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Rayman 2: The Great Escape

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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 Nintendo 64 The Teensies fight over who is actually the king
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Nintendo 64 A pirate is taking potshots at Rayman with his cannon
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Dreamcast Title Screen
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Dreamcast The World Map

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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User Reviews

By far the best 3d platform on the PC. Windows Rensch (203)
Worth a look Dreamcast jo h. (5)
A brilliant leap from 2d to 3d! Windows Arejarn (761)
The new king of platformgames! Windows Qlberts (57)
An overall good play.......... Windows ThE oNe (6)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Dreamcast May 17, 2006 A 100
Gamers' Republic Dreamcast Apr, 2000 A 100
IGN Dreamcast Mar 21, 2000 9.6 out of 10 96
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Windows Jan 04, 1999 95 out of 100 95
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Nov 09, 1999 9.3 out of 10 93
IGN Nintendo 64 Nov 24, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Super Play Nintendo 64 Nov, 1999 90 out of 100 90
All Game Guide Nintendo 64 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Sep, 2000 87 out of 100 87
IGN Nintendo 3DS Mar 27, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55

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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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