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Rayman Raving Rabbids
Rayman Raving Rabbids cover (Wii)
European Wii version cover of the game
Developer(s) Ubisoft Montpelier
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Designer(s) Christophe de Labrouhe[1]
Engine Jade
Platform(s) PC, Mac OS X [1], PS2, Wii, GBA, DS [2], Xbox 360 [3], Mobile
Release date(s) Wii
JP December 14, 2006
NA November 19, 2006
EU December 8, 2006
AUS December 7, 2006

Game Boy Advance
NA November 14, 2006
EU December 8, 2006
AUS December 7, 2006

PlayStation 2
NA December 5, 2006
EU December 8, 2006
AUS December 7, 2006

Microsoft Windows
NA December 11, 2006
EU December 8, 2006
AUS December 7, 2006

Nintendo DS
NA March 6, 2007
EU March 16, 2007
AUS March 15, 2007

Xbox 360
NA April 24, 2007
EU April 6, 2007
AUS April 5, 2007

Genre(s) Party
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2–4)
Rating(s) ESRB: E
PEGI: 3+
OFLC: PG
Media Wii Optical Disc, DVD, Cartridge
Input methods Wii Remote and Nunchuk, gamepad

Rayman Raving Rabbids, known in French as Rayman contre les Lapins Crétins (lit. "Rayman against the Moronic Rabbits"), is a spinoff in the Rayman series released by the French company Ubisoft as a Wii launch title. The game consists of more than 70 minigames. The game is primarily designed with the Wii Remote in mind, but is also available on PC, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and Xbox 360. Ubisoft released a sequel to the game, Rayman Raving Rabbids 2, in November 2007, and released the third game in the series, Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party in November 2008. The fourth game in the series, Rabbids Go Home was recently released. The PSP and PS3 versions of the game were cancelled.

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Gameplay

There are two different modes of play in Raving Rabbids: Story Mode (or adventure mode) and Score Mode. In Story Mode, the game follows fifteen days of Rayman's imprisonment by the Rabbids. Each day, Rayman must complete at least three trials, followed by one special “boss trial”, such as a first-person rail shooter using plungers, or a racing game in which the player controls a warthog and uses a flyswatter as a riding crop. Completing trials earns Rayman various costumes and matching music, including Gangsta, Raymaninho (a portmanteau of the title character's name and football star Ronaldinho), Disco, Gothic, Caramba, Rock'n'Roll, Granny, DeeJay and Bunny. Trial completion also earns plungers and after accumulating enough, Rayman builds a ladder up the edge of his jail cell and escapes to freedom. In Score Mode, the player can repeat past trials in an attempt to improve their score or as a multiplayer party game.

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Minigames

Minigames fall into one of four categories: Bunny Hunt, Sports, Challenges, and 'Shake your Booty!' Dancing minigames. Bunny Hunt comprises first-person rail shooter stages, all appearing in Story Mode as "boss" stages that the player may play for Score, Time, or Survival with the goal of obtaining the highest score possible with only one life. Two players can participate in Co-op Bunny Hunt, but Survival is not available. The Sports minigames can be played for Workout, which requires rapid movement of the Wii Remote, and Precision, which involves the controls of the remote. Sports minigames also include 'Get Going!' racing stages, including four warthog racing games and a skydiving race. Challenges are various games found in Score Mode which must be played one after the other with the goal of a high combined score in a Triathlon, Pentathlon, or Decathlon. The 'Shake your Booty!' category involves dance-themed minigames and are found in Story Mode each day. Also, there are "Skill" minigames that do not fall under any of the other categories. Variations of the mini-games are featured in the DS version. Games such as "Feed the bunnies", "Ghost hunt", "Bunny invasion", "Stop the mines" and "Super rabbid" are used. The stylus is used for all of the mini-games, unlike the rest of the gameplay.

Handheld versions

The Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS versions of the game are, unlike their console counterparts, traditional platformers. In the GBA version, the costumes that Rayman acquires give him special abilities, such as using the Granny oufit to sneak past cameras, or the DeeJay outfit to break open vents. The DS version allows players to use the stylus to perform certain actions, such as controlling wind or setting a bunny on fire.

