Toxic Bunny

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Toxic Bunny
Developer(s) Celestial Games
Publisher(s) Vision Software
Platform(s) DOS, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • INT 19 Nov 1996
Genre(s) Side-scrolling platform game
Mode(s) Single player

Toxic Bunny is a side-scrolling action computer game for DOS computers released in 1996 by Celestial Games The premise of the game is that a bunny named Toxic, a coffee guzzling, gun slinging maniac who is having a really bad day. The game covers four large levels in which Toxic hunts the person (or animal) responsible for interrupting his coffee break, brainwashing all his friends, and covering the planet with a decaffeinated goo.[1] Within the game you can use any number of incredibly large weapons including a Nitric Hamster Launcher, while squashing aliens with rusty nautical equipment.[2]

Many[3] say the game is a psychedelic parody of Epic Games character, Jazz Jackrabbit, due to similar game play and the fact that the protagonist is also a rabbit. However the developers disagree, instead claiming inspirations from the popular 1994 game Earthworm Jim. Toxic Bunny is filled with an abundance of cheesy 90's references and high speed antics.

Toxic Bunny HD[edit]

Celestial Games, having re-opened in 2010, started porting Toxic Bunny to Java and decided to give the game a full revamp. This included reanimating sprites and redrawing all the levels. It was released as a boxed product in South Africa on 5 October 2012 under the name Toxic Bunny HD. It is also available for digital sale on the Celestial Games website.[4] The developers of the title, are currently building version 1.3 in Unity (Game Engine) which should be completed May 2013.

Toxic Bunny Vita[edit]

At the beginning of 2013 Sony made the Sony Mobile development Kit available to developers around the world.[5] It was at this point that Celestial Games decided to start porting Toxic Bunny HD to the Playstation Vita. This project should be completed by November 2013.