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Acid Bunny

Burnt Hares

Acid Bunny is an unexpectedly mellow trip.

By Matt Crowley • September 23, 2013

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Since time immemorial, the question has raged: What’s the cutest animal? Is it ducklings? Red pandas? Kittens who are friends with vacuum cleaners? Acid Bunny makes a strong case for bunnies, proving that even when they’re popping pills, spewing vomit, and flinging syringes into each others’ eyes, those little guys maintain an undeniable adorability. It’s almost annoying. We get it, bunnies, You’re cute no matter what you do.

Acid Bunny is about a rabbit that suffers from acid flashbacks. During a particularly vivid one, the rabbit accidentally tears a forest pal to pieces. The result is, appropriately, an Easter Egg hunt—you must seek out 24 spools of thread to sew your playmate back together. The wooded wonderland in which the spools are hidden is full of clever puzzles and pernicious perils, including your psychopathic siblings. Despite Trainspotting levels of drug abuse and violence, Acid Bunny is whimsical and good-natured. There’s an attention to detail and an affection for its characters that sets it apart from critter-torture porn like Happy Tree Friends. If nothing else, it’s an excuse to look at a lot of cuddly creatures, and isn’t that what the internet is really for anyway?

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5 Responses to “Burnt Hares”

  1. mizerock says:

    Walking into a roomful of rabbit hutches will make them seem less cute, if only because the ammonia will make your eyes water and blur your vision.

    Cartoon bunnies? Unassailably adorable.

  2. PaganPoet says:

    Corgis. End of. 

  3. SamPlays says:

    The Internet is also for watching a kid band rock the shit out of Tool’s “46&2”:

  4. Merve says:

    It’s not bad, but I gave up halfway through, because 24 spools is just too much. Perhaps if this game were a bit shorter, I might have been compelled to complete it.

    Also, what’s with this trend of every browser game having a backstory and cutscenes now? When I play a browser game, I just want to get straight to the gameplay. I’ve got offline games if I want to watch cutscenes.

    • Matt Kodner says:

      I made it to 22, but gave up after sweeping what felt like the entire map. I liked the limited carrat-arrows (carrows, if you will), and the graphics were swell!