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* ''This article is about the console party game. For the cancelled platformer, see ''[[Rayman Raving Rabbids (cancelled prototype)]]''. For the Game Boy Advance version, see ''[[Rayman Raving Rabbids (Game Boy Advance)]]''. For the Nintendo DS version, see ''[[Rayman Raving Rabbids (DS)]]''. For the mobile phone version, see ''[[Rayman Raving Rabbids (mobile phone)]].'''
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{{quote|text=The [[Rabbid]]s are getting ready to put into motion the plot that they have been preparing for years. [[Rayman]] is having a lovely picnic with the [[baby Globox]]es when the [[Rabbid]]s suddenly rise up from the ground, kidnap them all and imprison them. [[Rayman]] is thrown into an enourmous arena, under the gaze of a hostile crowd of [[Rabbid]]s. From this day on, and solely for their own amusement, the [[Rabbid]]s are going to make [[Rayman]] go through a series of trials. It is up to you to win them all and free [[Rayman]].|sign=Manual|source=''Rayman Raving Rabbids''}}
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{{Game
 
{{Game
| name = Rayman: Raving Rabbids
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| name = Rayman Raving Rabbids
| image = [[Image:RRRWiiEU.jpg|center|200px]]
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| image = [[Image:RRRWiiEU.jpg|center|200px|''Rayman Raving Rabbids'']]
| published by = Ubisoft
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| published by = [[Ubisoft]]
| developed by = Ubisoft
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| developed by = [[Ubisoft|Ubisoft Montpellier]]
| release date = 2006
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| produced by = Pierre-Arnaud Lambert
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| designed by = Christophe de Labroue with [[Frédéric Houde]], Gérard Lehiany, Jean-François Le Quéré, Nicolas Normandon
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| art by = Florent Sacré <small>(art director and lead artist)</small>
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| programmed by = Fabrice Décréau <small>(lead)</small> <br /> [[Frédéric Houde]] <small>(AI lead)</small>
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| soundtrack by = Mark Griskey <small>(original music)</small>
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| release date =
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'''Wii:'''<br>
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[[File:United_States_of_America(USA).png|16px]] 19th November, 2006<br>
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[[File:Australia.png|16px]] 7th December, 2006<br>
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[[File:European Union.png|16px]] 8th December, 2006<br>
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'''PlayStation 2:'''<br>
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[[File:United_States_of_America(USA).png|16px]] 5th December, 2006<br>
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[[File:Australia.png|16px]] 7th December, 2006<br>
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[[File:European Union.png|16px]] 8th December, 2006<br>
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'''PC:'''<br>
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[[File:Australia.png|16px]] 7th December, 2006<br>
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[[File:European Union.png|16px]] 8th December, 2006<br>
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[[File:United_States_of_America(USA).png|16px]] 11th December, 2006<br>
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'''Xbox 360:'''<br>
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[[File:European Union.png|16px]] 6th April, 2007<br>
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[[File:United_States_of_America(USA).png|16px]] 24th April, 2007<br>
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'''Wii U'''<br>
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[[File:United_States_of_America(USA).png|16px]] [[File:European Union.png|16px]] 6th July, 2017<br>
 
| genre = Party
 
| genre = Party
 
| gameplay mode = Single player/Multi-player
 
| gameplay mode = Single player/Multi-player
| platforms = Nintendo Wii, PC, Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 2, [[Rayman Raving Rabbids (DS)|Nintendo DS]], [[Rayman Raving Rabbids (GBA)|Game Boy Advance]]
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| platforms = Wii, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 2, OS X, Wii U
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| languages = english,french,italian,german,netherland,spanish,polish
 
}}
 
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'''''Rayman: Raving Rabbids''''' is the first video game of a spin-off series based on the Rayman series. It was released for the Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 2, PC, and the [[Rayman Raving Rabbids (GBA)|Game Boy Advance]] in 2006, followed by ports for the [[Rayman Raving Rabbids (DS)|Nintendo DS]] and the Microsoft Xbox 360 in 2007.
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'''''Rayman Raving Rabbids''''' is the first video game in [[Rabbids (series)|the Rabbids spin-off series]]. It was released for the Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 2 and PC in 2006, followed by a port for the Microsoft Xbox 360 in 2007. It is followed by ''[[Rayman Raving Rabbids 2]]'' in 2007, ''[[Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party]]'' in 2008, ''[[Rabbids Go Home]]'' in 2009 and ''[[Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time]]'' in 2010.
  
