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''Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc'' is the third game in the main ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'' series, and is the only one not to be head by the series' creator, MichelAncel. It is available for the PS2, GameCube, Xbox, Xbox 360, PC, Mac OS X, Mobile, UsefulNotes/NGage, and GameBoyAdvance.

The gameplay is largely the same 3-D platforming that ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}: The Great Escape'' had, but with more emphasis on power-ups, combat and mini-games. The games tone is also considerably LighterAndSofter than the previous game, with the characters being much more wisecracking and self-referential than before, going into outright fourth wall busting and shout outs to not only the previous game, but also other series as well. This is the first (and so far, only) Rayman game that features American voice actors to play the characters.

The game received a direct sequel for the GameBoyAdvance, ''[[GaidenGame Rayman: Hoodlum's Revenge]]''. A GameBoyAdvance and N-Gage side-scrolling version of ''Rayman 3'' was also produced, but it has ''very'' little in common with the console version save the appearance of Andre and the occasional hoodlum, owing more to ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}'' instead. A sequel to the handheld version, also on the GBA, called ''Hoodlums' Revenge'', was later produced. That game more accurately represented the console ''Rayman 3'' through an isometric viewpoint which provided gameplay in 3 dimensions. The forgettable mobile and N-Gage versions are short, original 2D platformers, not unlike the GBA version.

An HD UpdatedRerelease was made for PlaystationNetwork and XboxLiveArcade. It's missing the song "Madder" from the previous console versions, though.

!!''Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc'' provides examples of:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Begoniax the witch is one to Razoff.
* AllThereInTheManual: Referenced in-game near the beginning, where Murfy actually ''[[BreakingTheFourthWall takes out a manual to the game]]'' and reads from it in order to tell Rayman what to do next. ([[FridgeLogic Yet the real manual for the game doesn't actually say anything that Murfy read.]])
* AndIMustScream: Begoniax turns her lovers into frogs and ''breeds with them'', producing all those frogs you find in the Bog of Murk. Please take some time to read the preceding statement again.
* ArousedByTheirVoice: [[spoiler: Made fun of, where Globox falls for the voice of an unknown female character inside the [[ElaborateUndergroundBase Hoodlum HQ]]. This helps the Hoodlums lure him into a trap.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Some of the death threats the Knarren dish against Rayman:
-->"Tear off his flesh! Skin him! Fresh brain! Crush his bones! Stick bamboo under his fingernails! ...'''Make him write bounced cheques!'''"
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: Rayman's hands, in a cunning twist, as they scare Andre into becoming the first Black Lum.]]
* BigLabyrinthineBuilding: The Longest Shortcut, complete with false floors and mirror rooms.
* BlackComedyRape: Implied to happen to Razzoff by Begoniax.
* BookEnds: The game begins with Rayman and Globox taking a nap as black lums swarm over the land. [[spoiler:The game ends with Rayman and Globox settling down for a nap when a flash- back shows how Rayman's hands wandered off to scare a red lum into becoming Andre.]]
* BottomlessPit: Only one at the end. Besides that, the game averts this no matter what, sometimes having characters get out of pits as explained below. Environmental hazards like piranha-infested water and lava, which instantly killed Rayman in ''Rayman 2'', simply drain his health slowly here, allowing him to get out.
* BottomlessPitRescueService: The Teensie Highways, in which a Teensie in a helicopter is shown to be carrying Globox, who catches Rayman and drops him off at a checkpoint if he falls off. Also, in one particular boss fight, falling off of one of the narrow pathways results in one of the long-necked creatures trapped in the dungeon down below lifting Rayman up and placing him back onto the path.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Most of the characters stick to the script, but Murfy completely avoids it, and Globox is guilty of it on the occasion too. Examples: "It's only a video game, it's only a video game..." "You were nicer in Rayman 2." "We're gonna be rated PG-13!" "Quit it, the manual says you're my best friend!" "Just 'cause you're on TV doesn't mean you have to show off!"
