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Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (Windows)

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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 Bad guys in the intro...
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc Windows Where did my hands go!?
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc Windows Collect the crystals and get points!
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc Windows Welcome to Clealeaf forest, Rayman and Globox!

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! Arejarn (748) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

The Press Says

Worth Playing May 12, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 21, 2003 18 out of 20 90
4Players.de Mar 06, 2003 87 out of 100 87
ComputerGames.ro Apr 03, 2003 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Joystick (French) Mar, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 08, 2003 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Mar 31, 2003 78 out of 100 78
Rebell.at Games May 22, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Apr 28, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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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)
Rantanplan (1711) added Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (Windows) on Apr 19, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (10779), Sciere (249660) and Kabushi (121658)