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I’m sure most of you are pretty tired of fluffy little bunnies by now, but if Easter hasn’t worn down your resolve for something obnoxiously cute (yet slightly disturbing) then prepare to dive into a world where bunnies eat their own kind and only you can save them. Cannibal Bunnies by Creative Drops Studios is a lemmings-esque action puzzle game that tasks you with locking little rabbits in hanging cages for their own protection. Their are tons of levels spread out over three worlds (plus a bonus holiday package), the graphics are adorable, and the soundtrack is so peppy it will make you sick.
Each level starts from a zoomed out perspective, so that you have a little time to strategize. Once you’ve decided where your best moves are you can tap the screen to zoom in and the bunnies start going about their business. You have to grab the bunnies by tapping them and then drag them to one of several hanging cages. It sounds simple enough right? Well to spice things up the developers made sure there were all sorts of obstacles and trickery to get in your way. There are several types of bunnies and not all of them are friendly.
The little pink bunnies are harmless enough, but they need extra attention because they will walk right off of cliffs if you don’t scoop them up quick enough, and they will eat any carrots they come across. If they eat a good carrot they bulk up and you can’t life them, and if they eat a bad carrot they get some vomit inducing food poisoning. If you put a sick bunny in one of your cages it becomes a useless quarantine zone. The purple and red bunnies are a little more devious because they have a strong appetite for their own kind. They will snack on any harmless pink bunnies that get in their way. You can lock the purple bunnies up if your quick enough, but the red bunnies are too strong to move. The red bunnies also have access to some strange weaponry (canons, boulders, etc.) that will definitely hinder your progress. By saving a specific number of bunnies each level you can unlock new levels and eventually new worlds.
The game offers a solid casual experience with enough new twists and turns to keep it interesting during the first play through. The levels all have a similar layout, but they stay fresh due to changes in scenery. I didn’t experience any glitches, but I did get a little annoyed when I accidentally dropped a few bunnies to their deaths by missing the cages. I know it was probably my frantic, nervous play style, but I wouldn’t mind if the cages were a little larger in a future update. Their is a moderate amount of replay-ability in the form of unlockable bonus levels and the precious Cannibal Medals (really fun achievement system), but I couldn’t see myself playing it after unlocking all the goodies. If the game gets continuously updated I could see myself returning to it, but until then I will just say it was fun while it lasted.
Tagged with: $2.99, cannibal bunnies, casual, creative drops studios, lemmings, puzzle, strategy