Game: Path of the Rabbit
Time to Play: 10 Minutes
Whereas yesterdays game was a sharp, fast-paced game about eating hot-dogs, this one takes a vastly different approach. You can’t say you’ve not seen some variety over the past few days!
Path of the Rabbit is a cute little puzzle-platformer, in which you’re tasked with keeping a little Bunny alive. You do so by placing paths for that rabbit to run along. Make sure you pass by enough water to keep hydrated, because there are going to be a lot of foxes that you’re going to need to battle along the way.
For a short game, Path of the Rabbit is devilishly difficult. It took me roughly 10 attempts before even reaching the boss for the first time.
The game reminds me of a board game, with its tile mechanic. Much like games such as Carcassonne, you must be very strategic with what is placed where. Be careful not to get too close to the edges for example, or else your rabbit will run out of places to run.
However, after a few attempts you will be pre-planning various winding paths through the levels, and when it all fits together, it can feel amazing. Sometimes you may be stung by the luck of the draw, but most of the time, there is something you can do.
It’s very rough around the edges at times, (not surprising when you consider it was only created over a couple of days for a game jam), however it’s underlying concept is surprisingly replayable.
- What’s your favourite boardgame that you’ve played in 2017?
- How many attempts did it take you to reach the boss in this game?
- Which is the best rabbit in videogames, and why isn’t it Jazz Jackrabbit?