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Rayman 2: The Great Escape (Nintendo 64)

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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.

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Rayman 2: The Great Escape Nintendo 64 Rayman can also climb on certain overhangs
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Nintendo 64 These blue lasers can only mean trouble for Rayman
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Nintendo 64 Rayman can lock on to pirates by holding the Z Button
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Nintendo 64 This is the world map, more paths open as the game progresses

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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The Press Says

The Next Level Jan 29, 2000 A 100
GamePro (US) Jan 01, 2000 5 out of 5 100
Nintendojo 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
GameSpot Nov 09, 1999 9.3 out of 10 93
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jan 22, 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
All Game Guide 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 01, 1999 18 out of 20 90
Gamezilla Dec 02, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Nintendojo Dec 03, 1999 8.6 out of 10 86
Power Unlimited Nov, 1999 8.3 out of 10 83

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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 (Nintendo 64) on Apr 01, 2001
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