When you first hear its title, the unlikely Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle sounds like a recipe for a set of party games. But... nope.
Ubisoft and Nintendo made the surprising decision to make this bizarre crossover a tactical turn-based combat game not dissimilar in style to the XCOM series. The result is a game with a lot more depth but all of the humour you'd expect from a meeting of the rascally Rabbids and Mario and his pals.
The Mushroom Kingdom has been rent asunder by a mysterious vortex, transporting the Rabbids into this once peaceful land. While the mischevious Rabbids might be enough to break the peace all by themselves, they actually end up teaming with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Yoshi to journey through four different worlds and restore the Mushroom Kingdom to its former glory.
This isn't a thin attempt at turn-based action, either. With an arsenal of more than 250 (often hilarious) weapons, each with their own unique stats and specs as well as a host of special abilities, there's plenty of meat here for players looking for a satisfying Mario meal. Throw in local multiplayer and you've got a lot to go at, all delivered with a gleefully irreverant sense of humour.