Hell was once ruled with an iron claw by its undead ruler, King Hare, but even in Hell no one on lives forever. When King Hare passed on, his duties of ruling Hell were passed onto his son, Prince Ash. Ash ruled the underworld with his tyranny, and all was good for the new ruler. But Ash has one embarrassing secret he wishes no one to know about: he has a thing for rubber duckies. Then on one fateful night, a paparazzi snuck into Ash's bathroom while he was taking a bath and took pictures of him playing with his favorite rubber duck (named Ducktator) and posted the tabloids on the Hellternet for all to see.With his good name being slandered all across Hell, Ash sets out to recover the evidence, find the 100 monsters who had seen the incriminating photos, and kill them all.Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is an indie action-platformer developed by Arkedo Studio, the makers of Big Bang Mini and the Arkedo Series of Xbox Live Indie Games and PlayStation Network titles, and published by Sega. In this game, Ash must repair his reputation in Hell by finding the monsters that know about his secret and disposing of them in a variety of over-the-top ways. To do that, Ash must outfit himself with an arsenal of guns and his father's old jet pack/giant buzzsaw/drill to access new areas. Along the way, Ash can pick up loot scattered across the stages of the game and waste his money on upgrades, guns, clothes and skins for his jet-pack.The game was released onto PlayStation Network on September 25th, 2012 and the day after for Xbox LIVE Arcade. A PC version of the game was released through Steam on October 3rd, 2012; the PC version can also be found on Sega's e-Shop and Amazon's download service.
While Ash repairs his reputation, please enjoy the following tropes:
100% Completion: Every area has a completion percentage for the amount of areas you uncovered.
Gatling Good: Ash can get a gatling gun to mow down enemies with.
Game Within a Game: After killing one of Ash's targeted monsters, they get banished into another part of Hell called The Island, where they become slaves under Ash's iron claw. Each of the monsters can be assigned to different tasks that provides money, items, and upgrades that can be used in the main game.
Go Mad from the Revelation: One of the enemies in Zone 5 is killed by revealing to him that he is alone in the universe through "showing him the big picture". This involves zooming the camera out once.
Improbable Weapon User: Ash can trick out his dad's jetpack into a strawberry-glazed donut with sprinkles or a pool floaty, and it can still tear through enemies and minerals like a molten-hot blade on butter.
Instant Runes: Summoning the aforementioned Beam-O-Blaster summons one of these with "BLOOD AND CUTE ~ LET'S GET IT STARTED ~ BLOOD ~ LET'S GET IT STARTED" around the edge.
Jet Pack: Try a flying buzzsaw monocycle jetpack from your dear old dad.
Kill It with Fire: When Ash lights a fire from the FIRE STARTER! mini-game, his victim becomes ultra crispy. He also can buy a flamethrower later in the game.
Mini-Game: Performing these is how you kill your targets.
Moon Logic Puzzle: One of the monsters wishes to see his nearby beloved, but both of them are inaccessible at the time. The trick is to zoom out so they're both on screen simultaneously. A similar situation is present for an alien who is waiting for his lover to come home in space.
More Dakka: One of Ash's finishing moves haves him shooting an enemy cupid's arrow and then finishing it off with a swarm of arrows.
Nice Hat: Nestor. Ash can also buy some of his own.
Painting the Medium: With blood, globs of slimes, and whatever else that splatters on the screen.
Pixellation: One of Ash's enemies started to parade around naked (with his privates pixelated) after seeing the pictures of Ash in the tub with his rubber duck.
Planet Heck: The first level, given that you're in Hell.
Shaggy Dog Story: During at the end of the credits, a news magazine is shown with the captions "Hell Yeah! News Flash! The Price is STILL a pussy!!", implying his secret has gotten more public exposure.
Another asks "Which gaming character is obviously the best one published by Sega?". The possible answers includes Ristar, Shadow, and AiAi. None of them are the right the answer.
SEARCH AND DESTROY! has Ash shooting a very large, very slow bullet at the target, who then pulls off (an approximation of) a Matrix-style dodge. They laugh, not noticing that Ash has reappeared, dressed like Jules, with a massive revolver.
You Killed My Son, Prepare to Die: Pengoredad and Ma Buzzby in Zone 8 are out for Ash's blood — er, bones after killing their son Kwakalot back in Zone 6. Although Kwackalot isn't exactly dead, so much as he's been banished to an island doing slave labor for Ash.