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Rayman 2: The Great Escape (PlayStation 2)

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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 PlayStation 2 The game save screen
Rayman 2: The Great Escape PlayStation 2 The game's main menu. 
The Options Menu which can be selected here allows the sound to be adjusted and the language of the voices and the text to be changed
Rayman 2: The Great Escape PlayStation 2 Now his powers are restored Rayman can fight back.
Rayman 2: The Great Escape PlayStation 2 The game's load screen. The character walking at the bottom of the screen will change

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

GamePro (US) Jan 30, 2001 5 out of 5 100
4Players.de Jan 08, 2001 91 out of 100 91
Super Play Feb, 2001 9 out of 10 90
PSX Extreme Apr 08, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Feb, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87
Gaming Target Sep 04, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PlayFrance Apr 11, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 27, 2000 16 out of 20 80
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68

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Trivia

The names of a few characters changed during design of the game.

The original name of Globox was Globber.
The original name of Razorbeard was Razorface.
The original name of the Teensies was Smalbeings.
The original name of Polokus was Polochus.
And the robo-pirates were originally named the Mysterious Guild.

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