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''Raving Rabbids'' is a video game series published by [[{{Ubisoft}} Ubisoft Entertainment]]. It was originally a spinoff [[MinigameGame minigame-centric series]] based on ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'', but [[SpotlightStealingSquad its popularity quickly escalated it to surpass that of Rayman himself]]. It later became its own standalone franchise starting with ''VideoGame/RabbidsGoHome''.

The first game in the series is entitled ''Rayman Raving Rabbids''. In this first installment, the [[RaymanianLimbs limbless hero]] VideoGame/{{Rayman}} was captured by the Rabbids and forced to participate in various absurd mini-games in a gladiator-style arena to entertain the moronic bunny masses. As you progress through the game, Rayman uses the plungers he receives as rewards for completing minigames (ItMakesSenseInContext. Wait, on second thought… [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext no, it doesn't make sense at all!]]) to build a makeshift ladder and escape through a high window. Even though he escapes, the game still has a rather silly DownerEnding, as Rayman realizes afterwards that he forgot to rescue the other creatures imprisoned by the Rabbids. And then he got [[ItMakesSenseInContext stuck in a hole]].

The second game, ''Rayman Raving Rabbids 2'', is set with the Rabbids launching a full-scale invasion on Earth. Rayman infiltrates the operation by [[PaperThinDisguise dressing up as a Rabbid]] and following them to Earth in order to stop their plans of taking over the foreign planet. The game is more based around party-style multiplayer gameplay, and beyond the opening introduction the [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot plot disappears]], even going so far to not include an ending sequence or automatic "end-of-game" credits roll.

''Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party'' is the third game in the series. In this game, Rayman is for the first time only present in the cutscenes and is not a playable character, further pushing the Rabbids series away from its roots. The game begins with Rayman running away from a mob of Rabbids and hiding in a nearby house. Lightning strikes the Rabbids outside, mysteriously trapping them inside of the TV of the house Rayman takes refuge in. The TV remains constantly powered up and works even if it is unplugged, and the cutscenes of the game consist of Rayman attempting to destroy or get rid of the TV. The gameplay itself is set [[TrappedInTVLand inside the television]] as the Rabbids participate in various minigames themed after the different [[LawyerFriendlyCameo TV channels and programs]]. The further the game progresses, the more frustrated Rayman becomes by the constant noise and distraction of the TV and attempts to get rid of it in several different ways, causing gradual damage to the television and the screen to crack further and further. By the end, Rayman becomes angry enough to take off his shoe([[RaymanianLimbs and his foot, incidentally]]) and throw it at the TV, which finally breaks, releasing the Rabbids inside and causing the chase from the beginning of the game to start all over again.

The fourth installment of the series is entitled ''VideoGame/RabbidsGoHome'' and deviates greatly from the previous titles by being an item-collecting platformer instead of a minigame collection, and it is the first time the player teams up with the Rabbids. In this game, the Rabbids are living in a junkyard and become nostalgic for home. Since they're stupid and forgetful, they don't know ''where'' their home is -- but then decide that (1) their home is the Moon, and (2) they need to build a pile of junk so they can ''climb to it.'' To get stuff for their pile, they raid a nearby human city, stealing everything they can and putting it into a shopping cart. The humans, who naturally don't take very kindly to this, form an organization known as the 'Verminators' to exterminate the Rabbids and get back all the stuff they've stolen. The successful ending of the game shows the Rabbids making their pile big enough to indeed seemingly reach the moon, but right as they're discovering that it isn't really in the sky, the Verminators bomb their huge pile. The pile of stuff goes flying into space, Rabbids included, and the Rabbids reach their 'home' in orbit around the moon. Needless to say, Rayman doesn't appear in this story at all.

The latest games in the series, ''Raving Rabbids Travel In Time'' and ''Raving Rabbids: Alive & Kicking'', are a return to the mini-game collection of the earlier titles. The latter of the two is exclusive to the Xbox 360, designed for the Kinect, and is the first game in the series not to appear on a Nintendo Console. These games do not include Rayman, and since another game entitled ''Rayman Origins'' has since been released with no sight or even mention of Rabbids, the two can safely be considered separate series.

{{Nickelodeon}} obtained the rights to making an animated series about the creatures and co-produced it alongside Ubisoft. The show ,''WesternAnimation/RabbidsInvasion'', began airing in July 2013. A full-length movie under Sony and UbiSoft was announced in 2014.
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For tropes in the non-mini-game title ''VideoGame/RabbidsGoHome'', [[VideoGame/RabbidsGoHome click here]].