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
[[Rayman]] and the [[Baby Globox]]es are having a picnic in a forest when three [[Rabbid]]s erupt from the ground, capturing the Baby Globoxes. Rayman tries to offer them food, but then Serguei comes and grabs Rayman. The Rabbids take Rayman and the Baby Globoxes to their coliseum and keep them in jail cells.
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[[Rayman]] and a few [[baby Globox]]es are having a picnic in a forest when three [[Rabbid]]s erupt from the ground, capturing the [[baby Globox]]es. [[Rayman]] tries to offer them food, but then [[Serguei]] comes and grabs [[Rayman]]. The [[Rabbid]]s take [[Rayman]] and the [[baby Globox]]es to their Colosseum and keep them in jail cells.
  
In order to escape, Rayman must collect plungers to build a ladder up to the window so he can jump out. He does this by taking part in trials to entertain the Rabbids. After trials, Rayman is rewarded with a plunger and is taken back to his jail cell to get some rest for the next day's lot of trials. As he goes on, Rayman's cell is decorated to look nicer and he wins more costumes and songs. After every day, he goes to the ladder of plungers, looking at the window hoping to escape, but a bird always comes and poops on him. After fifteen days, Rayman finally collects enough plungers and escapes, getting his revenge on the annoying bird on the way. Back at the forest, Rayman sees sheep eating the remains of the picnic and remembers he forgot the Baby Globoxes. He tries to go back through a hole in which they were captured through but ends up stuck.
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In order to escape, [[Rayman]] must collect [[plunger]]s to build a ladder up to the window so he can jump out. He does this by taking part in trials to entertain the [[Rabbid]]s. After completing at least 3 of the four daily trials, the final challenge will unlock. Finishing that will reward [[Rayman]] with a [[plunger]] after which he is taken back to his jail cell to get some rest for the next day's lot of trials. As the days pass, [[Rayman]]'s cell is decorated to look nicer. In the cell he is able to play music, change [[Skin|costumes]] and replay previous challenges. If all four challenges are finished in one day he is rewarded with more [[Skin|costumes]] and songs. After every day, he goes to the ladder of [[plunger]]s, looking at the window hoping to escape, but a [[bird]] always comes and poops on him. After fifteen days, [[Rayman]] finally collects enough [[plunger]]s and escapes, getting his revenge on the annoying [[bird]] on the way. Back at the forest, [[Rayman]] sees sheep eating the remains of the picnic and remembers he forgot the [[baby Globox]]es. He tries to go back through a hole in which they were captured through but ends up stuck.
  
