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Rayman 3D

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Rayman 3D
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How did Rayman 2 manage to get not one, but two bad ports?
Genre(s): Platformer
Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS
Release: March 25, 2011
Developer(s): Ubisoft Casablanca
Publisher(s): Ubi Soft Entertainment
Series: Rayman
Predecessor: Rayman
Successor: Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc


Rayman 3D is a port of the highly acclaimed Rayman 2: The Great Escape for the Nintendo 3DS. It was a port of the Dreamcast version, which is often called the best version of the game by many.

Bad Qualities

  1. The sound quality is very poor, as was the case with many 3DS games released close to the system's launch.
  2. The framerate has very poor stabalization, especially on the PAL release, and sometimes the framerate sometimes gets unstable for no apparent reason, which can slow the game's pacing down a lot of times throughout the experience.
  3. The Globox Village has been removed, despite the entrance to it still existing in the Woods of Light.
  4. There are plenty of weird glitches, some of which weren't even in the original versions of this game and can easily be accessed by messing around with the game a few times.
  5. The 1000th Yellow Lum in the Tomb of the Ancients is completely inaccessible without glitching, as the spider web that you're supposed to use as a trampoline is coded as a static platform.
  6. The game doesn't really improve the graphics (aside from a new model for the powder kegs) or fix any of the flaws from the original port, which is inexcusable since the orginal game was practically eleven years old by the time that this game was released.

Good Qualities

  1. The new render of Rayman 2-era Rayman on the North American cover is extremely well-done, and faithfully recaptures the original boxart.
  2. The lighting is much brighter, making some dark areas a little more playable, even if this might have happened because of the poor programming.
  3. While the glitches are abundant and can be distracting, they never really damage the gameplay to a large extent.
  4. As stated earlier, minus the Globox Village, it's pretty much the same game, so if you want to take Rayman 2 on the go, it's a far better option than Rayman DS.

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