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[[caption-width-right:246:Become a hero of legend...]]

''Rayman Legends'' is the sequel to the critically acclaimed ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins''. The game takes place [[TimeSkip one hundred years]] after Rayman Origins. After defeating The Magician and saving The Glade of Dreams, Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies take a century long nap, during which the nightmares grew in numbers and strength, becoming monsters of legend, like dragons and giant frogs. Rayman and friends wake up, and with the help of Murfy and new friend Barbara, must save the world again.

The game was originally set to be released as a WiiU exclusive in February 2013, but a couple weeks before its release date Creator/{{Ubisoft}} announced that it would be delayed until September in order to have a simultaneous multiplatform launch on XBox360, {{Playstation 3}}, PSVita, and PC as well. As an apology, the WiiU got the game's Challenge Mode as a free download in April. Plus, the production team used the extra time to add a lot of additional content to the game, including dozens of new levels. The sequel retains the first game's gameplay, art style (though the characters have a more painted look to them), and 5-Player co-op (5 players on the WiiU version at least), but goes in a more fantasy-based direction, with worlds based off fairy tales and GreekMythology. The exceptions would be a Dia de los muertos-themed level and an underwater spy-themed level that also pays homage to JulesVerne.

The official site can be found [[http://rayman.ubi.com/legends/en-gb/home/index.aspx here]].

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!!Rayman Legends contains examples of:

* ActionGirl: Barbara and the other princesses.
* AdvancingWallOfDoom: Advancing luchadors, walls of fire, Dragons, sea monsters, eels, small furry creatures...
* AerithAndBob: The princesses have rather fancy names, like Aurora and Estelia, but then there's Emma, and Barbara herself.
* AllThereInTheScript: The soundtrack implies that the boss of Olympus Maximus is none other than [[spoiler: the god [[EverybodyHatesHades Hades]]]].
* ALoadOfBull: The main enemies of Olympus Maximus are Minotaurs.
* AmbidextrousSprite: The colors on Aurora's skin will switch sides if she turns around.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: The fate of the Dark Teensies is to be painfully used as instruments by demons on the moon.]] This is, of course, PlayedForLaughs.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes:
** The costume rewards from the previous game are back, and you can unlock tens of new skins for Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies by getting enough Lums.
** There are two "Warrior Princesses" in every world to save. As all of them are identical twins of Barbara (albeit with highly varied fashion sense), well...
** Saving all 700 Teensies unlocks [[spoiler:the Golden Teensie costume]], while collecting one million Lums unlocks [[spoiler:the Rayomz character]].
* AnAxeToGrind: Barbara, unlike Rayman and pals' fisticuffs, wields an axe.
* ArtEvolution: ''Legends'' moves away from the ThickLineAnimation of ''Origins'' in favor of a more painterly look, to show off the latest version of the [=UbiArt=] engine's ability to light 2D characters in real time with 3D lighting.
* ArtificialBrilliance: When playing the co-op alone, the computer player that you need to clear the way for is surprisingly smart. If waiting for the path to be cleared will waste time, it will rush in headlong, hoping the player does their part in time. If it won't waste time, it will stand patiently instead of getting itself killed needlessly. It doesn't dash, but this is likely to reward players playing co-op together.
* AsymmetricMultiplayer: The player using the [=GamePad=] can control Murphy at any point to clear obstacles and tickle enemies.
* AWinnerIsYou: [[spoiler: You beat the last boss, and punch the final Magician to the moon, then... the game just sorta stops and rolls the credits.]]
* BackgroundBoss: El Chile, the boss of Fiesta de los Muertos. Yes, [[GiantHandsOfDoom he attacks with his hands.]]
* BadassInDistress: Rayman in the epic E3 trailer. He's rescued by Barbara.
* BadassPrincess: Barbara and her sisters.
* BagOfSpilling: Averted. Rayman and pals keep all the moves they learned in the previous games.