Plot

Characters

The Rabbids are the common enemy in this game. Their technology varies from advanced giant robots to close combat tools such as plungers and feather dusters. Characters do not have the voice acting that was first used in Rayman 2. Instead, the voices become regular gibberish, except for a few words like "Hey", "Wow", or "Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!" (in "Rayman Raving Rabbids Making of" they said "Action"). Besides the Rabbids, there are also warthogs, seen in the game's warthog races, and various other animals (such as sheep, cows and pigs). One of the minigames actually requires the player to point the members of the same species out.

Story

The game begins with a cutscene showing Rayman having a picnic with the local Globox kids. Their picnic is interrupted when an earthquake erupts and the Globox kids sink into the ground while 3 Rabbids appear in their place. Their commander Sergueï kidnaps Rayman and throws him in an arena with angry Rabbids, several armed with weapons. Rayman must complete his first trials now, and afterwards Sergueï takes him to his cell and gives him a plunger. As Rayman completes more trials, he becomes popular among the Rabbids and they cheer him on, in addition to making his jail cell more hospitable. Eventually, Rayman amasses a collection of plungers as rewards for completing the trials. By building a ladder out of all his plungers to reach the window, Rayman manages to escape and free himself. Once liberated, he remembers the Globox kids and attempts to return through one of the Rabbid holes to rescue them, but winds up getting stuck in the hole.

when the player completes the game 100% he/she shall revive a golden cow trophy that will be placed on top of the wardrobe in your cell.

Development

The game began development in Ubisoft's Montpellier Studio, during the later stages of making King Kong, when the developers were looking to create the "ultimate enemy" for use in the next Rayman game. The studio head Michel Ancel sketched an initial concept for a rabbit character, and from there, the idea of a mass invasion of bunnies grew. The team then began work on a traditional action game platformer, then tentatively called Rayman 4. However, upon receiving development kits from Nintendo, the team began focusing on implementing a wide range of gameplay types. When it became clear that these were not going to fit into a traditional platformer game, Rayman Raving Rabbids was altered to become a game consisting of separated trials. The changes meant that some of the trials and concepts revealed before the game's release did not appear in the final game, such as hawk and tarantula riding. While Ancel was seen as one of the main figures behind the project before E3, he left the project after the revamp, and is only credited with character design in the final game. Rayman Raving Rabbids is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Wii, Game Boy Advance, PC, and Nintendo DS.

Soundtrack

The game features the following licensed songs during the dancing levels:

  1. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Misirlou
  2. Chic - Good Times
  3. Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  4. Naughty by Nature - Hip Hop Hooray
  5. Ritchie Valens - La Bamba
  6. Mark Griskey - Dark Iron Bunnies, The Butcher Deejay
  7. Ubisoft Montpellier Choir - Ode to Joy

Reception

 Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
Official Xbox Magazine 6.5/10

The game has generally been received positively. IGN and GameSpot complimented the game's "sick sense of humor" and a heavy emphasis on fun, as well as the design of the bunnies and the game in general. Reviews highlighted the story, music and sound, and said that gameplay is addictive and optimized for the Wii. A few critics claimed that other developers of Wii launch titles had simply ported their games and "tacked on" Wii controls. It is currently one of the highest-selling third party games for the Wii. The game was subsequently released on other platforms, including the PC, PS2, and Xbox 360. However, reviewers in general found these versions to play at an inferior level to the Wii version due to the fact that the game's controls had been optimized with the Wii in mind.[2]

Several shortcomings were cited. Some of the minigames were said to be "duds", being unenjoyable or broken; the game could not run in progressive scan mode; and not all of the trials had multiplayer opportunities, "reducing the game's potential as a party game". Nintendo Power stated that a lot of promised features had been cut out. The Wiire awarded this game with Family Friendly, Ease of Use, and Multiplayer Mayhem awards.[3]

The Wii version of Rayman Raving Rabbids was well received, but the Nintendo DS version was not. Gamespot gave the DS version a 5.9/10 and commented that the game had unsightly graphics and it was too short. IGN gave the DS version a 6.5/10, and wondered why Rayman Raving Rabbids played so well, but looked so awful.