** The game's manual breaks the fourth wall too, both by being there in the first place and by what it says. This includes both the in-game "manual" and the actual manual that comes with the physical CD.
*** Murfy also says "See you in Rayman 4!" which may also classify as a [[WhatCouldHaveBeen What Could Have Been]], unless ''Rayman Origins'' counts as ''Rayman 4'', as it features Murphy.
* BubblegloopSwamp: Bog of Murk.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: All of the doctors.
* ChasingYourTail: The fight with the witch around the cauldron in the Bog of Murk.
* ColossusClimb: The final boss fight does this in one phase.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: In trailer cinematics and box art, using the power-ups only changes the appearance of Rayman's fists in a way that would be reasonable for the power-up itself (spikes, missile launcher, lockjaw, etc). In-game, however, picking up any power-up will also give Rayman a differently-colored appearance to more easily show to the player which power-up they're currently using. This is [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when Globox scolds Rayman for 'dressing up in silly costumes' in several parts throughout the game.
* CompilationRerelease: The GameBoyAdvance version of Rayman 3 would be re-bundled along with ''[[VideoGame/{{Rayman1995}} Rayman Advance]]'' as a little 10th anniversary package.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: [[spoiler: During a nap, Rayman's hands go and scare an innocent [[AppliedPhlebotinum Red Lum]] into [[BigBad André]]]].
* CrosshairAware: Some parts of the fight with Razoff have you looking through Razoff's crosshair while he's trying to shoot at Rayman. It's impossible to dodge his shots in this view unless you hide behind a statue.
* DeadpanSnarker: Murphy plays this role in the first level.
-->" This manual just blows my mind. It explains that [[CaptainObvious switches trigger mechanisms]]. [[LampshadeHanging Duh]]. [[WhoWritesThisCrap Oh Geez, who's responsible for this garbage?"]]
* DenserAndWackier
* DisneyAcidSequence: The interactive transitions between worlds: you skate on colorful beams of light, surrounded by '70s LSD imagery.
* TheDragon: Reflux.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The Land of the Livid Dead makes its first appearance in this game, and it's completely unrelated to the version found in ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins'' and ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends''. Instead of a cartoon version of hell, this version is located in a mild Celtic plain, full of grass and stone structures. Globox even lampshades this.
-->''Globox'': Ah, the Land of the Livid Dead, at last! In any case, it's nice and calm here. And here I was expecting a scary place filled with terrifying ghouls.
* EasterEgg: [[spoiler:You can find the Robopirates in the game in a secret room in Hoodlum Headquarters, where they're all holding still and resemble the famous "Last Supper" painting. There's also a room in the Tower of the Leptys that contains models of enemies scrapped from the final game.]]
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The Hoodlum factory area as well as the majority of the Desert of the Knaaren level, the latter potentially justified by the fact it's a natural cave system.. Doesn't explain why it also has a mini TempleOfDoom inside it too though.
* EnemyScan: You can press select when a villain is highlighted or 'targeted' and then follow with circle to see a bit of information on the villain (Razoff is Zaroff's son, the 'grim keeper' hoodlum with the wooden shield is, apparently, a disgruntled nanny.) This also works on the PC version, but you have to go into screenshot mode (F1), freezing the game, then press the roll button to view this information.
* EveryTenThousandPoints: Unlocks bonus {{Mini Game}}s.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: The Tower of Leptys.
* FateWorseThanDeath: What happens to those that reject Begoniax' love. [[spoiler: Namely, she turns them into toads and then proceed to breed with them until she has a ludicrous amount of tadpoles. That makes you feel sorry for Razoff.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: Globox was introduced in Rayman 2 as a little dumb and clumsy character but stayed rational and helpful and had a few magical abilities. This game, by comparison, emphasizes him more as Rayman's comic relief bumbling sidekick and as such exaggerates his naivete to a greater degree. Amusingly, after a part of the penultimate level involves him being carried upside-down, the blood gets to his head and he becomes somewhat smarter, being able to skillfully pilot a flying vehicle.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: There are some very...suggestive...jokes in this game, it's quite surprising that this got an Everyone rating instead of a Teen rating. Also, plum juice acts as alcohol, as mentioned below. See Begoniax for the best examples.
