The Rabbids Turn Five


It’s been five years since we first heard that iconic shriek. The wail has been heard countless times across various consoles, indicating everything from excitement to fear to pain. It could only belong to one entity: the Rabbids.

Today, the quirky Rabbids turn five. It’s crazy to think that it’s already been five whole years since the Rabbids brought their antics to the Wii and other consoles. Not every outing has been a stellar one for the adorably stupid critters, but they’ve worked their way to the center of some very entertaining mini-game collections and the outstanding Rabbids Go Home, which provides a variety of gameplay styles and takes the Rabbids on a memorable adventure.

Over these last five years, the Rabbids have starred in five separate games and have made cameo appearances in titles such as Red Steel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction. The little guys have managed to sell over 9 million copies of their games across more than a handful of systems. Most importantly, they’ve brought laughs and good fun to plenty of gamers.

My fondest memory of the Rabbids dates back to 2006. I got my Wii on launch day, and naturally, I didn’t have too many games for it. My birthday came along a month later, and one of my presents was a copy of Rayman Raving Rabbids. I popped the disc in the day after my birthday, and I was immediately won over by the ridiculous yet charming expressions on the Rabbids’ faces. Rayman may have been in the game’s title, but it was obvious who took the spotlight.

GameZone would like to wish the Rabbids a very happy birthday. We look forward to seeing them in more hilariously painful situations.

What are your favorite Rabbids moments?