This weekend, we list the nine most interesting video game bunnies. These rabbits caught our eye one way or another: they're either immensely creepy, dreadfully cute, or they inspired some of the beloved games of the modern day.
Easter and bunnies go together like eggs and chocolate. More or less. Here's a listicle to enjoy on this Good Friday.
Hare we go:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Bunny Link
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past features an area called the Dark World. When Link finds himself here without the Moon Pearl, he is transformed into a large, pink bunny.
In his bunny form, Link can't use any weapons and is helpless, but oh my God, so freaking cute! There's something about Link and bunnies, as in Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, he can find and wear a bunny mask.
Clayfighter 2: Judgment Clay - Hoppy
A big, muscular yellow rabbit who got that way by "talking to his muscles". Tried it, doesn't work, just makes you look dumb. Come to think of it, being dumb is a trait most people associate with being jacked, so maybe there's something to it after all.
Anyway, Hoppy the "Battle Bunny" is a spoof of the Terminator and this rabbit is BACK.
Bloody Roar - Alice Tsukagami
There always has to be somebunny associated with a character named Alice. We're not bothered by that in the slightest, seeing how love is an understatement for what we feel for Mr Carroll and his wonderful books.
This Alice can turn into a giant white rabbit, and she's more concerned with kicking your butt, than with being late for a very important date.
Super Mario 64 - MIPS
This rabbit is concerned with being on time, or in his own words: "I'm late, so late, I must make haste!" and "I have a date! I cannot be late for tea!".
Mips got his name from an abbreviated name of a microprocessor (Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages) used in the Nintendo 64. He gives out Power Stars after Mario catches him in the basement of Princess Peach's Castle.
He was the first character created for Super Mario 64 and was originally used for early testing of Nintendo 64.
Sonic Advance 2 - Cream the Rabbit
Here's a bunny who uses her head. Well, actually, her big ears, but it counts. Cream the Rabbit is a cute addition to the Sonic the Hedgehog series and can fly by flapping her ears.
Rayman Raving Rabbids - Raving Rabbids
I have one word for you: Bwaah!
Rabbids' vocabulary is significantly smaller than that of the Minions, but their paths are similar in terms of growing more popular than their respective franchises.
This green bunny furthers the infamous rivalry between turtles and rabbits in his namesake game series. The old-school platformer features a red headband-wearing green hare with an itchy trigger finger.
Cliff Bleszinski, the game's co-creator was later involved in the development process of Unreal and Gears of War.
Silent Hill 3 - Robbie the Rabbit
Nightmare fuel incoming. As scary as other characters from the franchise are, the reoccurring, colourful bunny takes the creepy cake. He's introduced in Silent Hill 3 as a Lakeside Amusement Park mascot.
From there on out, he's appearing everywhere, in the form of hot-air balloons, dolls and as an enemy.
Star Fox - Peppy Hare
"Do a Barrel Roll"
Fox McCloud’s mentor, this rabbit is like Obi-Wan to Fox's Luke. In addition to being the eldest and the most experienced member of the team, Peppy is also the most talkative.
One particular line he utters has wrestled its way out of the game's universe and became a meme in its own right. Even Google added a fun little Easter egg in their search engine. When "Do a Barrel Roll" is typed into the search box, the screen, well, does a barrel roll.