A caffeine fueled, pun infested, hamster launching retro platform romp through pop culture. Semi Visible Chickens. Hamster launchers. triple strength espresso, Armoured sentient mucus. Just a day in the office for Toxic Bunny.
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Mostly Negative (32 reviews) - 21% of the 32 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 18, 2014

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“Frenetic and downright bonkers, Toxic Bunny HD is a welcome addition to the platformer genre.”
85% – Bytten

About This Game

Action retro platformer.


Semi Visible Chickens. Hamster launchers. triple strength espresso, Armoured sentient mucus. Just a day in the office for Toxic Bunny.

Toxic Bunny is what would happen if the Looney Toons & Monty Python were heavily armed and thrown into a blender with the best (and worst) movies of the 90's and turned the results into a retro platform game.

Find out what happens when an almost normal rabbit gets into a really bad mood. Follow Toxic as he tries to find the person responsible for interrupting his coffee break, brainwashing all his friends and covering the planet with decaffeinated goo.

** Show general disregard for public safety by firing the NITRIC HAMSTER LAUNCHER (the only known weapon to guarantee a fatality).

** Giggle evilly as you squish aliens with rusty nautical equipment.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible with 128MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible with 128MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
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Mostly Negative (32 reviews)
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demontrace
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
This game is absolutely awful. The controls are horrible. Controller support is terrible as well, as you can bind buttons in the configuration area, and then not even have them mapped correctly once you're in game. Analog stick support is bad as well, as the controls seem to get stuck in one direction. This does not happen in any other game, so I do not believe this is a problem with my xbox controller.
Weapons do not function well, and the movement of your character only exacerbates that. The movement is very stiff, and non fluid. Your character awkwardly moves from position to position, and if this is a problem with vsync, well the options menu give you no option to turn that on or off. In fact, the graphics controls consist of low/medium/high, and only a choice of resolution.
This game is not well done by any stretch, even the graphics are poor. By the way, an endlessly looping musical track that might be 6 seconds long?

Stay away, stay VERY far away. There is nothing redeemable about this game. It reminded me of early 90s PC platformers, but even those were better made than this. Says $6 for this. I wouldn't even accept this as a free gift, it's THAT bad.
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The Greater Good
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12, 2015
The Good:

  • hand-drawn sprites and levels, all very detailed and colorful
  • interesting, occasionally maze-like level design
  • humor that's somewhat reminiscent of Jazz Jackrabbit and sometimes even Earthworm Jim
  • elements like level puzzles, shops and an inventory make the game more complex than your average barebones platformer

The Meh:

  • the music tracks are so short that their constant repetition drove me insane (you can turn the music off completely, though, which I eventually did)
  • lackluster controller support; controllers have to be set up manually for one thing, but even then, I (using a 360 pad) experienced such hypersensitivity with the thumbsticks that I ended up using the d-pad for movement; if you have a gamepad with an excellent d-pad, this should not be an issue, but 360 users should be warned
  • on "Normal" and "Hard", *nothing* dies with one hit; not that big a deal overall, but definitely an occasional nuisance, especially in the beginning of the game when you're stuck with nothing but an ineffective and arching throwing weapon
  • some minor flaws that made the game seem a bit unpolished, like the save game thumbnail always displaying the wrong difficulty level, or the goal arrow occasionally pointing in the wrong direction
  • the map can be rather useless in some levels as it leaves out certain elements (like bridges), resulting in unexpected dead ends

The Ugly:

  • the controls are *the* major issue here; Bunny's movement feels almost unpredictable on occasion as his momentum is unnecessarily difficult to gauge and control, making tricky jumps (which are admittedly rather infrequent) overly frustrating; adding to this are quirks like the main character automatically sliding down slopes, which, too, affects momentum in hard to predict ways; the whole ordeal feels sluggish and inexcusably imprecise

OVERALL:

It pains me a bit to say this, because I love hand-drawn platformers, especially when they remind me of the glory days of DOS gaming, but this is not a title that should be bought at full price. Give it a try if you get it on the (very) cheap or as a gift, but do not overspend on what is essentially an unpolished game that wasted its potential.
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Vols
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30, 2015
Fantastic game. I really don't understand why it has so many negative opinions. In the beginning, the controls are little bit problematic, but after few minutes, you are able to control the character without any problems.

