We’ve been playing Kinectimals for years now, the kids have it on the iPad too. We just recently received Kinectimals Now with Bears from the Xbox team to review because Kinectimals was featured in black Friday deals and it’s a former winner of the Parent’s Choice gold award and a hit for the youngest gamers in your household. And “Kinectimals Now With Bears” is available for the same incredible price.
The kids have always loved Kinectimals, playing and training the animals is fun for them. They love animals. Training your bear can be difficult. There are two pages in the instruction booklet that show you how to make your bear do tricks (motions you make so the cats roll over, stand on their hind legs, etc.) and use spoken commands to switch the play mode (grab a toy from the toy box, view the map, etc.). Advice I read on-line: Copy these two pages, laminate them and keep them handy. It’s hard for anyone (grown-ups included) to remember all of these maneuvers that are needed frequently throughout the game. Especially useful if you put the game down for a few days and forget these needed gestures. Here is Miles trying to train his bear!
Zoe has a beautiful Build A Bear that we received last year at Time To Play and I saved the tag that you use to add the bear to the Kinectimals game, but I couldn’t find it. So when I find it I hope to add to this review all about how cool it was for her to play with the bear she loves to sleep with.
Not a multi-player game Zoe and Miles can not play together
You have to read the screen for children that can’t read yet
- Explore lush islands and collect treasures and accessories for your cubs.
- Enjoy new interactions and activities.
- Embark on a journey of discovery and build a bond that grows every time you play.
Your family gets bigger in this extended release of Kinectimals. Joining the original feline cubs, now play with cuddly bear cubs as you solve a new mystery on an undiscovered island! Share exciting adventures and fun challenges as you teach your best friends new tricks using your voice and body to interact naturally with them*. Explore lush islands and collect treasures and accessories for your cubs. Enjoy new interactions and activities. Embark on a journey of discovery and build a bond that grows every time you play.