The lights are on
It’s Easter, which is a time of rebirth, seasonal candy, eggs, and
bunnies. These are some of the best bunnies as they have appeared in
Robbie the Rabbit – Silent Hill 3Silent
Hill is full of memorable, terrifying enemies, like the iconic Pyramid
Head and the nurses without faces. Who would of thought that a tall pink
rabbit would stand right alongside them with a wide, bloody grin and
not seem out of place at all. Originally appearing in Silent Hill 3,
Robbie the Rabbit has become a memorable staple of the Silent Hill
Jazz Jackrabbit – Jazz JackrabbitBefore Epic was known for its shooters, impressive game development engines, and recently Fortnite (check out all of our coverage here!) it and Cliff Bleszinski created a green rabbit with a red headband who liked to shoot at everything that moved. We haven’t seen or heard much from Mr. Jackrabbit in years, but in a tangential way, we probably wouldn’t have games like Gears of War or Unreal tournament without his initial platforming successes.
Raving Rabbids – Rayman Raving RabbidsThe Rabbids began their lives as a Rayman sidequest, but quickly established themselves as a marketing force to be reckoned with. When they’re not helping to sell Ubisoft’s other games, they’re busy starring in their own minigame collections and appearing on children’s television.
Alice Tsukagami – Bloody RoarThe Bloody Roar series is a fighting franchise that has not released a new entry since 2003. In the fighting game, players can change forms to turn into anthropomorphic animals. One of those characters is Alice, who has appeared in every Bloody Roar game, and has the ability to turn into a gigantic rabbit.
Cream the Rabbit – Sonic Advance 2Sonic the Hedgehog’s cast is made up almost entirely of upright walking versions of adorable animals, but it took the release of Sonic Advance 2 in 2002 for the series to add a rabbit. Cream is a playable character in the game who has a flying ability similar to Tales’.
MIPS – Super Mario 64MIPS is a memorable aspect of Super Mario 64, and he has an interesting history in assisting with the game’s development. He was used extensively to test the game and its engine. His name is shorthand for Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages, which is related to the Nintendo 64’s processing capabilities.
Peppy Hare – Star FoxPeppy Hare is the veteran of the Star Fox team, always there to offer knowledge and advice, and to make absolutely certain that you understand how to execute a barrel roll. He flew with Fox’s father James, but his history and impressive lineage hasn’t been enough to earn him a slot in the Super Smash Bros. roster. We can all still dream, though.
Fran – Final Fantasy XIITechnically, Fran is not a rabbit or a bunny – she’s a Viera. She might as well be a rabbit though. She has many rabbit-like features, the most notable of which are her large ears. Fran is a mysterious character in the Final Fantasy XII cast, thanks in part to her surprising age. She’s much older than she appears.
Hoppy – Clayfighter 2: Judgment ClayHoppy is a gigantic, overly muscular yellow bunny who dresses like Rambo, but spoofs Terminator 2 on the box art of the game in a confusing collection of references. Hoppy made a return for the Clayfighter sequel, 63 1/3 as T-Hoppy The Battle Bunny on Nintendo 64, but he gained a robotic arm.
Bunny Link – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastCleverly referred to as Bunny Link, this is the form Link takes when he enters the Dark World of A Link to the Past. It’s not the last time Link would flirt with the idea of becoming a bunny. In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, link can find and wear a bunny mask that make him move much faster. Maybe Link has wanted to be a bunny all along.
Are there any other video game bunnies that deserve a spot on this list?
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