Rayman Raving Rabbids Bonus & Challenge FAQ ------------------------------------------- v.1 1/4/07 by Tom_Waits Table of Contents ----------------- Section 1 - Score Mode Overview Section 2 - Bonus Videos Section 3 - Challenge Events Section 4 - Known Score Mode Bugs Section 5 - Tips and Hints Section 1 - Score Mode Overview ------------------------------- So, you've reached 100% in Story Mode. Nice job. Now, batting practice is over... time to step up to the plate. Score Mode is the real challenge in this game. Story Mode allows you to squeak through events with a lowly pass/fail requirement. Score Mode requires you to perform well in every event, some with several variations, trying to obtain the 1000 possible points per event that are added into your Score Mode total. Bonus videos and additional 3, 5, or 10 event Challenges are unlocked by accumulating Score Mode points. By accumulating Score Mode points, you will ONLY unlock bonus videos and new Challenges. The event selection screens do not color in when you reach 1000/1000 in every event for the category. No extra costumes, songs, or any other game content is unlocked by completing Score Mode. ** WARNING!!! ** Due to several bugs in the game, the Wii version of Rayman Raving Rabbids is IMPOSSIBLE to complete! The final Challenge, 'World Eclecticism Championship', and the final bonus video cannot be unlocked. See Section 4 for specific information on these bugs. **************** It takes a LOT of time and cardio work to reach the later bonus videos. With just under 173000 possible points in Score Mode, it becomes very difficult to obtain the remaining points as you near the 165000 required to reach bonus 11. IF the game wasn't broken, reaching the final bonus would have been a huge undertaking as you would need to reach 1000/1000 in every event. Three of the Challenges would have required perfect scores in 10 consecutive events. With the randomness inherent in some of the events, the dedication required to reach bonus 12 would have been excessive. It may be just as well that the game is broken, since bonus 12 would have to be spectacular to justify the effort required. Section 2 - Bonus Videos ------------------------ Here's the list of the available bonus videos. Bonus 1 : Bunnies Can't Milk Bonus 2 : Artwork 1 Bonus 3 : Bunnies Can't Take a Bath Bonus 4 : Bunnies Don't Vacuum Bonus 5 : Bunnies Can't Infiltrate Game Convention Bonus 6 : French Bastille Day Bonus 7 : Bunnies Can't Cook Eggs Bonus 8 : Artwork 2 Bonus 9 : Bunnies Never Close Doors Bonus 10: Bunnies Can't Play Soccer Bonus 11: US Independance Day Bonus 12: ??? Impossible to Unlock!! See Section 4. The 'Bunnies Can't ...' videos all follow the same format. Short bunny clip, 'But They Can Dance', and sometimes a short follow-up bunny clip. Bunnies Can't Infiltrate Game Convention is the longest bonus video, and it's all downhill from there. Videos 7, 9, and 10 are very short with no follow-up bunny clip. Video 11 is the lamest of the bunch. It's exactly the same as French Bastille Day, except for an American flag, American hat, and the US national anthem playing. For the amount of playing required to reach bonus 11, it's a huge disappointment. Several of the videos include a Bunny Fact # during the intro. Bonus 1 is #3, 3 is #7, 4 is #2, 7 is #6, 9 is #4, and 10 is #1. I suspect Bonus 12 would have been the missing Bunny Fact #5. Section 3 - Challenge Events ---------------------------- As you get further along in Score Mode, you need to increase your Challenge point totals to get more bonuses. Here's the list of Challenge Events to help estimate which Challenge totals are easiest to boost. Animal Farm : What to do with Cows, Don't Like Bats 1, Milk Cows Pants-tatholon Tracksuit : Digging Tunnels, Heartless Pigs 2, Don't Give Gifts, Slow to React 2, La Bamba 2 World Eclecticism Championship : Impossible to Unlock!! See Section 4. Bunny Fair : Tame the Wild West, Addicted to Carrot Juice, Oversensitive, Rarely Leave Burrows, Can't Fly, Don't Sleep Well, Like Surprises, Slow to React 1, Don't Give Gifts, Just Wanna Have Fun 2 Jogging Pants-tathlon : Tame Wild West, Only Fly Downwards, Good Cowboy Race, Being Shot At, Are Rockers 2 Dark Side : Are Ticklish, Are A-Mazing, Don't Sleep Well Paintathlon : Scared of the Dark, Are Ticklish, Are A-Mazing, Don't Sleep Well, Fantastic Dancers 2 Pants-tathlon in Socks : Scared of the Dark, Can't Fly 2, Like Ostriches, Like Surprises, Disco Dancing 2 Rayman : Disturbed