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Rayman Raving Rabbids review

France's biggest hero is imprisoned, and that's not even the funniest part

Pros

  • Jovial Rabbid hijinks
  • Crazy minigames
  • Crisp graphics

Cons

  • No motion sensing action
  • Not the Wii version
  • Crash bugs

What if the hero didn't save the day? What if, instead, he was hoodwinked and mocked by his captors? If Rayman Raving Rabbids on the Wii is any indication, the resulting forecast would be partly innovative with a 95% chance of hilarity. However, the PC version - while the same game - ditches all innovation and plays like a mediocre mini-game-a-thon on your rig.

Rayman is a prisoner of the insane Rabbids - evil animals that are one part Bugs Bunny, and one part Sloth from The Goonies. He's made to compete in twisted, gladiator-style minigames thatdemonstrates the humor of Ubisoft's designers.

Usingthe mouse to move the reticule is a no-brainer, but whether you're tapping keys on a keyboard or buttons on a joystick, you're still left without the Wii version's more natural scheme.

The percentage of crummy games is low, but a Labyrinth-style marble maze and a bathroom door-slamming marathon are among them. Thankfully, the ones you see most often - on-rails shooting with a plunger gun and rhythmic disco dancing - are among the best.

More Info

GenreAction
DescriptionIt's the mascot with no limbs against a bunch of bunnies with bloodlust in Rayman's fourth outing.
PlatformPS3, PSP, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, DS, GameCube, PS2
US censor ratingEveryone
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)