Candy Château

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You enter the world of desserts where Mister Dark is hidden, guarded by clowns carrying out amazing stunts... Be careful, Mister Dark is diabolical.
—Manual, Rayman
Candy Château
Candy Château
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The very first scenery of the Candy Château.

Candy Château (French: Le Château des DélicesThe Castle of Delights) is the sixth and final world in the original Rayman game. It is only accessible once every single cage of Electoons has been broken; no cages can be found in Candy Château itself. It consists in a universe made up of sweet food such as cakes and lollipops. As he makes progress through nougat bars, ice cream cups and chocolate tablets, Rayman must avoid the clowns that stand in his way. Appearances can be deceiving, as even the whipped cream present all over the place and lemonade are revealed to constitute respectively a dangerously slippery soil and deadly lakes into which Rayman can drown. In the Rayman Junior games, huge Swiss army knives, barley sugar sticks, caramel bars with prickly heads on them, spiky red balls attached to nougat and bouncing jelly cakes can also be found, while Rayman Designer and the Atari Jaguar version of the game feature floating candies, smaller caramel bars, more models of Swiss army knives and corkscrews. Hardly arrived, Rayman must slide down one of those slopes on a frying pan, only to find himself face to face with Mr Dark, who summons Bad Rayman, his evil double. After escaping him, Mr Dark appears again and cast various spells at Rayman in order to stop his progression. He eventually steals his telescopic fist, but the Electoons freed by Rayman get it back, allowing him to battle the kidnapper of the Great Protoon.

The final boss in the game, Mr Dark.

The enemies in Candy Château include Antitoons, hunters, punching clowns, bubble throwing clowns and bomb launching clowns. The boss is Mr Dark, the main antagonist in the game. Rayman meets him throughout Mr Dark's Dare, and fights him for the final victory.

Once beaten, Rayman and his friends are seen feasting, while most enemies in the game appear to be resting and having fun.


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In Rayman 4 (cancelled prototype)

In 2005, Phoenix Studio began work on Rayman 4. The game was ultimately cancelled, but many pieces of concept art have since been unveiled, including one which depicts a level named Candy Ltd. This surreal sweets factory was inspired by the Candy Château, and may be part of it as well.


In Rayman Raving Rabbids (Game Boy Advance)

A world of sweets also appears in the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman Raving Rabbids – a game which combines aspects of Phoenix Studio's Rayman 4 and Ubisoft Montpellier's cancelled Rayman Raving Rabbids platformer. This world, known simply as the Sweets world, appears to have been heavily based on the Candy Château.