Dec 7, 2014
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Rayman 1 VersusHello Josh and Tyler of Versus fame. In the random event that sees either of you actually read this topic, I would love love LOVE for you two clowns to do a VERSUS of the first Rayman game. (Originally released for Atari Jaguar, PlayStation, PC, Sega Saturn in Autumn of 1995)If you do decide to make a versus competition out of this game, there's a few tidbits I feel you two ought to know.
0. First and foremost, the game isn't that long (only about a few hours at most to a seasoned player)
1. You can easily purchase a digital copy of the game on PlayStation Network for like 5-6 bucks if neither of you own a working PlayStation 1 and a copy of the game for PS1
2. The original Rayman compared to say Origins or Legends is up the butt minus K+Y jelly lubrication HARD. (Go ahead and laugh Tyler! We'll wait! ;)) This is mostly due to a lack of playtesting of any sort! Further cementing the first game's notorious unforgiving nature is a "lives" system; something Origins and Legends don't have and with good reason. Lose all your lives and you have to use a continue. Use em all up and BAM game over!
Given how many times you've died in your previous versus competitions such as Super Mario Sunshine (both of them), I don't think this will cause too much of an issue, BUT if you feel that it will, read on...
3. A way around the lives system however is a cheat code that grants you a maximum of 99 lives. If you don't want to worry about using a continue, I highly suggest using the cheat code.
Said 99 Lives cheat: Pause the game, then press and hold L2, R1, L1 and R2 in that order. Then release them in the order L1, L2, R2, R1. Then press and release triangle, then press and hold right, circle, square, x in that order, then release in the order right, x, square, circle. The game will unpause and you'll have 99 lives and full health.
4. Another thing that the original Rayman is notorious for is forcing you to basically 100 percent the game just to access the final world and level! (There about 100 or so "cages" you can find in each of the levels (6 for each level) breaking them is required.) Another thing you two should know is that in the early levels, you will NOT be able to get all six cages in one go with maybe one or two exceptions until you obtain all five powerups Rayman is granted by a fairy named Betillia! They are in order: Punch, Hang, Grab*, Helicopter*, and Run
* Helicopter can technically be obtained BEFORE Grab as the pathway to the first level of the second world Band Land is opened up after completing the second level of the first world Dream Forest for the first time. Upon completion of the second level of Band Land, Allegro Presto for the first time, you will be granted the Helicopter power. Many people who've played Rayman myself included find some platforming sections of the fourth and final level of Dream Forest, Moskito's Nest, a bit easier with Helicopter (which is like a double jump of sorts)
5. Some of the cages can be a PAIN to find. In fact, do both of yourselves a favor should you ever Versus this game and look up maps for the PS1 version or look up a walkthrough for the PS1 version on Youtube so you can both save yourselves hours of frustration later on.