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->''Chelsea must beat the seven devils to death!''

'''''Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils''''' is a Japanese {{Metroidvania}} indie game released in 2006 for Windows PC by Platine Dispositif, the creator of the ''VideoGame/GundemoniumSeries''. The game borrows many of the mechanics from ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' as well as adding many new ones. The most interesting new mechanic in the game is Bunny's ability to [[BulletTime slow]], [[TimeStandsStill freeze]], or reverse time. There are also many other abilities, items, and weapons {{power|Up}}-ups to play around and experiment with. As an added bonus, there's an unlockable second character that offers a different take on the game's storyline.

The introductory plot is as follows. After being near a cattomic power plant explosion, poor Bunny has been cursed with a pair of cat ears. Soon, a "fat prophet" appears and guides her to the Cave of the Devils to help get rid of her curse. Unfortunately for Bunny upon entering the cave, the "fat prophet" gets attacked by some random steer, gets stabbed [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill twenty four times]] by its horns and dies. Thankfully the steer just wanders off after killing him, but Bunny is now lost in the Cave of the Devils still needing to find a way to remove her curse.

An unofficial English translation patch of the original Japanese game by Non-Directional Translations can be found [[http://www.romhacking.net/trans/1396/ here]] (click on "1.1" under "Patch Version").

An official English release of ''Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils'' has been released by the doujin localization company, Rockin' Android, with optional remastered soundtrack (provided by Woofle, who arranged the soundtrack for the Steam Edition of ''Hitogata Happa'') and slightly updated graphics. The official English version of the game was released on September 2012 [[http://www.desura.com/games/bunny-must-die though]] {{DESURA}} but Rockin' Android also included the game in the IndieRoyale's Back to School Bundle of 2012 before its official release. You can also find the game at [[http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-BMDC7D/bunny-must-die-chelsea-and-the-7-devils GamersGate]] and [[http://www.playism-games.com/games/bunnymustdie/ Playism]]. Most recently, the game has been released on [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/250660/ Steam]]. A demo of the official English release can be downloaded [[http://www.bunnymustdie.com/ here]].

Not to be confused with ''VideoGame/SpaceBunniesMustDie'', a third-person action game.

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!!Bunny's quest through the Caves of the Devils provides examples of:
* OneHundredPercentCompletion
* ActionGirl: Bunny.
** DarkActionGirl: Chelsea [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope subverts this trope]] as she's actually a heroic Action Girl]].
* AchievementSystem: In the form of [[SelfImposedChallenge Self-Imposed Challenges]], ranging from beating the game with 100% completion, beating the game under two hours, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs beat the game in under two hours with 100% completion]], [[NoDamageRun killing certain bosses without damage]], and more. The Steam version of the game integrated the Achievements into unlockable Steam Achievements.
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: The loading screen for Rockin' Android's version of the game has a silhouette of Bunny carrying all the weapons in the game, and has a more "actiony" Bunny in the title.
* AnotherSideAnotherStory: If Bunny collects seven time power ups and beats the game, it unlocks the mode ''Chelsea and 7 Devils'', where you play as Chelsea to see more of the plot.
** AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Chelsea handles about as differently from Bunny as you can guess. In general, Chelsea plows through the trickier jump and time puzzles Bunny had to suffer through, but she's somewhat more awkward to control in combat.
* AntiFrustrationFeature: During the fight with Chelsea, resurrecting yourself with Bunny Dolls warps you back to the start of the current phase of the boss fight you're on, and allows you to backtrack into the previous room to switch weapons. Ordinarily Bunny Dolls force you to restart the given room you're in entirely.
* AllThereInTheManual: Full names of most bosses can only be found in manual and Achievements list.
* BadassAdorable: Bunny. Seriously, how many RuleOfCute tropes can you count on her just on this page?
* BaitAndSwitch: In a BlackoutBasement, there is a sign that says "It's too dark to read this sign." If you turn on the lights and read it again, you realize that it ''actually says'' "It's too dark to read this sign."
* BeehiveBarrier: The walking machines with the big cannons use one to protect themselves when hit.
