Today we take a look a new game in the app store called Hopping Bunny. Hopping Bunny is a free to play fun and addicting arcade game where your goal is to score as many points as possible by tapping on green blocks one after another. We will review the game through the four basic gameplay criteria of: Gameplay, Features, Graphics, and Sounds.
There are three basic game modes of Survival, Time, and Distance. They are all very similar to one another. For Survival, your goal is to get as many points as you can without messing up. For Time, your goal is to hop 50 times in the shortest time possible, without messing up. Finally for the Distance game mode, your goal is to hop as many times as you can in 30 seconds without messing up.
It’s all very fun and easy to do, however it does make the game limiting in the number of things you can do. It’s a really fun and addicting game where all you do is tap, and tap, and tap different blocks as they appear and try to complete the challenge of the game mode.
This game is really addicting even though the gameplay concept is so simple. It’s basically tap as fast as you can, tapping each consecutive green block in the order that they appear, if you accidentally miss and tap on a blue block for example, you lose the round and your score is displayed. It’s a really addicting game, hard to stop. Very simple, yet addicting.
Gameplay Rating: 8/10
The main features of the game are that it has three game modes, and a high score system that works with Game Center. These are basic and nice features, what takes away from the app though are the excessive advertisements:
The only reason the advertisements are here is for you to accidentally click on them. They pop up at the most unexpected moments such during the main menu screen of the game, and after every few rounds, an advertisement will randomly pop up. I honestly clicked on a few of these by mistake, the game is a tap-tap-tap kind of game, if you accidentally tap the water by mistake, and you tap the screen again, you’ll most likely click on an advertisement.
This advertisement method is brilliant in terms of earning revenue, but it’s very dishonest and a cheap method to have excessive advertisements and it’s generally frowned upon in the industry.
Only three game modes combined with excessive advertisements and the only good thing being Game Center high scores, makes for a low features rating.
Features Rating: 3/10
The game menu screens have good graphics, they are colorful, the buttons are centered, and the layouts are simple. These graphics make sense. The clouds are nice, the grass is nice, and the bunny mascot is very well rendered in the different screens.
Step into playing the game itself however and the graphics become a different story. The main graphics of the gameplay are basically colored rectangular blocks with the only complicated drawing being the bunny feet. So for the different game menus, the graphics are excellent but for the gameplay itself, the graphics are horrible. It probably makes sense in a way though because the gameplay itself is very simple, but there’s too much a dramatic difference in the graphic qualities from screen to screen.
Graphics Rating: 5/10
The only sounds of the game are the spring noise from the jumping, the menu clicks, the gameover screen, and the winning screen. The sounds make sense though, and this game proves you don’t need music to have a good sounding game. Although it would probably be better with music, this game can definitely be played and enjoyed without it. There could also have been a much better selection of sounds used in the game too though.
Sounds Rating: 3/10
Overall Rating: 19/40
Overall it’s definitely an addicting game to play, that is why the gameplay reached such good scores. However, the limited game modes, excessive advertisements, inconsistent graphic quality, and lack of engaging sounds gives the game a lower score overall.
Come check out and download the game at: Hopping Bunny on iTunes
Review Written on: 5/20/2014
Last updated: 8/26/2016