This weekend, we list 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 modern day.
Last Saturday, I made a list of Easter eggs in video games. I even threw in an Easter egg of my own. An Easter egg within a list about Easter eggs, how clever. Well, now that the words "Easter" and "eggs" have lost all meaning, it's time for another list.
Just one more thing before we begin. Isn't "hidden Easter eggs" kind of an oxymoron?
This Saturday, I had the original idea to make a list about bunnies. You know, because of Easter and all that jazz.
So, hare we go:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Bunny Link
When in the Dark World without the Moon Pearl, Link 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 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, if you haven't figured that out already from the game's name.
Bloody Roar - Alice Tsukagami
There always has to be some bunny associated with a character named Alice. I'm not bothered by that in the slightest, seeing how love is an understatement for what I 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, however, 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
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 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.
And those would be the most interesting bunnies from video games.