* BerserkButton: Bunny strongly objects to being called a cat.
** The first boss, El Bobomboi, also takes her role as the First Devil ''very'' seriously. It's possible to get to the second boss and beat it first, but if you do this, El Bobomboi [[TurnsRed gets pissed]] and opts to attack at full power, making the fight against her several times harder.
* {{BFS}}: Bunny's weapon, the Faust Samurai.
** Which, notably, makes it '''B'''unny's '''F'''aust '''S'''amurai.
* BizarreSexualDimorphism: [[spoiler:Based on the time controlling powers of her race,]] Bunny is apparently an actual bunny, and not just a girl in a suit. The game also features male bunnies, which are distinctly more rabbit-like; it seems that males of the bunny race are actual bunnies, while the females are mostly-human-looking girls.
* BlockingStopsAllDamage: Bunny can parry any form of damage by pressing a direction just as that damage is about to hit her. This can apply to EVERY form of damage, from the shots of common Mooks, the SpikesOfDoom, and all the way to even electrified/flaming floors themselves! Unfortunately, sources of damage that last longer than her block's MercyInvincibility (like a WaveMotionGun, for example) will still hit her.
** Except if you're really good and you can block the moment her MercyInvincibility wears off, in which case you can continuously block long-lasting attacks.
** In fact, if you want to get through certain parts of the game without damage, you HAVE to block some attacks.
** After a certain point ([[spoiler:the final battle with Dechronos]]), Bunny gets the bonus of being able to auto-parry EVERYTHING.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: "It's not a bug?"
** "I'm Chelsea Mamanaju, the real protagonist of this game."
* BreastExpansion: Bunny gets a special suit which grants the ability to increase her bust size, weapon power, and ability to take less damage at the cost of her agility. Bunny's default posture is actually a little bizarre until she gets this upgrade, when suddenly the pronounced backward slouch counterbalances the prodigious mammaries in front.
* BlackMagicianGirl: Chelsea
* BoobsOfSteel: Bunny's defense and offense rise when under the influence of her BreastExpansion-inducing Dynamite Body upgrade.
* BulletHell: One of Chelsea's modes as a boss, as well as the seventh Devil whom Chelsea fights.
* CastFromHitPoints: Inverted; there's a time power that gives you life in exchange for time.
* ChekhovsSkill: The final time power, "Alternative". The game doesn't bother explaining what it does when you get it, and you can never use it [[spoiler:until the end of the game, when it rewinds time back to the beginning of the game and unlocks Chelsea.]]
* ChunkySalsaRule: If you get smashed into a wall, the game gives you a message that says "[[HaveANiceDeath Whoops; you're inside a wall!]]" and you die.
* ContinuityNod, or perhaps MythologyGag: If the Achievements screen is to be believed, the scythe wielding girl that appears right before Baron Vladmu's boss arena is named Selena Millfall. Is this a mere coincidence, or could she be connected in some way to [[VideoGame/GundemoniumSeries Eryth Millfall]]?
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: There was a common misconception with the game of many people believing the game was actually {{freeware|Game}} on forums and other sites when pirated copies of the game leaked onto the Internet. The real story is that the game was never free and was being sold through Japanese online retailer that sold doujin games. It wasn't until 2012 that the game got an official release overseas thanks to Rockin' Android.
* CuteKitten: Nuko Do Maron, the third Devil, is a giant photo-realistic kitten.
* [[spoiler:DecoyProtagonist: Bunny's actually just screwing everything up by being around; Chelsea's the real hero. This is switched around in the very end when Bunny saves the day.]]
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Chelsea's final bosses include Bunny being possessed by Dechronos.]]
* [[spoiler:DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: You take on an evil demon lord at the end of the game.]]
* DoubleJump: One of Chelsea's spells.
** [[UpToEleven More like 38957235802348-ple Jump.]] (in the Desura version at least)
* EdgeGravity
* EleventhHourSuperPower: [[spoiler:Bunny in her invincible gold suit comes in to [[BigDamnHeroes rescue Chelsea]] immediately after Chelsea loses a HopelessBossFight.]]
