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Old 03-15-2006, 10:05 PM   #1036
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The Rub Rabbits
8/10
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I prefer the Japanese name for the game:
"Where Do Babies Come From?"


Feel the Magic XY XX, the best DS launch game (by leaps and bounds) is back with a prequel! This time around it is A LOT bigger and is, in fact, one of the biggest DS games yet (rumored to be around 128 megaBYTES or more). Like Feel the Magic this offers a lot of different and fun minigames in which you must first woo the girl and then keep her from forgetting you and a whole bunch of other nonsense. If you liked the first game, you'll love this one as well. If you didn't love the first game, there is something wrong with you and you should be imprisoned forever.


As always, sumo wrestlers impede you on the escalator.

Graphics: 7/10
The graphics are the same style as Feel the Magic, with the silhouette style and the motion captures. Again they seem like Sega Saturn 3D graphics, but that's not a bad thing. The animation is all very smooth and often quite quirky, with goofy animations resulting from the onscreen craziness.


The evil genius girl throws all of her love at you and you must kick it away like a bastard.
Yes, you must hold the DS sideways for this scene. You must hold it upside down for some others.


Sound: 7/10
Very similar to Feel the Magic, but unfortunately everything is now pronounced correctly instead of with the extreme Japanese accent of the first game. I miss that kookiness. The music is mostly good in a crazy way, but a lot of it repeats a bit too often. Be careful about where you play this game, as some of the sounds the girls make sound VERY porn-ish and people around you might want to watch, too! The stereo effect is once again very good. You can unlock a sound test by defeating the game.


The bull stampede is back... sorta. You must also destroy
lots of hearts from the evil girl which can be insanely tough.
Hint: Your DS came with TWO styluses. Think "John Woo Style".


Gameplay: 8/10
Get ready for more silly minigames. While the first game only had 18 different scenarios, this game has 37! There were times when I was thinking that the game was maybe too long, but I'd put it down and come back a day or two later and be back having fun trying to win again. Naturally you try to win the interest of the girl who barely notices you and completely ignore the girl who wants you big time. She ends up being the main enemy of the game as you do not want her love. I think you should do her real quick anyway just to calm her down and she seems quite willing. This game is also a bit harder than the first game. There is actually a way to skip a scene if you are too much of a wimp to get past it, and believe me I was tempted to do that on more than one occasion. But I didn't. There is an easy way to get past any stage. I persevered. I beat the game and I didn't even use a Game Genie. A few scenarios make their way back from the first game, but are reworked slightly and not quite as kooky. There's nothing totally crazy like rubbing goldfish out of some dude's gut. Oh and for the record, I have grown to absolutely HATE blowing on my DS for any reason. I do not like talking to it or screaming at it, either. It's not fun. All DS games need to stop doing this. This game also brings back the pointless "mania" mode and a bunch of other stuff like the ability for two players to make a baby together. I made a baby with myself and it turned out pretty messed up. It also features wireless modes and crap like that. It isn't online, but who gives a f-ck?


Instead of typing numbers to open parachutes, this time
you must blow them off to oblivion with your stinky breath.


Wrap up:
Yet another game that can only be done on the DS. Well worth your money and time. What other game allows you to fight the final boss using only your love? What other game allows you to make a baby with members of the same sex? Lots of great minigames to come back to again and again... if you don't skip anything in the story mode, that is (otherwise they won't be playable in the "Memories" section). Now I await my Wario Ware DS sequel.
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:05 PM   #1037
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Hint: Your DS came with TWO styluses.
lolol octopusses = octopi styluses = styli
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:04 AM   #1038
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agreed. Rub Rabbits is a good sequel to a great game. Once again the DS shows it's true quality.
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Old 03-24-2006, 05:02 PM   #1039
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Quote:
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Hint: Your DS came with TWO styluses. Think "John Woo Style".
LMAO. I'm with Xander on this one. One of your best lines yet! 10/10! :cool guy:
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:50 AM   #1040
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lolol octopusses = octopi styluses = styli
Come again? :???:
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Old 03-27-2006, 06:29 PM   #1041
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I know this is kinda off topic but do you know an easy way to beat Big Ben(the fat dude that breathes fire) in Streets of Rage? I keep on spending about three lives on him every time I face him and wind up with only one or two for the last boss.
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Old 03-27-2006, 08:32 PM   #1042
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Is he a boss? Press button "A" to call the magic squad car to launch some napalm on him which will leave you unharmed. Then to jump kicks.
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Old 03-27-2006, 08:45 PM   #1043
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This boss breathes fire so jump kicks only work half the time(the other half leaves you with 50 degree burns) and when you face him in level 8 you can't call the police car.

Anyway I just figured out how to beat him. The game is a hell of alot harder as Adam(the black guy) cause he's the slowest of the three. You had to "sneak behind him by rapidly pressing the direction on the D-pad so that he'd react a second later and then, throw haymakers like Ron Artest at the Palace.
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Old 03-27-2006, 08:49 PM   #1044
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There is a law in Japan that all scrolling fighting games MUST have a Karnov character (fat guy who breathes fire) as an enemy.
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Old 03-28-2006, 02:34 AM   #1045
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hows the music in Rub Rabbits joe? Is it well composed? Alot of the time developers will crap out in the music area. I can still hum the tunes to XY/XX because they were so dang memoriable.

i am hoping rub rabbits has some good tunes. is it all still done in nothing but voices?
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Old 03-28-2006, 03:54 AM   #1046
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It's similar, but more repetitive. Some tunes return, but the sound designers really seemed to love playing the Can-Can over and over and over again.
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Old 03-28-2006, 12:28 PM   #1047
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So they re-use the main theme of the original?

"do do do do, do do do do, do do do do, do do do do"
"Hmmm, Ha-Hmmm, Ha-Hmm-Ha-Hmm-Ha-Hmmmmmmmmmm"
"Hmmm, Ha-Hmmm, Ha-Hmm, Hmm, Hmmmmmm"
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:23 PM   #1048
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Joe, did you ever complete Phantasy Star Generations II (whatever it's called)? Just curious. (Man, I want that soundtrack.)
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:24 AM   #1049
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No, but I powered it up the other day looking for the 3rd town. I hate walking around in Phantasy Star 2's first planet because everything is divided and it sucks trying to get to other towns. I couldn't find the 3rd town.
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Old 04-07-2006, 05:44 AM   #1050
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I could be mistaken but I believe it to be the one you get to before you enter the Bio Lab. That would be after you've completed the first two dungeons in the early region before crossing the (err) pipe and making it to the next area of the continent.
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