The Rub Rabbits! DS

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Feb 13, 2006
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 44
  2. Negative: 4 out of 44
Buy On
  1. I was glad to see so many different modes, but the only two that were really worthwhile were Story and Memories. Add that to the shoddy graphics and terrible music, and you have a below average game.
  2. There aren't as many games here but since they are more involved they last longer than five seconds.
  3. Because of its predecessor's innovation and creativity, you can't help but feel that The Rub Rabbits is more of the same and lacks that essential factor on this reason alone. Stylish, fun and endearing, The Rub Rabbits should however be in your collection if you consider yourself a serious DS owner.
  4. 70
    The game is quite fun, but it is an awful lot like the original, and it lacks the novelty factor that Feel the Magic benefited from. Despite the familiar territory, though, I never found myself bored with the game.
  5. These Rabbits make an amazing fling, but you won't want to buy them breakfast.
  6. A solid sequel to "Feel the Magic," but the DS has been out a while, and using the system to play a variety of quirky mini games is not exactly foreign territory anymore.
  7. You can easily find a lot to like in The Rub Rabbits!, and the diversity of gameplay keeps you hooked for a long time, but like those booth games at the carnival, you will probably grow bored or despise many for their simplicity or frustration factor.
  8. NGC Magazine UK
    70
    Sequels can't be unique, and without any novelty, there isn't enough fun to last the day. Less than the sum of its slick parts. [Apr 2006, p.48]
  9. It's got less appeal second time around and, while it's unique, as a game it isn't much fun. [GamesMaster]
  10. It's fun for a little while, but it’s all over way to soon to be truly enjoyable.
  11. 65
    Fans of the original will find more to enjoy from this game, and those looking for some multiplayer action will have a blasts with what’s on offer. However, the game just losses a lot of interests, and fast.
  12. That's not to say that it won't provide a few diverting hours of stylus-rubbing and microphone-blowing, but don't expect anything but a standard "part two" effort without a lot of meat to it.
  13. While The Rub Rabbits has a stylish and pleasing look to it, the the simple, often tedious minigames are too shallow to hold your interest.
  14. The thirty plus mini games in Where do Babies Come From are great for quick plays, but this title is really designed for people who absolutely loved "Feel the Magic XX/XY." [JPN Import]
  15. A similar mould as the quirky Feel the Magic, get ready for a fairly confusing plot involving a slew of mini-games, most of which aren't that exciting at all.
  16. Another slice of obscurity from the Sonic Team cake of craziness, it's just a shame that the proverbial cake is half-baked and could do with a bit more icing.
  17. Each mini-game forces you through five levels, each one slightly harder and slightly more irritating than the last.
  18. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    57
    I felt the magic before, but Rabbits! left me feeling a little heartbroken. [Apr 2006, p.105]
  19. 50
    It's a nice diversion on a quick flight to Vegas, but if your traveling to Europe, bring "Animal Crossing: Wild World" instead.
  20. 50
    The much-touted "Baby Making" game, in which both players enter personal information and then coordinate efforts to cut a cake, is worth trying once if -- and only if -- your house is spotless, you've paid all your bills, and the cable is out.
  21. It is inventive, creative and strangely compelling, but the more difficult tasks can be frustrating and its lasting appeal is limited.

Awards & Rankings

#55 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MariBrito
    Sep 29, 2009
    10
    I love this game!!! it's true that it is very similar to Feel the Magic, but if it wasn't it wouldn't be a true sequel!! I meanI love this game!!! it's true that it is very similar to Feel the Magic, but if it wasn't it wouldn't be a true sequel!! I mean they added some new cool features, and different games!! but in the same crazy, freaking, cool style!! and it is true that if you don't like one of them then you won't like the other! I loved the first! and in consequence I love this one!!! Full Review »
  2. J.L.Toledo
    Jul 21, 2006
    6
    I really liked the game, but lets be realistics, if you are to desesperated to have a girl then look for this game, or for wath other reason I really liked the game, but lets be realistics, if you are to desesperated to have a girl then look for this game, or for wath other reason people bought it? Full Review »
  3. SarahT.
    Mar 7, 2006
    10
    This game is GREAT!! I think this because for a start the graphics, and artistry is amazing and their is loads to do on it, and secondly(th This game is GREAT!! I think this because for a start the graphics, and artistry is amazing and their is loads to do on it, and secondly(th big point) is that this game helps all thoses people out there who aren't very confident, it develops their social skills and gives them confidence to talk to people of the oppisite sex in a different way. Full Review »