Rayman Raving Rabbids--Bunnies Still Can't Play Minigames

Loic Gounon returns to show off five more minigames in the latest and strangest entry in the Rayman series.

We recently got an exclusive video look at five of the minigames in Rayman Raving Rabbids, the upcoming action game for Nintendo's Wii from famed Ubisoft designer Michel Ancel and his creative team. While past Rayman games were firmly grounded in the 3D platforming tradition, this one breaks ranks as a pure collection of 70 wild, disparate minigames that make what looks like innovative use of the Wii's motion-sensitive control scheme. Anyone who has experienced the surreal environs and odd humor of the past Rayman games--and anyone who has been keeping up with the crazy marketing campaign for Raving Rabbids--will understand the potential for oddity in this new game's many challenges.

Senior coordinator Loic Gounon is again here to show off five more of the minigames in Raving Rabbids. His commentary on the games showcased in the new video (linked above) is found below.

Bunnies Can't Jump

Inspiration: Basically we looked at things that challenged the player, like rubbing your belly and tapping your head whilst whistling. This led us to making the player do two actions based on rhythm and timing.
Description: Jump in time to earn points. If you jump at the very last moment, you win extra points.
Controls: Move the Wii remote like a skipping rope. Flick the nunchuk up to jump.

Bunnies Rarely Leave Their Burrows

Inspiration: We really liked the idea of smacking those little bunnies on the head. So as they were plotting their invasion from below the earth's surface, we decided to let the player hit them back to where they came from.
Description: Stop the bunnies from leaving their holes for as long as possible.
Controls: Aim with the Wii remote and smack them on the head with the nunchuk. Don't worry, most of them are wearing protective head gear!

Bunnies Don't Give Gifts

Inspiration: The running aspect of the controls reminded us a bit of Track and Field, so we wanted something energetic that the running movement gives you. We wanted the player to sweat a little as well, so we added the pressure of an exploding present.
Description: Deliver the package before it explodes.
Controls: Quickly move the Wii remote and the nunchuk up and down one after the other to run as fast as possible and get to the end before you get a real surprise.

Bunnies Don't Like Being Disturbed on Holiday

Inspiration: We wanted to parody other first-person shooter games, such as Far Cry, so we created an environment that added a bit of humor to these recognizable worlds!
Description: Save the baby Globox at the end of the level and destroy the evil Rabbids that are in your way!
Controls: Aim with the Wii remote, fire with the B button. A quick flick of the nunchuk reloads.
Special Feature: The grappling hand. Press the Z button to catch a bunny with your hand. Press the Z button again to throw it.

Bunnies Never Close Doors

Inspiration: Someone on the team never closed the doors when he was on the toilet, so we thought this game would help him remember!
Description: Block the rabbids in the toilet for X seconds.
Controls: Aim at the rabbit with the Wii remote and shake the nunchuk to close the door.

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Discussion

33 comments
Kilro
Kilro

Doesn't look too bad, I would rather rent than buy it

Biendeo
Biendeo

I hope this gets an 8.5+.

kirby456
kirby456

This game looks like fun! I thought the trailer was hillarious!

TrogdorGonzalez
TrogdorGonzalez

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!111eleventyone!! Sorry, I just had to do that.

_Sam_
_Sam_

this should be interesting to see how it plays on the wii

Hasselbullen
Hasselbullen

This game looks real fun, and innovative.

_TheJoker_
_TheJoker_

Same as skywalker333, this game sounds like really fun, and 70 minigames is crazy.

skywalker333
skywalker333

i wanted it to be a platform game. its a pity its not... nevertheless it looks fun!

robzan
robzan

I think this game looks pretty cool, i like the humor in it. And it's good with all these mini-games, think, 70 mini-games!!! not bad, not bad...But... It's many mini-games that lookes like an other, so, you can mabey say like 35 mini-games :P And so far i've not seen anything of the maingame... If there are anyone that have seen a trailer or screenies or something of the maingame, please tell me! :)

FATMAN87
FATMAN87

this game looks hilarious, might consider buying it

joestierman
joestierman

this looks funny. i love that trailer lol

Chironex
Chironex

It's funny how much an opinion can change. This game started off as being one of my most anticipated titles of the launch, but the more and more I heard about it, the less enthused I became. I can see this game being fun for maybe a couple of weeks, but a month after its purchase? I don't think so. I'll probably give this a rental when I've got some friends over. Otherwise, I'll be looking elsewhere for my Wii fix.

gforce85
gforce85

This game looks hilarious, and I think it'll be a lot of fun! Even for the missus.

SirDashing
SirDashing

oh wow...mario partyish style rayman...never would have thought of it...no wonder its so popular, i thought it was just another rayman...i was like what the crap are you guys freaking out about. cool. looks fun. but ill probably let a friend buy it and steel (red steel hehe) it from him. red steel and zelda come first of course.

-Shadowbinded-
-Shadowbinded-

i've never been into rayman but this one looks pretty cool, if i don't buy it i'll rent it, but Zelda :D and Tenkaichi come first :P

NND1
NND1

This game looks like a lot of fun and after playing Excite Truck I know the Wii is going to be a nice system in my collection. The motion control is something to be experienced....

Paul_TheGreat
Paul_TheGreat

This would been better if it was just a regular platformer.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Haha. This game looks to be great fun for the family.

snugglebear
snugglebear

This seems to be in the freaky tradition of Wario Ware, but more involved than just hitting a button. Pretty cool and it should be even more fun at parties.

Staryoshi87
Staryoshi87

I'm confused by this game...and mostly uninterested =P I never did get into rayman, though...

rifton
rifton

LOL. That "Bunnies Never Close Doors" pic is hilarious.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

So this is bascially a party game. I'm disappointed they didnt make another platformer, but this should blow Mario Party out of the water. Visuals look nice.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Just another 6 weeks to go until me and my wife are having a fantastic time with this game! I absolutely cant wait!

Arokh_Valdrez
Arokh_Valdrez

This game just looks so goofy and fun, hopefully the Wiimote works really well and I'm pretty sure i'll get this game. Its worth a rental at least, probably a buy for (hopefully) multiplayer happiness, sort of like Mario Party before it got bad

Mutated_Nantuko
Mutated_Nantuko

The last few installments of the Rayman family have been fantastic. This looks so whimsical and fun that I couldn't not buy this.

Mikeplus2
Mikeplus2

Wow cool game with great graphics!

GaMerfan23
GaMerfan23

this game look actually fun to play and funny. maybe if it get good reviews i do da same and picked it up.

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Im loving this. I'll probably pick this one up - but I still want BG&E 2!

Rockclmbr6
Rockclmbr6

Hahah, this game seems kind of funny. Maybe...if it gets good reviews, I'll pick it up.

cobrax80
cobrax80

This game looks incredibly fun and hilarious!