** The encounter with the second doctor alludes weeds.
*** Subverted slightly in the re-release, as some content has been censored: One such example is one fairy council scene has the "Oh my God" line removed.
* GreenHillZone: The Fairy Council level.
* HeroicMime: A [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] example: Rayman makes all sorts of grunts and such, and occasionally says "Bravo me!" and "Yes!" after winning more difficult fights, but aside of that, you will only hear him actually talk a grand total of 6 times in the game (2 of which are in the video cutscenes).
* HerrDoktor: The first Teensie doctor.
* HumongousMecha: The Celoche battle in "Land of the Livid Dead". Its a giant 3-legged robot that fires torpedoes and a laser beam at you, and can only be harmed by redirecting its torpedoes right back at its cannon.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Razoff's Mansion in the Bog of Murk.
* HoverBoard: In the Teensie Highways. The same board acts as a snowboard during the final stretch of the Summit Beyond the Hills.
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: Plum juice and Globox's reactions to it. Also counts as [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Getting Crap Past the Radar]], since he clearly gets drunk off it.
* ImprovisedWeapon: The armoured hoodlums are made from, usually broken, household appliances such as dishwashers, seat-less toilets and the like. This is apparently a speciality of the Hoodlums to turn useless household items into weapons and armour. Crosses over with MacGyvering and NoodleImplements due to really random objects being used.
* InvincibleMinorMinion: The Knaaren.
* InNameOnly: The GameBoyAdvance version of Rayman 3 is basically a side-scroller with elements largely inspired by ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}'', with only the story and superficial elements of Rayman 3 (i.e. the occasional Hoodlum) sandwiched in. The same goes for the mobile/N-gage versions.
* KarmaHoudini: Begoniax.
* KilledOffForReal: In the final boss fight, Reflux. Unlike other enemies, he crystallizes and explodes.
* KnightOfCerebus: Reflux can give off this vibe, being perhaps the only character to have very few humorous quirks. The entire Knaaren race would fall into this category if it were not for their conversations throughout the level they appear in, which are implied to be comical only through the fourth wall.
* LargeHam: Razoff. Andre also gets in the action.
* LavaIsBoilingKoolAid: They ditched the more realistic lava from ''Rayman 2'' in favor of what looks like red water, or a thin veil of red gas, depending on the console. In addition, it merely damages Rayman bit by bit, while in ''Rayman 2'', Rayman dies instantly if he touches lava.
* LethalLavaLand: The Hoodlum Headquarters. Implied to be that way even before the Hoodlums mechanized it. In addition, the Tower of the Leptys has lava-rising segments.
* LevelUpFillUp: Whenever you fill up a medallion for freeing the Teensies found in six different cages, Rayman's health bar is increased and fully replenished.
* LighterAndSofter: The environments and atmosphere still resemble Rayman 2, but more comedic, and there are still the [[NightmareFuel Zombie Chickens]]... every level except for the Desert of the Knaaren and the Tower of the Leptys fits.
* LongSongShortScene: Begoniax has a alternate, fast-paced boss theme that only plays in the Gamecube version. It's DummiedOut in every other version of the game.
* MascotMook: The Hoodmongers, medium-sized hoodlums with large hats and large guns.
* MisterSeahorse: It doesn't actually happen, but Globox dreams it. "It was great! [[WackyCravings I craved strawberries!"]]
* MyDadCanBeatUpYourDad: One of several rather entertaining arguments Knaaren can be heard having.
