Bonus/Challenge FAQ by tom_waits

Version: 1 | Updated: 01/04/07 | Printable Version

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

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.

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.