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Rayman Origins

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During what appears to be a normal day, Rayman and his friends are chilling out on a giant tree in their homeland, the Glade of Dreams. Their constant snoring however disturbs an old granny from a land located in the depths below, the Land of the Livid Dead. Determined to put an end to the never ending noises she sends an army of evil creatures across the land, capturing all Electoons and Nymphs that populate the world in the process. As Rayman and his friends are captured from the creatures, they must flee their prison and attempt to bring order back to the Glade of Dreams before it's too late.

Rayman Origins is a reboot of the Rayman franchise and a return to the series' 2D platforming roots. Its gameplay can be seen as a mixture between Mario and the first Rayman game. Many of the original game's characters and enemies make an appearance, like Livingstones, Electoons, Betilla and the Magician's hat. There are also various characters from Rayman 2 such as Globox, the Teensies and Lums.

The game's atmosphere, however, is different from the original game and has a very "wacky" feel instead. The main objective of each level is to rescue as many Electoons as possible similarly to the original game. There's also Lums from Rayman 2 which act as the game's currency, but each area is heavily guarded by creatures from the Land of the Livid Dead as well as many other enemies. There's also a multiplayer option with up to four players which feels very similar to that of contemporary Mario games. It is possible to play as Rayman, Globox and two Teensies.


Rayman Origins Windows Those blue things capture you in mid-air
Rayman Origins Windows Select one of four characters with a variety of color schemes
Rayman Origins Windows Rayman will need to jump carefully to get this coin
Rayman Origins Windows Don't forget to collect those lums while you're shooting it up

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A successful resurrection of a nearly forgotten mascot. Wii krisko6 (257)

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Nintendo Life Wii Nov 29, 2011 10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars 100
Giant Bomb PS Vita Feb 16, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 Wii Nov 24, 2011 19 out of 20 95 Xbox 360 Nov 30, 2011 9 out of 10 90
HonestGamers PS Vita Feb 19, 2012 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection Xbox 360 Apr 17, 2013 9 out of 10 90 Wii Nov 23, 2011 88 out of 100 88
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) PS Vita Feb 14, 2012 B+ 83 PS Vita Mar 16, 2012 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80 PlayStation 3 Nov 10, 2011 8 out of 10 80


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