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Picture this: you’re driving down the road, minding your own business. All is well until a traffic jam begins. Now all the little Rabbids start to whine – and you’ve got several backseats full of ‘em! What can you possibly do!?

Rayman Raving Rabbids, the game that poked fun at our everyday lives, is back for another round of hilarity. The mini-games are about as simple as those featured in the first game. But this time they’re a tad longer, offer different tasks/objectives, and contain some of the best laugh-out-loud moments in gaming history.

Uhh, I Don’t Think He’s Dr. House

In a nod to TV’s most eccentric doctor, Rabbids 2 offers a mini-game where you’ll use an unconventional method to deal with an uneasy patient.

Start by raising your hand while holding the Wii remote. Wait for the meter to fill, then slam your hand down as fast as you can. The on-screen actions show Rayman raising his hand at a troubled patient, followed by a slap to the face! The harder the slap, the higher the points. The player with the most points wins.

What We Call Football

Most of the world thinks soccer is football. We think football is football. As a result, Rabbids 2 thought it would be fun to have a capture-the-ball mini-game called American Football.

The goal is simple – grab the ball and hold onto it for as long as possible. If you don’t have the ball, bash into someone that does and take it. Strategy is important – grab the ball too soon and another opponent will step in and steal it immediately afterwards. You can do the same, creating a frantic chase game.

Rabbid Photography

The Usual Rabbids mini-game shows you four hilarious crime scenarios (one Rabbid, who steals a football in the middle of a game, gets chased by the entire team), and then asks you to identify the guilty party. It’s tougher than it looks – the Rabbids in question are likely to have only slight differences.

Movie Theater Madness

Rabbids 2 pokes fun at one of the world’s most ridiculous annoyances: cell phone use in movie theaters. You play as Rayman (or a Rabbid) and must wait for the usher to leave before starting a conversation. When the lights go down the coast is clear. Hold the remote up to your ear and Rayman will start chatting.

Oh no – a shadow! The usher is coming!

Now put your hand down and jam on the A button. Would you look at that – now you’re sending text messages!

Get caught and you’ll be crushed by an oversized tub of popcorn.

If any of our readers out there enjoy a good movie theater chat, they might not be amused. But for the rest of the world, laughter really is the best medicine.

Let’s Get Musical

The move-mimicking mini-games are back with more quirky music and new laugh-inducing antics. One stage parodies Singin’ in the Rain – watch a Rabbid dance and copy his moves by shaking the remote, nunchuck, and by pressing specific buttons. The other has players performing in a band together, with Guitar Hero / DDR-style gameplay (shake the remote and nunchuck as the proper icons scroll across the screen).

These and dozens of other mini-games will be featured in Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 when it’s released this November. Is there anymore to say? Other than “add this to your pre-order list,” no, there isn’t anything left to say.

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