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Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc

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Description

Globox, a friend of Rayman, has placed the world into a deadly possibility. By eating Andre, 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.

Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc is a 3D third-person platform game. Rayman, the main hero, jumps and punches his way through numerous colorful levels, with Globox (and Andre inside him) tagging along and occasionally commenting on the goings-on. Rayman's main weapon is his fist; he can use it to shoot projectiles at the attacking Hoodlums and other foes, and the projectiles are more powerful when the fist is charged by holding down the "shoot" button.

The game is divided into several worlds, each divided into a couple of levels; the game is saved automatically after each level. In between the worlds, the player has to complete a mini-game where he has to surf along light-beams in a psychedelic environment.

Rayman can also come across power-ups which temporarily give him a special power: the green power-up allows him to shoot tornadoes, the blue power-up gives him the ability to use a grappling hook, the yellow power-up allows him to fly for a short while, the orange power-up allows him to shoot precisely guided missiles and the red power-up grants him a very powerful fist that can bash doors. These power-ups are always necessary to defeat an enemy or a boss, or to get to the next part of the level.

Rayman can find and free the Teensies locked in cages throughout the level; the freed Teensies will express their gratitude by opening up the next part of the map or by summoning some bonuses to collect. Each six Teensies freed increases Rayman's health bar.

There are numerous bonuses hidden throughout the levels; completing the levels with lots of score will unlock humorous animations and mini-games.

The Game Boy Advance Rayman 3 links to the Gamecube through the link port, allowing you to play exclusive mini-games on both systems, and download new levels to the GBA.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions are straight ports of the original game with HD textures and a smooth framerate. They also add nine short mini-games.

Screenshots

Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc Windows Flying to freedom.
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc GameCube Title screen
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc GameCube The game starts you off with a flying section.
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc Windows Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "雷曼3:头巾卢姆浩劫" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ריימן 3: מהפכת המגה-לומים" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Rayman 3: Hoodlumská hrozba" -- Czech title
  • "Rayman 3 HD" -- Xbox 360 / PS3 title

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User Reviews

Awesomeness brought to a whole new level! Windows Arejarn (762)

The Press Says

PGNx Media Xbox Apr 08, 2003 9.2 out of 10 92
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Jun 02, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Feb 26, 2003 86 out of 100 86
IGN Xbox Mar 19, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Apr 09, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
Factornews PlayStation 2 Mar 13, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Extreme Gamer Xbox Apr 06, 2003 8 out of 10 80
PlayStation Lifestyle PlayStation 3 Mar 26, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Canadian Online Gamers Network PlayStation 3 Mar 28, 2012 68 out of 100 68
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jul, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Intro

Groove Armada provide introduction music to the opening FMV sequence of Rayman 3.

Levels

The summit beyond the clouds was originally going to be a stage in the very first Rayman game. Information also contributed by Arejarn

Related Web Sites

  • Official Webpage (Mac) (The official product page for the Mac version of Rayman 3 on the publisher's website, which provides trailers, an overview of the worlds and special powers with the game, desktop wallpapers, a demo, and purchasing information, among other such details.)
  • Rayman 3 (Official website)
  • Ray of Funkiness (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Hoodlum Havoc (January, 2004).)
  • Wikipedia: Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (Information about Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc at Wikipedia)
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