Rayman in popular culture
This is a list of works in popular culture which make references to the Rayman series.
Rayman was featured on their billboard adverts promoting their 4G connectivity.
The Lapins Crétins
Enfer & Parodie
This series of Yohann Morin, Jean-Christophe Almodovar and Thomas Borginet features many characters from popular culture in humorous situations.
The cover of the first volume presents several Rabbids.
In the second volume, Rayman appears page 29.
In the third volume, Rabbids appear page 18.
Joueur du Grenier
Rayman was parodied in a comic strip in the second volume of Joueur du Grenier.
That animated sketch comedy television series featured an episode entitled "Adventures of TaunTaun / Everyone Loves Rayman". The latter segment is a combined parody of the Rayman series and the American sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.
Les Guignols de l'Info
On 29 October 2014, the show made a parody of Rayman Raving Rabbids: Sarko et les Soutiens Crétins.
Nestlé's Chocapic 2001 Portuguese commercial
In 2001, a Portuguese television commercial for the Chocapic cereals showed a kid playing Rayman 2: The Great Escape in a PlayStation.
This is a Ubisoft game on which Rayman creator Michel Ancel worked. It was developed prior to Rayman 2: The Great Escape, largely in order to test the engine planned for use in that game. All characters in Tonic Trouble are limbless, like Rayman's species. Rayman himself appears briefly during the end credits of the PC version of the game.
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission Las Vegum
That game features Roman legionaries based on several popular video game characters, including Mario, Sonic, Pac-Man and Rayman. A painting that can be seen on a wall shows a Rayman legionary pulling a rabbit out of a hat, despite the fact that the game was released a year before Rayman Raving Rabbids.
In this Ubisoft game, Rayman appears alongside other characters of the company: The Prince of Persia, Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell, Altaïr from Assassin's Creed, Jade from Beyond Good and Evil and Rabbids. Rayman plays as a goalkeeper. In the shop, the player can buy Rayman-styled hat and gloves. Finally, if the player speaks with Rayman, he sometimes mentions Globox.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up
Just Dance 2015
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Front Line DPS: Rayman can leap around the enemy party dealing damage, as well as helping his teammates avoid enemy control abilities.
“Alright ladies and gents! Let’s roll!”—Hero Info, Soul Hunters
In August 2017, Rayman was added to the mobile game Soul Hunters.
January 1st: Winterfest Has Ended... and Rayman Strikes!
Pack up the wrapping paper and brew a celebratory mug of cocoa, because Winterfest has come to an end! You all did an amazing job with an amazingly grumpy Growch, and we couldn't be happier (seriously, our hearts are all at level 10)! Well done Growtopians - now let's all rest up and look forward to a fantastic new friend to welcome in the New Year... Rayman!
That's right: our favorite Rayperson ever, Rayman himself, has joined Growtopia! Except... it looks like he's lost a few things in his journey. Yikes!
Rayman's precious Hoodie, Shoes, Nose, and Hair are scattered throughout our worlds! See if you can locate these pieces of his classic outfit - we've already found his Fist and made it our Item of the Month to celebrate his arrival! It even comes with a friend of his: Globox! He might know more about where to find his buddy's missing items too...
I wonder what happens when you wear all those pieces at once...
Happy hunting!—The Growtopia Team, Growtopia
On January 1st 2018, an update called "Rayman Update" was added to the sandbox game Growtopia. It introduced items called "Rayman's Fist", "Rayman's Hair", "Rayman's Hoodie", "Rayman's Shoes" and "Rayman's Nose". Additionally, the game describes his hoodie to smell like "waffles, vanilla and determination".
In November 2018, Rayman was added to the fighting game Brawlhalla. According to the lore in the character selection screen, Rayman was sent out by Polokus to find the Horn of Lums need to defeat Mr Dark who had returned. He then finds the Grand Tournament of Valhalla which has the Horn of Lums as one the prizes, making him enter the competition without hesitation.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Rayman appears as a Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Rabbid Mario, Rabbid Peach and Rabbid Kong appear as Spirits too. Spirits are characters with abilities that can give fighters a boost in combat. There are four different types, three consisting of Grab, Shield and Attack in a rock paper scissors like fashion, along with a fourth Neutral one. There are also four different classes; Novice, Advanced, Ace and Legend, all of which range from one to four stars. Rayman's Spirit type is Neutral and his class is Ace.
In episodes 13 and 14 of season 2 of the web series, the Necromancer, boss of the second floor of the Galamadryabuyak tower, holds a strange skull. This is actually the head of Gumsi's staff. You could find this accessory on Rayman real-life sized statues produced during the release of Rayman 3.