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Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Clumsy Rush 12 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 months ago.
You play an anthropomorphic hippo and must manipulate your legs to move through the stage and get to the crown, all before making your way to the finish line. Whoever crosses the finish line wearing the crown wins, regardless of whether they finish first, so the person with the crown is always racing to the end, while everyone else tries to stop them and take it for themselves.
In addition to your basic movement by controlling your feet, you can also dash forward and launch into other players or move quickly, but doing so with the crown makes it fall off your head, giving those without the crown an edge in movement.
The result is a chaotic and silly game that offers a fun alternative to similar games that require higher skill and can only be played online, allowing parents to play with young children and siblings to engage in lighthearted competition.
When you're nearby, it's a shared-screen, but when you move further apart, the screen splits into sections for each player.
You can play this game in the following styles:
4+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Younger players need to work with the simple but purposefully difficult controls. This can make it sound too hard for youngsters, but actually they usually take to this quickly and it's more experienced players who struggle. In this way it's a good game to level the playing field and allow young children to enjoy the silly fun.
Clumsy Rush: Ultimate Guys
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
On Xbox, there is one version of the game, that has four-player multiplayer ad no in-game purchases.
On Switch, however, there are two different versions; Clumsy Rush and Clumsy Rush: Ultimate Guys.
- Clumsy Rush has no in-game purchases and only supports two-player play.
- Clumsy Rush: Ultimate Guys has cosmetics you can buy, and supports up to four-player play.
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