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 & 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
In August 2017, Rayman was added to the mobile game Soul Hunters.
In January 2018, A Rayman Update was added to the sandbox game Growtopia. This update add a Rayman costume and fist who can add Globox as a assist character.
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.