The Rabbids use a time machine (which looks like a washing machine) to go through different times to change the history of the World. According to the trailer, first they go to Prehistory and help a caveman discover fire, but end up giving him alighter. Then they go to middle-aged Egypt to disturb work on the Sphinx and make the nose fall off. And last, they go toMedieval times but they end up underground holding down the legendary sword Excalibur when Arthur tries to pull it off the stone, but he gives up and leaves. When the Rabbids leave, Grannie ended up pulling the sword instead of Arthur.
In the intro for the game, a Rabbid is seen inside the washing machine/time machine altering prehistoric times, ancient Egypt, medieval England, Beethoven’s composition of the Fifth Symphony, and a punk rock gig, before smashing a vase in the modern day. The player then teams up with the Rabbid to mess with history (by accessing paintings related to each minigame) in order to repair the time machine (which was damaged on the trips to the aforementioned time periods).
Upon altering time and accessing the washing machine, the Rabbid and the player are warped to the year 4096 A.D., where Professor Barranco the Third (the ultra-intelligent Rabbid commander from Rayman Raving Rabbids is drilling various Rabbids to use time machines to take absolute control over the space-time continuum. However, the player’s Rabbid literally pulls the plug on one of the machines and causes all the time machines to disappear. This action inadvertedly initiates a time paradox (which results in a sped-up version of the game intro).