Rayman 2: The Great Escape Review
- A good port of a good game.
- Lots to do.
- Colourful and vibrant.
- Major control issues.
- Graphics look dated.
With the lack of decent 3D platformers on the iphone, it's good to see Rayman being ported over. If only the controls were better.
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Back when every developer and their dog was making 3D platformers, one of the standouts was the Rayman series by Ubisoft, with its ghost limbed protagonist and colourful world. The sequel made its way into 3D and has now been ported to the iphone. The Glade of Dreams has been taken over by robot pirates from outer space! They have imprisoned most of the locals. Rayman must collect the thousand Lums and reunite four magical masks to awaken the world spirit to get rid of the pirates.
Control is taken care of via a virtual analogue stick and two buttons, one for jump, one for attack. The controls can be kind of sticky and don't respond all that well, which is a shame for a platformer. The camera is a blessing though, simply moved around by the swipe of a finger. The levels consist of freeing captives, collecting Lums and exploring. Rayman shoots energy with his fists, but can throw kegs, and ride a plum as well.
The original Rayman 2 was released in 1999 and the 3D graphics show their age. The models are quite simple and the textures are muddy. The game is vibrant, and expressive however, with character designs being a highlight. The sound is quite memorable as well. The game contains forty five levels, with extra challenges and plenty to collect.
Rayman 2 could have been a great port if it wasn't for the control problems. Despite this, if you are nostalgic for this game, or enjoy platformers, it will make a nice addition to your iphone collection.
DescriptionRayman, the world-famous video game icon, is back and ready for action! Relive all the enjoyment of Rayman 2: The Great Escape, the game that brought the armless hero into 3D environments for the first time!
45 FULLY 3D ENVIRONMENTS:
For the first time in an iPhone/iPod Touch platform game, every environment is fully rendered in 3D!
Explore waterfalls, deep sea caves, and pirate hideouts
RESCUE RAYMAN’S WORLD
Ruthless pirates have invaded the Glades of Dreams to capture and enslave Rayman's friends.
Your mission: to free Rayman's friends and reap the reward of their magical powers, defeat barbaric pirates and gather the four masks of Polokus.
MULTIPLE TYPES OF GAMEPLAY
Help Rayman run, climb, swim, water-ski and even fly with his helicopter hair.
Use the virtual stick to control Rayman in all directions and activate his magical powers!
A FAST-PACED ADVENTURE
Follow the road to victory by flying rockets, riding whirlwinds and surfing on lava streams
Dozens of hours of fun you can take even further by collecting all 1,000 hidden lums scattered across the levels!
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