Rayman 2 (early production)
Rayman 2 underwent a bunch of changes during its development, most which have been found through hacking and from old trailers.
- 1 Unused textures
- 2 Demo
- 3 Beta dialogue
- 3.1 Introduction
- 3.2 The Woods of Light
- 3.3 The Fairy Glade
- 3.4 The Marshes of Awakening
- 3.5 The Walk of Life
- 3.6 The Cave of Bad Dreams
- 3.7 The Precipice
- 3.8 The Walk of Power
- 3.9 The Tomb of the Ancients
- 3.10 The Iron Mountains
- 3.11 The Prison Ship
- 3.12 The Crow's Nest
- 3.13 The Council Chamber of the Teensies
- 3.14 The Knowledge of the World
- 3.15 Ly
- 3.16 Pirate signs
- 3.17 Debug
- 3.18 Names
- 3.19 Unknown
- 4 Artwork
- 5 External links
Many textures which were later used in the Playstation version can also be found in the files for the PC version suggestion they were originally meant to be included there as well. These include the textures for Antitoons and the stone with Ly's face. Textures from the Dreamcast version were found as well, such as the textures for Eig. Some leftovers, such as controller icons, where found from the N64 version.
Oddly enough this doesn't appear in The Fairy Glade during the Baby Globox dialogue.
Due to Jano not having a health bar, this isn't shown during the boss.
An idle Red Sphere, as it could have appeared, in the Cave of Bad Dreams
The base for a Red Sphere, as it could have appeared, in the Cave of Bad Dreams
Ssssam was originally mean to be metallic.
Loading screens and artwork
There were two different demos made for Rayman 2, both of them including two parts from The Fairy Glade.
Although the demos are very similar and include the same levels, there are some minor differences.
Differences from Rayman 2
- Rayman falls into the level after the pirate animation in the first demo, instead of afterwards like in the final version.
- The total amount of cages show 0 in the first demo, instead of 7 like in the final version. Cages can however still be broken and will result in it showing 1/0 etc.
- The Hud can't by triggered to show by pressing "J".
- The transparency doesn't work on all textures.
- Rayman starts with the upgraded fist from The Canopy.
The following text was found in the PC versions files.
Since they captured you, Nothing can stop them. They've taken everything And enslaved our people. Their Robo-Rats sniff out the hidden for capture. In the chaos, they exploded the Primordial Energy Core. The Energy broke into 1000 magical fragments called lums. We grow weaker. Soon, it will be too late... You must escape, Rayman You are our only hope!
The Buccaneer, prison ship of the pirates, commanded by the admiral RazorBeard. Slaves now on board 5000. Wake up Rayman, I have sent you help...
The following text was meant to appear during the intro when the pirates dragged Globox into Rayman's cell.
No! Not the whip!
A silver lums! Incredible! I can feel her energy coming into me... Now I can shoot with my fist again
This was meant to be spoken by Murfy after Rayman escaped.
Howdy, rayman! glad to see that you escaped!
plan saved Rayman! But... Where's Daddy?
Erm, you see... we've got separated... Not there Daddy Globox? Boohooooo! We want our Daddy! Now don't worry kiddies! I'll bring your dad back! But first I've got to find LY. She often comes here. Have you seen her around? Some nasty pirates took LY over there! Hummm... I gotta help her!
The pirates have taken Ly to the Fairy's Glade. They've locked her in one of their castles.
Oh, Rayman, I was afraid Globox didn't make it.
And the energy has become very difficult to reunite.
He's the Spirit of the World. His power is limitless.
But I did see Globox get arrested by 2 Pirates.
So go away! Come back when you have the name.
I have hidden a precious treasure inside here. You can have it for yourself, If you are faster than me. I'll give a head start, But don't delay! If I catch you, I'll show you no mercy...
To increase your chances Here's some vital energy
I want the treasure!
No treasure for me!
THE DREAM TEAM
In the demo files, the same text appears, but with a different third option.
