Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc

aka: Rayman 3 HD, Rayman 3: Hoodlumská hrozba
Moby ID: 8681
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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.

Spellings

  • ריימן 3: מהפכת המגה-לומים - Hebrew spelling
  • 雷曼3:头巾卢姆浩劫 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Critics

Average score: 78% (based on 59 ratings)

Players

Average score: 4.2 out of 5 (based on 66 ratings with 1 reviews)

Awesomeness brought to a whole new level!

The Good
Whenever I thought of a Rayman game BEFORE, i always thought of it as a game for only younger audiences. It was obvious that Rayman 1 and 2 were 100% kid-friendly. But then, there was when I walked into my game shop and saw the first trailer for Rayman 3. And when I saw it; I realised that it wasn't just the old and classic Rayman, it was Rayman ON STEROIDS! That's right: the entire series was given a whole new look, badass enemies and over 50 levels of true entertainment! Now don't get me wrong, the previous games were great but they missed that retro charm that was supplied in Rayman 3!

When I started playing, I saw how this game got its praise: ACTUAL voice acting (unlike the last game), great graphics, most of the characters from the previous games and also a great fun factor to go along with this game.

Now you're probably thinking,"Hey Arejarn, you're giving this game too much credit!" or,"Hey this game may be good, but it will never be as good as Rayman Raving Rabbids!". Now to tell the truth, I never had that particular Rayman game but I am planning on getting it. But that is a completely different story. I will now move onto the flaws on this game.

The Bad
The only thing that I don't particularly like about this game is the fact that most of the characters from the last games could not be found in this game. For example: theres Ly, Razorbeard, Ssssam the Snake, Clark, The walking shell, the Magician, Betilla and Mr Dark and his minions.

All of the characters above were scrapped apart from Ly (who appears as a hidden statue in Rayman 3 and is in the GBA version), Razorbeard (exactly the same as Ly) and the walking shell (who is only playable in the GBA version).

The only recognisable characters that are seen in the 3d versions are Rayman, Globox, Murfy and the teensies. That is my only problem with this game!

The Bottom Line
Rayman 3 is definately worth your purchase, even if you truly think that this is nothing more than a generic adventure game it is definitely worth a try.

With a full load of bonuses, levels, comedic value as well as an ok plot; Rayman 3 is the top on my list of great games to play.

Windows · by Arejarn (7353) · 2008

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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

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  • 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.
  • Ray of Funkiness
    An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Hoodlum Havoc (January, 2004).
  • Rayman 3
    Official website
  • Wikipedia: Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc
    Information about Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc at Wikipedia

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Kartanym.

Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 added by Sciere. Macintosh added by Kabushi. Windows added by Rantanplan.

Additional contributors: Terok Nor, Adam Baratz, Unicorn Lynx, Sciere, Crawly, Zeppin, Eltahriel, DreinIX, Patrick Bregger.

Game added March 20, 2003. Last modified January 20, 2024.