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Rayman's "New Levels" - Game Playing Basics
Selecting a "New Level" to Play
The next screen to appear is a list of the levels for the world you selected. The screen snap to the right is from the Mountain World. At the beginning of the game, only the first map is accessible (unless of course you use the cheat codes!). That is why its name appears in red. After you successfully complete a level, you are allowed access to the next level.
To play a level that you created or downloaded from the Internet, use the DOWN ARROW key to move the golden glove to "Other Maps". Then use the LEFT or RIGHT ARROW keys to scroll through the available maps. Press the SPACE BAR to begin playing the level.
Object of the Game
There are no cages in Rayman's new levels! The goal of the game is to collect all (usually 100) of the blue tings on a level to make the Exit Sign appear so that Rayman can exit the level. That means Rayman must explore the entire level to search out and find every blue ting. Game play is timed and whenever you finish a level, the best time is saved. You can replay a level if you want to try to improve your time. Warning - using a cheat code disables the timing!
Bottom right: timer.
Top right: number of blue tings left to find.
Top left: number of lives and health points.
Bottom left: number of colored tings. Press the F10 key to see the count for the different colored tings.
Rayman always can carry out simple actions: walking (ARROW keys), jumping (CTRL key), holding onto vines, and crawling (CTRL+DOWN ARROW). Rayman's other powers are determined by the designer of the level. Rayman may not have all of his powers in the level. The best advice we can offer is to make sure that you check at the start of each level to see what powers Rayman was given.
Keys Used During the Game
There are no magicians with hidden bonus levels in Rayman's new levels.
Collecting 100 blue tings does not give you an additional life. The good news is that collecting 100 blue tings usually triggers the appearance of the exit sign.
The levels are not connected. You select a level to play, and after completing it, you return to the starting screen. There are no big bosses to fight at the end of the level.
You really can't save a game; you must complete the entire level. The photographer is still a save point within the level. If Rayman dies he returns to the last place the photographer snapped his picture. Once you leave the level, the saved points are discarded.
Rayman now has cute balloons! Initially deflated, the balloon are inflated by a punch from Rayman's fist. Rayman can then jump on top of it when it is inflated. Rayman must act quickly though because his weight immediately deflates the balloon. Getting used to the balloons is tricky! You'll either come to love or hate Rayman's new balloons.