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[[folder: Games in the Series]]
!''Rayman Raving Rabbids''
* ''Rayman Raving Rabbids'': Wii, PS2, PC, Xbox 360
* ''Rayman Raving Rabbids 2'': Wii, Nintendo DS, PC
* ''Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV Party'': Wii, Nintendo DS

!''Raving Rabbids''
* ''Rabbids Go Home'': Wii, Nintendo DS, PC
* ''Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time'': Wii, Nintendo 3DS
* ''Raving Rabbids: Alive and Kicking'': Xbox 360 Kinect
* ''Rabbids Land'': WiiU
!Handheld games
* ''Rayman Raving Rabbids'': Nintendo DS, GBA
* ''Rabbids Rumble'': Nintendo 3DS
[[/folder]]

!!The Rabbids Mini-Game series show examples of:

* AlliterativeName
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: ...and music and plungers. But seriously, Rabbids {{cosplay}} a ''lot''.
* BurpingContest: One of the minigames in Rayman Raving Rabbids 2.
* ButtMonkey: Rayman in ''TV Party''.
* CasualVideoGame
* CatchPhrase: "DAAAAAAAAHHHHH!" [[note]]also BWAAAAAAAAHHHHH![[/note]]. Actually more of a Catch Yell.
* ChaoticStupid: The rabbids act more 'evil' in the first game,but otherwise fit this to a T.
* ClarkKenting
* CompilationRerelease: One is available of the first three games.
* CoolButStupid: One of the shows in ''TV Party'' is called ''Incredible But Stupid!''
* CuteButCacophonic
* TheDitz: The Rabbids are adorably moronic.
* ExcusePlot
* {{Expy}}: The Minions from WesternAnimation/DespicableMe are possibly inspired by the Rabbids.
* FireBreathingDiner
* {{Garfunkel}} - Rayman
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the very first game, there is a bumper sticker on the locker in your prison cell with a very obvious "69" on it.
* GildedCage: In the first game.
* GladiatorGames: The first ''Rabbids'' game is a spoof on this.
* GoKartingWithBowser: In the first game, Rayman plays various minigames with his supposed enemies, the Rabbids, including leisurely ones like volleyball.
* HairRaisingHare: the Raving Rabbids themselves (though probably they weren't intended to be scary.)
* HubLevel: ''Travel In Time'' has a museum as its hub.
* InNameOnly: Despite being the titular character, Rayman has had a minor role from Raving Rabbids 2 onward, which has since deteriorated to the point that he's no longer a part of the series at all. Perhaps the best example of this is ''Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV Party'', where Rayman isn't even in any of the actual gameplay—he's only seen in the cutscenes.
* KillerRabbit
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: A plethora of them in TV Party: [[Series/{{MASH}} B.R.U.S.H]], [[StarWars Star Worse]], [[Film/DawnOfTheDead Dawn of the Rabbids]], need I go on?
* MascotMook
* MinigameGame
* MissingSecret: The first game's DownerEnding put off many people, but there's a rumor that there's a hidden, happier ending by getting [[{{HundredPercentCompletion}} 100% Completion]] on every minigame. Sadly, there's a glitch in one of the dance mini-games which prevents said completion, but it's been proven that this 'secret ending' is nonexistent after all.
* PaperThinDisguise: Rayman in Rayman Raving Rabbids 2, by putting socks over his hair and inhaling helium to look and sound like a Rabbid.
* PartyGame
* PoliceLineup: One of the minigames in ''Rayman Raving Rabbids 2''.
* ProductPlacement: Capri Sun juice shows up in ''TV Party'' and ''VideoGame/RabbidsGoHome''.
* PunnyName: Half the Rabbid names in ''Rumble''.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mymXS0WyVGQ This video]] features the Rabbids viciously beating down MichelAncel as he tries to explain the early development of the game as a Rayman platformer.
* RedEyesTakeWarning - The Rabbids act somewhat normal, until they scream and their eyes turn red.
* RhythmGame
* ShmuckBait: The latest game gives instructions ONLY in this form. It warns you not to do things, then presents you with how to do them via an illustration.
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: In "TV Party", your progression is represented by cracks on your TV screen.
** Inverted in an advert mini-game in "TV Party": You can slap a Rabbid in the face, and the bunny will have the buttons of the Wii remote imprinted on his cheek.
* TrappedInTVLand: In "TV Party".
* UnwinnableByMistake: In the Score Mode of the first game, you can get up to 1000 points on each minigame based on how well you perform. These points accumulate over time and unlock extras such as videos and minigame tournaments. Some of the minigames have perfect score requirements that are higher than is physically possible to earn, even if you achieve a perfect score. For instance, in "Bunnies dansa la Bamba," you can only earn 995 of the 1000 possible points with a perfect score. As such, it is impossible to reach the full 183,000 points and get 100% without hacking.
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