** Almost averted with the Vita version; the ability to tap the screen and pop Lum bubbles like in Origins was removed. This was likely done because the leaderboards are shared across all platforms of the game, which would make challenges revolving around collecting Lums skew unfairly towards Vita players.
* BalloonBelly[=/=]PopGoesTheHuman: Happens to any character who dies, like in the previous game.
* BalefulPolymorph: In some of the Fiesta de los Muertos world levels, [[spoiler: The Magician]] appears and turns Rayman and friends into ducks. They still retain all of their attacks, though.
* BareYourMidriff: The default outfit for new character Barbara.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: The Magician. All five of him.]]
** [[spoiler: BigBadDuumvirate]]
* BlankWhiteEyes: Whenever any of the characters freak out or get hurt.
* BubblegloopSwamp: The first level of Toad Story
* CallBack: [[spoiler: After each boss fight, The Magician gets launched into space and passes a constellation that looks like a pig from the VideoGame/RavingRabbids series.]]
** The invasion level for "What the Duck", a level primarily involving cakes, has Dark Rayman as its main enemy, similar to how Dark Rayman first appeared in a cake themed level in the first game.
** Speaking of Dark Rayman, his invasion levels force you to keep moving as he'll mimic your every action, just like what he did in the first game.
** The [[VideoGame/RaymanOrigins previous game]] had you freeing electoons from cages, like the first Rayman game. In this one, you'll free teensies, as in Rayman 2.
* {{Cap}}: You're limited to collecting 999 Lums in one runthrough of a level. This is the easiest to attain in the final boss level and subsequent credits.
* CheckpointStarvation: There are no checkpoints in the entirety of Living Dead Party.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The nymphs are oddly absent in this one. The Princesses take their place.
* CloudCuckooland: Naturally.
* CoolOldLady: The Grannies, a rock band with old women.
* CoOpMultiplayer:
** With Rayman, Globox, Barbara, and a Teensie. You can unlock more characters like in the previous game, however.
** A fifth player can use the Gamepad to play as Murphy, who can manipulate platforms and mess with enemies. However, you can do this style of play with as little as two players as well.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Each world has the captive Teensies in clad in different colored prison uniforms. Teensies in Trouble has them wearing yellow, Toad Story has them in green, Fiesta de los Muertos in orange, 20,000 Lums Under the Sea in purple, and Olympus Maximus has them in blue.
* CreativeClosingCredits: Like in ''Rayman Origins'', you can run around and destroy the letters as they scroll.
* CueTheFlyingPigs: One-eyed winged pigs appear in Olympus Maximus.
* CuteBruiser: Barbara and her sisters.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: see MegatonPunch.
* DamselOutOfDistress: The lady teensies who manage to free themselves from [[spoiler: each Dark Teensie.]]
* DarkIsEvil: The Dark Creatures and [[spoiler:the Dark Teensies.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: Elysia, Twila, Selena, and Sibylla wear black clothing with gothic elements, like bat wings on the helmets. However, they're no less heroic than the other playable characters.
* DerangedAnimation
* DemBones: The main enemies in the Fiesta De Los Muertos world.
* DevelopmentGag: The appearance of [[VideoGame/RavingRabbids Rabbids]] in an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSlccZt5O2o in-house concept trailer]] could be a bit of a reference to the cancelled ''Rayman 4'', where they were the main mooks of the game before it turned into ''Rayman Raving Rabbids''. The level they're shown in even looks like a 2D version of early screenshots of ''Rayman 4.''
* DoWellButNotPerfect: The challenge rooms open up when you gain enough Awesomeness. It is entirely possible to get silvers and golds before the day/week ends. However, you have to explicitly get bronze on one challenge to get the appropriate achievement/trophy: getting silver does not unlock bronze.
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: The boss of Olympus Maximus.]]
* ElevatorActionSequence: The aptly named Elevator Ambush level in 20,000 Lums Under the Sea.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: 10 of them, [[BadassPrincess and they're all playable.]]