** Arguably, the time ability Alternative.
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: While Bunny can never understand what most of the bosses are saying, Chelsea has no problem communicating with them (except the pumpkin girl boss, [[ShrinkingViolet who's too shy to carry on a conversation anyway]]).
* EssenceDrop: Enemies will drop Time Crystals when Bunny kills them, refilling her Time Meter.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Chelsea, the elf princess.
* EvolvingAttack: Chelsea's shot becomes more powerful when she defeats a boss.
* [[ExcitedShowTitle Excited Video Game Title!]]
* ExcusePlot
* {{Expy}}: There's a female {{shinigami}} as Death and the boss, Baron Vladmu, is a highly bastardized version of Dracula from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''.
** There's also one boss who's pretty much identical to Seven Force from ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes''.
* ExtraEyes: The boss Eyes of Thirteen Sages is nothing but eyes. It shoots [[EyeBeams fireballs from its eyes]].
* FacelessEye: Moon's Shadow Endymion, who you fight before Nuko Do Maron, which is just a large floating eye. It also shoots fireballs.
* [[spoiler:FakingTheDead: The "fat messenger of god" is shown to be alive and well after Bunny's playthrough.]]
* ForeheadOfDoom: The first boss, El Bobomboi, has a large forehead. If you [[SequenceBreaking Sequence Break]] and fight her after the second boss, you can see this is her BerserkButton.
* FragileSpeedster / MightyGlacier: Bunny can change outfits later in the game. In her normal outfit, she is a FragileSpeedster, while in her [[BreastExpansion busty outfit]], she is a MightyGlacier, with improved attack and defense but lower jumps and slower movement.
* FurryEarDissonance: PlayedForLaughs. Bunny get catgirl ears to complement her bunny ears, giving her four ears total.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Bunny in her busty outfit.
* GuideDangIt: "It's not a bug?"
** [[spoiler:Also, to get to the final boss of Chelsea and The Seven Devils, you have to break into the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon ahead of time, via a secret entrance that not only wasn't necessary at all in Bunny Must Die, but is ''not'' revealed when Chelsea uses the Eye Of Truth (which reveals pretty much every other hidden block or gate or item), and then use the Wrath of God power to break into the final chamber. There's really no indication that the secret entrance is one, either.]]
*** [[spoiler:It's slightly easier to figure out if you actually went back to the area as Bunny (ostensibly to get the Green Orb door) after triggering the flags that cause Chelsea to spawn -- the gate that once blocked the Time upgrade is broken, so Chelsea ''must'' have passed by to get to the final area, since gates she destroys are gone for good, and only gates that she needs to destroy to get through her route are broken in Bunny Must Die mode. After you figure that out, you just need to search past the upgrade for it.]]
** It's impossible to know the requirements for unlocking Achievements. The only way to get them is to stumble on them by accident or save scum once you discover the existence of the "Defeat boss X with weapon Y" Achievements.
** How about the dolphin room? You have to switch the lights off to open the gate at the far side. While this is a reasonable thing to try, it isn't readily obvious that turning off the lights ''does'' anything, because the gate will shut the second you take any damage at all.
** Over half of the collectibles in this game are hidden in fake floors, fake walls, hidden gates, and even fake pits. Though Chelsea's Eye of Truth allows her to find them easier, Bunny doesn't have the same luxury until later... obtained by looking for said collectibles in the first place. Even then, due to the pace of this game it's very easy to forget to use the Eye of Truth. It doesn't help that one of the last bosses is almost impossible to beat without almost completing Chelsea's Mana meter and getting a defense powerup.
** Figuring out where the light switches are in the Dark King's Lair might also count. You will most probably stumble upon them by accident... and some of them are hidden in the aforementioned fake walls. And when you do find them, the first instinctive action is to turn them on... only to realize that some of the parts in that section only work if certain switches are turned OFF.
* GoombaStomp
* GlassCannon: Chelsea hits harder than Bunny, but she lacks a lot of the mobility skills that Bunny has, or comes by them much later in the story than Bunny obtains hers. She also doesn't get any way to boost her defense until very late in her story.
