Flying shell

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Rayman riding a flying shell in the Prison Ship.

Flying shells are missiles in Rayman 2 which, unlike normal shells, can fly in the air. They do not need to be tamed and seem to show a certain liking towards Rayman, as can be seen in the final battle where one comes up and helps him fight the Grolgoth. When on a flying shell, Rayman can turn freely in any direction, and can stabilize the shell by holding the strafing button. This does however not work on the Nintendo 3DS version. Flying shells are usually grey in color, but some of them appear to be yellow, just like walking shells.



  • During the development of Rayman 2, the flying shell didn't exist at first, being originally a walking shell running on the ceiling.[1]
  • There is some inconsistency in the coloring of the flying shell in the Crow's Nest. In the PC and Dreamcast versions, this shell is yellow, like walking shells, and not grey like the one in the Prison Ship. This may have been unintentional, as the Nintendo 64, DS, PlayStation and PlayStation 2 versions change the color in the cutscenes to grey. However, the PlayStation 2 version still shows the flying shell in yellow color during the battle itself, creating a different inconsistency. Only the PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and DS versions have the flying shell consistently colored grey everywhere.

See also


  1. L'Histoire de Rayman, Chapter 3 - Rayman 2 : The Great Escape, or the challenge of the 3D