Rayman Raving Rabbids DS

Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
Buy On
  1. 65
    What saves this product is the gameplay. Sure, there are some silly touch screen intermissions, but there's a solid game hidden amongst the ugliness, from the fun traditional platforming elements to the original Yoshi's Touch 'n Go inspired touch-screen challenges.
  2. There's a functional, if utterly unremarkable, platformer to be found in Raving Rabbids on the DS.
  3. While the Wii version is an oddly enjoyable experience, the DS version is a complete disappointment.
  4. The presentation is great and there's lots packed in, but the core platforming of Rayman Raving Rabbids is unfulfilling.
  5. 40
    If you have the means, then for goodness sake, stick with the Wii version of Raving Rabbids. It's a far more enjoyable (and prettier) experience.
  6. Games Master UK
    41
    When it does work it's dull and when it tries something new it fails miserably. [June 2007, p.69]
  7. 35
    The constant switching between three types of gameplay just means you'll never really get into any of them, and the hilariously crazy Rabbid characters of the console versions are sparse and disappointingly tame when they do pop up.
  8. The biggest let-down? Easily the graphics, which are full of chunky shapes and primitive, basic textures and colors that wouldn’t look out of place on the original PlayStation.
  9. Nintendo Power
    70
    The game is far from perfect, but it fills a niche for those wanting a fun and funny 2-D platformer on the DS. [Apr 2007, p.85]
  10. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    70
    It doesn't do anything so spectacularly well that you must own a copy. [June 2007, p.96]
  11. With rabbids like this who needs enemies? Solid but very average platformer starring a fairly unresponsive hero. Still, the music's quite cheerful when it's not driving you mental.
  12. A fun and energetic game that works well as a platformer, but horribly as a showcase. The game controls well, but has many graphical problems.
  13. 62
    A hackneyed title with a series of touch screen controls tacked-on. It feels like there's only one thing left to say: better luck next time, Rayman.

Awards & Rankings

88
#88 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Apr 23, 2017
    9
    Better than Assassin's Creed Unity and For Honor, at least this game actually works. Rayman Raving Rabbids, while different from it's consoleBetter than Assassin's Creed Unity and For Honor, at least this game actually works. Rayman Raving Rabbids, while different from it's console counterparts, is a very fun and challenging platformer, offering many exciting abilities and fun gameplay. Music is also very well produced, consisting of Rabbids covers of popular tracks that some people have probably heard. Check this game out if you want, even though it's been long forgotten by this point. Easily a hidden gem in my books. Full Review »
  2. Jul 17, 2017
    10
    A very underrated gem. While it may not quite be able to match the console and PC counterparts, it is still an incredibly fun game in it's ownA very underrated gem. While it may not quite be able to match the console and PC counterparts, it is still an incredibly fun game in it's own right. The platforming is simplistic and the graphics are pretty underwhelming, but the joyful music, varied gameplay mechanics that spice up the platforming and intteresting puzzles make for one of the most underrated gems I have ever played. Please pick this beauty up for the DS, you won't regret it! Full Review »
  3. BobS.
    Mar 24, 2007
    2
    This is a depressingly generic platformer that provides no compelling reason to play past the first level. There is at least one This is a depressingly generic platformer that provides no compelling reason to play past the first level. There is at least one between-level mini game whose sole purpose is to fill time; I had more fun doing my taxes. The single bright note: the soundtrack is actually pretty good but this is by no means a saving grace. Stay away. Full Review »