** That actually depends on how well you know the game. Bunny can unleash a world of hurt on certain bosses just by wielding a specific weapon and being in the right position, which can make quick work of them.
** But of course, [[ImprobableWeaponUser Chelsea's ladder is]] [[LethalJokeWeapon still the strongest of them all.]] It even embodies this trope a bit more because a lot of the enemies will have lethal attacks that shoot directly under them, and to hit enemies with the ladder you need to be directly under them.
* GratuitousEnglish: The [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Dracula]] knockoff speaks in English, much to the Japanese-speaking Bunny's dismay. Specifically, he speaks entirely in ZeroWing quotes. In the English patch, he instead speaks in GratuitousGerman and says, among other things [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy "Ich bin ein Berliner"]].
** Bunny herself starts each load up of the game by crying "Let's go, go, go!" whilst Chelsea set "Get ready." Furthermore, Chelsea and Bunny both announce power and time/mana boosting pickups in English. Chelsea announces her spells in English too; Bunny does the same for her items.
* HartmanHips: Bunny, without the BreastExpansion-inducing suit.
* HeartContainer: The Life Vessels.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Used almost quite literally, though the other story happens in an [[StealthPun Alternative]] timeline.
* HopelessBossFight: Chelsea gets stomped by the final boss.
** [[spoiler:And then the trope gets ''inverted'' when Gold Bunny comes to her rescue and uses the superpowers it gave her while she was possessed to kick its ass in return. It's impossible to ''lose'' this fight.]]
* HyperspaceArsenal: Where the hell does Bunny get all those Sylph Knives, Black Boomerangs, and Roppongi Missiles from? Where the hell does Chelsea keep all of her artifacts? Where do both of them keep the orbs?
** Can possibly be justified with Chelsea being an adept at magic, but Bunny has no excuse. She could in theory be using powers of time, but that should mean that she should be draining her Time meter constantly.
* [[ILoveNuclearPower I Love Cattomic Power]]: Well, okay, Bunny doesn't, because of her new cat-ears, but one of the game's levels suggests that Cattomic power can be used to make CatGirl SuperSoldiers.
* InstantDeathRadius: One of Chelsea's final bosses has this ability.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: One of Chelsea's most damaging attacks is a ladder, and it's her only way to deal damage above her.
* IWantMyMommy: When brought down to critical health, one of Bunny's possible reaction lines is her crying for her mom to save her.
* KingMook: One of the levels involves fighting with a series of boss versions of the flying pumpkin enemies, with a [[MoeAnthropomorphism Moe Anthropomorphic version]] as the final boss of the area.
* LethalJokeItem: The aforementioned ladder. Seriously, that thing is '''powerful'''!
** How powerful? It can two-shot the embodiment of the cave's power itself.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: [[spoiler:Bunny and Chelsea.]]
* LifeMeter: Both heroines.
** ManaMeter: As Chelsea. Bunny's Time Meter acts in place of this since used for similar things like [[TimeStandsStill freezing time]] or [[BreastExpansion giving herself large, bountiful breasts]].
* LittleMissBadass: Bunny, Chelsea, a couple of the devils and even some of the {{Mooks}}.
* MarathonBoss: The final boss fight for both characters (fights plural for Chelsea) have ''seven'' different phases [[spoiler:plus one fight that you can't lose.]] Thankfully for Bunny, if you use a Bunny Doll after you die, the game picks up from the form you were at last, restores your HP and Time gauges, and allows you to walk back to the previous room and switch weapons.
* {{Metroidvania}}
* [[SirSwearsALot Miss Swears-a-Lot]]: Bunny in Non-Directional Translation's FanTranslation of the game, as she uses instances of "fuck" and "shit" in certain parts of the story. [[spoiler:She also dropped an [[AtomicFBomb Atomic S-Bomb]] after realising [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone she unknowingly helped the free the game's]] BigBad.]]
* MutuallyExclusivePowerups: Bunny can use several different weapons, but only one at a time.
