Blast ‘Em Bunnies Review
How do you feel about bunny on bunny violence? If you’re ok with one bunny shooting at other bunnies, than you may want to check out this review of Blast ‘Em Bunnies for the 3DS.
Blast ‘Em Bunnies has no story or setup. When you start the game, you’re given a tutorial on how to play the game and that’s pretty much it. I wish the game had some sort of story or hook to keep me interested in it. Blast ‘Em Bunnies is focused on its gameplay, for better or for worse. The basic gameplay, shooting at bunnies, does work well. The game has good controls: you can either you use the analog stick to look around or move your system around with motion controls.
For me, the analog stick was the best way to go, but the motion controls do work well and you can play it this if you want. Shooting itself is done by pressing the R button and this works really well. All of the action takes place on the top screen and the second 3DS screen is used for bunny tracking and some touch screen support for menus. I didn’t use the second screen for tracking because the top screen points you in the direction of upcoming enemies. You’ll want to keep your attention on that top screen! The touch screen menu support works well, but isn’t really needed. Blast ‘Em Bunnies might start out fun because of these good controls, but it becomes repetitive and dull quickly.
When you buy Blast ‘Em Bunnies, you are only given one area to shoot bunnies in. There are a few different enemies, but you’ll see them over and over again. Different mission objectives unlock as you level up, but none of these add any spice to the game. There are three game modes, but they all play the same, expect in one of them you are invincible and can’t die. The game does give you some health upgrades and new weapons to buy with game coins, but if you want to add any true variety to the game, you’ll have to pay out some real money.
Instead of unlocking new areas to play in and new enemies to fight, you’ll have to go to an in-game store and pay out more real cash to get to more fun. These areas should have unlocked as you leveled up or by beating missions. The one little area that you get when you buy the game will cost you $4.99. This initial area isn’t worth that price. If this game had been cheaper, maybe it would be worth it, but as it is, you are either buying a glorified demo or a small part of a larger game. There just isn’t enough variety in the initial purchase of Blast ‘Em Bunnies.
Blast ‘Em Bunnies has cute, cartoon graphics. I liked the visuals, but I wished that there was more variety in the locations and enemies. I did not have access to any of the DLC, so I do not know how any of that looked. There is an extreme lack of visual variety in the main Blast ‘Em Bunnies game and that hurts the visuals. The game does look good in 3D, with a bit of pop-out and depth included, but I prefered playing without the 3D.
As for the game’s music, its alright at first, but just like the visuals, it lacks variety. I wonder if the DLC levels have any different types of music! I hope they do. Oh and the game’s sound effects are largely forgettable.
Blast ‘Em Bunnies could have been a really good game. If all of the dlc was unlockable instead of behind a pay wall, Blast ‘Em Bunnies would be an experience that would last a lot longer and be more interesting. Casual fans and kids may still find the game interesting. Though, even they may get tired of the first content and want to buy more areas. Blast ‘Em is a good game control wise, but lacks variety and gets repetitive fast. Its too bad the game wasn’t released as a whole product or released a bit cheaper. Blast ‘Em Bunnies isn’t a horrible game, but I suspect it would be getting a higher score from me if it had more to it. As it is, if you have a kid or you just like shooting bunnies, you may want to get this game. Everyone else should probably avoid Blast ‘Em Bunnies! Maybe we can go protest the poor treatment of bunnies everywhere?
- Good Controls
- Cute Visuals
- Fun For Casuals & Kids
- Repetitive gameplay
- No Story
- Too much DLC