Rayman Raving Rabbids



Exciting Mini game mayhem, but too short.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Some jokes revolve around bathroom humor. Most of the violence is directed against Rabbids, which seem to be animals, but players also rescue and protect other animals.

Violence & scariness

Lots of cartoon mayhem: shooting (with plungers), pounding with hammers, kicking like soccer balls, blowing up with exploding gifts, Rabbids hit each other with clubs, etc.

Not applicable

Part of the Rayman franchise.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this Mini games collection involves a lot of comic mischief and mayhem. The violence is mainly directed toward the Rabbids, a group of humanoid rabbits. Players will hit and shoot the Rabbids (with toilet plungers) in many Mini games, but the violence is never graphic. The humor is usually juvenile and sometimes bathroom-humor crude, but players won't see anything that they wouldn't see in a PG-rated animated movie.

What's it about?

RAYMAN RAVING RABBIDS' Mini games are held together by a wisp of a story: Rayman has been captured by a horde of mad bunny creatures (the titular Rabbids) and forced to entertain the masses in a gladiator-style arena. The overall flow of the game is surprisingly calm, since each challenge plays like an isolated game, although the action within individual challenges can become quite frantic. Most of the challenges involve just a few simple actions, but the charm of the game comes from the absurd nature of such activities and the lovable, cartoon-y idiocy of the Rabbid characters. Players never know which species of insanity might be lurking in the next level's challenges (Pulling worms from rotten teeth? Riding a bat? Throwing a cow?).

Is it any good?


Raving Rabbids does an admirable job of putting the Wii remote through almost every conceivable shake and spin in dozens of short (on the order of a couple minutes or less) challenges. But for all the zany fun, the single-player game requires only four to five hours to finish. And even before that point is reached, many Mini games are recycled.

Still, it's hard to deny the wacky charm of the Rabbids. They have dopey, wide-set eyes and are prone to Looney Tunes-style mayhem. Fans of slapstick antics will certainly laugh out loud more than once as they play the game. Rayman Raving Rabbids is an undeniably fun game, but the short and sometimes shallow gameplay suggest that interested gamers might want to try a rental before purchasing it.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about slapstick silliness. Why is it funny to whack these bunny-like creatures over the head with hammers, or throw a cow? What keeps it from being cruel instead, or is the idea still a little cruel? What makes the laughs more kid-friendly than parent-friendly? What else would you like to see Rayman encounter in the arena? Families who play this game together can also discuss and share strategies for beating each Mini game.

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
Available online?Not available online
Release date:November 15, 2006
ESRB rating:E for comic mischief, cartoon violence

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Adult Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008

Rabbits are funny but games are questionable

From a character perspective, the rabbits are very funny but not enough to overcome what is essentially a collection of somewhat frustrating minigames. The minigames are too hard (and lame) to be effective and can be frustrating for younger crowd. Besides they are very gimmicky and lose their appeal quickly. Nothing like the rayman of old, just mingames. Too many other options for mingames on the WIi (Mario Party, Wario Ware, Wii Play, Wii Sports) to make this one really worthwhile. If you have the extra cash, get it but it may gather dust compared to Wii Sports and Wii Play and Wario Ware.
Kid, 12 years old November 1, 2014

Scary, but Good

I remember playing this title for the XBOX 360 when I was younger, and remembering my sister talking about having nightmares about this game, so yeah, I recommend you to play with an adult.
Kid, 12 years old October 22, 2013


Ecaxtly like the other games, not worth the time
What other families should know
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