Heavy Metal Fist

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The Heavy Metal Fist combat fatigue.
This gives each fist a Superpower: you can wipe out an enemy with a single blow and even break down doors.
—Manual, Rayman 3

The Heavy Metal Fist is a temporary power used on several occasions by Rayman in Rayman 3 and Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge. It serves as a power-up to Rayman's telescopic fist by increasing its damage potential, akin to the Golden Fists in the original Rayman game and Power Fists in Rayman 2.


In Rayman 3

The early design of the Heavy Metal Fist combat fatigue.

The Heavy Metal Fist is provided by red Laser-Washing Powder cans and doubles the strength of Rayman's fist. It lasts 12.5 seconds, making it the third longest lasting of the Laser-Washing Powder power-ups.

The Heavy Metal Fist is first encountered in the first level of Clearleaf Forest. Convenient for its offensive capabilities, allowing for quicker dispatching of enemies. It is also notable as a key weakness of the Heckler, who can only be rendered vulnerable by being hit by a fully charged Heavy Metal Fist. Also, a fully charged Heavy Metal Fist can instantaneously defeat Spinneroos, causing them to collapse in a manner not too dissimilar to defeated Robo-Pirates in Rayman 2. It also features during both fights with Reflux, acting as a far more potent and effective offensive attack in comparison to Rayman's own telescopic fist.

Outside of combat, the Heavy Metal Fist is primarily used to demolish doors blocking Rayman's progress, and its extra power means it can smash pigpots without the need to charge, a useful trait for scorers. It also is useful in destroying large snowballs that would otherwise squash Rayman in the second part of the Summit Beyond the Clouds, that Rayman cannot destroy using his normal fist.

In an advertisement for Rayman 3, Rayman can be seen using the Heavy Metal Fist without changing his clothes.


In Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge

This will turn Rayman's fist into a devastating, door-smashing, enemy-bashing wrecking ball.
The Heavy Metal Fist in Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge.

This power-up is also present in Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge, in which it is provided by yellow cans and changes Rayman's colour scheme to a purple tone. It is notably used to destroy the Infernal Machine. It can also be used to destroy gates that block the player from advancing.


Notes

  • In the concept art shown above, the description notes it is for the Shock Rocket power-up. Given visual evidence to the contrary, this wiki has opted to take this discrepancy as an error on the part of the publisher of its source.

Trivia

  • During the third part of Clearleaf Forest, there is a Heavy Metal Fist which, when picked up, will show the animation of Rayman receiving the power which usually only plays the first time the player comes across the power-up. However, by this point, Rayman will have used the Heavy Metal Fist several times. This can also occur in the second part of the Tower of the Leptys.

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