''Raving Rabbids'' is a video game series published by [[Creator/{{Ubisoft}} Ubisoft Entertainment]]. It was originally a spinoff [[MinigameGame minigame-centric series]] based on ''Franchise/{{Rayman}}'', but [[MorePopularSpinoff its popularity quickly escalated 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 [[FloatingLimbs limbless hero]] 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 (It makes sense in... Wait… [[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 baby Globoxes imprisoned by the Rabbids. And then he got 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 [[ExcusePlot plot disappears]], even going so far to not include an ending sequence or automatic "end-of-game" credits roll. However, it is shown that the Rabbids are thwarted after selecting the credits roll, as several signs around the world show that no submarine parking is allowed. Thus, [[EpicFail the rabbids leave]].

''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([[FloatingLimbs 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.

{{Creator/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 {{Creator/Ubisoft}} was announced in 2014.

At [[UsefulNotes/ElectronicEntertainmentExpo E3 2017]] it was announced that the series was having a crossover game with ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''. Unlike the other ''Raving Rabbid'' games, ''VideoGame/MarioPlusRabbidsKingdomBattle'' is a tactical adventure game.
For tropes in the non-mini-game title ''VideoGame/RabbidsGoHome'', [[VideoGame/RabbidsGoHome click here]].

[[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'': UsefulNotes/WiiU
* ''[[WesternAnimation/RabbidsInvasion Rabbids Invasion]]: The Interactive TV Show'': [=PS4=], Xbox 360, Xbox One
* ''Virtual Rabbids: The Big Plan'': Google Daydream

!Handheld games
* ''Rayman Raving Rabbids'': Nintendo DS, GBA (the only games that are actual platformers featuring Rayman and the Rabbids when the series were one in the same and the closest thing to the original concept the fourth Rayman game was conceived as before it was turned into a mini-game collection)
* ''Rabbids Rumble'': Nintendo 3DS
* ''Rabbids Big Bang'': iOS, Android
* ''Rabbids Heroes'': iOS, Android
* ''Rabbids Crazy Rush'': iOS, Android

* ''VideoGame/MarioPlusRabbidsKingdomBattle'' (Crossover with Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''): Nintendo Switch

