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The game starts by you playing as Rayman being invaded by these sort of rabbit like creatures called Rabbids. After telling you the main story you will then need to go on the quest given. It tells you the basic controls of B to jump, Press B again while in the air to use the helicopter with your ears, Y is to punch(the punch can reach some really long distances), A is to shoot lums at enemy's(lums are fairly like creatures which you need to collect), Press L button to show the progress your at and the R button to display what you need to do and your objective of the level your on. Also you will need to press the X button once granted with the green costume to make a stone when your on a earth symbol.
The sounds affects in my opinion are really great, they are very sort of sickly and mad like, some rabbits screaming out of nowhere here and there which makes the game so fun and interesting. The abilities and powers that Rayman has are superb, there are absolutely so many of them its unbelievable.
The levels that are tasked for you to play are relatively short, it can take about 5 minutes and under to just complete a single level. The level is also kind of straight forward. Simply making balls, rolling them about, and then jumping on them to get to higher platforms.
Some levels really have no taste behind them, for instance the third level of the game, you need to use the touchscreen for this bit. You will just need to touch objects to make them fall down etc which I thought was plain useless. You will need to touch a trophy to make it fall to the ground, how dumb is that! They probably rushed the levels just a bit!
There are minigames in the game aswell which come to you at time to time, even in levels which can be annoying. They often need you to solve simple puzzles, and move around blocks into the right places, even as the game is all about rabbits, Rayman will need to play not whack-a-mole but whack-a-rabbid, which is surprisingly fun!
The game is 2-D and is a right to left game, In this series of the Rayman games I think is the only series to do left to right, which is OK but nor brilliant. Even in the DS version it reminds me of back playing it on the GBA version and below. The same music soundtracks goes over and over on each level which is so annoying, also the graphics are not that great but will do.
Overall its a great game for you and your kids to enjoy, it may not be perfect but it will be good or even great for younger players. I give the game 8 out of 10.
I have to say, I really enjoyed the Rayman: Raving Rabbids game on the Wii. This madcap collection of minigames although perhaps not up to the exceptionally high standard of WarioWare, has given me and my friends tonnes of fun since I got hold of it.
Raving Rabbids on the DS is a little bit different. Whilst retaining the ludicrous and off the wall humour of the aforementioned, this game is NOT a collection of minigames - surprisingly. Instead it follows the more traditional Rayman path, and it is a platformer.
The basic gameplay is fun and smooth. In terms of actual gameplay, the environments are 2 dimensional, however the graphics are 3D. This means that the game is easy to track and navigate on the small DS screens, however it allows room for fancy graphical effects, rich environments and a generally immersive experience.
The main twist in the gameplay here is the various abilities Rayman can acquire. For example, the fire suit enables Rayman to throw bombs and blow down otherwise impenetrable barriers, and the cloud suit enables Rayman to jump and float higher into the air. As you unlock these suits, you will find yourself going back to earlier stages, in order to access areas that you were otherwise unable to get to. This creates a nice continuity between different areas of the game, although some may be annoyed that they are quite often treading over old ground.
In typical DS style, there are various minigames interspersed between the levels, taking advantage of the touchscreen. These are a fun diversion, and it's nice to have a bit of variety in the game. Usually I find that mixed-up minigames break up the gaming experience a bit too much, however here they're perfectly suited to the chaotic and madcap nature of the game.
Overall, Rayman:Raving Rabbids on the Nintendo DS is a fun platformer that doesn't break any boundaries but offers up a crazy and fun platforming experience. It may not be up to Mario standards but it's as close as you can get!
I brought this game as it looked fantastic and really fun to play. I think it was a great purchase and is a terrific buy. The game is very fun and has different elements to the game.
The graphics are ok but not as good as other games that I have played on the DS. The soundtrack is very fun and the game has no framerate problems and runs very smooth.
You play as a rabbit who travels the world trying to collect different trophies.
The game has some great features. The game turns from 2D, which is as fun as some of the original Sonic games and then to 3D when you turn a corner. This can get annoying but is very fun and exciting once you get used to it. You get some things to help you pass through the levels and more can be unlocked by playing one of the games great minigames. These are arcade style but very fun using the stylus or buttons on the DS.
Overall, the game is great fun and doesn't even experience slowdown but has no 2 player mode. It is availble cheaper now so there is no reason to pass it.
I absolutely love this game. Im playing it for the second time now after previously completing it. You play rayman, trying to get through the mad bunny world whilst they try and stop you collecting trophies. A great feature of this game is when the game turns around from being 2d like sonic, to being 3d when you do things such as turn a corner. You have to find 4 costumes to start with, one can use things to do with fire, another ice, another springs and green things, and another clouds. These help you progress through the many levels. Along the way there are mini games that are quite arcade in style, but loads of fun. You use both your stylus and the game buttons in this game which is great as you can swop between the 2 between levels, breaking up the game a bit. Overall a great game.
Rayman Raving Rabbids marks the return of the iconic video-game hero, Rayman, in his funniest and zaniest adventure ever. When the world of Rayman is threatened by a devastating invasion of crazed, out-of-control bunnies Rayman must rise up against his furry foes to foil their wicked plans. Utilizing an array of amazing new abilities, and with the help of magical creatures, Rayman must break out all the moves to save his world from these delirious bunnies and their hare-raising antics.