Advantages:
- good soundtrack
- nice looking graphics
- cool ambiance

Disadvantages:
- too short
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Satsujinki
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24, 2015
Do not buy it. D:
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BloodyChicken
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 26, 2015
It's an old school platformer that has a sense of humor. I'm being dead honest, I loved playing this game. the graphics are nice and the controls at first were difficult to get accustomed to. Give the game a chance, and be patient with it. Also if you don't know what the controls are, because the tutorial really is a train wreck, just look at the button configure screen..It helped me out a lot. Very easy achievments too, got 45/55 in one playthrough.
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Ol' Frankie Blue Eyes
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22, 2015
Britney Spears Simulator 2015!

10/10
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Such a noob
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13, 2015
The controls are the very worst I've ever seen on Steam. Please, make yourself a service and don't even try this game, even if you got it in a bundle like I did. I regret giving it a chance.
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⎛⎝kingj0n⎠⎞
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3, 2015
The intro was great.

But then, I went into the config options to change some things around.
I changed the controls to better suit me. There's a lot of things to change.

I start the game and I cannot move.
ESC does not work. Nothing worked except Alt + Tab and Alt + F4.
So I do that and change the controls to default to see if it worked. It did.

I go play and the controls, as everyone said, kinda sucks. However, to me, it feels like all the other games like this.
Though, jumping sucks in this game.

I go back and forth trying to figure out what to do.
Apparently, I wasn't supposed to kill some creature, I was supposed to drop an anchor on him or her. Since I didn't do that, I assume I could not go future until I restart the game and do that all over again. Which was right near the beginning. But I really did not feel like it.

The first impression was not good to me. If this was one of my only games and I actually paid good money for it, I may have tried to play it for longer. However, since I forgot how much I bought this for through a bundle or however I got it, I did not care.

It isn't as bad as all the other bad games. I will give it that. This received more negatives than most horrible games that received mix.

Some reviews indicate that the controls suck and that it would make for bad jumping. yet, the user admit that it did not work on his keyboard or joypad. So.... I will assume, some of the reviews are just people who read the reviews and copied off of each other without putting their own thoughts into it.

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Ithaqua
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 24, 2014
Game:
I can't even be bothered.
OK generic platformer, like 400+ other steam games

Pro:
Cheap (well wait till it's 90% off or in a bundle)
Good graphics (for a platformer)
Has a tutorial
Good concept
Low spec requirements
Steam cards

Con:
Controls suck
Zero replay value
Typical platformer
Just freaking annoying
Keyboard doesn't seem to work
Did I mention the controls suck? I did? OK, just thought I'd mention it again because that's how hard they suck.

I wish this was a better game. Funny concept, s***ty execution.
As it stands now, and I doubt celestial will put the effort to fix this, just avoid.
I'm not sure what game "Bytten" (see the Reviews section) was playing, but it's not the one I have.
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Kamgusta
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: November 15, 2014
Failed Old School Platform [KAMGUSTA's REVIEW]

Problem is, this "old school" is not the "good one": bad graphics (despite the "HD" suffix), terrible controls (that means endless failed jumps), dull gameplay, annoying characters. Maybe I could find something else, but I don't want to spend my time thinking about it.

By the way, my X360 Joypad wasn't recognized and I even wasn't able use my keyboard (keys didn't work) - LOL.

At least it has cards (and I don't need to use the keyboard for them...).

Best played when High
Recommended Buy Price < 1$
Score 4/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
28 of 38 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2014
Combine awful controls with bad level design and falling damage in a platformer and you have the recipe for a truly gruesome game. Whoever thought that a really nice intro would make up for this mess of a game deserves a marketing Oscar. The ingame graphics look nothing like the art style used in the intro and the 10 second guitar riff will get on your nerves really quick. I should mention the really stupid puzzle design, but I guess it doesn't matter anyway.