* MythologyGag: Remember the opening for the PC version of the first game? That's the one in which Rayman's hands crawl alone along the screen, then jump on him when he walks by. That scene is referenced in the beginning of this game. Murphy's manual also has Rayman's old design on its cover. A screenshot from the original ''Rayman'' can be seen in one of the Teensie Highways, but stretched beyond recognition.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Roméo Patti, the second Teensie Doctor.
* NonIndicativeName: The Land of the Livid Dead is actually quite calm and tranquil when it's not being invaded by Hoodlums. Could be referring to the purplish colouring though. There's also the Longest Shortcut which isn't a shortcut at all.
* NostalgiaLevel: The minigames ''2D Madness'' and ''2D Nightmare'' (the latter is gamecube only) are tributes to the original rayman game. They are based on the Dream Forest and the Picture city respectively.
* OffModel: Rayman is horribly off-model in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcN76CTQJIc the USA commercial]]. His torso looks like a flippin' DRESS the way it's shaped, and his eyes look different, especially when he squints his eyes. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfVml9m5hFA Here is a link to an HD upload of it if you want to see the torso better]])
** [[http://www.rayman-fanpage.de/rayman3_neu/grafik_desktop/R3-US.jpg The magazine ad]] (which also involved a pee joke, because Ubisoft's US marketing team seemed to have been obsessed with pee) has a better-looking model, in which only the face is off-model. Other than that, everything else seems to be on-model.
* OffscreenTeleportation: The first two doctors somehow manage to go to the third before we arrive.
* OneWingedAngel: Reflux during the final boss fight.
* OnlyIdiotsMayPass: Defeating an enemy with a $ symbol over its head causes a reusable power-up to appear somewhere in the general area. Sometimes, however, it is instead a smaller version of one of Rayman's shoes obscured by the power-up's typical glow; unless you'd already gone through the whole thing before, chances are you'd just take it for granted that it's a power-up and run into it. This ends up in a rather interesting, off-to-the-side surprise gameplay sequence, which upon completing will provide you with a '''real''' power-up. Thing is, if you ''are'' paranoid or clever enough to spot the difference without double-checking, you'll still have to fall for it in order to get the real power-up item, which is typically required in order to move on. People not used to driving controls (and using such controls to target and collide with small, agile targets) will find themselves... frustrated, to say the least.
* RewardingVandalism: You can break random wooden piggy banks around the levels to find gems or lums. [[FridgeLogic Why someone would leave hundreds of wooden piggy banks filled with their precious belongings lying around in plain sight is another thing entirely...]] or clay gnomes for that matter.
* SequelSnark: Murfy leaves saying that he'll see us in ''Rayman 4''. As of this writing, there has not been a game titled ''Rayman 4'', or, indeed, ''any'' true sequel to ''Rayman 3''.
** Well, there is a "true" sequel to ''Rayman 3'' on Game Boy Advance, ''Rayman Hoodlum Revenge'' but the gameplay is so different and the plot confused that nearly everybody doesn't see it as the real ''Rayman 4''. It is much closer to the console ''Rayman 3'' than the actual ''Rayman 3'' on the GBA, though.
** Murfy does appear in the GameBoyAdvance version of ''Rayman Raving Rabbids'', which is the closest we got to what ''Rayman 4'' was supposed to be before it turned into a party game.
* ShoutOut: While attempting to open the doors, Globox can be heard calling out "KlaatuBaradaNikto!"
** He spouts off quite a few others if you stick around and listen for long enough. "[[Literature/SnowWhite Mirror, mirror, on the wall...]] nah, that won't work." "[[Film/MaryPoppins Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!]]" and "[[Disney/{{Cinderella}} Bibbidi bobbidi boo!]]" are particularly noteworthy.
*** Another of Globox's lines is '[[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu alech fhtagn!]]', which has some serious mythological implications for Rayman's world...
** And how about the countless references to {{Spider-Man}}, StarWars, and other popular franchises courtesy of Murfy and Globox?
