Level 34: The Great Lava Pursuit - Rayman Legends

In this video, I cover getting all the Teensies and Cups for the "The Great Lava Pursuit" level of "Olympus Maximus".

You know, it's getting to the point where these level titles are feeling more and more like self-aggrandizement. In this case, "Great" may merely mean big, but it still seems weird in the face of other levels being titled "Amazing" and "Mysterious" and so on. I mean, I like Origins and Legends, but I'm still suspecting there might be some unnecessarily ego stroking going on here. Maybe I wouldn't be so down on this if I actually felt like I experienced the adjectives tacked on for the levels, but I feel like other levels were more deserving of that but apparently didn't get recognized.

As for a complaint more relevant to the level, me being right-handed meant that my hand covered up the majority of the limited view on the touchscreen due to a prolonged need to drag the shield with the AI character on it.

0:13 - If you don't get the lum cage by bouncing off the stack of minotaurs here, you can return to the cliff where you start on and use a combination of a running jump and gliding to get you close enough to the cage to hit it.

1:27 - One of the most frustrating things about this level is that your AI character will NOT proceed past lava unless you're moving the shield along with it. As you can see, putting the shield as close to the source as possible can effectively block all lava and make passage perfectly safe, but no, the damn AI only proceeds when you basically make a lava umbrella out of the shield.

1:53 - If you're having trouble making an appropriate slant, I'd say that the slope of the corner before a column of fireball projectiles appears is a pretty good thing to try to match. (In other words, try to make the elevator roughly parallel to the first triangular corner you see before each column.)

5:45 - If you tickle more monsters during chase sequences and whatnot, you could theoretically score higher, but this is still a good score and way beyond the gold cup requirement anyway.

 

In this video, I cover getting all the Teensies and Cups for the "The Great Lava Pursuit - Invaded" time trial level of "Olympus Maximus".

0:24 - I actually slowed up slightly to have a better chance of getting the purple lums. If you go too fast you can blow right past them and lose the combo.

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