Don't even waste 3€ with a coupon like me. Just avoid.
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22 of 32 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2014
Toxic Bunny is a good-looking platformer, but that is all that's positive I have to say about it. The controls are incredibly unresponsive (and the tutorial was broken) and the way the enemies work is simply absurd - I could actually just WALK by them without really suffering any damage, at least at the beginning of the game. And if you do decide to fight them, you will notice that some of them do not really care for you, while others try to attack you so furiously that their animations almost break. Not a polished title, to say the least. Which is noticeable even more when you get stuck on a normal ground and have to jump over, well, nothing.
The game also does a terrible job when it comes to telling the player what he or she should do. While the giant green arrow points toward a boss, I had no idea I should drop of freakin' anchor on him. Sure, my character would say earlier that I should find someone to drop it on, but I did try to attack other enemies in this fashion and it didn't work. I'm still not sure what was the point of it. Cool concept, bad execution. And the difference between the difficulty levels is absurd - on normal, not having dropped the anchor, I hardly scratched the boss in a fight mano-a-mano. On easy - I shot it three times and bam, boss dead. Only after that I figured out I should have dropped the anchor on him. Needless to say I was confused. And still am.
To add insult to injury, although the game looks good, the world itself is ugly. Sure, it's a TOXIC, BAD bunny, so it has to look like that, but it's ugly nevertheless. Like one of those cartoons that are supposed to be "edgy" and aimed at "bad" kids who don't do their homework, and all the jokes revolve around barfing and farts. Which brings me to my next point - the humour. While the jokes in Toxic Bunny are not as crude as in the aforementioned example, they are a) scarce, b) have hardly anything to do with Looney Tunes or Monty Python (both are mentioned in the description, and both I adore).
To sum up, the game has clunky controls, looks ugly (though it is well drawn), and the humour - and the whole game - is simply bland. It is not really worth its price, especially since there are virtually billions of better (both modern and remakes) platformers. Unless you have played them all. Or you have always dreamed of a game about an unpleasant rabbit.
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17 of 27 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2014
I couldn't get into this at all, and a lot of that was because the control just felt clunky and stiff. Platformers that have come out 20 years ago feel better than this.

I'll admit I haven't given it a very long try, but my first impression was not good at all.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
Really awful control. I couldn't even move past the first stage. Not recommended at all.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
It does seem like a great game is in there somewhere, but I just can't recommend it until the controls are fixed. At the moment, even jumping up to a higher ledge is a chore, and there is a lot of that in this title.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Failed Old School Platform [KAMGUSTA's REVIEW]

Problem is, this "old school" is not the "good one": bad graphics (despite the "HD" suffix), terrible controls (that means endless failed jumps), dull gameplay, annoying characters. Maybe I could find something else, but I don't want to spend my time thinking about it.

By the way, my X360 Joypad wasn't recognized and I even wasn't able use my keyboard (keys didn't work) - LOL.

At least it has cards (and I don't need to use the keyboard for them...).

Best played when High
Recommended Buy Price < 1$
Score 4/10
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2014
I could not find a single thing I liked about this game. The intro sequence runs at 15 FPS despite being an FMV, the default controls are godawful, the character controls extremely poorly even after you modify the controls to make sense, the art style is off-putting, the dialogue is painfully bad, the music is bland and uninspired at best and grating at worst (it is not possible to listen to the main menu music for any length of time),

But what made me stop playing was the tutorial. The game doesn't tell you what buttons to press to do anything and doesn't let you look at the controls unless you exit to the main menu, if any of the buttons work at all which they didn't my first time playing; I had to exit to the main menu and open the tutorial agan before the game arbitrarily decided to let me use the movement keys. Not to mention that it was extremely easy to render the tutorial outright unwinnable if you didn't know what controls did what; I ran into this twice, first when I killed the first enemy from a distance instead of walking inside his hitbox and using an item that killed both of us, second when I got to the shop and bought the first thing I was allowed to buy, only to find out that I was supposed to buy something else which was more expensive and now I didn't have enough money for it.