%%* EverythingTryingToKillYou
* FakeLongevity: If you're looking to unlock everything. Getting one million Lums to unlock the final character will take lots of replaying levels or many days of challenges to gather. Similarly, getting the final level of awesomeness will require you to play many challenges to attain it. Freeing all the teensies and getting all the trophies is entirely possible with a single run though, since you have all your powers right from the beginning.
* FantasticLightSource: Several demo levels show off luminescent flora plants that are used to keep enemies at bay.
* FieryRedhead: Barbara.
* FourLeafClover: Collecting a certain amount of Lums in some levels gets you a Lucky Ticket, which bears a clover on it. They unlock new levels in the Back to Origins mode.
* FracturedFairyTale: Teensies in Trouble, the first world, is based around fairy tales. The second world, Toad Story, is based around "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk", so it could count too.
* FrogsAndToads:
** The main enemies of Toad Story and 20,000 Lums Under the Sea.
** The boss of Toad Story is a giant toad wearing {{Steampunk}} armor.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** The Bubble Dreamer blows his bubbles out of something that looks very similar to a Hookah.
** The first level of the Fiesta de los Muertos world is called What the Duck.
** One of the levels in Olympus Maximus is called Hell Breaks Loose, which makes it an almost literal example.
** Two of the new characters are Rayomz and Poglox, who are basically naked versions of Rayman and Globox.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: [[spoiler: The Cloud of Darkness, the boss of Olympus Maximus. The worlds' bosses are summoned by the Magicians, but this one seems to be an exception.]]
* GoombaStomp: Like in the first game, just one of many ways to defeat enemies.
* GottaCatchEmAll: There are a total of 700 Teensies to save in the game, with ten being hidden in most of the levels, and collecting all ten will give you a gold cup. Most of the levels also require you to collect 600 Lums, which also gives you a gold cup if you collect them all. There are also Skull Coins, which are vital to collecting all the Lums, and the Teensies themselves are also required to collect all the Lums. There's also a few other collectibles too, the Lucky Tickets that unlock levels in Back to Origins, and the Creatures, which appear their own room and produce Lums each day, similar to the Zen Garden of ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' 1.
** Collecting Teensies not only unlocks new levels, but also unlocks the new princess characters. The other characters are unlocked by collecting certain amounts of Lums, with the last character requiring ''1 million Lums.''
* GratuitousSpanish: The Fiesta de los Muertos ("Feast/Party of the Dead") world, and its boss, El Chili.
* GreekMythology: Olympus Maximus is a twisted version of Greek myths. Near the end of the first level, [[spoiler:a god's hand comes out of the clouds to zap you]].
* HandOrObjectUnderwear: Rayomz and Poglox use leaves.
* HardModeFiller: Living Dead Party. Save for Grannies World Tour, this extra world is only composed of all the previous Musical Levels, only remixed into chiptune and racked up in difficulty by removing all the markers and checkpoints while adding in gratuitous amounts of CameraScrew. It even ends with an 8-bit version of Grannies World Tour, meaning the world contains its own Hard Mode Filler!
* HeavyMithril: The ''Castle Rock'' and ''Dragon Slayer'' stages.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Dark Rayman. In the first game he was an obstacle, and in ''Origins'' he was a playable character, but now he's back to being a villain, as there are some levels where he chases you, much like ''Rayman 1''. He's still playable, though.
** Maybe a case of DecompositeCharacter since the playable character is named "Raymesis" while the clone who chases you retains the name of "Dark Rayman". Their colors are also different.
* {{Hell}}:
** [[spoiler: A moon with demons on it fulfills this for the Dark Teensies.]]
** Also, many stages of Olympus Maximus has you plunging deep into the fiery pit of Hades in search of the final nightmare.
* InterfaceScrew: [[spoiler: The 8-Bit music levels]], which have effects ranging from the kinda cool fish-eye camera to the really aggravating static that completely blocks your view.
