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Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

Globox, a friend of Rayman, has placed the world in peril. By eating the Lord of the Dark Lums, Globox has enraged the Hoodlums, who plan to take back their master no matter what the cost to the world around them. It's up to Rayman to save the day and find a cure to rid the Dark Lord from Globox.

Just like its Game Boy predecessors, Rayman 3 is mostly a traditional side-scrolling platformer. The main goal is to reach the end of a level, but there are various items to collect which all count towards the 100% completion. Some of those items can only be collected by re-visiting the level with additional abilities which are learned during the course of the game. Additionally there are two 3D mini games involving jet skiing and kart racing.

New abilities, thanks to power ups littered around the levels, allow Rayman to use the likes of Heavy Metal Fist and the Shock Rocket to take down enemies around him, while the lock jaw allows Rayman to get to hard to reach places.

The GBA version can link to a GameCube via the link port, allowing players to play exclusive mini-games on both systems and download new levels to the GBA.

Screenshots

Rayman 3 Game Boy Advance This guy is very hunger! But you will defeat before its lunch...
Rayman 3 Game Boy Advance I'm Rayrzan!
Rayman 3 Game Boy Advance Ly will give to you some extra skills later in the adventure. What a great girl!
Rayman 3 Game Boy Advance Rayman's current situation: not so good...

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User Reviews

A fun platform game that will please newbies more than the fans. Rensch (203) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

The Press Says

Nintendojo 2003 10 out of 10 100
Game Over Online Apr 22, 2003 92 out of 100 92
Gaming Target Apr 07, 2003 9.1 out of 10 91
PGNx Media Mar 26, 2003 9.1 out of 10 91
N-Zone Mar 27, 2003 87 out of 100 87
All Game Guide 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZone Mar 27, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Daily Game 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Apr 28, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Mar 13, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Design elements

The Game Boy Advance version of Rayman 3 largely follows the plot and design of Rayman 2: The Great Escape. Many of the Rayman 2 levels have been reworked, and the music and characters have been recycled. The Globox/Dark Lum aspect of the Rayman 3 plot has been retained, however, and there is an occasional appearance of a Hoodlum.

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Related Web Sites

  • Rayman 3 (Nokia's info page for the game.)
Kartanym (10770) added Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance) on Mar 20, 2003
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