Once upon a Time
|Once upon a Time|
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|Teensies In Trouble|
Once upon a Time is the first level of Teensies In Trouble, the first world in Rayman Legends. It is the very first level in the game, and the player automatically enters this level after the opening cutscene. It's also the first level in this world where the player is assisted by Murfy. This level was first known as "Teensies in Trouble" in all demos of the game, including the Challenges App on the Nintendo Wii U, and was one of three levels to be playable in them.
When a new game is created, it begins directly in this level, in which Rayman, Globox and the Teensies are seen sleeping on a branch in the Snoring Tree. The Bubble Dreamer calls for Murfy to wake them up, causing them to fall off the branch and onto the ground. Once they wake up, Murfy tells them about the enemy invasion that has happened while they were asleep. When the level is revisited, this cutscene will no longer play, and the player starts on the ground at the bottom of the tree instead. The first secret area is found beneath the first grassy platform. Later on, the team will come across an one-eyed tentacle claw creature. At this point, Murfy is called over again - this time, he has to help the heroes get past this. Once the team gets past the tentacle claw, a champibumper catapults them onto the outskirts of a huge castle, which they enter and after defeating a Francky.
Murfy waking up the heroes.
In-game dialog as seen in the Nintendo Switch version when in Murfy's Touch.
Queen Teensie area
In the first secret area which is set in an underground cavern underneath the clearing, a series of Lum chains are blown in the wind towards the player, until the queen Teensie, tied up to a pole, is blown in the wind onto the platform.
Inside the castle, in which much of the interior appears to be a dungeon, there are many pits of lava, spikes and swamp water. There are also a number of obstacles that are held up with ropes - Murfy can cut those, as well as move some other wooden obstacles that bear giant golden handles, to help the heroes through. Green ghosts and Lividstones roam the area, though they can be defeated by the heroes without Murfy's help. The second secret area is located above a moveable platform, next to a Lividstone. The only Skull Coin of the level is to the far right of a rotating wheel near the exit.
King Teensie area
In the second secret area set in the dungeon, there is a giant wheel which is coated in a maze of spikes, although there are hoops for the player to hold onto, and a few areas of wood without spikes. Murfy must turn this wheel while the player hangs on to these hoops, in order to lead him or her to safe ground, and once he or she has gone past the wheel, the players then have access to the king Teensie cage.
The team remains inside the castle, as they continue to dodge obstacles and aid the assistance of Murfy. For a while, Murfy will need to move many platforms back and forth, while the team avoids green ghosts. After that, the team must defeat a Francky that blocks the ending part of the level where the saved Teensies are at. Then the players count the amount of Lums that were collected.
|Once upon a Time - Invaded|
|Teensies In Trouble|
This level was included in the demo released on August 15th, 2014 on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The invaded version of the level is invaded by enemies and obstacles (such as skulls with bouncy brains, knives, and a half eaten watermelon) from Fiesta de los Muertos, most notably Mariachis. It is unlocked once the players gets far enough in Fiesta de los Muertos.
The level is divided into three sections. The first section of the level is the third area of the normal level reversed. Besides this, the sliders are replaced by butter plat-forms, cucumbers and bouncy brains. The second section is the area where the king of the normal level is located, but the twisted maze is replaced by an half-eaten watermelon. The third and final section is the first section of the normal level reversed. The character(s) exit the castle they entered in the normal level, and must head to a champibumper which will lead them to the foreground of the area. When Rayman and his friends arrive back in the forest, a green Luchador begins chasing them until he is obstructed by the Snoring Tree. One notable change due to the specifities of the invasion mode is the presence of lightnings and a cloudy sky in the background. The three Teensies that are tied up to dynamite are found in the place where the first cage is located in the normal level, i.e. behind the Snoring Tree.
Names in other languages
|Dutch||Er was eens...|
|French||Il était une fois|
|German||Es war einmal...|
|Italian||C'era un volta|
|Spanish||Erase una vez|
- Once upon a Time on YouTube (PC version)
- Once upon a Time (Invaded)'s playthrough at YouTube (PC version)