Hoodstormer

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Hoodstormer
Hoodstormer
Alignment Bad

Appears in Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc, Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance), Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge
Location The Land of the Livid Dead, the Desert of the Knaaren, Hoodlum Headquarters, the Tower of the Leptys, Razoff Circus (as a target), Commando, Vertiginous Riddle, Menhirs of Power, Clouds of Peril

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Resistance 5 HP (original version)

3 HP (Hoodlums' Revenge)
1 HP (Game Boy Advance version)

Attacks Gun shots (Rayman 3), pellet shot (Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge)

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Species Hoodlum

Relatives {{{relatives}}}
A particularly irritating airborne Hoodlum. Fortunately, his awkward propellers prevent him from walking.
—In-game description, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc
Experts in Psychological Warfare, the airborne Hoodstormer units are superbly trained in the art of annoying enemies into submission with strategic swooping maneuvers. Commanding poor pedalling creatures to power their propellers, Hoodstormer pilots train in the swamplands to learn the attack patterns of the ultimate airborn annoyance – mosquitoes.
—Press release, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc[1]

Hoodstormers are flying Hoodlums which appear in Rayman 3.

Hoodstormers appear as legless Hoodlums that wear pilot glasses, attached to a propeller which allows them to stay constantly airborne. They attack Rayman from distance and often fly backwards to prevent him from getting too close. They fire three consecutive shots per round with a powerful gun box, similar to that of the Heckler, which is strapped to the back of the Hoodlum and is operated in the same way: when the chain is pulled, consecutive shots will be fired at any given direction. Notably, they can move around while firing the shots.

Hoodstormers can only be defeated with lateral punches, as they can dodge regular shots by vertical movement. They first appear in the Land of the Livid Dead, and feature in most following levels. In the Hoodlum Headquarters, Hoodstormers are also released by the Horrible Machine, two at a time.

A Hoodstormer also appears in the minigame Commando, where he is the mini-boss of the second stage and takes only three hits from Razoff's gun to defeat.

A much weaker version of Hoodstormers appears in the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman 3, in Hoodlum Hideout, where they swoop out from above randomly, shoot only two shots and only take one hit to defeat, in a similar fashion to space pirates and bomber clowns from the original game. There are only three of these in the entire game.

Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge also features Hoodstormers. They are noticeably weaker and fire pellet shots instead of their regular gun shots.

An early version of the Hoodstormer
Hoodstormer in combat with Rayman in the Land of the Livid Dead
A Hoodstormer in Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge.
A Hoodstormer firing its gun in Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge.

References

  1. GamersHell.com, News: Rayman 3 even more screens, http://www.gamershell.com/news_4870.html