This first official release from Bunstack makes a big statement using a deceptively small package! What starts as a cute little sokoban puzzler about catching bunnies quickly unravels into a surreal, labyrinthian delve into the bizarre lore of the bunburrows in this excellent retro-style brain teaser.
You play as the charming Pâquerette, a rabbit enthusiast accompanied by her aloof friend Ophéline, who wants to catch rabbits! Thus you dive into the burrows and start cornering the buns. Each rabbit follows a simple set of logic when running from you, trying to move in the priority order of away > left > right. From this simple principle the puzzles can be logically deduced, albeit compounded by the tricky level design, winding tunnels the buns can use as shortcuts, and special tools that add a variety of new factors to play with.
The puzzles themselves are very well designed with a steady incline of difficulty that keeps things fresh in every burrow. While I won't spoil anything specific you can rest assured that there is at least 5x more content than at first appears, revealing itself only once you begin experimenting and gradually uncover the secrets of both bun interactions and their burrow. While some secrets may not intuitive, experimentation and perseverance will usually help you find your way (and of course the bustlingly friendly discord group are happy to hint).
This gives the game surprise after surprise after surprise as you naturally begin to realise how x mechanic could have been used earlier, and thus a whole new line of thinking unravels. The inventiveness on display here with secrets within secrets is a genuine treat and serves as a textbook example of what well executed knowledge gates can add to a play experience.
All this presented in beautiful Commodore-style blocky graphics and a top tier chip tune soundtrack by Herbie Puppy. If you enjoy puzzlers this one is well worth picking up, and if all that didn't convince you the low price definitely will!