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Score: 8.3/10  [2 reviews]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 3240 - Kinectimals: Now with Bears
Developed by Frontier Developments Ltd

Kinectimals: Now with Bears
Price:
$69.99
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October 2011
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Kinectimals: Now with Bears product reviews

A wide-eyed Bengal tiger cub cocks its head to the side and playfully peers at you. Memories of your first pet come rushing back and you wistfully wish you could adopt this cub, too. Through the magic of Kinect for Xbox 360, that furry tiger cub, along with four other adorable feline species and five new bear species in Kinectimals Now with Bears is in your living room and about to become your best friend.

Kinectimals Now with Bears invites children, their parents and animal lovers of all ages to build lasting friendships with some of the world's most exotic creatures. Just like real pets, your Kinectimals Now with Bears cubs and bears will come running when they hear your voice; respond to commands,* such as "jump," 'roll over' and "play dead"; and purr with joy when you scratch them behind their ears.

With your brand new pet and your loveable guides, Bumble and Lina, you will embark on two journeys across mysterious islands and build a heartwarming bond with your feline and bear cubs while exploring the islands' many secrets.

Along the way, you and your pets will discover hidden treasure, ancient ruins, unexplored caves and a land frozen in ice. With your cat cub, you'll solve the mystery of the Legend of Felis Aurum on the island of Lemuria; with your bear cub, you'll play through the Fiddlers Quest on the island of Mira. On both islands, you'll be able to unlock hundreds of collectibles to personalise your gameplay experience.

Details, Details, Details:
    • "Nice to meet you." Your journey begins when you adopt and name* one of five playful cats - Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, Cheetah, Leopard or Panther - or one of five adventurous bears - Black Bear, Grizzly Bear, Cinnamon Bear, Panda Bear or Polar Bear. Discover the lush environments on the islands as you journey with your cub to unlock 10 more animals during the course of your journeys to solve the Legend of Felis Aurum and the Fiddler's Quest, including Glacier Bear.

    • Create memories that last a lifetime. From the first time she recognises her name to when she learns to roll over, your cub will grow up as your sidekick and friend, eager to discover the environment around you. Use your voice* and body to teach your pet new tricks and build a bond that grows.

    • The fun never ends, Train your pet to perform tricks, such as fetch; play activities, including jump rope and juggling; and even master agility courses with hops, stops and balancing acts. Of course, there is always time to care for your pet by feeding, bathing and grooming, too.

    • Get Competitive. Engage in challenges with your pet to earn Achievements and improve your Gamerscore, or team up and compete with friends and family members and their pets to see who can score the highest. Plus, win cool rewards for your Xbox 3607reg; Avatar.

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Tags:
animals   bears   cheetahs   kinect   leopards   lions   pandas   panthers   polar bears   tigers   xbox
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Review by: shellcruise (Shelley)
Dated: 24th of September, 2012

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This Review: 7.5/10
Value for Money:
Score 8 out of 10
Immersion Factor:
Score 7 out of 10
Sleepless Nights:
Score 7 out of 10
Replayability:
Score 8 out of 10

We brought this game for our 3 year old daughter and she loves it. We had been to the local zoo who has Lions and since then she had become a little obsessed with the big cats so this game was perfect for her.

To begin with you get to choose either the bears or the cats and she has chosen a lion which she named Honey. Its so cute watching her interact with Honey as she cuddles him and pats him you really wish it was real.

Honey and my daughter go on adventures together and play games like fetch and throwing the ball trying to knock items over. Some of the activities are a little hard for her and so either her father or myself have to jump in and complete the task but the majority of the 'games' she can do by herself. We only had to show her how to set up the game once and that was it she was on her way. She stands in front of the Kinect and waves her hand around and yells out instructions although doesn't always understand her) or else she hovers her hand over the item on the screen.

Its amazing what the game can do and its so neat watching her interact with the animals on the screen especially when she gets to pat it and tickle it.

Even though Little Miss 3 can play the game I think it is probably suited more for older kids as I know she is not using it to its full capacity. When she plays its usually for only around half hour and then she gets bored of it and wants to play something else. I think we will be keeping this for a long time to come as my baby really wants to play too.

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Review by: black-kat (Dave)
Dated: 6th of February, 2012

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This Review: 9.0/10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
Immersion Factor:
Score 9 out of 10
Sleepless Nights:
Score 9 out of 10
Replayability:
Score 9 out of 10

This is a cute game that many kids will absolutely adore. The game is about the island of Lemuria where you can adopt and interact with one of 5 baby cats or 5 baby bears. The control system is entirely done using body movements and voice controls.

While the game seems pretty basic to begin with, it is actually quite involved and does include a rather big adventure where you get to wander the island and discover it's secrets with your new found pets.

The control system is acutally quite well done and the kinect system seems to pickup the movements rather well, in fact better than many other games, but I suspect this is due to the fact that it is a childs game and their reactions are generally slower and can be monitored and registered easier.

This is a great game for kids and it's also brilliant to see the looks of joy on their faces as their pet plays wth them and reacts to their movements and voice commands.

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