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

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: ('''R'''ayman) '''R'''aving '''R'''abbids.
* AmusingInjuries: The professor Rabbid in the first game has this.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: ...and music and plungers. But seriously, Rabbids {{cosplay}} a ''lot''.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The Rabbids are this in spades. Almost like they're from space or something...
* BurpingContest: One of the minigames in Rayman Raving Rabbids 2.
* ButtMonkey: Rayman in ''TV Party''.
** Among the Rabbids is also the Professor, with AmusingInjuries to boot. Mini-games "Bunnies Don't Know How To Play Soccer" and "Bunnies Are Overly Sensitive" are all about causing him pain on purpose.
** Same could be said for all of the rabbids, really, as they have horrible dental hygiene, hit each other with weapons and non-weapons alike, and ''you'' are invited to hit them with shovels and hammer, among others. Over 50% of the mini-games are all about causing them pain one way or another. Then again, [[TooKinkyToTorture it's not like they protest.]]
* CasualVideoGame: The first three are basically a minigame fest, but starting with Rabbids Go Home the games get more adventurous.
* 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.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In early games, the rabbids were evil, AxCrazy, TooDumbToLive, and they just messed with Rayman to entertain them. In later works (especially in ''VideoGame/RabbidsGoHome'' and ''WesternAnimation/RabbidsInvasion''), they're still TooDumbToLive, but more in the {{Cloudcuckoolander}} sense. They also don't break havoc with malicious intent; [[ChaoticStupid they just do what they feel like doing]], and while they're still a bit aggressive, it's less prominent and they seem a lot calmer. Their talent for dancing has been toned down since their first spin-off game.
* ChildishToothGap: They act like overgrown kids and all have large gaps between their two teeth.
* ClarkKenting: Rayman does this in ''Raving Rabbids 2''. Justified because the Rabbids are specifically presented as [[TooDumbToLive insanely stupid]].
* CompilationRerelease: One is available of the first three games.
* CoolButStupid: One of the shows in ''TV Party'' is called ''Incredible But Stupid!''
* CuteButCacophonic: Despite their cuteness, you will get tired of the Rabbids due to their yelling.
* DemotedToExtra: 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.
* TheDitz: The Rabbids are adorably moronic.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** They were originally explicitly from Rayman's world. Starting from ''Rabbids Go Home'', this has been dropped in favor of them living in a world similar to ours, with the main Rayman games now more-or-less [[CanonDiscontinuity ignoring]] the Rabbids.
** In the first game, Rayman was the ''only'' playable character, with the Rabbids being the main antagonists; the closest one could come to playing as the Rabbids was dressing Rayman up as one. Starting with the second game, the Rabbids became the main playable characters alongside Rayman as an option, before Rayman was excluded as a playable character entirely.
** The original game serves as a bit of Early Installment Weirdness for the Wii itself, being presented in 4:3 instead of the 16:9 ratio that was standard for seventh-generation console games.
** The Rabbids as characters have had quite a development from their early days til present time. Early on the Rabbids were emphasized as being incredible dancers which, while occasionally seen, has been downplayed immensely in later installments. They were also outright evil/malicious characters with anger problems, whilst less so later on, being more stupid and/or mean in their demeanor. Come the ''VideoGame/MarioPlusRabbidsKingdomBattle'' spinoff, and they outright help Mario defeat corrupted Rabbids and restore peace in the Mushroom Kingdom, essentially being the good guys.
%%* ExcusePlot:
* {{Expy}}: The Minions from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' are possibly inspired by the Rabbids.
%%* FireBreathingDiner
%%* {{Garfunkel}}: Rayman
* GeniusDitz: The Rabbids suck at everything except dancing.
* GenreBusting: The first game has various mini-games that differs in different genres, all from G-rated FirstPersonShooter to {{Racing}}.
* GildedCage: In the first game, as Rayman goes through the days, completing minigames and earning the Rabbids' respect, his dingy jail cell starts to look better and better, with new wallpaper, a nice carpet, an extravagant jukebox and all sorts of nice gifts. Yet despite it all, Rayman is still the Rabbids' plaything, and his main goal is still escaping.
* 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.
* KillerRabbit
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: A plethora of them in TV Party: [[Series/{{MASH}} B.R.U.S.H]], [[Franchise/StarWars Star Worse]], [[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 Dawn of the Rabbids]], need I go on?
%%* MascotMook
* MeaningfulName: They are rabbits who are ''rabid'', aka aggressive.
%%* 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. It ''is'' possible to get OneHundredPercentCompletion, but then you'll have to be really patient if you're going to beat the bug.
* NoFourthWall:
** The Rabbids have been known to break the fourth wall on numerous occasions. Most notably in the intro to Rayman Raving Rabbids 2, where a Rabbid takes out a copy of the first Raving Rabbids game to confirm his suspiscions on Rayman's identity.
** The title screen in Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party has a 2D animated Rabbid that appears to be messing with your television by playing with the volume, brightness and screen calibration.
** There's also a Rabbid literally trapped inside your Wii remote in Rabbids Go Home, which the player can interact with by shaking the remote around and pressing different buttons to make the Rabbid react.
** The graphic novels by French writers Thitaume and Pujol probaly has the greatest amount of fourth wall breaks by the Rabbids. A notable example is the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QdaIyFmjk0 official teaser]] for the first volume of the comic.
* 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''.
** The name of the Rabbids themselves is a combination between the words "rabbit" and "rabid".
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mymXS0WyVGQ This video]] features the Rabbids viciously beating down Creator/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.
* SpinOff: The dance game in ''TV Party'' proved popular enough to create ''VideoGame/JustDance''.
* SuddenDownerEnding: The first game ends with Rayman successfully escaping the Rabbids' prison. While savouring his newfound freedom however, he comes across the area where he and the baby Globoxes were having their picnic, and suddenly realises he forgot to save most of them. Rayman then attempts to go back through one of the holes made by the Rabbids, only to get stuck.
* 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.
* TheUnfought: Sergei the [[TheJuggernaut giant, black, unstoppable Rabbid]] from the first game. Sure, he participates in some minigames, but he's never actually fought in the Bunny Hunt minigames.
* TooDumbToLive: The Rabbids. In the first game, they were evil as well, but in later installments they are more dumb than evil.
* TooKinkyToTorture: If you [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential torture them]] in ''Rabbids Go Home'', they will enjoy it immensely.
* 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.
* VoiceGrunting: The Rabbids in pretty much every single game they appear.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Rayman can dress as a ''grandma'' in the first game, complete with pearls, beehive hairdo and tacky green dress.