As a side note. I did not play point and click games as a kid. They make me feel kind of dumb.
Meet Jerry Hazelnut. He’s your average 12-year-old boy living in a cottage in the woods with his mother, until he becomes a magician’s apprentice after literally pulling a rabbit out of a top hat. He is then transported to a little town called Mousewood where he learns spells, talks to mice and squirrels, and explores the familiar yet strange world that he suddenly finds himself in.
You wouldn’t be far off if you thought this sounded like a generic, old-school fairy, although The Night of the Rabbit—the new point-and-click adventure game by Daedalic Entertainment—contains much more under the surface than a mystical and innocent quest. It’s a game that pays homage to the genre by introducing a new generation to its charm and whimsy, complete with challenging puzzles, complex characters and beautifully-painted scenery.
It harkens back to the point-and-click PC games of the 1990s. While modern games often rely on quick-time events and cut scenes to move the plot forward, The Night of the Rabbit relies on the player using strategy and trial and error to single-click items, combine them and put them back into the environment. The difficulty comes from seeing how the items you pick up interact with each other, and what their ultimate purpose is. It ranges from the basic coffee in a cup that you feed to the hungover party guest, to the coin on a string that you use to trick a vending machine to spout a blue drink that you then feed to a sick dwarf who then gets you more of said blue drink which then—wait, my head hurts, all of a sudden.