** [[spoiler: Culminates in the 8-bit edition of Grannies World Tour, which switches rapidly between every effect in the previous 8-bit levels AND introduces a new type of interface screw for good measure.]]
* JerkassGods: [[spoiler: At the end of "Shields Up... and Down", a god tries to kill you by shooting lightning with his finger]]
* JigglePhysics: Barbara in the CGI trailer.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Sir Rayelot and Sir Glombrax.
* LaserGuidedKarma: The Dark Teensies [[KickTheDog Kick the Dog]] repeatedly by pinching the noses of tied-up victims... but are always later foiled when the prisoner wriggles free and returns the favor, causing the Magician to lose concentration and breaking his force field, allowing the prisoner to escape.
** [[spoiler:And also when a boss is beaten, the heroes make sure the magician who summoned it eats a MegatonPunch and sends them to an equivalent of {{Hell}}.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: [[spoiler: The Magician comes back as an antagonist spoiling the twist of ''Rayman Origins'' for those who haven't yet played it.]]
** Nicely averted with the "Mama of All Nightmares" level in Back to Origins section. The level ends as soon the boss is defeated. [[spoiler:So the cutscene where her true identity is revealed is cut.]]
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: Happens at the end of "Breathing Fire!" after beating down the boss.
* LevelAte: The Fiesta de los Muertos world. One level, "Spoiled Rotten" shows what happens when the food goes bad.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The toad boss's main strategy.
* MaskedLuchador: El Chili, the boss of the Fiesta de los Muertos world.
** One also chases you in some of the levels, and there are several luchadores that crash from above, usually to clear a hazardous area.
* MegatonPunch: [[spoiler: The Magician gets a very well deserved one.]]
* MesACrowd: [[spoiler: There are apparently FIVE Magicians.]]
* MickeyMousing: ''Legends'' uses this even more than its predecessor. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5QoFmYaQaQ This trailer]] devotes an entire stage to matching ''Black Betty'' by Ram Jam, and another uses "Eye of the Tiger".
* MiniGame: Kung Foot, which is basically Football (Soccer).
* MusicalGameplay: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEdEtQl84jU Each]] [[http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/nfkjus/rayman-legends-gc-2012--orchestral-chaos-walkthrough--cam- world]] has a level based completely around this, most of which use licensed music: [[http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/09/11/rayman-legends-castle-rock-footage Castle Rock]] uses Black Betty, Mariachi Madness uses Eye of the Tiger, Gloo Gloo uses the 5 6 7 8's version of Woo Hoo, and Dragon Slayer uses Antisocial. The exceptions are Orchestral Chaos, which uses a classical-music piece (some say it's Vivaldi's ''Four Seasons'', but it's hard to tell), and Grannies World Tour, which is a guitar-heavy version of "Land of the Livid Dead".
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Rayomz and Poglox.
* NeverTrustATrailer: Yeah the game hypes up Barbra's addition as a new character...then you find out she's just one of ''several'' princesses that are all playable. Pretty shameful, Ubisoft.
* NintendoHard: The Invasion levels. Having to go through the difficult courses is enough, but having to blaze through in under 40 seconds to get a gold cup becomes very difficult later on. Then, upon beating all the worlds, the Dark Rayman Invasions are unlocked. Have fun not only doing the above, but you're also chased by a shadow that copies your movements and kills you upon contact. Sometimes, the Dark Rayman Invasions require you to kill enemies in order to proceed, in addition to the strict time limit.
* NoPlotNoProblem: Invoked. Michel Ancel has described the plot like this:
--> “In a way, it’s a bit like a porno: you go straight to the essential without really wondering why the plumber was there in the first place.”
** Despite this, one of the biggest complaints from fans and critics is the lack of story, even when compared to the story light ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins''.
* NostalgiaLevel: 40 levels from ''Rayman Origins'' have been remastered in the "Back to Origins" mode. There's enough levels that it's just about an EmbeddedPrecursor.
