With a ten year age gap between Lewis and Harry, I initially worried how they would forge their own bond with no apparent common interests. I needn’t have worried as now, at four and fourteen, they have share a gorgeous bond and there is nothing Harry loves more than sitting on the end of Lewis’s bed, watching him play football on his Xbox, piping up every few minutes, “My can do that!!”. Every now and then Lewis will pass him the spare controller and the look on Harry’s face is priceless. I love those moments, just the two of them, and I waited a long time for that.
So when we were offered the Xbox game Paw Patrol On A Roll to review (also available for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC), I knew that nothing would make Harry happier than finally getting to play his own game on the Xbox, even if Lewis wasn’t quite as happy to sit and watch!
Paw Patrol Is on A Roll!
No job too big, no pup too small! The PAW Patrol is ready to save the day in Adventure Bay on 16 exciting rescue missions, but they can only do it with your help! Help Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble. Everest, Tracker and the whole team use their unique skills to rescue friends and keep their community safe. Jump into eight awesome Adventure Bay locations, including Farmer Yumi’s Farm, Jake’s Mountain, a desert canyon, under the waves, and more! Get ready for fun puzzle-platforming action that is PAWfect for kids of all ages with all the pups of the PAW Patrol!
Be on the Lookout!
With the Lookout as your base, you’ll have the whole PAW Patrol team—including Everest and Tracker—on your side. Play as two different pups on each mission and as you help your friends, such as Ryder, Jake, Farmer Yumi and more.
Explore the beautifully recreated world of Adventure Bay as you help the PAW Patrol on daring rescues, collect hidden Pup Treats, and play micro-games that make the most of each pup’s unique skills —all while learning about teamwork and helping the community.
Ryder and all eight PAW Patrol Pups
16 daring adventures set in 8 adventure bay locations
Special pup abilities that need to be used for each rescue
Playing as two different pups per mission
What did we think?
Harry was ridiculously excited to play the game and I was relieved that it was so easy to set up! With the game aimed at ages 3+, everything is self explanatory and as Ryder talks you through each step, it’s very simple.
Harry loved that he was able to play the game on his own, without any help from Lewis, and certainly not from me. He also loved that he was in control of the pups, in the same surroundings as they are on TV, and as he made each move he told me, “My just did that!!”.
With 16 different adventures, it’s a great game to really get into and, just like in the show, each pup has different abilities and equipment so you can use different pups to solve different missions. I love how the game really makes you think, using problem solving to work out the best pup, and the best equipment, to solve each mission. Harry soon worked it out and was flying through the levels.
Harry loved that you can collect up to 200 pup treats and 5 gold badges during each mission which then give you access to unlock able pictures and badges. My children get very competitive against each other so getting all 200 pup treats was a real must!
Although I much prefer to see my children outdoors or using their imaginations, I also know that they want to be just like their big brother and this is the perfect starter game for little ones wanting to play on games consoles. I can imagine that for more experienced gamers this game is a little too simple and would be completed over the course of a couple of days. But for Paw Patrol fans like Harry, I think he will play this over and over, even when he has already completed all missions.
Paw Patrol on a Roll game is available from Amazon, Game and other retailers nationwide and is currently on offer at Smyths for just £19.99. It’s a great Christmas present this year and you can find out more by joining us at the #PAWPatrolOnARoll Twitter party this Friday 30th November at 1pm.
** We were sent this item for review. All words and opinions are my own **