on Holiday, Can't Jump, What to do with Cows, Only Fly Downwards, Don't Like Bats 1, Peek-a-Boo, Heartless with Pigs 2, Can't Play Soccer, Like a Good Race, Fantastic Dancers 2 Extreme Experiences : Don't Rest in Peace, Like a Good Race, Hip Hop 2 Bunnies Psychology 1 : Tame Wild West, Only Fly Downwards, Cowboy Race Bunnies Psychology 2 : Slow to React 1, Oversensitive, Fantastic Dancers Bunnies Psychology 3 : Disturbed on Holiday, Rarely Leave Burrows, Have Natural Rhythm Section 4 - Known Score Mode Bugs --------------------------------- There are at least 4 bugs that make the Wii version impossible to complete. At least three of the 'Shake Your Booty' songs contain scoring errors. Even if you hit 'perfect' on every bunny through the entire song, you will not reach 1000/1000. Fantastic Dancers 3 will only award 993/1000 for a perfect run. Dansa La Bamba will only award 995/1000 for a perfect run. Dansa La Bamba 2 will only award 988/1000 for a perfect run. Dansa La Bamba 2 is also in one of the challenges, so the missing 12 points are lost twice. I haven't completed a perfect run on Raving Mad 2, so that might be broken as well. Since you need every single point to complete score mode, these 36 missing points make the game impossible to finish. Even worse, the last challenge 'World Eclecticism Championship' is a 10,000 point challenge, but it is set to unlock when you reach 174,000 of the 183,000 possible points in the game. Hmmm... After I passed bonus 11, the in-game countdown to the next reward confirmed that there are not enough points left in Score Mode to reach this challenge. Section 5 - Tips and Hints -------------------------- Here are some tips to help in your Score Mode quest. Bunny Hunts Score Mode points are awarded for both Single and Multi-player Bunny Hunts. Points are accumulated for Score Co-Op and Time Co-Op multi-player modes, but not for the Score vs mode. There are 50,000 possible Bunny Hunt points. If you're having trouble reaching 1000/1000 in Bunny Hunt score events, there are two ways to accumulate more points. By grabbing and throwing nearby bunnies with the nunchuck trigger, you can get extra points for 'multiple' hits. When bunnies are further away, try to score consecutive hits without reloading for more points. Starting with the 3rd bunny shot from the same clip, you'll see Good, Great, and Perfect text. Points will increase accordingly. You can also punch the larger or armored bunnies with the nunchuck trigger to make them vulnerable. Use a single shot to finish them off and keep the Good, Great, and Perfect streaks going. Shake Your Booty To get high totals on the dance events, you have to string together long combos. After several 'perfect' hits, you'll see a small 2x icon to the right of Rayman. A longer streak will increase the multiplier to 3x, 4x, and eventually 5x. If you get an 'ok' yellow spotlight, or miss a bunny, the multiplier will reset. A perfect run through the entire song will give much higher scores because the bunnies in the second half of the song will be scoring with a 5x multiplier. Bunnies Like a Good Race / Race Good a Like Bunnies Besides the obvious shortcut by cutting to the inside at the 2 pillars, you can also fit along the lefthand side of the first pit. (or 2nd pit if going backwards) There's enough space between the pit and the fence for the warthog to run straight through without slowing down. To cut your time even further, be sure to take every corner as tight as possible without causing the warthog to buck. Finally, use the boosts on straight sections where you don't have to steer the warthog at all during the boost. Can't Play Soccer Getting 1000/1000 in this event requires hitting both the 2x and 4x multipliers. You get the first multiplier by hitting the 'A' button to kick just as Rayman's foot is about to hit the bunny. You get the second multiplier by hitting the crossbars of the goal. Be sure to aim for the corners of the net for the highest base score. I have scoring tips for several other mini-games, but I'm sick of typing. Conclusion ---------- Despite the bugs, this is still a great game. Unfortunately, there comes a point in repetitive games like this one when you're no longer playing for fun, but are playing to unlock all the bonus content. Hopefully the info in this FAQ will help other people to stop playing before the game starts to become tedious. It's impossible to unlock all the bonus content, and Bonus 11 is not worth the effort.