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Kung Fu Rabbit now available on Wii U eShop
Life in the temple of rabbits hangs by a thread. Universal Evil has struck again and kidnapped all of your disciples. Only you managed to escape. They let you live… They’ll soon regret it!
Use your agility and combat skills to save your disciples! Jump from roof to roof, slide gracefully along walls, sneak up on your enemies, and rip them to shreds!
Detailed graphics, humour, hours of gameplay and intuitive controls. Each of the 70 levels requires logic, precision, agility and lots of sabre rattling. The game also has lots of trophies to win, babies to save, carrots to eat, and a Universal Evil to expunge.
- 80 levels in normal and hard mode (dozen hours of play!)
- 15 unlockable items to customize your rabbit.
- Text in English
Read My Kung Fu Rabbit Review
Is there any genre more satisfying than the platformer? Don’t get me wrong: I love RPG’s, puzzle, adventure, and even the occasional shooter, but as far as genres go the platformer is king. Problem is, they’re a dime a dozen. After all, not every game can be Mario. Some platformers aren’t even Giana Sisters. Still, some manage to shine among the piles of mediocrity.
Kung Fu Rabbit stars the titular character, who must rescue his students from Universal Evil, who reminds me of a cute version of the tar monster from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Like Toki Tori 2, this eShop title is a visual splendor. The levels are beautiful definitely has the style to match a game that calls itself “Kung Fu.” Unlike Toki Tori 2, the minimalism in this game never reaches offensive levels to the point where I have no idea where anything is or what I’m doing.
Each level has you traversing through each stage, freeing one of your bunny students from a purple bubble, ala Sonic freeing a Flicky from within a badnick. Along with run and jump platforming, you’ll encounter a few enemies that can only be attacked from behind. Or from the bottom. Or from the top. It really depends on the baddy you’re fighting against.
But there’s the difference: there is very little combat to speak of. Kung Fu Rabbit doesn’t have any attacks to speak of. In fact, if you decide to attack enemies without sneaking up on them, you will die. I found this pretty charming actually: it almost forces you to be a ninja and either attack stealthily or avoid enemies all together. There are a few items you can buy (with Golden Carrots) to help you along in your quest, but I preferred to play al fresco.
Some of the level layouts are familiar. And some are just plain death defying. Even if you think you’ve run and jumped through every scenario a video game can throw at you, get ready for a few surprises. Kung Fu Rabbit is never Super Meat Boy hard, but beating a few certain levels will leave you feeling quite rewarded. And you’ll probably never have to toss your Wii U Gamepad across the room in a fit of rage. Still, like comedy, jumping, climbing, and wall jumping in this game is all about timing.
Kung Fu Rabbit is a fantastic and beautiful little platformer, that tests even veteran players skill in the genre’s fundamentals. And besides, I defy you to say no to such an adorable protagonist.
Also: Kung Fu Rabbit comes out this Thursday. If you have any questions about the game, I’d be happy to answer them.
Neko Entertainment, the guys behind Puddle on Wii U, are bringing yet another game to the console’s eShop. The adorable (and badass) platformer Kung Fu Rabbit will have 80 detailed levels (as you can see by the screens) that will test your ninja skills to save your disciples from your nemesis: Universal Evil. QA Manager at Neko Entertainment Sébastien Chipot was kind enough to answer a few questions about the upcoming game.
Developer Neko Entertainment is bringing action platformer Kung Fu Rabbit to the Wii U eShop April 18th in Europe. I hope the release stateside isn’t too far away, this game looks gorgeous.