‘Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’ Review Roundup – A Spectacular Switch Game

Mario + Rabbids

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle comes to Nintendo Switch on August 29. With the game so close, I’ve decided to compile excerpts from some reviews to give our readers a taste of what the critics are saying.

To start, the Switch exclusive title has fantastic 85 on Metacritic. As of this writing, 47 reviews have been published and not one of them is negative.


Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle exudes off-beat optimism that never dissolves. It’s a consistent delight, no matter how challenging the road becomes, because Kingdom Battle’s unique turn-based tactics system is in every way a pleasure to engage with. Coupled with the annoyingly infectious allure of Rabbids, and the always delightful, colorful world of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is an implausibly engrossing formula that is positively challenging and endlessly charming.”


Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle‘s guts are impressive, but its main event feels like a [good] expansion for a fleshed-out strategy RPG that has more to offer than a great combat system. By the time it opens up halfway in and you really start to delve into the skill tree, it begs to be played. But until then both exploration and some battles feel like going through the motions in a “kinda sorta” tutorial way.”

Nintendo World Report:

The developers at Ubisoft Milan and Paris took their time to figure what works about strategy games and elevated it to a form that can be enjoyed by many. Add to that the pure cleverness of the adventure, and what results in an absolute must play for Nintendo Switch owners. This is the best game the Rabbids have starred in and they only needed Mario to achieve it.”

It’s obvious that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has been received well from video game journalists, and that will surely carry over to the fans.

Do plan to purchase the game? If not, what’s stopping you from having interest in the game? Start a conversation in the comments section below.

Aric Sweeny
Former Editor-in-Chief, now staff writer here at NE. I'm an English student in California. Let's talk Pokémon.