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Rabbids Land Box Art
System: Wii U
Dev: Ubisoft
Pub: Ubisoft
Release: TBA
Players: 1-4
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p

As you can imagine, the GamPad player's game is much less rhythm-oriented. Playing a bizarre combination of a bullet hell game and Audiosurf, the GamePad player simply has to survive until the end by finding gaps in the projectiles generated by the Wiimote players. Survive until the end of the song, and you win; get hit too many times and the Wiimote players win. It's incredibly simple, even though the two styles of gameplay are absolutely nothing alike. This simple asymmetrical gameplay is what Nintendo has been saying the Wii U is all about.

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Another game being shown at the show put the Rabbids in a parody of Indiana Jones. Running through a maze with a giant boulder chasing them, the Rabbids are tasked with gathering diamonds while avoiding the giant boulder. The GamePad player, on the other hand, controls the giant boulder by tilting the gamepad back and forth, like a dropping ball puzzle. His job was to crush all of the Rabbids before time was up. The Wiimote players could fit through holes in the maze that the Gamepad player could not, while the GamePad player's boulder was much faster than the players. Once again, the game was simple to understand, easy to play, and offered two completely different types of gameplay.

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I was honestly impressed with Rabbids Land. While NintendoLand's games felt a little dry at times, Rabbids Land had the quirky world of Rayman behind it to keep me playing. Though there weren't many minigames available to play at the show, I can't wait to see what new games were available to play in the final version. This will probably be one of the definitive party games to hit the Wii U, shortly after its launch.

By
Angelo M. D’Argenio
Contributing Writer
Date: July 26, 2012


Game Features:

  • Watch Rabbids Take Over Theme Park Attractions - Join the Rabbids as they invade over 20 attractions that include the princess castle, pirate boat, haunted house, tunnel of love, roller coaster, and many more.
  • Use the Wii U Controller In Delirious Ways - Whether you aim with it, tilt it, scream at it, watch it, steer it, share it, or use it to plan your next move, Rabbids Land will make you play party games in a brand new way through wacky interactions.
  • Multiplayer Gaming - Rabbids Land will make friends and family shout, dance, and engage in crazy frenetic party game challenges with up to 4 players!
  • Use Wii U without TV - With the Wii U controller, you'll be able to play the full game on your own without the use of a TV.


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