When the game refuses to tell you what to do and becomes unwinnable if you don't know what to do during the tutorial, you do not have a playable game.
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2014
Controls are broken. Movement isn't as fluid as the original. New sound effects are awful. Utterly broken.

And I deduced this from only a few minutes of play.

Avoid like the plague.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Game:
I can't even be bothered.
OK generic platformer, like 400+ other steam games

Pro:
Cheap (well wait till it's 90% off or in a bundle)
Good graphics (for a platformer)
Has a tutorial
Good concept
Low spec requirements
Steam cards

Con:
Controls suck
Zero replay value
Typical platformer
Just freaking annoying
Keyboard doesn't seem to work
Did I mention the controls suck? I did? OK, just thought I'd mention it again because that's how hard they suck.

I wish this was a better game. Funny concept, s***ty execution.
As it stands now, and I doubt celestial will put the effort to fix this, just avoid.
I'm not sure what game "Bytten" (see the Reviews section) was playing, but it's not the one I have.
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18 of 34 people (53%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 20, 2014
First try on Toxic Bunny HD

Updates will be posted boldly on the respecitve parts of the review.
Update: After playing the game with a controller for a longer period, I change my opinion on the final verdict. Therefore the last paragraph has been changed.

The video is available here:
http://youtu.be/K5mOC-wBvcE

As someone who loves plattformers, I thought I'd give this game a try, so I did just that and here are my first impressions.

First off: The game is a HD remake, but it is not a case of just having its resulution upped. Sprites, backgrounds etc. were updated so it looks like a relatively modern title now.After taking a look at gameplay footage of the original game though, the animations, the physics, as well as the soundtrack are the exact same, as far as I can tell. You can call it staying true to the original or developer laziness...whatever you want to call it, I won't judge you.

Before we go into the game itself, we take a look at the options first, which provide us with fully rebindable controls. The audio options are fairly standard with seperate sliders for music, sound effects and ambient sounds. The graphics options are Unity standard: Low, Medium and High as well as standard resolutions are avaiable to chose.

Another thing I'd like to mention that, even though it is stated on the store page that this game has full controller support, I couldn't get my XBOX Controller to work with this game. So that is a big issue, at least for me, because I like to play plattformers with a controller better.
Update: After using the guide of the devs (which you can find in the comments), I was able to make the controller work, which enhances the experience greatly, in my opinion.

As we get into the game the first thing many people will notice is that the way the momentum as well as the physics feel in that game is quite odd. So might take a little time getting used on the "oldschool" style of movement and momentum there. After playing the first level my experience with the combat is that is very shallow, which is good for new players, but it hurts the longevity of the game. Since it only has 4 levels and I have been through the first level within 30 minutes it is safe to assume that the game lasts about 2-3 hours.

If you are an achievementhunter you might go back to some levels, but at this point I'd like to point out an issue which might take you your completionist enthusiasm. Sometimes, mostly when collecting a lot of stuff at once, it seems to me that the game is not recognizing you picking up items. Some items even take 3-4 attemps to count as collected, even though you've clearly hit it the tries before that.

Speaking of hitbox issues, the hitbox of walls as well as the ground when you try to shoot enemies takes a lot of getting used to.

For both issues you'll see examples in the video, I've made.

Another issue I've encountered is that I don't see what potion currently is active, which was the case when playing the tutorial. In the game itself it is not shown though. It seemed to me that the potion mechanic is not working properly, but this could be my mistake.

Other than that I have to say that the potion mechanic sounds nice in theory and it's a shame, I couldn't see it in action.


Finally the question of questions: Is the game worth it? At the current state, I say you can give it a shot, but keep in mind that the issues mentioned above make it hard for me to wholeheartedly recommend you this game.
If you feel the same way as I do, you might be better off buying it at a sale.
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