** Razoff, the crazy guy that [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunts you in his mansion]], is [[TheMostDangerousGame Zaroff with the R and Z switched.]] Bonus points for his little mini-profile stating his father was actually Zaroff, with Zaroff's parents being [[GreekMythology Artemis]] and Nimrod.
** Very late in the game, a passage opening is accompanied by an [[StarWars Imperial Klaxon.]]
* SpinAttack: Reflux's main attack/defence is to surround himself in gold mystical power and spin rapidly around the arena when he fights you.
* Squick: At one point, Andre says from inside Globox's belly that he [[GoIntoTheLight sees a light]] and wonders if it's the exit... and then realizes what it is and concludes that maybe he'll better stay inside.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Which is kind of a funny progression if you think about it: ''Rayman'' had SuperDrowningSkills, ''Rayman 2'' gave him the ability to swim but the OxygenMeter still made it possible for him to drown, and now in ''Rayman 3'' he doesn't drown at all (in [[CoolClearWater normal water]], anyway).
* SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity: If André's constant conversations to Reflux at the end of the Tower of Leptys wasn't enough of a giveaway, the oodles of Red Lums broken out of piggy banks on the way up the staircase ought to have been some kind of indication that Rayman was about to encounter something likely to inflict large amounts of pain.
* ThePowerOfRock: The doctors use this to 'cure' Globox (since André can't stand music).
* ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: ''Weaponized''. Andre somehow learned something that utterly corrupted him. He captures others and whispers it to them, then lets them whisper it to others, like an intellectual ZombieApocalypse. It'd be horrific if the entire game weren't PlayedForLaughs.
* TooDumbToLive: Globox falls into a trap in Hoodlum Headquarters because he ''mistakes a badly-drawn cardboard cutout of a female Glute in a bikini to be the real thing''.
* TripodTerror: Céloche, the mechanical tripod boss in the Land of the Livid Dead.
* TuxedoAndMartini: Parodied in one of the "Wanna Kick Rayman" videos.
* TwistEnding: [[spoiler: So Rayman actually "created" André in his sleep?]] Holy shit!
** Not [[spoiler: Rayman, Rayman's ''hands'' did it. They apparently have minds of their own.]]
* UndergroundLevel: Most of the Desert of the Knaaren since it's too hot to survive on the surface.
* UnderwaterBossBattle: Céloche in the Land of the Livid Dead.
* UnderwaterRuins: Where Celoche is fought and a portion of the Land of the Livid Dead.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: You can punch Globox when he's following you around. This results in some rather entertaining otherwise-unheard quotes by both him and André (while he's inside of Globox).
** There are also turtles in the first level of the game that you can kick around, to which they protest loudly. They reappear in the Land of the Livid Dead, except this time you can pick them up and throw them too.
** Also, in the Knaaren Caves, there are little ratlike creatures you can kick - only they seem to ''enjoy'' that treatment...
* TheVirus: Andre, the black lum. He turns red lums into black lums and orders them about. It can be reversed however by making a black lum laugh, turning it back into a red one.
* VillainOpeningScene
* WakeUpCallBoss: Ironically, the final boss. Up until then, the game's bosses aren't particularly difficult once you figure out the strategy, which is often pressing a button once the boss attacks. Leptys-imbued Reflux, on the other hand, changes his tactics depending on whichever powerup is currently being used, uses nearly unblockable attacks, and can knock a lot of life out of Rayman at once, all in addition to having 4 separate phases. He ''will'' destroy you if you aren't proficient at strafing, dodging, and using all of the different powerups. In addition, his fight is the one time the BottomlessPitRescueService trope is averted. Falling off the arena causes Rayman to ''restart the entire fight''.
* YellowSnow: The USA commercial is all about this. However, it leaves one to wonder exactly how Rayman's bladder was able to store such a large amount of urine inside it...
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