** Sylph Shooter: Rapid-fire [[KnifeNut throwing knives]]. Bunny's default weapon.
** Spike Hammer: An EpicFlail. Does massive damage, but is hard to control.
** Faust Samurai: A LaserBlade. Supposedly [[DemonicPossession possessed by a demon]].
** Black Wing: {{Precision Guided Boomerang}}s. Can return to Bunny or orbit around her.
** Roppongi Missile: Weak [[HomingProjectile homing missiles]] that choose their own targets.
* NiceHat: Chelsea's hat
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Bunny killing the devils ends up screwing up what Chelsea was there to do.]]
* NintendoHard: You will die, many, ''many'' times and the game keeps track (the death counter is located near [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXbdotvd5Dw#t=1m46s the spot where the yellow and white maps are next to each other]]). [[MeaningfulName It's called "Bunny Must Die!" for a reason]]. [[spoiler:There is an [[BraggingRightsReward Achievement]] for dying 1,000 times, as well.]]
* OneCurseLimit: One boss attempts to curse Bunny in his death throes. It doesn't work, because of this.
* OneHitKill: Two bosses have these: Baron Vladmu has his flashing attack (which can be avoided by looking away from him when he does it), and Chelsea's third form summons gigantic crosshairs to chase the player around and shoot at her. If it grazes you it does minimal damage, but if it's dead-on, BAM! HEADSHOT!
** [[spoiler:Don't forget Golden Bunny. If she hits Chelsea with ANYTHING, Chelsea is time stopped and Bunny pulls off her ultimate attack which inflicts just this.]]
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: A photo-realistic cat as a Devil, for exmaple.
* OurTimeTravelIsDifferent
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Baron Vladmu, a vampire who speaks GratuitousEnglish (or [[GratuitousGerman German]] depending on the translation), has a gun-pompadour, and kills the player by flashing them.
* ParachutePetticoat: It somehow looks like it's Chelsea's pants that gives her the ability to float.
* PeopleJars
* PlatformHell: While the platforming in the game is far from simple, the last two areas veer sharply into this quite suddenly. Expect to dash-jump from small platforms into a chain of {{wall jump}}s, often resulting in you *landing* on a small platform.
* PlayboyBunny: Bunny's outfit as pictured above. A few of the {{Mooks}} wear one too.
* ResetButton: [[spoiler:The final time power, "Alternative". Bunny instinctively activates it when Dechronos is trying to kill her. It rewinds time back to the beginning of the story, and lets you play as the "alternative" protagonist, Chelsea. Chelsea's actions are different this time around (for one, Bunny doesn't beat Bobomboi before she gets a chance to), so the power ends up creating an "alternative" history.]]
* RunningGag: Bunny being unable to communicate with any of the bosses.
-->'''Bunny''': "Aww man, this guy doesn't listen to anybody either!"
* SchmuckBait: One of the rooms in this game have a boss that seems to behave almost randomly and fast paced, and thus requiring heavy reflexes and the correct weapon. Bunny can stop time to help her in this battle[[spoiler:, but if she does, she activates the Time Blocks that cover the entire screen, which activates ChunkySalsaRule.]]
* SecretAIMoves: Bunny and Chelsea as bosses have attacks that you can't ever do.
* SelfImposedChallenge: There's an achievement for completing the game with less than 15% completion.
** However, it is possible to completely defy this by simply just saving a 0-14% save near the beginning of the game, and then finish the game without ever saving again. It may sound hard, but this game gets exponentially easier for each time you finish it, as many of the difficult obstacles here all just need specific bags of tricks.
** [[YouHaveResearchedBreathing You can't walk right at the start of the game.]] But you can slide to the right or jump to the right. Cue people finishing the game without ever obtaining the ability to walk to the right.
* SequenceBreaking: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the first devil, El Bobomboi. If you sequence break and get to defeat other devils first, when you have to forcefully fight her to progress with the game, she gives you a conversation about how she was supposed to be the first boss you fought, TurnsRed, and gives you one hell of a fight. This is needed to get an [[BraggingRightsReward Achievement]].
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:By the end of the game, Bunny ''still'' hasn't gotten rid of her cat ears.]]
* ShoutOut: At least a few.
