An obscure Platform Game by UbiSoft. It has a visual style similar to Rayman (Most noticably, all characters have Raymanian Limbs) and in fact plays more like a 3D version of the original Rayman than Rayman 2 ever did. UbiSoft used the game to get a handle on the 3D engine being used for Rayman 2, since they had never done anything of that scope before, but the game is a fun little jaunt regardless.The story involves an alien named Ed accidentally dropping a can of tonic on Earth, where it is found by a viking named Grogh. He takes a sip of the tonic and transforms into a tyrant who proceeds to Take Over the World (or in his words: "This time, drinks are on me! And Everyone's gonna get a taste! Hahahaaa!"). A tiny droplet falls into a river and the whole world goes mad: the rivers turn into sangria, mountains rise up and vegetables turn into dangerous monsters. Now it's up to Ed to defeat Grogh and retrieve the tonic.
Attack Its Weak Point: Some Helling Guards wear a steel armour, but their back is wide open for an attack. Also the Final Boss.
Hitting the carrots with seemingly anything just mildly annoys them. Performing a jump attack, which has Ed swing the stick vertically, is the only way to kill them. The game never hints at this, nor do jump attacks have any significance elsewhere.
Fan Disservice: The Huge Barman/woman at the beginning of the Glacier Cocktail.
From Nobody to Nightmare: In the PC version, we first see Grogh as he's being booted out of a bar. He's clearly a druken loser. Then the can falls from the sky and lands in front of him. Grogh takes one sip, and suddenly becomes ruler of the Earth. "This time drunks are on ME! and EVERYONE is gonna get a taste!"
Gag Boobs: During the Opening sequence, while Ed storms Grogh's Tower a huge Valkyrie-like woman with Huge Boobs can be seen singing for him. It's also a One-Scene Wonder.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: The reason why the plot even exists. So, Ed attempts to ingest a tonic of unknown properties to get the courage to ask a girl out, but it apparently had a funky flavor. Turned out the Tonic had more funkiness than just the flavor: The residue spit from the tonic also caused the screws to come to life and become crazy. He then attempts to eject the tonic from the ship... which lands on earth, specifically right on the recently evicted-from-the-bar drunkard Grogh, he drinks it, starts to mutate, spills it in the conveniently nearby brook, causing the mutagenetic effects of the tonic to mutate the planet. This starts causing a LOT of oddities such as flying sheep and psychadelic skies with an overall background that looks like something taken from an acid trip, and then Grogh declaring that all drinks are on him. Shortly thereafter, Ed was busted for his reckless action and is sentenced to clean up the mess he caused.
Noodle Implements: Sort of. How does Doc construct a catapult out of six copies of the following items: springs, propellors, jumping stones, domino stones and piggy banks?
Super Not-Drowning Skills: You can stay underwater indefinetly, but you're limited to shallow depths. Once you earn the flask, you can dive as deep as you want, as long as you want.
Took A Level In Bad Ass: Ed, you have to admit. He started as a goofy, incompetent Janitor bullied by others and ended up kicking asses with his stick, saving planets and getting a hot, human-like girlfriend.