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
Rayman and the Rabbids are the main stars of this game. Also included are the Baby Globoxes, the only returning characters, the Rabbids henchmen, strange creatures that look like a cross between rhinos and elephants and some animals, who only serve as fillers.  
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[[Rayman]] and the [[Rabbid]]s are the main characters in the game. Also included are the [[baby Globox]]es, the only returning characters besides [[Rayman]], the [[Rabbid]]s henchmen, strange creatures that look like a cross between rhinos and elephants and some animals, who only serve as fillers.
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===The good guys===
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*[[Rayman]] - The hero of [[the Glade of Dreams]] that must complete minigames while being in captive of the [[Rabbid]]s.
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*[[Baby Globox]]es - The [[baby Globox]]es, children of [[Globox]], were captured by the [[Rabbid]]s along with [[Rayman]] while on a picnic.
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===The [[Rabbid]]s===
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*[[Serguei]] - [[Serguei]] is the largest known [[Rabbid]]. He guards [[Rayman]]'s cell and takes him to the [[Rabbid]]s' Colosseum throughout the days.
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*[[Professor Barranco]] - [[Professor Barranco]] is a scientist that has apparently suffered through many injuries, mostly to his face and head. He appears in several of the minigames [[Rayman]] participates in.
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*[[Frog-Rabbids]] - The [[Frog-Rabbids]] appear in the minigames [[Bunnies Are Addicted To Carrot Juice]] and [[Bunnies Don't Like Being Disturbed On Holiday]].
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*[[Clark (Rabbid)|Clark]] - Clark is a regular [[Rabbid]] that's dressed up to make himself look like Superman. Like [[Professor Barranco]], he appears in several of the minigames [[Rayman]] participates in.
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===References===
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* [[Clark (Rabbid)|Clark the Super Rabbid]] is a reference to Superman.
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* [[Rayman]]'s gun that shoots plumbers may be a reference to the game ''Quackshot'', where the protagonist also has a gun that shoots plumbers.
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* [[Rayman]]'s costumes reference Elvis Presley and Gangma.
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* The [[rabbid]]s who act as spies are a reference to ''Metal Gear Solid''.
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* All songs in the jukebox reference licenced music.
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* The level [[Bunnies Think They're In A Movie]] parodies 1930s Hollywood. In the same level there is a portrait that parodies Abraham Lincoln as a [[rabbid]].
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* In a bonus movie, there is a concept art of a rabbid that resembles Stitch from Lilo and Stitch.
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==Gameplay==
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[[File:RabbidColosseum.jpg|thumb|320px|right|[[Rayman]] in the Colosseum.]]
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Each day [[Rayman]] has to move around the stadium and complete at least three out of the four minigames for that day, which always contains a dancing type game. Each day there are new minigames to play. Once three of the four games are completed, [[Rayman]] can go and complete the last challenge. The challenge is either a [[plunger]] shooting game or a [[warthog]] racing game. Once the challenge is completed, [[Rayman]] earns a [[plunger]] and goes back to his cell. He uses the [[plunger]] to build a ladder and escape out the window of his cell.
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==Minigames==
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In total, there are 75 minigames, including second and third parts. A total of five of these are to be played each day [[Rayman]] is prisoner at the Colosseum, though at least three out of four must be passed before moving onto the boss challenge which is usually a [[warthog]] race or a bunny hunt. In score mode, each minigame is worth up to 1,000 points, and score mode total is 183000 points. These points can be used to unlock secret goodies in the bonus menu.
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In the 75 minigames of the game, the player can reach 75000 points. The player can also unlock challenges, which consists of triathlons, pentathlons and decathlons. triathlons contain 3 minigames, worth 3000 points, pentathlons contain 5 minigames worth 5000 points and decathlons contain 10 minigames worth 10000 points. In order to gain max score, the player must perfectly complete every minigame in the series, one after another, however there is no chance of replaying an already completed minigame. The other 108000 points are obtained here in the challenges and though co-op and versus multiplayer bunny hunts. There are several challenges where it isn't possible to collect maximum score while another player is in game.
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===Bunny hunts===
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The bunny hunts are first person shooter style game in which [[Rayman]], armed with a [[plunger]] gun, has to shoot any [[Rabbid]]s that he sees and free the [[baby Globox]] they have trapped, without losing all of his health, which can be depleted if either a [[Rabbid]] gets too close to him, he gets shot with a [[plunger]], or is attacked by rockets or carrot juice coming from the robots. The [[plunger]] gun can carry up to five [[plunger]]s, and if they are all used, he will have to reload.  [[Rayman]] is also armed with a grapple chain, which he can use to either ward off [[plunger]] attacks or grab a [[Rabbid]] that is close and toss it at other [[Rabbid]]s, earning a multiple score.
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[[Rayman]] can get extra points by doing specific shots:
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* Good shot - shooting the third [[Rabbid]] without reloading - 300 points.
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* Great shot - shooting the fourth [[Rabbid]] without reloading - 400 points.
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* Perfect shot - shooting the fifth [[Rabbid]] without reloading - 500 points.
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* Bullseye - shooting a [[Rabbid]] which is far away.
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Several other objects can be shot with [[plunger]]s, such as radios and bells, which often distract the [[Rabbid]]s into dancing, and are present in each level once.  There are also several boxes which [[Rayman]] can break in order to gain power ups or power downs. These are:
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* Extra lives - as the name says, it gives [[Rayman]] 3 extra lives.
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* Rapid shot - it gives [[Rayman]] the ability to shoot 3 [[plunger]]s rapidly after each other for a short time. It also automatically reloads when the 3 [[plunger]]s have been shot, except if the player instantly shoots another [[plunger]].
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* 5X shot - it gives [[Rayman]] the ability to shoot all [[plunger]]s at once for a short time. Needs instant reload after the [[plunger]]s have been shot.
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* 1000 Points - gives the player 1000 points.
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* Broken Plungers - This power down breaks all [[plunger]]s for a short time.
  
[[Rayman]]: Rayman was taken by surprise by this invasion from within. What do the Rabbids intend to do? It's hard to say.
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[[File:SoftSpotForPlungers.jpg|320px|thumb|right|[[Bunnies Have A Soft Spot For Plungers]].]]
But now they're everywhere and their atypical psyches make them formidable and unpredictable opponents.
 
