Rayman 2: The Great Escape: Prima's Official Strategy Guide

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Rayman 2: The Great Escape:
Prima's Official Strategy Guide
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Published by Prima Games
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Written by Mel Odom (editor of the first and second edition), Justin Berthelsen, Mario De Govia and Brandon Smith (editors of the second edition)
Christy Curtis (project editor of the first edition)
Andrea Banse (project editor of the first edition and project manager of the second edition)
Missy Littrell and David Mathews (project editors of the second edition)
Missy Littrell and David Mathews (project editors of the second edition)
Sara Wilson (project manager of the first edition)
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Release date 2000
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Rayman 2: The Great Escape: Prima's Official Strategy Guide is an English book published by Prima Games and authorised by Ubi Soft Entertainment.

This strategy guide contains hints and strategies for the levels of Rayman 2. It also details where most of the hidden collectibles are located, while also giving some information on the characters, enemies and objects of the game.

There are two editions of this guide: The first one only concerns the original version of Rayman 2, released on PC, Nintendo 64 and Sega Dreamcast. The second one concerns the original and the PlayStation versions. The first edition comprises 176 pages, while the second edition comprises 144 pages.

The presentation of the levels follows the progression in the original version. Most of the screenshots come from the Nintendo 64 version.

Oddly enough, the guide refers to the Sanctuary of Stone and Fire as the Sanctuary of Lava and Fire, the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava as the Sanctuary of Rock and Stone and the Technical Check-up as the Emission Control station. Through hacking in early demos of the game it has been revealed that these were originally meant to be the names for those levels. The guide also considers the Crow's Nest as a part of the Prison Ship, probably due to the Nintendo 64 version taking the player directly to the Crow's Nest once the Prison Ship is completed. Finally, the solution doesn't speak about the bonus level of the PlayStation version, or the secret passage of the 1000th Yellow Lum in the Tomb of the Ancients.

Chapters

Cover of the second edition of the guide.