* OminousFloatingCastle: Castle in the Clouds. Also appears in Armored Toad.
* OneHitpointWonder: Although you ''can'' pick up a heart which provides you with an extra hit, they don't appear in all levels so many times you can only take one hit before dying.
* OnceUponATime: The first level.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The game has two types of dragons: the ones in Teensies in Trouble, which are fat, squat, and wear dog collars; and the ones in Olympus Maximus, which have long necks and more resemble the Hydra of GreekMythology. The boss of Teensies in Trouble is a much bigger, [[SpikesOfVillainy spikier]] and yellow version of the first type of dragon.
** The small, wingless dragons from ''Rayman Origins'' reappear in Fiesta de los Muertos and the remastered Gourmand Land.
* PantyShot: Dying as a skirt-wearing princess causes their panties to show when they are inflated.
* PlayEveryDay: In addition to the challenges, the creatures you collect will give you Lums each day.
* PokemonSpeak: The luchadores from Fiesta de los Muertos, who scream the name of their wrestling-related profession of choice as they attempt to squash Rayman and friends.
* PortalPicture: This is how you enter levels and switch characters.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: Ursula's weapon of choice.
* RecurringBoss: [[spoiler: The Magician seems to be one, as he appears in Toad Story, as well as in 20,000 Lums Under the Sea. It turns out that there are FIVE of him.]]
* RecycledTrailerMusic: The music used in the ''Rayman Legends'' concept trailer comes from the film ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon.''
* {{Retraux}}: The 8-Bit Musical Challenges give the levels pixelation filters and dizzying analog screen effects, which actually manage to make the already difficult levels even harder.
* RiseToTheChallenge: The Infinite Tower challenge map mixes this with ShiftingSandLand and reuses bits from [[VideoGame/RaymanOrigins The Desert of Didgeridoos]].
* RoboticReveal: [[spoiler: The Magician's SeaMonster turns out to actually be a robot.]]
* RogerRabbitEffect: Used in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2dLyui0Vek this trailer announcing the release of the game on Xbox One and PS4]] - with Music/SnoopDogg heading into the game with Rayman.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Not only does Grand Minimus return, but Barbara and her 9 other sisters are all princesses.
* SceneryPorn: Back in full-force with a new oil paint-like art style. The background of "Shields Up... and Down" in Olympus Maximus is a painting-like Greek hills that needs to be seen to believed.
* SeaMonster: [[spoiler: The Magician calls on one to attack Rayman and friends.]]
* SequelDifficultyDrop: The check points are more frequents than the previous game and cups are easier to get than the medals. Some levels in ''Back to Origins'' are easier, notoriously the Tricky Treasure levels.
* SharkMan: The Sea Shark enemies in 20,000 Lums Under the Sea, though they don't actually look much like sharks.
* ShoutOut: The fact that you enter levels via paintings should remind platformer fans of a [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 certain other platform game]].
** The mere mention of the name "Castle Rock" is one to the works of Creator/StephenKing.
** The toads in the underwater world wear ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' goggles. This was lampshaded by Ubi at their E3 2013 press event, which placed a screenshot of said toads onstage right after the ''Splinter Cell: Blacklist'' preview ended.
** The PS Vita version of the game has an exclusive ''Prince of Persia'' costume for Rayman and a ''Splinter Cell'' costume for Globox. Likewise, the pre-order bonuses for the other consoles feature Splinter Cell and AssassinsCreed-based costumes, while the Wii U version of the game has exclusive SuperMarioBros costumes for Rayman and Globox.
** In Lucha Libre Get Away, you drop the Luchador that's been chasing you throughout the level into a pit of lava, and as he sinks, he gives [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the thumbs up.]]
** The world "Fiesta de los Muertos" has a lot in common with ''{{VideoGame/Guacamelee}}'', even though ''Legends'' was presumably in development earlier, including: the Dia de los Muertos festival, lucha libre fighters, references to Mexican food, and even being turned into a fowl.