  
'''A Few Rabbids...'''
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The following is a list of the bunny hunts.
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* [[Bunnies Aren't Scared Of The Dark]]
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* [[Bunnies Don't Like Being Disturbed At Night]]
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* [[Bunnies Don't Like Being Disturbed On Holiday]]
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* [[Bunnies Have A Soft Spot For Plungers]]
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* [[Bunnies Helped Tame the Wild West]]
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* [[Bunnies Love Digging Tunnels]]
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* [[Bunnies Don't Rest In Peace]]
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* [[Bunnies Sometimes Recycle The Scenery From Other Games]]
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* [[Bunnies Never Struck Gold]]
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* [[Bunnies Think They're In A Movie]]
  
Pink: Pink is mute and timid. Yet, with just a little patience you can easily learn the basics of his method of communication and understand what he says. For example, "Hey mate!! What's up?" is translated, in his language, by firing a heat-seaking missile. (It is true that, long term, you could say that all he really knows how to say is "Hey mate!! What's up?").
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===Sports===
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Many of the other minigames are classed as sports, and these fall under the following categories.
  
Serguei: Serguei is a softy. Out of pure coquetry, he wears a delightful, finely worked metal muzzle. His joie de vivre and his strong sense of repartee make him a very pleasant companion. He's always ready to keep things light and lively with little tricks, such as grinding phalanxes, switching your clavicles, or even playing "this little piggy" with your toes.
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====Precision====
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[[File:AreA-Mazing.jpg|320px|thumb|right|[[Bunnies Are A-Mazing]].]]
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These minigames depend on being careful yet accurate at the same time.
  
Professor Barranco: Professor Barranco is a scientist. He is currently writing a very complex thesis on thermodynamics and the resistance of certain materials. For the moment, he is accumulating certain certain experimental data, firstly, on their resistance of cranial bones to the impact of a bludgeon, and secondly, the resistance to high temperatures generated by the explosion of booby-trapped gifts.
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* [[Bunnies Are A-Mazing]]
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* [[Bunnies Are Heartless With Pigs]]
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* [[Bunnies Are Heartless With Pigs (Part 2)]]
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* [[Bunnies Are Ticklish]]
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* [[Bunnies Can't Herd]]
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* [[Bunnies Can't Slide]]
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* [[Bunnies Can't Slide (Part 2)]]
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* [[Bunnies Don't Use Toothpaste]]
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* [[Bunnies Don't Use Toothpaste (Part 2)]]
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* [[Bunnies Don't Sleep Well]]
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* [[Bunnies Have a Great Ear For Music]]
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* [[Bunnies Have No Memory]]
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* [[Bunnies Have No Memory (Part 2)]]
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* [[Bunnies Like To Stuff Themselves]]
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* [[Bunnies Like To Stuff Themselves (Part 2)]]
  
The frog-rabbids: The frog-Rabbids are part of the elite commando team. They are formidable combatants. They are systematically sent out on the most dangerous missions, such as assaults on carrot juice bars, infiltrating a popular chorus or even maintaining the peace in front of the toilets.
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====Workout====
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[[File:CarrotJuice.jpg|320px|thumb|right|[[Bunnies Are Addicted To Carrot Juice]].]]
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These minigames take a lot of physical energy to play.
  
Clark: Clark is not a Rabbid like the others. His Super-powers enable him to accomplish feats that gain him respect and admiration from everyone. He is the inventor and the undisputed champion of a new kind of biathlon (the consecutive combo: '''D'''escending '''F'''light + '''V'''ertical '''S'''ubterranean '''R'''ace).
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* [[Bunnies Are Addicted To Carrot Juice]]
His personal record: 2300 '''DF''' + 47cm '''VSR'''
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* [[Bunnies Are Bad At Peek-a-Boo]]
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* [[Bunnies Are Oversensitive]]
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* [[Bunnies Can't Fly]]
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* [[Bunnies Can't Fly (Part 2)]]
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* [[Bunnies Can't Play Soccer]]
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* [[Bunnies Can't Shear Sheep]]
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* [[Bunnies Don't Give Gifts]]
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* [[Bunnies Don't Milk Cows]]
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* [[Bunnies Don't Milk Cows (Part 2)]]
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* [[Bunnies Have Natural Rhythm]]
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* [[Bunnies Have Natural Rhythm (Part 2)]]
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* [[Bunnies Like Surprises]]
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* [[Bunnies Rarely Leave Their Burrows]]
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* [[Bunnies Rarely Leave Their Burrows (Part 2)]]
  
