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Rayman 2: The Great Escape

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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.


Rayman 2: The Great Escape Dreamcast A Pirate!
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Nintendo 64 These blue lasers can only mean trouble for Rayman
Rayman 2: The Great Escape iPhone With his magic fists, Rayman can easily escape from prison
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Windows in game

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 (749)
The new king of platformgames! Windows Qlberts (57)
An overall good play.......... Windows ThE oNe (6)

The Press Says

Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Oct, 1999 1.25 out of 6 95
Defunct Games Dreamcast Sep 24, 2006 95 out of 100 95
PSM PlayStation 2 Feb, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo 64 Dec 01, 1999 18 out of 20 90
Power Unlimited Windows Dec, 1999 8.9 out of 10 89
Nintendojo Nintendo 64 Dec 03, 1999 8.6 out of 10 86
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Sep 04, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Dec 21, 1999 83 out of 100 83
incite PC Gaming Windows Mar, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
3D Juegos Nintendo 3DS Apr 06, 2011 6.5 out of 10 65


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In Japan, purple is the colour of death. Because of that, some characters with purple in them were changed. Rayman's body was made blue, Sssssam the snake turned into a kind of green, and Jano's hat was turned red. But the most bizarre change was made to Ly, who's body was changed from orange/purple to white/pink.

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