Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc is
latest Mac offering; it’s a conversion of the tremendously popular platformer series from Ubi Soft Entertainment. Rayman is a cartoonish superhero whose hands and feet don’t quite connect to his body, and now he’s on the Mac. Apple’s games site
takes a look
at the new game.
“Here’s a bit of backstory for those unfamiliar with the off-beat nature of the Rayman series: our eponymous hero lives in a world populated by Teensies, who are short, long-nosed creatures with a penchant for music. Rayman and his pal, a toad-like creature called Globox, have saved the Teensies’ world from evil more than once. However in Feral Interactive’s Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc, a Dark Lum Lord has marshaled his forces — known as Hoodlums — and set out to turn the Heart of the World black, thus infesting it with evil forever,” writes Brad Cook.
Cook describes some of the wonders of Rayman’s world, like his guide Murfy, described as “like a frog crossed with a fly [with] a Cheshire Cat-like grin,” and Globox, a clumsy character who accidentally swallows the Dark Lum Lord, setting the events of Rayman 3 into action.
“Other surprises, some pleasant and some not, lie in wait as well, but we’ll leave those for you to uncover. Let’s just say Andre the Dark Lum Lord has more than Hoodlums at his disposal,” said Cook.
Apple’s coverage of Rayman 3’s release includes screenshots galore, information on system requirements, and hints and tips that will help you get the most from the game.