So one of the first things you will do in the game is create a Pixar avatar. Basically, itís a Pixar representation of what you would look like as a kid in one of their movies. The game scans your body and you then answer a few simple questions and voila, you are recreated as a Pixar child avatar. It actually works pretty darn well and I felt connected with my character because I knew it was actually me. This will be hugely popular for the younger audience but I think itíll be just as popular really with anyone that plays this game. Itís simply a cool feature and attaches you to Pixar Studios.
Kinect Rush is a compilation of mini games galore similar to Kinect Adventures or Kinect Disneyland Adventures. Now itís a lot more basic than Disneyland Adventures in the respect that the Pixar Park area is quite small when compared to the vast area to explore in Disneyland Adventures. Nonetheless the game offers up 5 different movies with mini games of their own. Youíll interact with the main characters of the movie in quests and mini stories. The movies you will be treated to are Cars, Toy Story, Ratatouille, The Incredibles and Up!. Youíll take the form of something that would properly fit into the movie theme such as a car in Cars or a toy robot in Toy Story.
The games are very similar to what you find in Kinect Adventures in which you collect coins as you play through the mini-game. Youíll also be up against a clock which awards you points at the end of a game and combines with the total coins you collected for an overall score. Youíll be awarded a medal dependent upon that final score. In each level youíll find plenty of collectibles scattered throughout. Youíll also be able to unlock bonus content. Youíll unlock new levels as you participate in each level. And one of the great things is that the game can be played in single player or co-op. Co-op is actually a lot of fun to play, especially with one of your children, siblings or a good friend. They can even scan themselves into the game as well so that they have their very own avatar. In co-op youíll have to work together to figure out puzzles that normally the AI helps you with. This makes the game a lot more fun and comical as you play side by side.