Finding a game that is not just about Easter but has the holiday in the actual title is no easy task. Unlike Halloween, Christmas and more it just isn’t a holiday that lends itself to gaming but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any.
Enter Easter Bunny’s Big Day on the PS1.
A seriously obscure title, it came out on the classic console as late as 2003! To put that in perspective, the PS2 was released in the first quarter of the year 2000.
So what is Easter Bunny’s Big Day? Well, it’s a puzzle game aimed exclusively at young children.
The aim of the game is to help the Easter Bunny find and deliver eggs. To all the boys and girls of Easter Village. Unfortunately the floppy-eared one doesn’t have enough. Players will have to complete jigsaw puzzles, matching pair games and an arcade style game where you have to catch flying eggs in a basket.
The main component is the jigsaw puzzles. To add variety and longevity these come in a surprisingly wide array of styles and difficulties. There is a large amount to play and they can be customised to be very easy or very hard. You can change the number of pieces, the theme (moving or still), the shape of the pieces and much more.
These can also be played individually, not part of the ‘story mode’ as can the other mini-games. As well as that, there is also a sort of multi-player feature although it can’t really be called that as it’s just a ‘helper’ mode. A way for a parent to help their child along if they’re struggling with a particular puzzle.
There’s not a lot to say about Easter Bunny’s Day Out. It’s not particularly pretty to look at but the detail in the puzzles is good. The controls are easy to use and it’s very much a ‘pick up and play’ game baring the usual PS1 loading times.
It’s a perfectly fine puzzle game for children. With a decent amount of variety to keep them busy for hours after they’ve stuffed themselves with chocolate eggs.
Easter Bunny's Big Day
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