==Rayman 4==
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====Skill====
Rayman Raving Rabbids was first announced at E3 2006. It was shown to be a completely different game: an action-platformer which would be Rayman 4, and it would include the minigames as bonuses. Michel Ancel was originally in charge of this game, but after he'd done the important parts, he let the rest of team carry on so he could start on some other projects. While he was gone, the team, for some reason, decided to ditch the whole platformer part and just include the minigames.
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[[File:AreNotOstriches.jpg|320px|thumb|right|[[Bunnies Are Not Ostriches]].]]
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The player has to be quick yet also skillful in these minigames.
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* [[Bunnies Are Not Ostriches]]
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* [[Bunnies Are Slow To React]]
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* [[Bunnies Are Slow To React (Part 2)]]
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* [[Bunnies Are Slow To React (Part 3)]]
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* [[Bunnies Can Only Fly Downwards]]
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* [[Bunnies Can't Jump]]
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* [[Bunnies Can't Jump (Part 2)]]
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* [[Bunnies Don't Know What To Do With Cows]]
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* [[Bunnies Don't Like Bats]]
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* [[Bunnies Don't Like Bats (Part 2)]]
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* [[Bunnies Don't Like Being Shot At]]
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* [[Bunnies Don't Understand Bowling]]
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* [[Bunnies Have A Poor Grasp Of Anatomy]]
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* [[Bunnies Never Close Doors]]
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* [[Bunnies Never Close Doors (Part 2)]]
  
The official description is this:
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====Get Going!====
Beware of the Rabbids!
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With the exception of [[Bunnies Only Fly Downwards]], these minigames are races in which [[Rayman]] and some other [[Rabbid]]s and trolls ride on [[warthog]]s. The aim is to complete three laps as quickly as possible.
In Rayman’s world, there once lived sweet little cute rabbits that were constantly victimized by more
 
ferocious animals. One day, they disappeared from the Earth’s surface, secretly planning their massive
 
invasion. Armed with enormous war machines, they have now returned to enslave Rayman’s world and
 
get their final revenge!
 
  
Combat the Ultra-Crazed Evil Rabbits - Take control of Rayman and his knack for attack to help save his world from the Raving Rabbids. They are mischievous, insane and completely out of control. There are several types of Rabbids each with its own mischievous characteristics.
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* [[Bunnies Like A Good Race]]
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* [[Bunnies Like A Good Cowboy Race]]
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* [[Bunnies Like A Good Race On The Beach]]
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* [[Bunnies Only Fly Downwards]]
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* [[Race Good A Like Bunnies]]
  
Master and Ride Creatures - Tame and control various creatures such as sharks, eagles, rhinos, spiders and angelfish. Rayman can master each animal's unique capabilities to help in his battle against the devious rabbits.
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===Shake Your Booty!===
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[[File:AreFantasicDancers.jpg|320px|thumb|right|[[Bunnies Are Fantastic Dancers]].]]
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* [[Bunnies Are Fantastic Dancers]]
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* [[Bunnies Are Fantastic Dancers (Part 2)]]
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* [[Bunnies Are Fantastic Dancers (Part 3)]]
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* [[Bunnies Love Disco Dancing]]
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* [[Bunnies Love Disco Dancing (Part 2)]]
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* [[Bunnies Just Wanna Have Fun]]
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* [[Bunnies Just Wanna Have Fun (Part 2)]]
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* [[Deep Down, Bunnies Are Rockers]]
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* [[Deep Down, Bunnies Are Rockers (Part 2)]]
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* [[Bunnies Get A Kick Out Of Hip-Hop]]
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* [[Bunnies Get A Kick Out Of Hip-Hop (Part 2)]]
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* [[Bunninos Dansa La Bamba]]
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* [[Bunninos Dansa La Bamba (Part 2)]]
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* [[Bunnies Are Raving Mad]]
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* [[Bunnies Are Raving Mad (Part 2)]]
  
Dress to Impress - Customize and disguise Rayman. Go punk, pop, rock or hip hop to infiltrate the bunnies and foil their devious plans.
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===Unused minigames===
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* [[Bunnies Are Shooting All Over The Place]]
  
Explore the Colorful Fantastic World of Rayman - Explore amazing free-roaming environments and beautiful epic landscapes that mix real and fantastical styles to create a visually stunning experience.
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==Game records==
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''Main article: [https://raymanpc.com/wiki/en/List_of_Rayman_records#Rayman_Raving_Rabbids List of Rayman records]
  
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''Rayman Raving Rabbids'' has a score mode, with minigames which unlock as they are completed in the story mode.
  
