Published on October 20th, 2010 | by Louis Garcia, Contributor
GameStop Bunny Star of New Game
You know those GameStop ads with the little white bunny with an attitude? Usually he’s starring in commercials where he’s a video game character hopping over traps and fighting baddies. Well, he’s now the star of an actual side-scrolling platformer for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Buck and the Coin of Destiny sets Buck the bunny on a quest to find the mysterious and magical coin of destiny
The game is a throwback to old platformers with its coin collecting, double jumping and levels featuring the ever present forests, lava caverns and similar locations found in such titles.
Buck and the Coin of Destiny is available on the App Store for 99 cents.
If gamers purchase the game from now through Oct. 31, GameStop will donate 10 percent of each Buck and the Coin of Destiny game purchase — up to $5,000 — towards animal rescue and rehabilitation efforts.
Normally a game release wouldn’t be news, but I’m curious to see if this opens a floodgate of titles developed by GameStop for other platforms as well.