Probably the best jetpack wearing bunny game that you've ever played...
By Ned Jordan
In Stunt Bunnies Circus, you're a bunny with a jetpack who must save his
fellow bunnies from falling to their deaths while performing stunts at a circus
run by a fox with little concern for the safety of his stunt bunnies. Got all
that? Where do they come up with this stuff? Anyway, setup aside, what you have
here is a little reflex-based arcade game.
Bunnies are fired from cannons, come drifting down on umbrellas, or drop like
rocks from the top of the screen. Tapping the screen sends your jetpack-wearing
rescue bunny into the air - cross paths with a falling bunny and you'll grab the
lucky lagomorph. You can zip back and forth through the air with some deft
finger-tapping, but the catch is that you can only hold five bunnies at a time
and you need to land to save the bunnies that you're holding and free up your
arms to catch more. Needless to say, before long the bunnies begin to fall like
rain and it will take both quick reflexes and some clever route planning to save
them all. Further complications are added in the game's later levels in the form
of dangers such as fireballs tossed in the air or ravenous lions. The goal of
each level is to rescue a minimum number of the total bunnies in the level, with
a one, two, or three star rating awarded based on the total number saved.
You can also earn coins by grabbing them during a level or earning them for
your bunny rescuing skills.' These coins can be spent to buy power-ups that
will provide you a boost for a level, but this isn't a case of overly difficult
levels necessitating power-up purchases with their price set so high as to force
an in-app purchase of coins.' Of course the game will be perfectly happy to
sell you some coins, but I did well enough with only an occasional purchase and
only with the coins I earned while playing.
Stunt Bunnies Circus is a fun little title that works well as a mobile game
because you can play through a level in under a minute.' The game is
challenging without being cheap, and it's quite responsive to your taps which is
vital in a game that places such an emphasis on quick reactions.' While
there is some variety in the puzzles from chapter to chapter, it would have been
nice to see more variety from level to level within each chapter, though.'
Overall, I found Stunt Bunnies Circus to be a pleasant surprise, and I'll keep
it on my iPhone for now even though I've finished playing it for review.