These poor little creatures have become deceitful, uncontrollable and completely psychotic. Our hero and his friends have been kidnapped by these diabolical rodents and have become their slaves. Like a gladiator, Rayman must endure a series of trials for their amusement. But will he manage to gain enough popularity to save his world and his friends from this veritable Invasion of the Rabbids?
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==Internet connection==
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At the end of each minigame in score mode, there is an internet code for the player to submit their game score on the now defunct [[RaymanZone]] website. Each code was unique to tell which score is the player's on the website listed above. Each minigame page listed the top 3 players in each minigame. Since the release of ''[[Rayman Legends]]'', [[RaymanZone]] redirects to the official [[Ubisoft]] website.
  
Not much is known about Rayman 4, but there are some things that were hinted or confirmed:
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==Development==
* [[Lum]]s would be back
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''Main article: [[Rayman Raving Rabbids (cancelled prototype)]]''
* [[Globox]], [[Ly the Fairy|Ly]], [[Murfy]], and the [[Teensie]]s would return
 
* [[Andre]] would return and make an alliance with Rayman
 
* Rayman had to save his girlfriend, his old enemy and his old enemy's girlfriend, [[Razorbeard]].
 
* Ly would be Rayman's girlfriend
 
* From the screenshots, you can tell that all the worlds would have been dark
 
* There was going to be ten worlds
 
* The Rabbids had been planning the invasion since the events of Rayman 1
 
  
There had been brief gameplay clips of the original Rayman 4 prior to the change shown, and it could be seen that costumes would've been used similarly to the [[Laser Washing Powder|powers]] seen in [[Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc]]. Some of the concepts seen were applied to Rayman Raving Rabbids as well. For example, in one minigame in Rayman Raving Rabbids, Rayman must throw a cow attached to a chain a certain distance by spinning in place in a circular motion. The Rock Costume in the original Rayman 4 was seen to also have Rayman swinging a chain in a circular motion as in the minigame, though using it as an attack instead.
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After the cancellation of [[Rayman 4 (cancelled prototype)|the original ''Rayman 4'']], [[Ubisoft]] began work on ''Rayman Raving Rabbids''. It was intended to be [[Rayman Raving Rabbids (cancelled prototype)|a free-roaming 3D platformer]], contrary to the final party game release. [[Rayman]] would have instead had to defeat an army of sinister, zombie-like [[Rabbid]]s in melee combat, rather than competing in minigames to escape them.
  
Some fans hope that Ubisoft will one day release this version but with different enemies instead of the Rabbids. The Rabbids have gained a somewhat negative look with veterans of the series due to the focus on the sub-series without another Rayman action title in the near future.
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The following is photos that were released during [[Rayman Raving Rabbids (cancelled prototype)|the early development of ''Rayman Raving Rabbids'']].
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<gallery  widths="280px" heights="200px">
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Image:Rayman 4 prototype 11.jpg
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Image:Rayman 4 prototype 13.jpg
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Image:Rayman 4 prototype 10.jpg
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Image:Rayman 4 prototype 02.jpg
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Image:Rayman 4 prototype 03.jpg
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Image:Rayman 4 prototype 01.jpg
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Image:Rayman 4 prototype 04.jpg
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Image:Rayman 4 prototype 09.jpg
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Image:Rayman 4 prototype 05.jpg
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Image:Rayman 4 prototype 06.jpg
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</gallery>
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==Gallery==
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===Box art===
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<gallery>
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File:RRRpl.jpg|A PL version of the game.
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File:RRRPCboxFR.jpeg|A French version of the game.
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File:RRR Mac2.jpg|Macintosh version box.
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File:RRR PS2.jpg|PlayStation 2 box.
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File:RRR Xbox.jpg|Xbox 360 box.
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File:RRR DS.jpg|Nintendo DS box.
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File:OldboxRRR.jpeg|Old PlayStation 2 box.
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File:Box-rayman-raving-rabbids-pc-1.jpg|Old PC box.
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</gallery>
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===Promo art===
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<gallery>
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File:RRR Magazine Ad.jpg|Magazine Ad
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File:RRR Anglerfish Poster.png|Poster
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</gallery>
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===Logos===
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<gallery>
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Latest revision as of 07:54, 8 December 2019

