Review: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Mario Rabbids

I received a copy of the new game from Ubisoft called Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for the Nintendo Switch. I got it for free to play with and review. I can legitimately say, I’m loving this game!

I totally love puzzles and complex games. I enjoy trying to figure out problems and the best way to solve them. I also enjoy things that are funny. The game is easy to start playing. You start out with Mario, Rabbid Peach and Rabbid Luigi. These Rabbids characters have crossed into the Mushroom Kingdom and they are causing all sorts of crazy havoc. The Rabbids have discovered an Augmented reality helmet, the SupaMerge. With it they can combine two things and make something new. They can combine a lamp and a flower to make a flower lamp. The Rabbids take the device to the Mushroom World. There the device malfunctions and the kingdom gets torn apart. Your quest it to put things right again. You are also aided by an artificial intelligence named Beep-O.

The Game is filled with all the humor that you would expect from the mischievous Rabbids. Where Mario and his friends are kind to everyone, the Rabbids do their own thing. There is one hilarious moment where Rabbid Peach knocks over a large pile of blocks that a Rabbid Donkey Kong is atop of. As he falls she snaps selfies of him in the background. Rabbid Donkey Kong is a fun boss to take on.

A Donkey Kong Rabbid

I’ve gone through 9 of the worlds so far and each gets a little harder than the next. Along the way you can upgrade your characters skills, weapons and secondary weapons. My copy of the game came with some DLC content of additional pixel based weapons. Some weapons bounce the baddies off the screen others cover them in sticky honey to prevent them from getting away. The game has already won a ton of awards, too. Take a look at this video. Continue reading Review: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Eva’s Harry Potter Birthday Party 2017

Eva and her Harry Potter Cake
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I specify 2017 because she had a Harry Potter themed birthday last year too. This year she is even MORE into the story of the boy wizard. Allison and Eva set everything up for the party as I was sleeping from work the night before. They worked out all sorts of fun things for everyone to do like watch The Chamber of Secretes and have massive amounts of popcorn and candy. They even got some old keys to make necklaces for everyone and also some little glass bottles with stoppers that look like potion bottles for everyone to drink from. I probably did not have to get as many pizzas as I did as the kids were already stuffed from all the snacks. They saved room for cake, though.

Allison made Eva very special cake that looked like Hagrid made it, on purpose. It is a real lo-tech way to make an authentic Harry Potter themed cake. I thought it was great and so did Eva. Many of her friends are also into the books and they know that Eva is so there were some great Harry Potter themed gifts that she received. Eva took it upon herself to tell everyone in the room why her friends were her friends and what she liked about them as she opened the gifts from each person. I don’t know exactly where that came from but that is totally Eva.