Torture Bunny. Gotta love those games that tell you everything in the title.
Yeah, there's a bunny, and, yeah, you gotta torture him. Don't worry; it's not a
real bunny or a video game facsimile of one. The bunny in question here looks
more like a crash test dummy than Peter Cottontail, although he does tend to
scream a lot during the requisite torture. And speaking of torture, the game is
less Spanish Inquisition that it is Rube Goldberg.
Each level features the bunny in question placed in a cage suspended high
above the floor. At your disposal are a number of comical (in an ACME Products
kind of way) torture implements that you can place suspended in space anywhere
on the level between the bunny's cage and the floor. Each level has its own set
of available torture devices such as boxing gloves on the end of scissor poles,
grinding gears, blenders, and toilet bowls. When you're satisfied with the
arrangement of these devices, you push the 'Go' button, the bottom of the cage
opens, and the bunny begins his descent through the world of hurt you've
created. Points are scored for the amount of time the bunny spends being
tortured by your devices on his way to the ground. Rag doll physics with a mind
of its own makes the bunny's descent somewhat unpredictable, so if you don't get
enough points to clear the level you can move things around a bit in an attempt
to get more bunny time for your devices.
There's a certain amount of crazy, devious fun to be had with the game, but
there's not all that much challenge to it. You'll quickly make your way through
the levels and after that you've seen everything and the novelty will have worn
off. There's an arcade mode that basically gives you every torture device you've
unlocked and a large room to spread them out in and this mode that will keep you
occupied for a little bit longer than the puzzle levels, but not so much so that
you'll sooner rather than later find yourself moving on to a new game. It might
be a good thing to keep around, though, as you can replace the bunny's face with
a photo, making the game a good way to vent your frustrations at your Ex.
Final Rating: 65%