The Rabbids are getting ready to put into motion the plot that they have been preparing for years. Rayman is having a lovely picnic with the baby Globoxes when the Rabbids suddenly rise up from the ground, kidnap them all and imprison them. Rayman is thrown into an enourmous arena, under the gaze of a hostile crowd of Rabbids. From this day on, and solely for their own amusement, the Rabbids are going to make Rayman go through a series of trials. It is up to you to win them all and free Rayman.
—Manual, Rayman Raving Rabbids
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Published by Ubisoft
Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier

Directed by {{{directed by}}}
Produced by Pierre-Arnaud Lambert
Designed by Christophe de Labroue with Frédéric Houde, Gérard Lehiany, Jean-François Le Quéré, Nicolas Normandon
Programmed by Fabrice Décréau (lead)
Frédéric Houde (AI lead)
Art by Florent Sacré (art director and lead artist)
Written by {{{written by}}}
Soundtrack by Mark Griskey (original music)

Release date Wii:

United States of America(USA).png 19th November, 2006
Australia.png 7th December, 2006
European Union.png 8th December, 2006
PlayStation 2:
United States of America(USA).png 5th December, 2006
Australia.png 7th December, 2006
European Union.png 8th December, 2006
PC:
Australia.png 7th December, 2006
European Union.png 8th December, 2006
United States of America(USA).png 11th December, 2006
Xbox 360:
European Union.png 6th April, 2007
United States of America(USA).png 24th April, 2007
Wii U
United States of America(USA).png European Union.png 6th July, 2017

Genre Party
Gameplay mode Single player/Multi-player
Platforms Wii, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 2, OS X, Wii U
Ratings {{{ratings}}}
Distribution media {{{distribution media}}}
System requirements {{{system requirements}}}

Rayman Raving Rabbids is the first video game in the Rabbids spin-off series. It was released for the Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 2 and PC in 2006, followed by a port for the Microsoft Xbox 360 in 2007. It is followed by Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 in 2007, Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party in 2008, Rabbids Go Home in 2009 and Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time in 2010.

Plot

Rayman and a few baby Globoxes are having a picnic in a forest when three Rabbids erupt from the ground, capturing the baby Globoxes. Rayman tries to offer them food, but then Serguei comes and grabs Rayman. The Rabbids take Rayman and the baby Globoxes to their Colosseum and keep them in jail cells.

In order to escape, Rayman must collect plungers to build a ladder up to the window so he can jump out. He does this by taking part in trials to entertain the Rabbids. After completing at least 3 of the four daily trials, the final challenge will unlock. Finishing that will reward Rayman with a plunger after which he is taken back to his jail cell to get some rest for the next day's lot of trials. As the days pass, Rayman's cell is decorated to look nicer. In the cell he is able to play music, change costumes and replay previous challenges. If all four challenges are finished in one day he is rewarded with more costumes and songs. After every day, he goes to the ladder of plungers, looking at the window hoping to escape, but a bird always comes and poops on him. After fifteen days, Rayman finally collects enough plungers and escapes, getting his revenge on the annoying bird on the way. Back at the forest, Rayman sees sheep eating the remains of the picnic and remembers he forgot the baby Globoxes. He tries to go back through a hole in which they were captured through but ends up stuck.

Characters

Rayman and the Rabbids are the main characters in the game. Also included are the baby Globoxes, the only returning characters besides Rayman, the Rabbids henchmen, strange creatures that look like a cross between rhinos and elephants and some animals, who only serve as fillers.

The good guys

The Rabbids

  • Clark - Clark is a regular Rabbid that's dressed up to make himself look like Superman. Like Professor Barranco, he appears in several of the minigames Rayman participates in.

References

  • Clark the Super Rabbid is a reference to Superman.
  • Rayman's gun that shoots plumbers may be a reference to the game Quackshot, where the protagonist also has a gun that shoots plumbers.
  • Rayman's costumes reference Elvis Presley and Gangma.
  • The rabbids who act as spies are a reference to Metal Gear Solid.
  • All songs in the jukebox reference licenced music.
  • The level Bunnies Think They're In A Movie parodies 1930s Hollywood. In the same level there is a portrait that parodies Abraham Lincoln as a rabbid.
  • In a bonus movie, there is a concept art of a rabbid that resembles Stitch from Lilo and Stitch.

Gameplay

Rayman in the Colosseum.

