Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed (3DS)
Activision and Mind Candy catapult our favourite Moshi Monster, Katsuma, into a heroic journey to save the world from the evil Dr Strangeglove and his band of Robot Moshlings in their latest title on the Nintendo 3DS. Let the fur fly.
Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed boasts 6 action packed worlds which Katsuma must adventure though to save Elder Furi who has been kidnapped by Dr Strangeglove. Katsuma will need to rescue other Moshi Monsters along the way and collect all the pieces of the Lost World Tablet.
Starting off in Port Moshi, and venturing through Backwoods, Hollow Hills, Cloud Castle, Moshi Mountain Top and Moshi Picchu. Katsuma has a lot ahead of him, not to mention a whole bunch of Moshlings to collect. You’ll need all your skills to dodge Robot Blurp’s flying spines, whack Robot DJ Quack, leap over Robot Long Beard and thump as many Glumps as you can.
With a Mario style world map, filled with bonus areas and hidden shortcuts, Katsuma Unleashed is already familiar ground. As Katsuma jumps, dashes and bashes his way through the levels, you will need to keep your eyes peeled for 3 hidden Moshi Monsters and 1 coin fragment per level. Collecting Rox throughout the levels can also grant web codes which can be redeemed at the Moshi Monsters website. If you have even visited the Moshi Monsters website, you’ll know there are 1001 things to do with your Moshi so it’s nice to get these little bonuses from the game.
Rescuing a Moshi at the end of a particular world will result in Katsuma gaining a new ability. Starting with Zommers eyeball attack, much like Mario’s firepower, later rescues will reward you with Furi’s ability to smash blocks and so on.
Even the earlier levels will require abilities that you don’t yet have which will give the kids something to go back to accomplish later on, and hopefully keep them quiet that little bit longer. With access to the Moshipedia you are always up to date with your collection.
Along with the main story there are plenty of mini games to be unlocked which can be played on their own, meaning that even when the story if finished there is still fun to be had.
The graphics aren’t as snazzy as I’ve seen on some 3DS games but then I don’t think it’s really something that is going to bother the age group that Katsuma Unleashed is aimed at.
Unlike Lego games which, while aimed at children but adults secretly love, moshi monsters is definitely a childrens game. Adults will not find this challenging. Levels are littered with checkpoints making it much more forgiving to clumsy adolescent fingers. However, with catchy music from the get go and all the bright colours you would expect from any Moshi world, this is bound to please your very own moshling spawns.
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A monstrous 4 out of 5Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed (3DS),