Picture City

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This is the world of images, and also the world of mirages: passing across the stage of a small theatre, Rayman can find on his path beings straight from a pirate or a science fiction film. In particular, he meets Mama, an impressive shrew armed with a bizarre rolling pin...
—Manual, Rayman
This is the world of images, as well as the world of mirages. Once he walks across the theater stage, Rayman meets

strange beings that are straight out of a science fiction pirate movie. In the end, he'll face Space Mama, a tough cookie with a deadly rolling pin.

—Manual, Rayman Forever
Picture City
Picture City
Blue Mountains The Caves of Skops
The very first scenery of Picture City.

Picture City (French: La Cité des ImagesThe City of Images) is the fourth world in the original Rayman game. It consists of a land mainly made up of drawing materials, but Rayman will still find himself twice on the stage of a theatre. As he makes progress among erasers, tables, pencils, yin-yangs, writing chalks and pens, he has to jump onto pencil sharpeners, dodging the drawing pins that stand in his way. Danger is omnipresent, as shown by the ink-covered erasers placed above the void, on which slipping down is irremediably followed by a deadly fall. Rayman must also pass over an ink sea as soon as he arrives, and he will find ink pots and paint buckets as he moves forward. In the Rayman Junior games, boxes full of ink, gouache tubes and palettes are part of this scenery. Rayman will also find his Super helicopter power, which will help him to pass through this strange world.

The big boss of Picture City, Space Mama.

The enemies in Picture City are Antitoons, hunters, and pirates. The boss is Space Mama, a large woman with blonde hair. Rayman will fight her first in Eraser Plains, and the final battle will take place in Space Mama's Crater.

Once Rayman has defeated Space Mama, Mr Dark captures Betilla the Fairy.


Image gallery

2D Nightmare

Picture City, as it appears in 2D Nightmare.

2D Nightmare is the twelfth and final minigame in Rayman 3. It is exclusive to the Nintendo GameCube version and is meant to be unlocked upon connecting the GameCube and the Game Boy Advance version of the game with all levels complete via a link cable. Due to a bug the game never registers the final level, Heart of the Ancients, as complete thus rendering it impossible to unlock the minigame without cheats on either the GameCube or Game Boy Advance versions.

Another Rayman 3 minigame, entitled 2D Madness, takes place in the Dream Forest and features very similar gameplay and visuals to those of 2D Nightmare.


In Rayman 4 (cancelled prototype)

At one point, the developers at Phoenix Studio were considering the option of having Rayman return to Picture City, along with other locations from the original game, during his fourth outing. Some concept artwork was produced, depicting Picture City as it would appear in a 3D game. However, Rayman 4 was ultimately cancelled.


The Child world

In the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman Raving Rabbids, which was based on the cancelled Rayman 4 prototype, a land known as the Child world appears. The Child world seems to be a combination of Picture City and the World of Toys, two lands which were planned to appear in Rayman 4.