** Weapons, time, and mana can be found in destroyed torches la ''Castlevania''.
** The boss Baron Vladmu fights very similarly to ''Castlevania''[='=]s Dracula. He talks entirely in ''VideoGame/ZeroWing'' quotes in the original Japanese material.
** The doors near the final boss area are a definite {{homage}} to ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}''.
*** As is Bunny's forward-facing pose when starting a saved game.
** The opening textdump is an almost line-by-line parody of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', down to obligatory setting of year [[ExtyYearsFromNow 199X]].
** Bunny's ability to stop time and throw knives is very much an homage to [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]] and [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Sakuya Izayoi]]. There are also [[Memes/{{Touhou}} yukkuri]]-like enemies resembling [[VideoGame/GundemoniumSeries Leaf]].
** One secret area shows a character having an epileptic fit in front of a TV showing a mouse-like thing on a blue and red flashing background, a reference to an infamous ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Shock episode]].
** The Seventh Devil, Subaru Septentrion, is a nod to [[VideoGame/GunstarHeroes Seven Force]].
** The {{shinigami}} miniboss looks just like Eryth Millfall from the [[VideoGame/GundemoniumSeries Gundemonium]] games by the same creator, though she also bears resemblance to Elly of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. She also throws [[SinisterScythe scythes]] around in a way that much resembles Death from ''Castlevania''.
** Chelsea's third phase summons sniper crosshairs to shoot at Bunny, and when they're first summoned, Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'s face appears on the screen for a brief second.
** If Bunny [[SequenceBreaking manages to piss her off]], El Bobomboi will say she'll [[Manga/DeathNote write her name in a notepad]]. The translation will [[LampshadeHanging blatantly point this out]].
** [[spoiler:Golden Bunny]]'s ultimate attack might be a shout out to the [[StreetFighter Shun Goku Satsu]].
** The names of the the Achievements in the Steam version of ''Bunny Must Die!'' includes references to famous lines from other games and movies. Some include: "[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight A Miserable Pile of Pixels]]," "[[Film/BackToTheFuture 88 Bunnies Per Hour]]," "[[Disney/AliceInWonderland I'm Late, I'm Late!]]," "[[Film/TheHillsHaveEyes The Walls Have Eyes]]," among a few others.
** Parrying is done exactly like in StreetFighterIII, and has the exact same effect.
* [[SpeciesSurname Species Given Name]]: Bunny is a Bunny. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Her name is Bunny.]]
* SpiceUpTheSubtitles: Bunny is pretty foul-mouthed in the fan translation patch.
* SpikesOfDoom: It is quite common to see people playing this game and dying to these before they even get to the first save point. This is because Bunny's jump physics aren't exactly the same as the normal jump physics in other games, and to get to the first save point you have to forward-jump to a platform with spikes below them. And no, forward-jumping isn't an easy thing to do in this game for some reason; you almost always get jumping-forward instead. Quite nicely introduces to you the difficulty of the game from the get-go.
** Later on in the game, you get strong enough to resist hits from these. Hell, one of Chelsea's artifacts gives her the ability to '''just walk all over them without damage whatsoever.'''
** Alternatively you can also use Bunny's block to negate damage from spikes, but this requires insane timing. Not to mention that most of the spikes will respawn after a while. However, at times this is the only way to survive if you happen to fall into a pit of these and saved in a really far away place.
* SpreadShot: As Chelsea defeats the Devils, her attack becomes a more and more powerful Initial Burst.
* SprintShoes: Bunny's Dash Boots. They allow to perform the dash ability to run much faster than her usual walking speed.
* SwordLines: As Bunny swings her Faust Samurai.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction
* [[ThereWasADoor There Was A Gate]]: Inverted in this game. You'll notice later on that destroying gates is much more convenient than opening them.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: [[spoiler:Golden Bunny seems to have stolen Chelsea's Swords of Avalon to use as her own. But she doesn't slash with them like the Faust Sword, she outright just throws them like the Sylph Shooter.]]
* TimeTrial: After achieving OneHundredPercentCompletion as Bunny, your total game time becomes visible at the bottom of the screen. The Rockin' Android version includes achievements for beating the game in under two hours and achieving 100% completion in under one hour. This is made harder by the fact that saving adds seconds to your total time (20 in the Rockin' Android version and ''100'' in the original due to a programming oversight).
