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The Omniscient[edit]

"The Omniscient that features in Rayman 2 is the main source of information and knowledge in Rayman's world." What exactly is the Omniscient and how is it different from the Lums? I don't remember it mentioned in the US N64 version (if that matters) but I could be wrong :/Rayeli 17:27, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Rayman Golf[edit]

There is also Rayman Golf for the cellphone and an N-Gage game. --Luigi 13:42, 18 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Wow, I didn't know that existed! *adds* --MajorB 17:23, 18 Jul 2004 (EST)

Rayman is still one of my all-time favorite games. Ground 23:59, 2 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Please explain in general what kind of games they are, eg talking about the graphics, movement, combat etc. Kappa 05:47, 29 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Alright, I've finished the Rayman Golf, Rayman 2: Revolution, and Rayman Gold articles, so now there are no more red links. :D --TBCConfused-tpvgames.png??? ??? ??? 05:28, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

Rayman 3 - Mediocre?[edit]

From the article:

"Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc was seen as being mediocre, effectively turning its back on the mix of fantasy, humour, and story that had gained the previous games acclaim, and instead creating a game that was satrical about the genre, and series as a whole."

It was seen as being mediocre by whom? Can we provide a source for that? I think that's what we call "weasel words." Also, the series was, as noted, already humorous (you can't honestly claim they were taking themselves seriously with the Zombie Chickens or the Plums on heads, can you?). Rayman 3 did contain a developed fantasy world (the Knaaren people, the Livid Dead Teensies' tower, the Fairy Council, etc.) and I would certainly argue that the story was equal to that of Rayman 2, if not better - let's face it, they've never been exactly Charles Dickens' standard, have they? The difference is that Rayman 3 placed a greater emphasis on the humour, which doesn't automatically ruin the game. It says on the box that Official Nintendo gave it 9/10 (which presumably means they scored it at 90% or more, because NOM didn't mark out of ten, they worked in percentages). I see no reason to disbelieve that claim. RobbieG 20:26, 13 October 2006 (UTC)


I've read in a Nintendo Power article that points out Rayman 3 was generally seen from the fans as somewhat of a disappointment related to Rayman 2. The whole deal wasn't the humor--yeah, zombie chickens and such seemed silly, but at least their existence had some grounds and didn't appear just for kicks; R3 missed the atmosphere, seriousness, and strong storyline that the previous two games had--the gameplay was a huge difference as well. Much shorter, switching to the point system, and just the gameplay overall broke away from the traditional line and was considered by fans familiar with the series a stepdown. The developers focused on humour rather than the elements that made the predecessors what they are, and the fact Michel Ancel took no part in the development is a big factor. In fact, he stated somewhere that R3 didn't all reach his level of expectation (or something to that degree...I'll look for the source if needed). Sort of like the Starfox situation, when people who knew the series weren't all the happy with the deviation to Starfox Adventures.
I'd be grateful if you did cite the source; we don't want weasel words in there. I can see where you're coming from. However, I for one liked Rayman 3 better and so did a lot of people I know - though nobody important enough to cite. I should look up the NOM score; it's bugging me now. I personally felt the points system added to the replay value and the lateral shots made the battles more interesting. Plus some of those cutscenes were hilarious. I also thought the story wasn't too bad. I'm sure it was no weaker than Rayman 2's story, anyway. RobbieG 14:58, 16 October 2006 (UTC)


Found the article (subsection)--

Talking Points As any dyed-in-the-wool Rayman fan will tell you, the limbless one's third adventure was something of a dissappointment. It was missing a lot of the magic that made Rayman 2 so special, due in part to the injection of more "attitude" via big-name Hollywood voice acting. Fortunately, Raving Rabbids marks a return to the charming gibberish spoken by Rayman and friends in his precious adventures. According to Ancel, "I didn't work on Rayman 3, but it was a bit too concrete for my tastes. It was interesting because that team wanted to work in a humorous dimension. In this Rayman, the humor will come from the visuals and the situations rather than voice-overs."

                                        -Nintendo Power September 2006/Vol.207 p.37
Cheers!
That's just Nintendo Powers' verdict though, so maybe opinions were divided. I'm going to keep looking for that NOM score, but Google turned up nothing, so I'll have to see if I can get hold of a copy myself. Trouble is, that could take a while, so don't hold your breath or anything... RobbieG 15:09, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Dates out[edit]

How could he have been created in 1992 for a console that didn't launch until 1995? Stifle (talk) 19:36, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Rayman himself was created in 1992--then they worked on the game project and released it in 1995. C. Foultz 04:04, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

no, that's bulshit dog, he only waS invented 3 years AFTER the first release, before that he was just rain-man with tom hanks. thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.228.58.145 (talk) 23:06, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Rayman no longer exists[edit]

Now I'm no expert, and neither do I know what was there before, but it seems insane that there are articles called Rayman (video game), Rayman (series) and Rayman (character), but no article under the namespace Rayman as of 19:46 today. Surely one of the three should be moved to the main namespace? U-Mos 20:44, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Hmm...interesting. I've checked a couple other games that have similar situations, and they essentially use a disambiguation page in place of the central name. So I'll just go ahead and do the same for Rayman, if not as a permanent solution, at least a temporary one. KojieroSaske 21:53, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Well now there's no article for the character >_<. Murfyrules (talk) 01:11, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Seems a silly idea - they are all equally "Rayman".--Kurtle (talk) 20:59, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Rayman Arena[edit]

