Thursday, December 09, 2010

Leaping Lepus!*

*Lepus is the genus to which hares and jackrabbits belong.

If frisky, playful puppies faced off against carrot-munching hip-hoppity bunny rabbits in a "cute-off", it may result in a tie. Luckily for us, we don't have to choose in Orisinal's new top-scrolling avoidance game Carrot Track.

You are trying to guide one lone rabbit as he follows a trail of carrots through a sunny park full to overflowing with perky pups. It is your job to "leash" the puppies (by clicking your mouse and dragging to one or more of the dogs) just long enough for your hare to get past their trajectory.

Fortunately, there are various powerups placed along your path, ranging from a dog whistle that stops the canine chaos long enough to afford some bunny breathing room up to a rabbit-sized helicopter backpack that allows your carrot-muncher to float above the fray for a bit.

Then there's the music, which is light and bouncy, not unlike your main character. I have a feeling you'll still be whistling it hours after you play.

If you like this, Orisinal has dozens of other lighter-than-air fare such as Starry Night (bounce stars off bubbles!) and the very popular Winterbells (also featuring a jumping bunny -- who knew rabbits had so much game?) which has just been released as an iPhone app. (via Jay Is Games)

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