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[[File:R2TGE-PC-FlyingShell-ThePrisonShip.jpg|thumb|320px|right|[[Rayman]] riding a flying shell on [[the Prison Ship]].]]
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[[File:R2TGE-PC-FlyingShell-ThePrisonShip.jpg|thumb|320px|right|[[Rayman]] riding a flying shell in [[the Prison Ship]].]]
  
'''Flying shells''' are missiles in ''[[Rayman 2]]'' which, unlike normal [[Shell]]s, can fly in the air. They do not need to be tamed and seem to show a certain liking towards [[Rayman]], as can be seen in the final battle where one comes up and helps him fight the [[Grolgoth]]. When on a flying shell, Rayman can turn freely in any direction, and can stabilize the shell by holding the strafing button. This does however not work on the [[Rayman 3D|Nintendo 3DS version]]. Flying shells are usually grey in color, but some of them appear to be yellow, just like [[Walking shell]]s.
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'''Flying shells''' are missiles in ''[[Rayman 2]]'' which, unlike normal [[shell]]s, can fly in the air. They do not need to be tamed and seem to show a certain liking towards [[Rayman]], as can be seen in the final battle where one comes up and helps him fight the [[Grolgoth]]. When on a flying shell, [[Rayman]] can turn freely in any direction, and can stabilize the shell by holding the strafing button. This does however not work on [[Rayman 3D|the Nintendo 3DS version]]. Flying shells are usually grey in color, but some of them appear to be yellow, just like [[walking shell]]s.
  
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*In [[the Prison Ship]], once Rayman flips the switch to activate the generator in the control room, a flying shell appears. Rayman uses the shell to cross the lava chamber and fly into the depths of the ''Buccaneer'', in order to free the prisoners and approach the final battle with [[Admiral Razorbeard]].
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*In [[the Prison Ship]], once [[Rayman]] flips the [[switch]] to activate the generator in the control room, a flying shell appears. [[Rayman]] uses the shell to cross the lava chamber and fly into the depths of the ''[[Buccaneer]]'', in order to free the prisoners and approach the final battle with [[Admiral Razorbeard]].
*In ''[[Rayman Revolution]]'', after freeing the prisoners, Rayman returns to the [[Rainbow Creek]], where a flying shell appeared. The [[Grand Minimus]] instructs Rayman to jump on it to get to Razorbeard.
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*In ''[[Rayman Revolution]]'', after freeing the prisoners, [[Rayman]] returns to the [[Rainbow Creek]], where a flying shell has appeared. The [[Grand Minimus]] instructs [[Rayman]] to jump on it to get to [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]].
*In [[the Crow's Nest]], after the fall caves in, and the Grolgoth and Rayman both fall into the lava-filled interior, Rayman encounters a flying shell, which he rides during the second part of the battle with Razorbeard.
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*In [[the Crow's Nest]], after the floor caves in, and the [[Grolgoth]] and [[Rayman]] both fall into the lava-filled interior, [[Rayman]] encounters a flying shell, which he rides during the second part of the battle with [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]].
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*During the development of ''[[Rayman 2]]'', the flying shell didn't exist at first, being originally a [[walking shell]] running on the ceiling.<ref>''[[L'Histoire de Rayman]]'', Chapter 3 - Rayman 2 : The Great Escape, or the challenge of the 3D</ref>
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*During [[Rayman 2 (early production)|the development of ''Rayman 2'']], the flying shell didn't exist at first, being originally a [[walking shell]] running on the ceiling.<ref>''[[L'Histoire de Rayman]]'', Chapter 3 - Rayman 2 : The Great Escape, or the challenge of the 3D</ref>
*There is some inconsistency in the coloring of the flying shell in the Crow's Nest. In the original PC / Nintendo 64 versions, this shell is yellow, like walking shells, and not grey like the one in the Prison Ship. This may have been unintentional, as the Playstation and Playstation 2 versions change the color in the cutscenes to grey. However, the Playstation 2 version still shows the flying shell in yellow color during the battle itself, creating a different inconsistency. Only the Playstation version has the flying shell consistently colored grey everywhere.
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*There is some inconsistency in the coloring of the flying shell in [[the Crow's Nest]]. In the PC and Dreamcast versions, this shell is yellow, like [[walking shell]]s, and not grey like the one in [[the Prison Ship]]. This may have been unintentional, as the Nintendo 64, DS, PlayStation and [[Rayman Revolution|PlayStation 2]] versions change the color in the cutscenes to grey. However, [[Rayman Revolution|the PlayStation 2 version]] still shows the flying shell in yellow color during the battle itself, creating a different inconsistency. Only the PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and DS versions have the flying shell consistently colored grey everywhere.
  
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| [[File:R2TGE-PC-FlyingShell-CloseUp-ThePrisonShip.jpg|thumb|320px|left|A flying shell.]]
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R2TGE-PC-FlyingShell-CloseUp-ThePrisonShip.jpg|A flying shell.
| [[File:Flying shell dispenser.jpg|thumb|center|320px|Flying shells are generated by mechanical dispensers.]]
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Flying shell dispenser.jpg|Flying shells are generated by mechanical dispensers.
| [[File:Grolgoth PS1 helicopter bombs.jpg|thumb|left|320px|A flying shell during the final battle in the Playstation version.]]
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Grolgoth PS1 helicopter bombs.jpg|A flying shell during the final battle in the PlayStation version.
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</gallery>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:25, 6 September 2019

Rayman riding a flying shell in the Prison Ship.

Flying shells are missiles in Rayman 2 which, unlike normal shells, can fly in the air. They do not need to be tamed and seem to show a certain liking towards Rayman, as can be seen in the final battle where one comes up and helps him fight the Grolgoth. When on a flying shell, Rayman can turn freely in any direction, and can stabilize the shell by holding the strafing button. This does however not work on the Nintendo 3DS version. Flying shells are usually grey in color, but some of them appear to be yellow, just like walking shells.

Appearances

Trivia

  • During the development of Rayman 2, the flying shell didn't exist at first, being originally a walking shell running on the ceiling.[1]
  • There is some inconsistency in the coloring of the flying shell in the Crow's Nest. In the PC and Dreamcast versions, this shell is yellow, like walking shells, and not grey like the one in the Prison Ship. This may have been unintentional, as the Nintendo 64, DS, PlayStation and PlayStation 2 versions change the color in the cutscenes to grey. However, the PlayStation 2 version still shows the flying shell in yellow color during the battle itself, creating a different inconsistency. Only the PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and DS versions have the flying shell consistently colored grey everywhere.

See also

References

  1. L'Histoire de Rayman, Chapter 3 - Rayman 2 : The Great Escape, or the challenge of the 3D