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'Rayman 3 : Hoodlum Havoc' - Enemies Revealed & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2002 @ 10:37 p.m. PDT

In Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc, everyone's favorite limbless wonder is back and this time he's going head-to-head against the baddest enemy army ever to hit the platform genre. With over 20 different enemies, each with their own special strengths and weaknesses, Rayman will have his hands full if he wants to save the world from the plum juice-addicted Hoodlum Army and the Evil Dark Lum Lord. Check out bio's for the enemies and a few new screens, Njoy!

Each enemy in Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc requires a different strategy to beat them. Some may need powerful wind-up punches, while others can only be defeated by hooked blows to the side. Check out below for descriptions of some of the enemies you'll encounter in this irresistible epic, cartoon fantasy, action, platforming game.

Hoodblaster

The most fanatic soldiers in the war to free the Dark Lum Lord are the Hoodblasters, known for the mighty boomsticks they tout with tyrannical authority. These gritty troops are the grunts of the Hoodlum Army and feature some of the most scattershot shooting skills ever seen. While off-duty, Hoodblasters live for the cutthroat competition of frog shooting tournaments.

Hoodboom

It's hard to say where exactly the Hoodbooms' allegiances lie: with the Dark Lum Lord or with the firebombs they crave to set off. Striving to create the biggest explosion ever recorded, Hoodbooms craft explosives with a demolitionist's skill, only to detonate them with a maniac's glee. It's no wonder Hoodbooms can turn almost any household item into a high explosive, their favorite being a jug of plum juice.

Stumbleboom

Perched precariously atop a pair of wooden stilts, Stumbleboom units were originally formed by hapless Hoodboom troops who were afraid of water. Once the laughingstock of the entire infantry, the Stumblebooms took up the stilts, and now enjoy a huge height advantage over their fellow Hoodmonger soldiers. Their only worry now is that pesky Rayman - and the occasional low-hanging tree branch.

Grim Keeper

Grim Keepers are the Hoodlum Army's heavy-forces solution for securing captured areas. Deployed to guard critical points with extreme prejudice, these unpredictable living walls keep an army of tiny creatures called Grims behind their massive shield arms. Trained to explode on contact, Grims will hunt down and dispatch intruders. Grim Keepers also keep a jug of plum juice handy - to drink away the shellshock after losing precious Grims in combat.

Hoodoo

Cloaked in robes from the finest Hoodlum stitching, the elitist Hoodoo are feared by the lesser Hoodlum ranks. Although no Hoodlum knows the true extent of their spellcasting power, the Hoodoo are renowned combat healers. Little else is spoken about these superior sages who charge their Hoodlum underlings with mundane tasks while they hold secretive Hoodoo gatherings.

Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc Key Features:

  • Challenging Tactical Arcade Combat: Fight huge transforming bosses and whole armies, with more than 20 different types of enemies, including the Hoodlums, Evil Dark Lums, and the savage Knaaren, each with advanced AI and specific strengths and combat strategies.
  • Diverse, High-Action Gameplay: Face the unknown around every turn with an all-new time-based power system, imaginative means of transportation and intense 3D vertigo platforming action.
  • A Living, Immersive World: Journey through an extravagant living universe, where each land has its own personality - from magical worlds to the dark and uncharted Underlands, including the Swamp, the Moor and the Deadlands.
  • Deep, Unique Storyline: An epic, dark, cartoon fantasy adventure of the wildest imagination- filled with a crazy cast of characters in a living world, with surprises around every bend!
  • A Next-Gen Rayman: Upgraded character design to maximize the potential of the next-generation hardware
  • 200 animations within the Rayman character, enhanced Double-Fist throwing action, and amazing new powers for the added punch needed to wreak havoc on the Hoodlums.
  • Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc is scheduled to ship to U.S. retail shelves in Spring 2003, for all platforms.
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