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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.

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Rayman Origins Windows Grab a king lum to turn all lums red and increase the lum score you get for grabbing them for a short time
Rayman Origins Windows Don't forget to collect those lums while you're shooting it up
Rayman Origins Windows Beginning of the first level
Rayman Origins Windows Carefully balancing in the air currents

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A successful resurrection of a nearly forgotten mascot. Wii krisko6 (252)

The Press Says

Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 02, 2012 19 out of 20 95
GamingLives Xbox 360 Dec 05, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Xbox360Achievements Xbox 360 Nov 20, 2011 89 out of 100 89
JeuxActu Xbox 360 Nov 24, 2011 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot Xbox 360 Nov 16, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
JeuxVideoPC.com PlayStation 3 Nov 21, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Jeuxvideo.com PS Vita Feb 20, 2012 16 out of 20 80
Official UK PlayStation Magazine PS Vita Feb 22, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine PS Vita Feb 14, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.fr Nintendo 3DS Jun 18, 2012 7 out of 10 70

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