Rayman (Game Boy Advance)

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When a villain known only as Mr. Dark appears, trouble brews in Rayman's world. Mr. Dark captures the Toons - source of light and Rayman's friends. With no more light, evil creatures begin to roam, making the world unsafe for everyone. Its up to you, as Rayman, to free your friends and put an end to Mr. Dark's dastardly schemes!

Rayman is a side-scrolling platformer starring the titular Rayman, a big-nosed chap with no arms or legs. Rayman can jump and use his hair to hover for a short period of time. He can also attack by throwing his fists, or winding up his fists for a more powerful punch. He can occasionally find special power ups that grant him unlimited flying power, giving him the ability to navigate through tricky mazes.


Rayman Game Boy Advance Punch these balls to a good place to reach higher areas.
Rayman Game Boy Advance Fighting some enemies.
Rayman Game Boy Advance First level completed.
Rayman Game Boy Advance First boss

Alternate Titles

  • "雷曼" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Rayman Ultimate" -- Pocket PC title
  • "Rayman Advance" -- Game Boy Advance title
  • "レイマン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Pocket gaming at its best! ThE oNe (178) unrated

Critic Reviews

UOL Jogos Jun 15, 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamezilla Jul 31, 2001 92 out of 100 92
Power Unlimited Jul, 2001 91 out of 100 91
4Players.de Jul 04, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Playmag Jul, 2001 17 out of 20 85
GameCola.net Oct, 2004 8.1 out of 10 81
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Jun 15, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 24, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Super Play (Sweden) Jun, 2001 7 out of 10 70


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Cancelled Port

A SEGA 32X port was going to be released, but got cancelled due to the platform's declining popularity.


Rayman has the record for number of weeks on the UK all-formats top 40 chart with 261 weeks. That's more than five years.


  • Rayman has no joints, he just has a head, body, hands and feet. The reason for this is that it was much easier to animate him that way.
  • The DOS and Windows versions stored the opening and ending animations in a very unusual format: the video is completely separate from the audio. The audio for the animations is on the CD as CD Audio tracks. So in order to watch the intro and ending, a full install of the game is necessary, since a CD-ROM drive can not access data and audio tracks at the same time.


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    • 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol.8, No.13) - Best Jaguar Game of the Year
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Kartanym (10755) added Rayman (Game Boy Advance) on Jun 20, 2001
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