Rayman Maternelle

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Rayman Maternelle
Rayman Maternelle Box.jpg
Published by Ubisoft
Developed by Ubisoft

Directed by Claire Billiotte, Sophie Penziki, Aurélie Scart and Nathalie Christoux
Produced by Ludimedia
Designed by {{{designed by}}}
Programmed by Animations : Olivier Bonafous, Pierre-Alain Bloch, Guillaume Casset, Boris Dolivet, Ivan Gaidon, Emmanuelle Guille and Patricia Stroud
Graphics : Sébastien Bicorne, Ivan Gaidon, Patricia Stroud, Isabelle Brandily, Laurent Canetto, Aurora Manthe, Laurent Pelletier, Éric Pelatan, Céline Bessy, Bertrand Israël, Julien Wittmer, Corinne Billon, Denis Capdeferro, Irina Karlukoska and Paul Tumelaire
Programming = Éric Berkani, Malek Bengougam, Stephen Berthelot, Nicolas Chéreau, Laurent Gérard, William Joubert, Michel Momcilovic, Hélène Rieus, Sara Laget-Kamel and Raphaëlle Segerer
Art by {{{art by}}}
Written by {{{written by}}}
Soundtrack by Daniel Masson

Release date 1999
Genre Educational game
Gameplay mode Single player
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Ratings {{{ratings}}}
Distribution media CD-ROM
System requirements {{{system requirements}}}

Rayman Maternelle is an educational game based on the original Rayman and a part of the Rayman Accompagnement Scolaire series. This game was released in 1999 for PC and MAC. It is only sold in France and Canada and available in the French language. The game was designed with a team of teachers and educationalists, in accordance with the official programmes of the Department of Education. Aimed for an audience of young children between four and six years old, Rayman Maternelle prepares them to enter in the primary school with an introduction to the reading and the calculus, creativity, music and English workshops and games that familiarize the player with the mouse and the keyboard. Some earlier editions of Rayman Maternelle were bundled with an exclusive Rayman-branded computer mouse.

Gameplay

Rayman Maternelle includes two CD-ROMs. The first one is consecrated to reading, English and creativity. The second one is consecrated to calculus, music and games.

On the screen title of each CD-ROM, Rayman, settled down in a hot-air balloon, proposes to the player to write his name with the keyboard or to select his name in the list if he wants to continue his game. 30 different names can be writing. When we start a game, Rayman presents his friends to the player.

In the two CD-ROMs, the player arrives in a beautiful garden, where a big house is built. Rayman presents the place and his owner, before let the player continue alone. From the garden, we can access to the educational activities by clicking on the objects and to the activities of creativity and relaxation by clicking on the house.

At the bottom of the screen, there is a toolbar with numerous icons. With them, the player can listen again the instructions of an activity, select the level of difficulty (Easy, Medium or Hard), validate an answer, reach the rewards screen or the results screen, go directly to the garden or the house and quit the game.

During the two CD-ROMs, the player is encouraged by Rayman and wins concrete, motivating and progressive rewards. When an activity is finished in a level of difficulty, the player sees Rayman performed a song and wins an object, which adds to the rewards board. When ten objects are collected, the player wins a screen saver. When each activity is finished in the same level of difficulty, the player wins a mini-game, accessible from the rewards screen. When an activity is finished in the three levels of difficulty, the player wins a printable game, accessible from the results screen. When a CD-ROM is finished, a mysterious sentence appears on the rewards screen. If the player sends the mysterious sentence of the two CD-ROMs with the form provided with the manual, he will receive a special gift at his house.

Another game of the Rayman Accompagnement Scolaire series released in 1999, Rayman CP, use the same gameplay and some characters and activities of Rayman Maternelle.

Some characters and activities of Rayman Maternelle are present in Rayman Activity Centre.

Characters

  • Rayman: Famous hero of the series, he is shrewd, lively, brave, funny and close of the nature. He greets the player and guides him in each CD-ROM. He encourages the player and motivates him with rewards and funny surprises.
  • Betilla: She is gentle, charitable and protective, but sometimes a little naughty. She is the one who taught the reading to Rayman, as the hero says in the game. In the Reading CD-ROM, we see her garden and her house.
  • The Magician: He is the guardian of the harmony and the well-being. Very crafty, he finds a solution to each problem and gives a hand to everyone who needs his help. In the Calculus CD-ROM, we see his garden and his house.
  • The Clown in Love and Gourmand: A friendly big clown. He is very gourmand and mischievous. He likes sing pretty songs on his banjo for the person that he loves in secret. According some images, this person seems to be Betilla.
  • The English Cricket: A friendly moth, also known as Joe the Cricket. Unbeatable in English, he takes the player to his exotic islands and teaches him numerous English expressions.
  • The Musician Monk: An old and wise monk, who loves music. He always floats in the air and teaches to the player everything about music instruments, notes and rhythms.

Activities of the Reading CD-ROM

Le jardin de Bétilla (Betilla's Garden)

La maison de Bétilla (Betilla's House)

  • Le quiz (The quiz)
  • Les chansons (The songs) (Betilla the Fairy's Sing-a-long in Rayman Activity Centre)
  • L'horloge (The clock)
  • Les options (The options)
  • L'atelier d'anglais (The English workshop) (French Workshop in Rayman Activity Centre)
  • L'atelier de dessin (The drawing workshop)
  • L'atelier d'impression (The printing workshop) (The Colouring Workshop in Rayman Activity Centre)
  • L'atelier d'écriture (The writing workshop)
  • L'atelier de cinéma (The cinema workshop)

Activities of the Calculus CD-ROM

Le jardin du Magicien (The Magician's Garden)

La maison du Magicien (The Magician's House)

Soundtrack

The soundtrack of Rayman Maternelle is composed by original musics of Daniel Masson. But there are some musics from the first Rayman game too. For example, we can heard the music of Betilla the Fairy, the music of the bonus levels of the Magician and musics from Band Land and the Caves of Skops.

See also