Blast ‘Em Bunnies review for PS Vita, PS4, Xbox One

Platform: PS Vita
Also On: PS4, Xbox One, 3DS
Publisher: Nnooo
Developer: Nnooo
Medium: Digital
Players: 1
Online: Cross-save
ESRB: E10+

Not often do you see a developer’s name double as what your response should be to their game. In the case of Blast ‘Em Bunnies, however, it’s too appropriate to ignore: much like it was developed by a studio named Nnooo, the answer to whether the game is worth your time is a resounding “Nnooo”, too.

Was that a bit of a low blow? Maybe/probably. But also entirely deserved, as far as I’m concerned. Blast ‘Em Bunnies is essentially a DLC-heavy mobile game dressed up in console/handheld clothing. It’s the kind of game where improvement comes via either grinding your way through the same level over and over (and over and over and over) again, or spending a few dollars to unlock slightly upgraded skills. It’s also the kind of game where you’re expected to jump at the chance to spend a few dollars just to unlock new arenas and new skins — though for a mere $20, you can buy everything all at once.

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Well, not everything. You still have to grind your way through the same level countless times in order to max out your crappy starter weapons…unless, of course, you want to spend a few more dollars to instantly upgrade those, too.

Unspoken in all of this, of course, is the bigger question of whether you should even want to spend a single cent on Blast ‘Em Bunnies, let alone the $20+ it would cost you to get the full Blast ‘Em Bunnies experience. And quite frankly, I have no idea what would motivate anyone to answer that question in the affirmative. Much like the game’s cost structure was imported from the dregs of Google Play or the iTunes store, its gameplay is the kind of simplistic, repetitive garbage that barely passes muster on phones these days. You control a bunny shooting at other bunnies, and…uh…that’s it. Hopefully you’re not looking to a $20+ game to offer anything in the way of varied gameplay, let alone a plot, because Blast ‘Em Bunnies doesn’t have that. It’s just the same thing on repeat forever, unless you decide to drop a few dollars here and there, in which case it’s the same thing on repeat for a slightly shorter amount of time.

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It should come as no surprise that you don’t even need to bother with Blast ‘Em Bunnies for any amount of time, because in no way is it worth it. Pretty much every single other game on every platform on which Blast ‘Em Bunnies is available offers more replay value at a lower price point. When it comes to Blast ‘Em Bunnies, you’re better off just saying Nnooo.

Grade: D-