Rayman [SNES – Cancelled]

Rayman [SNES – Cancelled]

The original Rayman is a 2D platform game developed and published by Ubisoft on September 1995 for the PlayStation and Jaguar. Early in its development, Rayman was planned for the Super Nintendo and the game featured a 2 players coop mode and different graphics. It seems that Ubisoft decided to move the project to the new CD-Rom consoles and they hired animators from a cartoon company which has considerably improved the graphics. [Info from Wikipedia]

TYKUN found some images from the unreleased Super Nintendo version in french magazine Pix’N’Love #13. In the article we can read:

Long before the Jaguar and PlayStation versions, Michel Ancel and his team were working on Rayman for the SNES. Even if it was  in advanced development, the game was stopped in favor of the CD support. As exclusives, here are a few pictures from this aborted version

The original story was going to be about an eleven-year-old boy named Jimmy. Jimmy takes advantage of the realms that he discovers within his computer to create a fantasy world called Hereitscool.

Thanks to Adamis and TYKUN for the contributions! A few more details on the cancelled SNES version of Rayman can be found in Pix ‘n Love book “L’Histoire de Rayman” (french only) by Michaël Guarné, you can buy it from Amazon FR, Amazon USA, Amazon UK or Amazon IT.

Images:


What do you think about this unseen game? Give your vote!

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (14 votes, average: 4.64 out of 5)
Loading...


Would you like to add more info, screens or videos to this page? Add a comment below!

(your first comment will be moderated before to be published)

monokoma

monokoma

Editor in Chief, UX & SE Optimization at Unseen64
I'm an Italian gamer with not enough free time to play as much as i'd like to and sadly not enough time to write about cancelled and beta games. Founder of Unseen64 in 2001, i'd like to sleep more than 5 hours a day, but i have to pay the bills. I'm currently working for various italian & international websites for a better User Experience & Search Engine Optimization, you can add me on Google Plus,Twitter, Last FM or contact me by email.
monokoma




Last updated by at .

25 thoughts on “Rayman [SNES – Cancelled]

    1. JasonLolman

      Because of technical limitations..i’m kinda sad of it..the story sounds really cool,plus,world called Hereitscool,Why you not wanna okay that game?!

  1. MamaLuigiBarrelRoll

    In Rayman Origins, Ubisoft brings back the 2 player Co-Op idea from this! Genius! Is that a girl ray-person?

  2. rigletto

    lol i wanna play this or see it played.

    and to think rayman lost all that weight in so many years.

    this one= obece

    rayman 1= chubby=

    future= skinny

  3. raymanfreak101.

    i wish ubisoft hadnt scrapped this. it looks awesome

    this should be a rayman origins minigame. or it could have stayed. rayman 1 comes in 1996 but as rayman 2 and the series continues on as it is from there. (and they keep raving rabbids as it was. rayman raving rabbids 2 is ok tho)

  4. rayfreak101

    with rayman 1 being a the seaqel to this(in case you didnt get that part)and b with a different story to not make it to much like this one. rayman 2 the great escape becomes rayman 3 the great escape (RABBIDS BEING WITH AN ACTUAL STORY NOT MINIGAMES , UBISOFT) and so on

  5. Anonymous

    Hasn’t anybody thought of trying to contact michel ancel to see if he still has this I know its impossible but its worth a shot.

  6. muffins231

    maybe. i dont think it would be possible or easy but this could be cool as a 3DS game or something. it could be called “rayman: girl power” cos of ray girl. comment and tell me what you think

  7. Anonymous

    No I could careless about it being remade for the 3ds I just won’t to try out this cancelled jewel to see how it is.

  8. Koopako

    those guys… one of them is red, the other is blue, also their haircuts…. i think rayman is actually the “fusion of those two guys we see here, that would explain the disappearance of one of them”
    also, geez what a lame story that game would get

  9. Ross Sillifant

     
    From: Retro Gamer Load 90, ‘The Making Of:Rayman’:
     
     Michel Ancel talks of:
     
    Not doing Rayman on:
     
     The Atari ST, as interest in that format was starting to wane.
     
    The SNES, as he thought it’d struggle with the huge amount of data he wanted to put into the game.
     
    So it was decided to move it to the SNES CD, this was scrapped, so he moved it to the Jaguar, as he felt it was the best console (at that time) capable of displaying the graphics he/the team wanted to do.
     
    He also said:
     
     Playstation was more powerful than Jaguar, easier to code for and the CD capacity was ideal for storing games giant textures..
     
    And that game took far longer than planned (2 years) as the constant change of hardware, from 1 console to another, proved to be by far the biggest technical issue the team faced.

  10. GoombaSquad

    Hi. This was recently updated on GameSpot – the original creator found the unfinished prototype and uploaded 4 new images to his Twitter (or was it Instagram?) account. Yes, you can find those images in the GameSpot article.
    ENJOY!

  11. KGRAMR

    I hope Frederic Hodue can somehow find the more far along ROMs that features multiplayer, enemies, bosses & more :-)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *