, slapstick game, Rabbids 3D sees everyone's favourite Rabbity things (sorry, Max) travelling back through four periods of time in a platforming adventure. With 40 levels on offer, there's plenty of longevity here, with the Time Attack and Challenge modes encouraging you to play through the levels even more, as you attempt to finish them within a certain time limit, or by collecting everything the level has to offer.
There's a decent amount of variety here to stop kids getting bored, and the traditional Rabbidy humour is delivered in spades. The levels themselves are pretty intelligent, too, requiring a good deal of thought in order to complete them, yet alone get everything that's available. With plenty of puzzles to solve, it's a game that'll get your child's brain working, at the same time as them having fun - and that's never a bad thing.
With nothing in the way of swearing, sex or even real violence, there's very little in the way of mature content in Rabbids 3D - as you'd probably expect from a game featuring the lovable lapins. While you can fend off enemies in the levels by taking a swipe at them with your hand/foot/head, it's debatable as to whether or not you actually make contact with the enemy at all, as a large cloud pops up to obscure any potential violence. In fact, perhaps the only thing that may make younger children jump is that when you lose all your health, your Rabbid gets flung at the screen, and splats against it, while appearing to crack the glass.
Sadly, there's no multiplayer mode in Rabbids 3D (it's about the only thing they could have added that'd improve it). That said, with a younger child, you may find yourself being called on to explain what certain things mean, as although there's very little writing in the game, it does make a habit of giving you an on-screen pop-up, that'll tell you exactly what to do whenever you approach something that uses a new skill, such as lifting a block, or thwacking a Rabbid. It's only a sentence or two, though, so if anything, it could be a great starting base for a child just learning to read.
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