Rayman Adventures

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Rayman Adventures
Published by Ubisoft
Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier

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Release date 3rd December 2015 (Worldwide iOS and android)

21st July 2015 (Soft launched in New Zealand on iOS)
29th October (Worldwide Apple TV)

Genre 2D platformer
Gameplay mode Single player
Platforms iOS, android and Apple TV
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Rayman Adventures is a 2D sidescroller platform game for iOS and Android devices, that uses the same graphical style of Rayman Legends. It was made available in soft launch in New Zealand on July 21, 2015, in Canada on August 25, 2015 and was released worldwide December 3, 2015. The game’s graphical fidelity runs at 60 frames-per-second. This is the first Rayman game to be released on Apple TV, and this version also includes Murfy who acts like a cursor.

Plot

The game starts with a cutscene in which several Livingstones on flying ships are seen stealing all the Ancient Eggs that sustain the Sacred Tree. One egg however falls down and lands on either Rayman or Barbara, depending on which character the player chooses to start playing as. Rayman or Barbara then chase down the egg until they finally catch it. Upon catching it a creature hatches from the egg explaining what just happened. The player then meets up with The Captain who helps them out on their quest to save all the eggs.

Gameplay

Rayman Adventures is a running game just like its mobile predecessor, but unlike Jungle Run and Fiesta Run, the player can change the direction they are running to. The game has levels that the hero can explore, albeit while running constantly, with the ability to change direction while playing. So it's still an auto-runner, but a bit of a different approach from the previous two games. New to the game are small roundish creatures known as the Incrediballs: the goal of the game is to rescue them. Once rescued, they will assist the hero in their quest. Each Incrediball have their own unique ability to help the hero, such as being able to detect nearby Teensies, protecting the hero or being able to collect a bunch of Lums for the hero. In each level the player can use up to three Incrediballs at a time, provided they are not tired after a level. If they are, they can be reawakened by feeding them with food (seen in the game as a chicken leg). There are three main categories that the Incrediballs are divided into - Seekers, who use a torch to show the player up to three secrets such as Teensies and Skull Coins; Protectors, who act as a temporary shield if the player takes damage; and Inhalers, who use their trunks to inhale nearby Lums. Seekers and Protectors become tired when they have spent their skills, while Inhalers only become tired after the level is complete.

The game is divided up into adventures which contains 3-4 levels each and can not be revisited. Each levels has 3 rewards the hero can get depending on their amount of Lums or time, depending on the type of level. There are 4 types of levels: exploration levels, Lum Lum levels, brawl levels and time challenges. Each adventure has a harder optional level with a skull on the icon. This level will give to twice as much rewards as normal levels if the player completes it.

Once all obligatory levels in an adventure are completed the player will get the egg. There are four type of eggs; bronze, silver, gold and crystal eggs. The bronze grows the tree 10 meters if it's a new creature, the silver 20, the gold 30 and crystal 40. If it's not a new creature in the egg it will will up the clon-o-meter by 1 step if it's bronze, 2 for silver etc. Once the clon-o-meter is filled up the player will get the choice to either get 20 gems or wait to get a lucky ticket. Waiting a second time will earn them a golden ticket.

There are a total of 126 Incrediballs to earn. Each time the player gets one they grow their tree a bit higher and the they're added to the sacred tree where they are grouped in families. Finding all in one family grants them a reward. When the tree grows it will sometimes hit presents that are above it. The presents can unlock new worlds or gems.

Worlds

The worlds in the game are mostly based on the worlds from Rayman Legends, for example Medieval Mayhem is based on Teensies in Trouble. The new worlds are unlocked by collecting Incrediballs and growing the Sacred Tree

Shop

The shop in Rayman Adventures

Rayman Adventures introduces a shop similarly to Rayman Fiesta Run, though this time items are purchased using gems which the player earns from daily rewards, by completing levels etc. The different items that are available to purchase are following:

  • Gem Pack - Gems can be purchased using real money or by watching an ad
  • Tickets - These work similarly to Rayman Legends and come in two forms; normal lucky tickets and golden lucky tickets. Golden lucky tickets give the player better rewards though cost more
  • Costumes - Costumes are available for the games two characters Rayman and Barbara with Globox, and Teensie currently only being available on iOS.
  • Elixirs - Elixirs are used on eggs to improve them in different ways. If a "New Creature" elixir is used on an egg it will hatch a new creature and the Silver and Gold elixirs will turn the egg into he respective type of egg. The last elixir is used to speed the waiting time up and reduces it by 30 minutes, though it can not be purchased using gems.
  • Beatbox Saving Slots - New slots for saving songs composed in the beatbox
The different elixirs can be used on an egg
Costumes can be bought in the shop for gems

Updates

Softlaunch app:

Version 1.0.0 - July 3, 2015

  • Game launched.

Version 1.0.3 - July 21, 2015

  • Bug Fixes.
  • Now downloadable in 3G/4G.
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New Christmas app icon used in version 1.3.3

Version 1.1.0 - August 2, 2015

  • Beatbox has been added allowing the player to save their songs.
  • New Barbara starting costume.
  • Map design has changed.
  • New levels.
  • Menus design has changed.
  • Loading times have been reduced for iPad 3.
  • Bug fixes.

Version 1.2.1 - October 14, 2015

  • Under the Sea changes name to Sea of Serendipity.
  • The time elixir reduces by 30 minutes instead of reducing by half the remaining time.
  • Leaderboards for highest tree have been added.
  • Gifts can be sent through Facebook.
  • A new letter system has been added showing latest news in-game.
    The new news system added in version 1.2.1
  • The game now supports iPhone 4s, iPad 2, iPad mini and iPod 5.
  • Daily rewards have been added.
  • Save system has been improved allowing up to tree save slots.

Worldwide app:

This list mainly refers to the iOS version of the game. Version 1.3.0 - December 3, 2015

  • Added new loading screen
  • More languages available in-app
  • Added Rayman channel
  • Added Gandalf as the character representing the leaderboard system
  • New levels
  • New region coming soon is teased in-game

Version 1.3.3 - December 17, 2015 (iOS), December 21, 2015 (android)

  • 5 new Globox costumes (iOS exclusive)
  • 6 new Teensie costumes (iOS exclusive)
  • Traditional Chinese localization
  • 2 new creature families
  • Removed achievement for finding a buried cage
  • Added achievement for accepting gift requests from friends
  • Added exclusive Christmas pack with 2 new Christmas costumes
  • Option to ask friends for time potions
  • New levels

Version 1.3.5 - December 21, 2015

  • Bug fixes

Version 1.3.6 - January 14, 2016

  • Bug fixes

Achievements

Rayman Adventures, unlike previous mobile games in the Rayman series, now has in-game achievements. Each achievement has three levels of completion, bronze, silver and gold. Each time the player completes one of the steps they get a reward and the achievement requirement is raised for the next step. The rewards they get are either lucky tickets, gems or food. As of version 1.2.1 the game has 69 achievements counting all necessary steps to complete them.

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