The Rabbids are back again for the Wii home console. This time around, they have made their way into a time machine, which oddly enough looks like a washing machine, and have traveled through time causing chaos! They will go to several historical time periods including the Medieval Ages, Ancient Egypt, the Ice Age, early American history, and the Prehistoric Ages filled with caveman and the dinosaurs. Up to four players can tag along, so let the hilarious mayhem ensue.
Release Date: 1/27/11 (JP); 11/21/10 (NA); 11/26/10 (EU)
Developer: Ubisoft Paris
ESRB Rating: E10+
You start off on your adventure in the laboratory of a scientist. You enter through a door and stumble into one of the main parts of the laboratory. The scientist sees you, freaks out, and then scrambles away. Being a curious Rabbid, you'll walk around and collect coins. You see a door that is not blocked and check it out.
The museum consists of five different sections: the Bouncearium, the Shootarium, the Flyarium, the Runarium, and the Hookarium. Each name is pretty self-explanatory and describes the rooms. In the Shootarium, you will be playing shooting minigames in the Flyarium you will be flying and will be playing flying minigames, and so on. Each room is very vivid and unique in its own special way.
As the title implies, players will be traveling throughout time in a time machine. Players as Rabbids will be causing chaos and altering time to change the future. Instead of the knight getting the sword, your Rabbid will obtain the sword. Yes, you will be causing the Titanic to crash, and you will be causing Benjamin Franklin to get shocked by lightning. The Rabbids will be helping, but will be destroying at the same time.
Acquire the power of the sword.
Throughout the adventure, players will mainly play mini-games. Complete these mini-games and they will have completed the time period. These mini-games take about five to ten minutes to complete and most of them are really fun. However, players must get first place to successfully complete that time period. If people keep coming in second or third, they will have to do the mini-games again which can be a real pain.
Players can customize their own Rabbid! There are over thirty customized outfits to choose and wear! Players can be a pirate, a scientist, an Egyptian, and many more. The more awards players obtain and the more mini-games are completed, the more outfits players will have unlocked. Each outfit is pretty unique and looks pretty cool.
Keep flying, you're almost there!
Players can use their Wii remote to do many things. As a matter of fact, players will be turning their whole body and moving their arms to do various actions such as shooting objects, flying, and other impressive gestures. Players are not required to use the Wii MotionPlus accessory to play Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time, but certain mini-games do requires its use.
The graphics are very animated and clear! Everything is scrupulous to look at whether it be the mini-games or when flying around and shooting something. The outfits are creative and look laudable as well. Overall the graphics are great and are nice on the eyes.
There are many tunes to listen to while scampering around through the museum. The crazy music players hear while playing the mini-games are nice too. Each mini-game has its own different tone which is absolute. Overall, there is a variety of tunes to listen to.
Unique costumes. I really like that blue 50's gangster like one.
As sound effects caper through the mini-games, players will hear a lot of sound effects and a myriad of background noises. The Rabbids make acomical noise as players hold down on the d-pad of the Wii remote which can either be really funny or annoying as well. The scientist can also be really funny to observe and listen to throughout the game as well.
There are many extraordinary and creative places throughout the labs. The mini-games have a peerless setting to match the time period players have time traveled too. There are also many creative objects in mini-games such as flying cows, huge colorful balloons, and much more.
Catch that chicken!
After you beat this game you may want to go back and play some more of the mini-games because some of them are really fun. You can access them back in the museum, and replay them as much as your heart desires. You can also play them with friends and family via online, which can get very competitive. Besides that, it’s not really that fun to do the story over again.
Raving Rabbids: Travel In Time will be having you off your feet trying to surpass the other Rabbids and to win your mini-games. You will be traveling through many unique places throughout history, and you may learn something new as well. The graphics are beautiful for Nintendo Wii, and the audio is pretty good. There are mainly only mini-games to play, and after that the game can get boring.
Raving Rabbids: Travel In Time gets a 6.5 out of 10.