** In the Toad Story levels, enemy paratroopers you encounter may hum five notes of Creator/RichardWagner's Music/RideOfTheValkyries, the background music for the helicopter scene in ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.
** The title of the 20,000 Lums Under the Sea area is a ShoutOut to JulesVerne's ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea''.
*** Mansion of the Deep ''is'' highly reminiscent of the Nautilus, Captain Nemo's ship.
*** The shark enemies use electric guns, ''also'' used in ''Twenty Thousand Leagues'' (to hunt marine animals, no less).
*** The Mysterious Inflatable Island is an obvious homage to ''Literature/TheMysteriousIsland,'' another novel by Verne featuring Captain Nemo. Fitting for a game produced by a French studio.
** The Jules Verne references in 20,000 Lums Under the Sea then give way to spy film homages...
*** Ursula, one of the princesses rescued in this area, is based on actress Creator/UrsulaAndress' character from ''Film/DrNo''.
*** The sharks wear an outfit similar to Jaws from ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''.
*** In "Mansion of the Deep", the last part has similar music to the ''[[Film/OceansEleven Ocean's Twelve]]'' scene where François Toulour dances through security lasers.
*** The titles of various songs in the soundtrack used in 20,000 Lums are based on the ''Film/JamesBond'' series and other spy films...
----> [[Film/DieAnotherDay Dive Another Day]]
----> [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe The Spy Who Kicked Me]]
----> [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Toadfinger]]
* SpritePolygonMix: Some aspects of the game, such as the dragons, are polygons, while the rest is done in sprites.
* StealthBasedMission: The UnderwaterBase levels have lights that you have to stay out of in order to avoid dying.
* SuddenNameChange: Dark Rayman was referred to as Dark Ray in Origins, but is now given the official title of Raymesis here.
* SuddenlyVoiced: The Bubble Dreamer speaks perfect English in the opening.
* TimeTrial: The Invasion levels. You have to beat a certain time to save 3 Teensies from being blasted into the sky by fireworks. Enemies and obstacles from other worlds also appear in the Invasion levels, making it much harder and unpredictable.
* TreehouseOfFun: The main hub is a big tent on top of the Snoring Tree.
* ATwinkleInTheSky: [[spoiler: This happens to The Magician after each boss fight.]]
* {{Uberwald}}: Certain sections of Teensies in Trouble, like Castle Rock, [[spoiler:and, once again, The Land of the Livid Dead.]]
* UnderwaterBase: 20,000 Lums Under the Sea has this along with a mansion.
* UpToEleven: This is the ultimate level of Awesomeness, gained through winning several trophies in-game and in the regular Daily/Weekly Challenges.
* VariableMix: In spirit of [[VideoGame/RaymanOrigins its predecessor]], but seemingly even more so this time.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Slapping from the first game has been kept. Expect more of this trope!
** Think twice before using Murfy...or else you can accidentally drop teensies into lava or BottomlessPit.
* VideoGameSettings:
** Teensies in Trouble features JungleJapes with a few TempleOfDoom segments. One level is a ShiftingSandLand.
** Toad Story's first level is a BubblegloopSwamp, which then turns into a GustyGlade. Later levels are a FloatingContinent.
** Fiesta De Los Muertos is a LevelAte with a Day of the Dead theme.
** 20,000 Lums Under The Sea is UnderTheSea, that has you infiltrate an ElaborateUndergroundBase. It has elements of BlackoutBasement when you cut the power.
** Olympus Maximus is a BubblyClouds area with occasional dips into PlanetHeck and another TempleOfDoom.
** The levels in Back To Origins can be found on the page for ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins''.
* WeakenedByTheLight: The furry creatures from Olympus Maximus.
* TheWormThatWalks: [[spoiler:The boss of Olympus Maximus is a giant conglomeration of the furry creatures found in parts of the world.]]
* {{Wutai}}: The Dojo challenge map.