Rayman Raving Rabbids, along with the Wii, Sony PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and PC, were also released on handheld platformers Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS. These versions are completely different, and are both platformers.
Nintendo Gameboy Advance
The game begins with Rayman taking a nap, only to be captured by insane bunnies who lock him up in a cell. When Rayman comes to his senses, he notices his hands are missing. With Murfy's help, he retrieves his hands and escapes the prison.
Soon, Rayman's fairy friend Ly appears and tells him about the bunnies. According to her, they used to live happily and acted innocently. Their kind nature led other creatures to make fun of them and always give them a hard time. The bunnies then fled underground, and have only now resurfaced to have their revenge against everyone. Rayman is the world's only hope to stop them.
The gameplay is similar to the original Rayman side-scrolling game, however Rayman loses his 'adventurous' theme and makes it seem more childish. Also, Rayman's Sprites in this game is similar to Rayman's Sprites in the GBA Version of Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. His stance is unusual though, with him inhaling and exhaling. Although Rayman had lots of costumes in the console version of Rayman Raving Rabbids, Rayman has costumes that have good uses in the game, excluding the Bunny Costume, Soccer Costume, Deejay Costume, and Caramba Costume. The bosses are a huge rabbid (not including the Intro Boss and Final Boss) who does a barage of attacks that include a rabbid bomb, spikey ball, and the huge rabbid slowly moving, killing the player instantly.
Intro: Rabbid Lair
Candy Land (similar to the board game "Candy Land")
PlotWhile taking a quiet walk in the forest one day, Rayman is captured by Rabbids. They have decided to invade our world, and now Rayman is their toy, a tiny gladiator to entertain them.
Rayman's only chance at freedom is to face the Rabble Droid, but to do that, he must win enough trophies and fight other champions.
This game has five worlds: Beach, Jungle, Desert, Factory and Ice. The Beach world is more of a tutorial, and the Ice world only has two levels, each one a boss level. Nearly all the levels are set out like this: Get through the platforming part, beat the minigame and finally the ultimate challenge test. The platforming parts are like most other Rayman games, where you have to follow the path, beating enemies and collecting items.
The final challenge of each level is usually a game where Rayman is running forward of his own accord. Using your costumes of Earth, Fire, Ice and Wind, you must interact with obstacles to help Rayman get through alive and escape from the bunnies spaceship that is chasing him. On your way, you must collect all the trophies of that level in one go. There are 100 trophies in the entire game.
Also, there are three Ray Gear challenges in which you must avoid enemies fire and destroy the giant Fish Creature. These are timed, as if you are on the challenge for too long, a counter will start counting down to how long you have left.
Despite the various minigames, this version is still officially a platformer.
- The GBA version follows the original plot for the console versions.
- It is possible that these are not considered canon.
- The boxart is majorly similar to the boxart of the console versions.
- In a commercial for the DS version, it shows all versions of the game at the end with the same boxart. This is false, as the console, GBA, and DS versions of the game all have different covers.