Unfortunately, there is a misprint in the game manual. The video option was removed from the game, but was not removed from the manual. The reason it was removed from the game itself is that you have to use the Wii console Menu to switch video options such as the 16:9 aspect ratio.[4]

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Rayman Raving Rabbids
Box artwork for Rayman Raving Rabbids.
Developer(s) Ubisoft Montpellier
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Release date(s)
GameTap
Genre(s) Action
System(s) Windows, Direct2Drive, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 2, Steam, GameTap
Rating(s)
ESRB: Everyone
PEGI: Ages 3+
OFLC: Parental Guidance
CERO: All ages
Followed by Rayman Raving Rabbids 2
Series Rayman
For the portable versions, see Rayman Raving Rabbids (DS), Rayman Raving Rabbids (GBA), and Rayman Raving Rabbids (Mobile).

Table of Contents

Getting Started
  • Controls
  • Story Mode: Day 1 through 8
  • Story Mode: Day 9 through 15
  • Bunny Hunt
  • Sports: Workout
  • Sports: Precision
  • Sports: Get Going!
  • Sports: Skill
  • Challenges
  • Shake Your Booty!
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Rayman Raving Rabbids

Developer(s) Ubisoft
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Release date PC, PS2, GBA, NDS:
December 5, 2006 (NA)
Wii:
November 19, 2006 (NA)
December 2, 2006 (JP)
December 8, 2006 (EU)
Xbox 360:
March 6, 2007
DS:

March 6, 2007

Genre 3D platformer
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Age rating(s) ESRB: E
Platform(s) Wii, Nintendo DS, PS2, GBA, Xbox 360
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough


Rayman has been captured by Rabbids. In order to escape, he must complete a series of challenges from dancing to milking cows to shooting bunnies with his trusty plunger gun. Along the way he'll go from tortured prisoner to a widely-respected Gladiator-style fighter.

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Rayman series
Main Series
Rayman | Rayman 2: The Great Escape| Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc | Rayman Hoodlum's Revenge | Rayman Rush |Rayman Raving Rabbids | Rayman Raving Rabbids 2
Handheld games
Rayman Advance | Rayman Revolution | Rayman Arena | Rayman DS
Spin-Offs / Updates
Amazing Learning Games With Rayman | Rayman: Brain Game | Rayman Golf | Rayman Bowling | Updates & Compilations
Characters:
Rayman | Globox | Teensies | Admiral Razorbeard

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Rayman Raving Rabbids
Developer(s) Ubisoft Montpellier
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Designer(s) Christophe de Labrouhe[1]
Engine Jade
Platform(s) PC, PS2, Wii, GBA, DS [1], Xbox 360 [2], Mobile
Release date(s) Wii
NA November 14, 2006
AUS December 7, 2006
PAL December 8, 2006
JP December 14, 2006
Game Boy Advance
NA November 14, 2006
AUS December 7, 2006
EUR December 8, 2006
PlayStation 2
NA December 5, 2006
AUS December 7, 2006
EUR December 8, 2006
Microsoft Windows
AUS December 7, 2006
EUR December 8, 2006
NA December 11, 2006
Nintendo DS
NA March 6, 2007
AUS March 15, 2007
EUR March 16, 2007
Xbox 360
AUS April 5, 2007
EUR April 6, 2007
NA April 24, 2007
Genre(s) Party
Platform (GBA and DS only)
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2–4)
Rating(s) ESRB: E
PEGI: 3+
OFLC: PG
USK: 6
Media Wii Optical Disc, DVD, Cartridge
Input methods Wii Remote and Nunchuk, gamepad

Rayman Raving Rabbids is a party video game made by Ubisoft for the Wii, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS game consoles. It's a spin-off of the Rayman series where Rayman has to thwart the Rabbids, the bad guys of the game, playing mini-games to do this. The Game Boy Advance and DS versions are platform games like older Rayman titles with less mini-games.

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