Reviewed By: Caleb Thiessen

Computer Platform: N64, Playstation, Dreamcast, PC
Produced by: Ubi Soft
Price Range: $50
Learning curve time: 30-45 min.
Age level: 7+
ESRB Rating: Everyone
System Requirements: P133, Win95 or higher, 32 Mb of RAM, 4x speed CD-Rom, Sound Blaster compatible, Compulsory 3D Graphic Accelerator Card: Voodoo 1 or higher

Genre: Action/adventure
Christian Rating: 4 of 5
   (slightly offensive)
Gameplay: 5 of 5
Violence: 4 of 5
   (barely present)
Adult Content: 5 of 5

"Rayman 2 The Great Escape" is the sequel to a much-loved side-scroller based on a story by Ancel Michel.

Box art for 'Rayman 2 The Great Escape'
Space Pirates have come and enslaved the people of the world. After hearing this news, Rayman was so shocked he let himself get captured! Now is the time to escape and free the trapped prisoners aboard the pirate prison ship.

This story takes place in a very magical world where fairies and people called teensies live. Polocus is the great spirit of this world, but he is in a dream and will not awaken until the four masks are found. Such content is the most objectional thing you will encounter. The violence is minimal with zombie chickens falling apart and throwing giant plumbs onto big dopey pirates.

Screenshot from 'Rayman 2 The Great Escape'
This game is quite clean and the graphics are truly breathtaking, with views of misty swamps and beautiful beaches and wonderful little pirate hideaways. There are plenty of fun mini-games involving walking bombs and rocket barrels.

The first Rayman game was a side-scroller, “Rayman 2” is 3D but still maintains a Side-scrolling feel.

There are wonderful friends that help you along—people like Globox: a loveable Creature that will do rain dances to put out fires or make flowers bloom. Then there is Ly—the fairy who gives you special moves like flying with your hair or better shooting.

This is one of my all-time favorite video games and you can buy it for many systems. It may be frustrating for people new to gaming because some of the later levels are quite challenging but there is nothing too difficult. If fantasy stories are not offensive to you then this game may be a good pick.

Year of Release—1999

Positive—I found absolutely nothing offensive in this game. It has beautiful graphics and excellent gameplay. This was a fun game! It has a high re-play value and it's definitely one to add to any game collection. Supercedes the first Rayman with huge worlds to explore and lots of colorful levels and characters. My Ratings: [5/5]
   —Amy, age 30

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