There was one other Rayman game, that I know of, not mentioned on the Rayman page; that being "Rayman Arena". If someone could add a small bit on this it would be greatly appreciated. 71.246.184.60 (talk) 00:54, 16 January 2008 (UTC)TheAnonymouse

Rayman 3: Hoodlum havoc had a bit of suggestive themes and stuff in it and all and I was wondering that the

game should have gotten an E+10 rating. Also, I believe that it was abit violent and all. But over all It's a really great game. Better than that Raving Rabbids crapo'la. --Space Channel 5: Macy Vs. Purge (talk) 22:44, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

The comment above mine is right. I think that the game should have gotten an E+10 rating article. Should I add*?--SpaceGirl09 (talk) 05:57, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Bring Rayman 4 Back!! Not Raving Rabbids!!!![edit]

OMG!! I hate that party game RR! 1. It has no adventure, just helpings those crappy screaming rabbits! 2. Rayman starts out on earth, rather than the fairy conceil. 3. This game sucks because ubisoft effed it up beyond belief!!!! If rayman would have started out in his own world and fought those damn retard bunnies, THAN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FINE!!!! But, NO!! YOU GET THIS CRAPPY PARTY MINI GAME THAT HAS ABSOULUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DAMN STORY LINE!!!!! SO, RR IS BULLSHIT!!! IT SUCKED BACK THEN AND IT SUCKS NOW!!!!! IT'S SO RETARDED!! Oh, I'm sorry that just might be an insult to mentally unstable people. So yeah Raving Rabbids sucks now and forever. Just wanted every on to know about what I think about that terrible RR game.--Space Channel 5: Macy Vs. Purge (talk) 22:39, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

I agree too! Rayman Raving Rabbids crap needs to stop! Ubisoft if you are reading this message: Please we are begging you please! NO MORE RABBIDS!!! You can put them in a separate game; just not Rayman's title. Please bring back the good old days with the old platforming adventure! Something that has HoodlumHavoc or with Globox, Murphy, Ly and Betilla! Please!

Enough of RAVING RABBIDS!!! Ugh.--SpaceGirl09 (talk) 05:52, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Would you peeps CALM DOWN?! Rayman and the Rabbids got SEPERATED! S-E-P-A-R-T-E-D! SEPERATED! THERE IS GONNA BE MORE RAYMAN GAMES!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.116.22.20 (talk) 21:11, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Raymans Age[edit]

It says on Myspace that his official account says that he is 18-19 yrs old. And that his sign is a capricorn. Is this information relivant to the article? Should I add it? *Please respond* --SpaceGirl09 (talk) 05:52, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

oddity[edit]

the reception section is the reception for the rabbids, what happened? can somebody please fix it? Solar Flute (talk) 18:50, 9 September 2009 (UTC)


Who the hell is Tomato Taco? I've got every Rayman game and he's never cropped up in any of them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.11.172.82 (talk) 12:03, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Relevant page history[edit]

I've moved some old page history that used to be at the title "Rayman" to Talk:Rayman/Old history. Graham87 12:15, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Rabbids[edit]

Should we create a new page for the rabbids because they are no longer part of the franchise--Brainybrains 10:02, 18 January 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brainybrainiac (talkcontribs)

Development of Rayman 4[edit]

Should we get rid of this section and create a whole section explaining what Rayman Raving Rabbids was going to be before it was changed? I think it's weird that we still have a section written about what Rayman 4 will be when it has been out for four years and nothing like what it was going to be.--Brainybrains 10:05, 18 January 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brainybrainiac (talkcontribs)

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Suggestion to edit the Rayman series template.[edit]

The Rayman series template, located at the bottom part of the article, include the Raving Rabbids series, but Rayman only appears in the three firts Rabbids games: Rayman Raving Rabbids, Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 and Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party. From the fourth game on, Rayman doesn't appear at all, so the Rabbids series are a separated serie, and no longer related with Rayman. Also, since Rayman Origins, the Rayman series continued without the Rabbids, so I suggest to remove all the Rabbids games from the template (except the three first ones where Rayman appears), and create another template for the Rabbids series article.--Apolo13 (talk) 19:28, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

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Wouldn't this transparent indexed png fit better or is it a big copyright problem?

Erquint (talk) 01:49, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Wrong description of Rayman 2[edit]

In the main paragraph its written that Rayman 2 was the first gamre in the series that included the ability to fly with Raymanws hair. Its wrong because the first game included this ability in two levels. Quote:

Rayman 2: The Great Escape moved the series into 3D, and added more variety to the gameplay with new actions such as riding a rocket, being pulled through a marsh by a snake, and an entire level where Rayman's hair allows him to fly instead of simply hover.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.110.7.187 (talk) 10:43, 11 June 2013 (UTC) 
I agree this is wrong. In the very first game, there are levels (especially in the Picture city levels) in which Rayman can pick up the super helicopter bottle, allowing him to fly freely for the rest of the level. I'll remove that bit for the Rayman 2 sentence in the lead. M∧Ŝc2ħεИτlk 08:31, 24 August 2013 (UTC)