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Video Game / The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is video game released for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, released on October 7, 2005 by Konami, based on the animated film of the same name.

This Licensed Game contains the following tropes:

  • Adaptation Expansion: The game includes other locations not shown in the series, such as Wallersey and Grimsley.
  • Adaptational Heroism: While Hutch never willingly did anything heroic in the film, in the game, he willingly helps Gromit as well as the town's people.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: In the film, Victor has never displayed any technological prowess. In this game, however, he is smart enough find a use for the Mind-Manipulation-o-Matic, which he uses to to invent devices that turn animals into werebeasts at night.
  • Adaptational Villainy: While Victor is no saint in the film, he never took his jealousy of Wallace on anyone but Wallace. In this game, he steals the Mind-Manipulation-o-Matic, uses it to create more were-creatures, and sends them to wreak havoc on the entire town.
  • Artistic License Ornithology: Chickens generally lay one egg a day. In this game, whenever you suck a chicken into the bun gun, the egg is always shot out first.
  • Bee Afraid: The were-bees are one of the enemies in the game.
  • Bee-Bee Gun: The were-bee is the only enemy that can be sucked into the bun gun and shot out.
  • Berserk Button: When you hit the goats, they charge at you.
  • Canon Foreigner:
    • Madame Winnie Bago plays a large role in helping Anti-Pesto throughout the game's plot, but is absent in the film.
    • Also, Miss Crock, Mrs. Hedges, Harriet Mulch, and Rob and Betty Blight, are characters who did not appear in the film.
  • Captain Ersatz: Mr. Caliche seems to be this game's version of Apu from The Simpsons
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The dots on the game's map feature the following colors:
    • White (pests)
    • Switching between white and blue (named NPCs that give you tasks)
    • Green (prize vegetables)
    • Switching between green and red (prize vegetable being damaged)
    • Red (enemies).
  • Dark Is Evil: The were-creatures are enemies and they are only present at night.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Hutch is only present at night to replace Wallace to help Gromit.
  • Feathered Fiend: The were-chickens are enemies. Victor even calls the first one fiendish.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: The Anti-Pesto inventions, including the scarecrow, garden gnome, and mechanical bin were invented to keep pests away, but they behave as enemies throughout the game.