|Appears in||Rayman 2: The Great Escape|
Gorilla Pirates [source] are powerful Robo-Pirates which appear in Rayman 2: The Great Escape, Rayman Revolution and Rayman DS. They are notable for being near-invincible. They also make a cameo appearance on a production line in the Electric Final race course in Rayman M and, together with many other Robo-Pirates, in the Hoodlum Headquarters in Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc.
In many ways, Gorilla Pirates seem like a stereotypical first-mate pirate, comparable in apparel to Mr Smee from Disney's Peter Pan. Gorilla Pirates are brainless and exist only to clobber intruders in their territory. They are short, stubby, and carry a hunchback. They are seen wearing a blue and white stripy shirt. They walk on all fours like a gorilla. According to the official Rayman 2 website, their IQ is somewhere between that of a deep-sea sponge and a toast.
Gorilla Pirates attack in only one way: they charge suddenly, run over their foe, and run away. Unfortunately for them, their lack of intelligence does not stop them where their foe jumps, and so if somebody such as Rayman jumps right next to a cliff, the Gorilla Pirate is sure to fall a great distance and explode.
Another way to neutralise a Gorilla Pirate is to incapacitate them by lobbing a plum at its head. This technique can also be used to gain access to otherwise unreachable ledges, as it immobilises the Gorilla Pirate, allowing his plum-encased head to be used as a platform. Both of these techniques were previously available and useful when applied to the Livingstones in the original Rayman game.
- The Bayou (first appearance)
- Whale Bay (excluding the Sony PlayStation version)
- Sanctuary of Stone and Fire (excluding the Sony PlayStation version)
- Echoing Caves
- Top of the World (excluding the Sony PlayStation version)
- The Iron Mountains/Gloomy Island
- Electric Final (cameo appearance in Rayman M)
- Hoodlum Headquarters (cameo appearance in Rayman 3)