Easter is here and the Easter Bunny is hippty-hoppity on its way. In the long history of gaming, there are thousands of characters and some are rabbits. I am not splitting hares, so I am not going to discriminate, and yes, I do know that there are differences. We are talking about video game characters, so don’t be scientific. We are ranking them by their appearances in a game, so without further ado, here is KaboomShark’s top ten bunny rabbits of gaming.
Miyamoto Usagi – (Samurai Warrior: The Battles of Usagi Yojimbo – 1988) Miyamoto Usagi jumped from the pages of Usagi Yojimbo, a Dark Horse comic by Stan Sakai. The game followed closely to the comic with the boxart was shared with the cover of the comic book Anything Goes #6. In the side-scrolling adventure, Usagi defeats his enemies in sword fights, such as ninjas and bandits. He also made an appearance in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus though he was not playable.
- Samurai Warrior: The Battles of Usagi Yojimbo
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus
Vanilla (Sonic Advance 2 – 2003) Vanilla, the mother of Cream, was kidnapped with her daughter when she was only six years old by Doctor Eggman. She is a Lop-Eared Rabbit, cream and orange fur, and stands 4 1/4 feet tall. She was seen in four games, but was mentioned in three others, the latest in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
- Sonic Advance 2
- Sonic Advance 3
- Sonic Rush
- Sonic Generations (3DS version only)
Alice Tsukagami (Bloody Roar – 1997) Alice is 17 years old when we first see here in Bloody Roar and is the only female character. She has a Japanese father and an American mother from German decent. Her beast form is the rabbit and she is currently translator in the organisation World of Co-Existence. She has appearances in every game in the Bloody Roar series.
- Bloody Roar
- Bloody Roar 2
- Bloody Roar 3
- Bloody Roar: Primal Fury/Extreme
- Bloody Roar 4
Jazz Jackrabbit (Jazz Jackrabbit – 1994) Jazz Jackrabbit starred in a self-titled series created by Cliff Bleszinski for then Epic MegaGames. His nemesis, Devan Shell a science fiction parody of The Tortoise and the Hare. He was the original mascot of Epic Games. He made his presence known in five games and was also seen in a tutorial for the development kits for the Unreal Engine for iOS.
- Jazz Jackrabbit (1994)
- One Must Fall: 2097
- Jazz Jackrabbit 2
- Jazz Jackrabbit 3
- Jazz Jackrabbit (2002)
Bianca (Spyro: Year of the Dragon – 2000) Bianca was originally a minor antagonist who grew into an intrique part of the Spyro series. A long time apprentice to the Sorceress, she formed an alliance with Spyro after learning the real reason that her mentor was stealing the dragon eggs and the planned death of the newborn dragons. She can be seen in six games.
- Spyro: Year of the Dragon
- Spyro: Season of Ice
- Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly
- Spyro 2: Season of Flame
- Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs
- Spyro: Shadow Legacy
Max (Sam & Max Hit the Road -1993) Max is rabbit with white fur, though prefers to be called a lagomorph, which are members of the taxonomic order Lagomorpha, derived from the Greek meaning “hare form”. He is impulsive, violent, but generous with a sense of humor. Forming a team with Sam, they are a vigilante private investigators based in a dilapidated office block in New York City. Sam was originally voiced by comedian Bill Farmer. He was officially seen in six titles, though he was also in two games that were cancelled.
- Sam & Max Hit the Road
- Sam & Max Save the World
- Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space
- Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse
- Poker Night at the Inventory
- Poker Night 2
Peppy Hare (Star Fox – 2000) Peppy Hare hails from the planet Conreria and was the founding member of the Star Fox team, He was the eldest member, he gave up his leadership role to Fox McCloud after Andross killed his father and served as his mentor. He has been seen in seven games, and his latest appearance was in Super Smash Bros. Brawl in 2008 on the Nintendo Wii.
- Star Fox
- Star Fox 64/3D
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Star Fox Adventures
- Star Fox: Assault
- Star Fox Command
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Raving Rabbids (Rayman Raving Rabbids – 2006) Rayman who is the “main” character in the series, is overshadowed by the Raving Rabbids. There are so many of them ranging form Crash Test Bunny to Wolverabbid. These rabbits are a bit unstable, are white and have big round eyes and a large mouth. They are stand around 3 feet tall which includes their ears. Creator Michel Ancel desribes them as “vicious, but at the same totally stupid.” The are seen in ten different titles.
- Rayman Raving Rabbids
- Rayman Raving Rabbids 2
- Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
- Rabbids Go Home
- Raving Rabbids Travel in Time
- Raving Rabbids Alive & Kicking
- Rabbids Rumble
- Rabbids 3D
- Rabbids Land
- Rabbids Big Bang
2.) Lopunny (Pokémon Diamond and Pearl – 2007) Lopunny is brown rabbit with a tall body. He is a normal type Pokémon which hides him/herself with yellowish gold fluff from their ears. They are very cautious and they keep themselves clean. They stand on two legs. Lopunny can be seen in 13 different titles.
- Pokémon Diamond
- Pokémon Pearl
- Pokémon Platinum
- Pokémon HeartGold
- Pokémon SoulSilver
- Pokémon Black
- Pokémon White
- Pokémon X
- Pokémon Y
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness
- Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
- Pokémon Black Version 2
- Pokémon White Version 2
1.) Cream the Rabbit (Sonic Advance 2 – 2003) Though she was originally seen in Sonic Mega Collection 2002, she was not playable until Sonic Advance 2, where she was an unlockable character. She was kidnapped along with Tails and Knuckles by Eggman, and has to be rescuded by Sonic to be playable. Cream is known as a well-mannered but naive raised by her mother Vanilla, who is seen above. She was also a part of Team Rose, and can only use Cheese to attack. She has been seen in 23 titles and has the most impressive resume of them all.
- Sonic Advance 2
- Sonic Adventure DX (cameo)
- Sonic Heroes
- Shadow the Hedgehog
- Sonic Battle
- Sonic Advance 3
- Sonic Rush
- Sonic Pinball Party
- Sonic Riders
- Sonic Rivals (Collectible cards)
- Sonic and the Secret Rings (Party mode)
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
- Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
- Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl (as a Trophy and sticker)
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
- Sonic Colors (DS version)
- Sonic Free Riders
- Sonic Generations (Console/PC version)
- Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (referee)
- Sonic Jump (2012)
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (sticker cameo)
- Sonic Dash
So there you go, hands down Cream the Rabbit has appeared in more titles than any rabbit or hare. For some our younger readers, I am sure you have never heard of some of these characters, but for me it was fun to go down memory lane. I had forgotten some of them. If you have any that you think should have been on the list, let us know in the comments below. Have a great Easter!!