Those mischievous Rabbids are visiting a museum and making trouble and having fun. When all of a sudden, a Rabbid emerges from out of nowhere in a washing machine time travel device. He’s wearing a rubber ducky inner tube, and the other Rabbids want it and fight over it. In the tussle, one of them gets thrown into the washing machine and got sent back in time. Now you must guide him in a 2-D platform jumping adventure across various locations in time including prehistoric, Roman, Egyptian, and more. (3DS version reviewed here)
The game is a pretty standard 2-D platformer. Your Rabbid can run, jump, pick up and throw objects, and thwack enemies. In each stage are coins to pick up and rubber duckies to collect. Gather enough to unlock 3-D figurines to view, bonus stages, and outfits to dress your Rabbid in. After you beat a level, you can revisit it to take on challenges like time trials, or going through stages trying to collect all the items or defeat every enemy. There are tons of levels, too. The game may not be very innovative, but if you enjoy basic 2-D platforming and the silly Rabbids characters, you may like this one anyway.
Rabbids Travel in Time is rated E for Everyone with ESRB descriptors of Comic Mischief and Mild Cartoon Violence. The Rabbids can get squashed and flown off the screen, among other things. But it’s no worse than a Road Runner cartoon. Reading skill is helpful for the text, and younger gamers may need help with the later, tougher stages.