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Rayman 2: The Great Escape (Dreamcast)

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Description

Admiral Razorbeard and his gang of robot pirates have enslaved all the creatures in Rayman's world, including the peaceful Teensies and the Lums, which give life to the earth. Rayman has been captured by the pirates as well and is lamenting his troubles in his prison cell, when he meets his good friend, Globox. Globox has smuggled in a silver Lum, given to him by the great fairy, Ly. With the power of the silver Lum, Rayman is able to once more shoot his fists. With his power restored, the pair escape the flying prison ship and embark on another adventure to save the entire world!

Rayman 2: The Great Escape is the sequel to Rayman, a 2D side-scrolling platform game. Unlike the previous game, Rayman 2 is entirely in free-roaming 3D environments, similar to Super Mario 64. Rayman has many unique abilities that can help him get around the world. In addition to being able to shoot his fists, he can use his hair to hover like a helicopter, and even glide on air currents in certain places. He can climb certain walls and ceilings and can even use his fists to swing from special purple Lums which are shaped like rings. Rayman also has many unique items at his disposal, such as powder kegs which can be carried or fly like jets, strange warheads with legs that he can ride and steer like bucking mules, and gigantic plums that can be thrown into the water to create new paths.

Rayman's goal is to find the four masks of the world, which allow the owner to reawaken Polokus, the spirit of the world. These masks are scattered far and wide, and are well hidden and guarded, so it is not an easy task. By gathering the yellow Lums, Rayman will gain access to new worlds, which will take him to the locations of new masks. Collecting yellow Lums also rewards him with new powers and life meter extensions.

Screenshots

Rayman 2: The Great Escape Dreamcast Title Screen
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Dreamcast Climbing a Rope Net
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Dreamcast The World Map
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Dreamcast Going for a Ride

Alternate Titles

  • "Rayman: Revolution" -- European PlayStation 2 title
  • "Rayman DS" -- Nintendo DS title
  • "Rayman 3D" -- Nintendo 3DS title
  • "Rayman 2: הבריחה הגדולה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Rayman 2: Revolution" -- PS2 title
  • "Rayman 2: A Grande Fuga" -- Brazilian title

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Worth a look jo h. (5) unrated

The Press Says

Game Vortex 2000 100 out of 100 100
Game Chronicles Apr 10, 2000 10 out of 10 100
Shin Force Apr 02, 2000 9.6 out of 10 96
Da Gameboyz Jul 08, 2004 9.575 out of 10 96
Defunct Games Sep 24, 2006 95 out of 100 95
Gamer's Pulse Jan 08, 2000 94 out of 100 94
Gaming Age 2000 A- 91
SEGA-Portal.de Sep 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Planet Dreamcast Mar 16, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85

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Trivia

Originally, during the early development of Rayman 2: The Great Escape, it was going to be a 2D side-scroller. However, because of the new and constant usage of 3D graphics in games of that era, the original 2D design was scrapped and Ubisoft decided to make their franchise 3D as well. Details and screenshots of the original prototype can be seen here.

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Grant McLellan (545) added Rayman 2: The Great Escape (Dreamcast) on Apr 01, 2001
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