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Parents' Guide to

Rayman 3D

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Well-done remake of a classic platform game, now in 3D.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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Based on 3 parent reviews

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Hey, it's better than Rayman DS

Rayman 2 has gotten a number of ports, hasn't it, and so far, the original DS port stands as the worst. This is at least an improvement not only in the graphics department but also sound and gameplay. Where this port suffers is mostly in the smaller details, most notably the cutscenes. There are a couple of moments that were removed for unknown reasons, like the explanation behind Rayman being captured at the beginning and a bit involving Jano gnashing his teeth threateningly at Rayman before chasing him. As for the sound itself, while the music is improved, there are some things they messed up. For instance, certain tracks that are only supposed to play during certain moments will likely still be going even after the moment is done. This was never the case with the original. Also, the music highly overpowers the dialog to the point where you can barely hear it. Sure, it's gibberish, but it's even more quiet in this version than it was in the original DS version. Either way, it's much more enjoyable than Rayman DS but little things prevent it from being a perfect port of Rayman 2.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Rayman 2: The Great Escape is often cited as one of the best games of all time -- and it hasn't lost a lot of its luster. The game, now called Rayman 3D, is reinvigorated by the 3DS's 3D effects, which does a good job of simulating a world with depth. But the 3D effects can sometimes make the game a bit more difficult -- and many players may feel eyestrain after playing for an extended period (or even a short one). While the gameplay elements are still a lot of fun, UbiSoft did not take advantage of many of 3DS features, such as the gyroscope or touch screen functionality, which is a bit baffling. Still, this is a fine port of a very good game -- and one of the better launch titles for the 3DS.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: March 27, 2011
  • Genre: Arcade
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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