I want the treasure!
No treasure for me!
I wanna set my buddies free !
You didn't fall into the trap.
Meanwhile... :The pirate prison ship. Slaves now on 33 524
What is it ?
Your ferocity...he...he... already has 2 Masks
You idiotic fool ! Go and find him ! Don't come back without his corpse!
I think you deserve a much tougher Shootout
Somewhere in the sky... The pirate prison ship. Slaves now on board 45 263
Now what ?
Nuh.. nothing serious.. he just found the Third Mask
But that's not Possible ! ! ! If he finds that fourth one, I'll be coming for you...
Good luck, Rayman !
See you soon Uglette!
At last the Final Mask... Bravo Rayman! You've succeed in awakening me ! Now I can send you to The Pirate prison ship. Now go and fight your Final battle...
This cutscene was later used in the Dreamcast, Playstation and Playstation 2 versions with the Playstation 2 one being slightly altered.
Back off kiddies. Yahoooo! Yipeeee! Yahooo! Yipeeee! Yipeeee! Yahoooo! Kudos for Rayman! Hurrah! Yipeee! Yahooo! Get out of the prisonship, kids! I still have to find Globox.
Come in, you useless worm! Ray... Rayman has found the final mask. He's just been spotted on board the ship.
You've failed me again... I did warn you, didn't I
Leave my friend alone!
Oh, I'll leave you both alone...for all eternity! Huh?
we're all with you!
one last effort, and the pirates will only be a bad memory!
go for it, rayman! you can do it!
don't listen to him! he's nothing but a dirty liar!!
take him out and we'll finally be free!
we're all with you, little buddy!
win, and i'll melt my gold to make a statue of you.
i've taught you well. don't let me down!
you are the greatest hero i have ever known!
we'll be dancing to bring you luck!
i'm not afraid of you!
i'll feed your remains to the piranhas!!
go ahead and relax! you're about to die!
i'll show you what i'm made of!!
look how easily we tame these savage beasts!
i'll decorate your gravestone myself!
ha! globox was a better fighter than you!
did you remember to say goodbye to ly?
you're going to pay for what you've done!!
Lava bath is served, rayman! Have fun!
Eat this! Hahaha!!!
Come here and Fight!
you won't escape!
You are so ridiculous!
Note how there's no mentioning of Polokus here.
The slaves have broken their chains and escaped. On the planet, our people have eliminated the last pirates. Destroy Razorbeard, and our victory will be complete!
So, did you guys figure it out? Are you the real king?
Uh...More or less. We're a Bit better organised now.
fight hard! Freedom depends on your fists!
piranha farm Property of admiral razorbeard!
public notice! witch Ly, presently languishing in the stronghold, will be made to walk the plank at dusk. reservations are advised.
beyond this point lies a vast unexplored wasteland.
Err. No Level played
These levels were not included in the final game. Morbide is the file name for The Tomb of the Ancients.
The demo files include different names for several locations.
The Sanctuary of Lava and FIRE (The Sanctuary of Stone and Fire)
The Sanctuary of rock and Stone (The Sanctuary of Rock and Lava)
Beneath the sanctuary of rock and stone (Beneath the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava)
Emission Control station (Technical Check-Up)
Foutch is oddly enough referred to as the guardian of The Sanctuary of Stone and Fire and Umber as the guardian of The Sanctuary of Rock and Lava.
AXEL: Guardian of the sanctuary of water and ice
FOUTCH: Guardian of the sanctuary of lava and fire
UMBER: Guardian of the sanctuary of rock and stone
In RazorBeard's personal cabin.
You'll pay for this! No! You can't come in here!
Quickly, Rayman! we want our papa!
A bunch of screenshots and artwork have been found from early versions of Rayman 2.
- Rayman Revolution trailer
- Rayman 2 trailer
- Rayman 2 trailer
- Rayman 2 trailer
- Rayman 2 interview
- Unused Prison Ship area
- Video showcasing all unused content from Rayman 2