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Rabbids Go Home £4.99 @ Play.com [DS Games]

Jonathan Lester
DS games, Games deals, Puzzle games, Rabbids Go Home
Nintendo DS

Rabbids Go Home £4.99 @ Play.com [DS Games]

The Raving Rabbids managed to break out from Rayman's shadow into adventures of their own... and currently, Play.com is the cheapest way of getting your hands on the DS version. They're retailing at £4.99, which will save you a fiver compared to Amazon Jersey (the next cheapest online rival).

The DS version of Rabbids Go Home might surprise many gamers due to the fact that it isn't a minigame collection or bizarre platformer. Rather, it's a physics-based puzzler that feels like a mashup of lemmings with classic Amiga title Bill's Tomato Game. The fact that I'm willing to trot out retro references ought to demonstrate that I'm not exactly in this game's intended target audience.

The premise is both simple and entirely bonkers. Your insane rabbids need to collect a huge pile of junk...in a shopping trolley... in order to build a spaceship... to return to the moon. The aforementioned rubbish is scattered around 2D levels that require you to intelligently place several dynamic objects to allow your Rabbids to circumvent obstacles. For example, boxing gloves can punch your shopping trolley across gaps or onto higher levels, and bowling balls can knock objects or insane vermin out of the way. Once the course is set, simply press the GO button and cross your fingers!

Puzzle games traditionally work well on the DS due to the bitesize levels and stylus control scheme- but finnicky positioning and clunky graphics really stop Rabbids Go Home from fulfilling its potential. What's more, the all-important physics range from wonky to broken, resulting in a game that frequently feels extremely cheap.

On the other hand, it is extremely cheap!

Thanks to andywedge at Hot UK Deals

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