* TimeyWimeyBall: As Bunny's time abilities all tend to work very differently.
* TooAwesomeToUse: Chelsea's Elixirs.
* [[spoiler:TreacherousAdvisor: The "fat messenger of god" is actually the traitorous devil [[BigBad Dechronos]].]]
* UnusualEars: Bunny's cursed-on cat ears, in addition to her usual bunny ears. She's a little [[BerserkButton touchy]] about it.
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn: In Bunny's part of the game, she's being used to further Dechronos's selfish plans.]]
* UpdatedRerelease: The English version by Rockin' Android features (optional) updated graphics and an arranged soundtrack by Woofle. It also has widescreen support, fixed the saving penalty (originally it was supposed to be more than 20 seconds added to your time per save), and Bunny can now keep whatever weapon she is holding when saving the game.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Unlike all of Bunny's other bosses, [[spoiler:Chelsea]] stays on the screen, out cold but alive, after you beat her. And you can ''keep attacking her'' after she's already down. And the game ''rewards'' you for this by giving you Time refill gems each time you hit her.
** You can do the same to [[spoiler:Bunny]] as Chelsea, but there's no reward this time around.
* WallJump: One of Bunny's gained abilities.
* WaveMotionGun: A lot of enemies shoot continuous beams, but the large walking turret enemies probably count the most. Probably the worst example is the first stage of the Chelsea fight, where she shoots massive beams that [[{{Roboteching}} chase Bunny down]] and absolutely wreck her HP if she gets caught in one of them.
* [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer When All You Have Is A...]] [[ImprobableWeaponUser Ladder?]] Some of the enemies and bosses can only be hit with Chelsea's ladder. Some of them you can technically also hit by jumping and shooting, but she'll end up getting damaged severely in the process. Then there's [[spoiler: Septentrion, who assumes various forms that look intimidating and has a lot of firepower...]] that's just as easily disposed of using the ladder. [[spoiler:Subverted with her last form in that you actually have to go up the ladder.]]
* WidgetSeries: If the [[ExcusePlot plot]] didn't convince you, some of the bosses may. One boss is a giant photorealistic cat that shoots "Cattomic" fires from his paws. Another is a [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Dracula]] knockoff who speaks in GratuitousEnglish (or [[GratuitousGerman German]] in the English patch), has guns built into his giant pompadour and his... well... ''elsewhere'', and can [[OneHitKO kill Bunny instantly]] by ''flashing'' her. Oh, and you can fight exploding [[Memes/{{Touhou}} yukkuris]] and get [[HaveANiceDeath abducted]] by a hidden UFO. Yup, this game is weird.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]: Chelsea. Some of the devils and {{Mooks}} also have odd hair colours.
* YouHaveResearchedBreathing: A rather tongue in cheek usage: Bunny starts the game without the ability to ''turn around'' and thus can't walk right. Barely one screen to the left of your starting point is the Gears of the Past, the item that gives you this ability. The game even adds a fancy color effect every time Bunny turns around.
** This serves mostly as a shout out/parody of the original ''Metroid'', where the Morph Ball was similarly just left of the start, and was necessary to get any further in the game. The game's creator seems to be poking fun at the idea of not just ''starting'' you with an ability you will spend no part of the game without.
** Interestingly, Bunny does start the game with the ability to dash backwards a short distance, and the JumpPhysics also allow you to move backwards while airborne, which means it is possible, though quite inconvenient, to move right without the power-up. Needless to say, [[SelfImposedChallenge there are people who have finished the game without this power-up]]. In fact, if you're going for a low completion-run, skipping the Gears of the Past may be a good idea.
** Chelsea needs to use Mana to use the ladder. Justified in that she might possibly be using magic to make it materialize.
* ZeroEffortBoss: [[spoiler:The very, very final boss of the game has you playing a super-powered Bunny throwing {{BFS}}es and auto-parrying all attacks.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Our PlayboyBunny protagonist with thigh-highs.
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