Disclosure: We received a copy of the game to facilitate our honest review. No monetary compensation was received! All opinions expressed are those of the Shelly's Bits & Pieces family.
This is the first post for my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. I thought I'd start out with a game that everyone can enjoy. Christmas is a very special time, not just for the young, but also for the young at heart. When we get new video games at our house, I'm not sure who enjoys it more, Chefy or Kat. Get ready for fun, because Moshi Monsters™: Katsuma Unleashed™ is available for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS. Last year, we reviewed Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park and it was a huge hit! We were very excited to be chosen to review Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed!
About the game: The non-stop action begins when Dr. Strangeglove, intent on his evil
mission to learn the secret of Moshi Picchu, captures Elder Furi and all
of the innocent Moshi Monsters – except Katsuma! As the most popular
Moshi Monsters character, players embark on a far-reaching voyage, traveling through six new worlds packed with mini arcade challenges and epic boss battles. Katsuma
must work to rescue his Moshi Monsters friends, so he can gain their
unique powers – from Furi’s “Smash” to Diavlo’s “Flight” – to help him
combat the enemies and keep the secret of Moshi Picchu safe!
Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed is jam-packed with bonus content and includes hidden areas for players to unlock, plus exclusive codes that they can redeem to earn virtual items at www.MoshiMonsters.com. In addition, Nintendo 3DS Streetpass™ users can search for interactive maps and special monster attack games that allow them to play as each Moshi Monsters character and enjoy their distinct set of “moves”!
The game is "monstrously" fun. It can become quite addictive, so you might have to put a limit on your child's playtime, as well as your own. We were already fans of Katsuma so this game was ideal for us. My daughter and I have played the game daily since we received our review copy. I really enjoy the mini arcade challenges, and she loves the battles. The game is rated E for everyone by the ESRB for Nintendo 3DS (the DS version has not yet been rated) and is available at retailers nationwide. The MSRP on the 3DS version is $29.99 and the DS version is $24.99. The price is reasonable and it is a game the whole family can play!
This game received a thumbs up from the Shelly's Bits & Pieces family! It was the perfect review to kick off our Holiday Gift Guide! Come back again soon. There are more reviews and giveaways coming too!