One of the more interesting games available at the Nintendo DS launch was a nifty little minigame collection called Feel the Magic: XY/XX. The game took basic, single-action minigames that wouldn't seem terribly out of place in a WarioWare game and wrapped a crazy love story around them, which made the simple games more interesting. That same basic formula is what drives the game's sequel, The Rub Rabbits. You'll get a decent array of minigames and an interesting, stylish story. Unfortunately, the quality of the minigames is generally low. You'll want to trudge through them once to watch the unique story unfold, but the game is filled with too many "I never want to do that again" moments to offer much replay value.
The game's story mode opens with you--a strapping young lad--getting a glimpse of a beautiful female who is going in the opposite direction on an escalator. Not willing to let her go, your first task is to scurry back up the escalator to get to her by rubbing the touch screen with upward strokes. But you aren't alone in this challenge; other men are hot on her trail. But wait, there's more! A chance encounter with another girl gets her hooked on you the same way you're hooked on the first girl! So you're chasing after a girl to win her affection while another girl is trying to get girl #1 out of the picture so she can have you all to herself.
The story mode stretches out to more than 35 minigames, though a few of the later games are merely repeats of earlier ones. The minigames are all meant to portray simple, singular tasks. You'll test your memory by watching your girlfriend poke you in specific spots, then poke her right back the exact same way. In another you'll toss your girlfriend up into the air with an upward stroke, she'll grab a bunch of fruit, and then you must catch her by positioning yourself under her with the stylus. A few games also use the microphone, asking you to blow into it to breathe fire at robots and such. If you're dedicated to getting through it, it won't take you more than an hour or two to do so. Most of the games are quite easy, though the more difficult ones are frustratingly tough and are usually caused by some troublesome control mechanic. These random difficulty changes can be a little annoying.