Each day Rayman has to move around the stadium and complete at least three out of the four minigames for that day, which always contains a dancing type game. Each day there are new minigames to play. Once three of the four games are completed, Rayman can go and complete the last challenge. The challenge is either a plunger shooting game or a warthog racing game. Once the challenge is completed, Rayman earns a plunger and goes back to his cell. He uses the plunger to build a ladder and escape out the window of his cell.

Minigames

In total, there are 75 minigames, including second and third parts. A total of five of these are to be played each day Rayman is prisoner at the Colosseum, though at least three out of four must be passed before moving onto the boss challenge which is usually a warthog race or a bunny hunt. In score mode, each minigame is worth up to 1,000 points, and score mode total is 183000 points. These points can be used to unlock secret goodies in the bonus menu.

In the 75 minigames of the game, the player can reach 75000 points. The player can also unlock challenges, which consists of triathlons, pentathlons and decathlons. triathlons contain 3 minigames, worth 3000 points, pentathlons contain 5 minigames worth 5000 points and decathlons contain 10 minigames worth 10000 points. In order to gain max score, the player must perfectly complete every minigame in the series, one after another, however there is no chance of replaying an already completed minigame. The other 108000 points are obtained here in the challenges and though co-op and versus multiplayer bunny hunts. There are several challenges where it isn't possible to collect maximum score while another player is in game.

Bunny hunts

The bunny hunts are first person shooter style game in which Rayman, armed with a plunger gun, has to shoot any Rabbids that he sees and free the baby Globox they have trapped, without losing all of his health, which can be depleted if either a Rabbid gets too close to him, he gets shot with a plunger, or is attacked by rockets or carrot juice coming from the robots. The plunger gun can carry up to five plungers, and if they are all used, he will have to reload. Rayman is also armed with a grapple chain, which he can use to either ward off plunger attacks or grab a Rabbid that is close and toss it at other Rabbids, earning a multiple score.

Rayman can get extra points by doing specific shots:

  • Good shot - shooting the third Rabbid without reloading - 300 points.
  • Great shot - shooting the fourth Rabbid without reloading - 400 points.
  • Perfect shot - shooting the fifth Rabbid without reloading - 500 points.
  • Bullseye - shooting a Rabbid which is far away.

Several other objects can be shot with plungers, such as radios and bells, which often distract the Rabbids into dancing, and are present in each level once. There are also several boxes which Rayman can break in order to gain power ups or power downs. These are:

  • Extra lives - as the name says, it gives Rayman 3 extra lives.
  • Rapid shot - it gives Rayman the ability to shoot 3 plungers rapidly after each other for a short time. It also automatically reloads when the 3 plungers have been shot, except if the player instantly shoots another plunger.
  • 5X shot - it gives Rayman the ability to shoot all plungers at once for a short time. Needs instant reload after the plungers have been shot.
  • 1000 Points - gives the player 1000 points.
  • Broken Plungers - This power down breaks all plungers for a short time.

The following is a list of the bunny hunts.

Sports

Many of the other minigames are classed as sports, and these fall under the following categories.

Precision

These minigames depend on being careful yet accurate at the same time.

Workout

These minigames take a lot of physical energy to play.

Skill

The player has to be quick yet also skillful in these minigames.

Get Going!

With the exception of Bunnies Only Fly Downwards, these minigames are races in which Rayman and some other Rabbids and trolls ride on warthogs. The aim is to complete three laps as quickly as possible.

Shake Your Booty!

Unused minigames

Game records

Main article: List of Rayman records

Rayman Raving Rabbids has a score mode, with minigames which unlock as they are completed in the story mode.

Internet connection

At the end of each minigame in score mode, there is an internet code for the player to submit their game score on the now defunct RaymanZone website. Each code was unique to tell which score is the player's on the website listed above. Each minigame page listed the top 3 players in each minigame. Since the release of Rayman Legends, RaymanZone redirects to the official Ubisoft website.

Development

Main article: Rayman Raving Rabbids (cancelled prototype)

After the cancellation of the original Rayman 4, Ubisoft began work on Rayman Raving Rabbids. It was intended to be a free-roaming 3D platformer, contrary to the final party game release. Rayman would have instead had to defeat an army of sinister, zombie-like Rabbids in melee combat, rather than competing in minigames to escape them.

The following is photos that were released during the early development of Rayman Raving Rabbids.

Gallery

Box art

Promo art

Logos

Screenshots

Trivia

  • In Tom Clancy's The Division, a board game named 'Rayman Raving Rabbids' is present in a house.

See also