|Publisher||Electronic Arts Victor|
|Release date|| June 27, 1997 |
|Mode(s)||1 player (Arcade)|
2 players (VS)
Rabbit is a 2D fighting game, originally developed by Aorn and released by Electronic Arts in 1996 for Arcade machines. The original Arcade iteration of Rabbit runs on a custom arcade board developed specifically for the game itself. In this game, players fight against each other in a standard fighting game. The plot of the game is set in China, with several fighters hailing from both China itself and other countries. Each fighter has a beast spirit that can be summoned to assist them in the battles, similar to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. It also offers in-stage zooming, similar to Samurai Shodown and other fighting games from SNK released for Neo Geo.
Electronic Arts Victor released a port of Rabbit for the Sega Saturn in 1997, developed by Aorn again and only in Japan. The game plays pretty much equal to its Arcade counterpart. The options of the game and the player's high score in Arcade mode can be saved and loaded either in the System RAM or in the Power Memory cartridge. While the Saturn version of Rabbit was released only in Japan, it can be played on Korean and Asian models of Sega Saturn, as well the game itself is in English, with several grammar errors.
A demo disc of the game, titled Rabbit Mihonhin, was released in 1997 as well. Strangely enough, the title screen says Taikenban (体験版, Trial Version) rather than using the kanji used for Mihonhin (見本品, Sample Product), which is printed on the CD-ROM itself.
Names in other languages
Reading as ateji/kan-on
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