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August 29, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Best Buy laid out all the swag for the release of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle release at Best Buy
Best Buy had Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle front and center with a few switches and swag.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle The Switch console is an innovative concept in video game console design both in visual appeal and functionality. It takes gaming in new directions. Similarly, I find many of the games coming to the platform have the same innovative characteristics.

Bringing the craziness of Ubisoft's Rabbids to Mario's world is the last mash-up I'd have dreamt up, but it works really well. Surprisingly well! My son and I have played Rabbids games since he discovered Rabbids Go Home on the Wii. The Mario mash-up for the Switch is grand.

The game takes on an ordinarily difficult game play scenario and makes it easy and fun to immerse in. While the craziness of Rabbids is present, so are the beautiful worlds found in many Mario games. This time out, two unlikely allies team up and give gamers a great introduction into squad-based tactics. Whether you like or dislike Rabbids, this game is certainly worth a look!

From the Nintendo website:
Mario & Rabbids universes collide in this new adventure that combines the best of these two worlds! Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi join forces with four Rabbids heroes with their own unique personalities. Easy to play, difficult to master. Solo and co-op turn-based combat is a fresh gameplay experience.

From the Polygon review:
Most tactics games are incredibly daunting because the player is constantly presented with new choices and failure points. Mario + Rabbids cuts most of that out, focusing instead on just core combat mechanics, minor character customization and some basic puzzle solving. There's no permadeath, no base building, nothing to distract you from figuring out the absolute core concepts of the genre. And yet, despite the mask of simplicity, the combat in Mario + Rabbids is tremendously strategic.

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