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Rygar (Lynx)

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Description

An evil being known as Ligar is about to conquer the land of Argool. Such is his power that no living creature dares to cross paths with him. But the legendary warrior Rygar rises from his grave to restore peace and justice. Armed with his famed weapon Diskarmor, Rygar begins to traverse the vast lands that lead to the lair of the demon, as his minions are trying in vain to stop him...

Originally released on the arcades, Rygar is a side-scrolling action game. The player controls the titular hero, advancing through stages populated by hostile creatures. Beside the Diskarmor, a weapon that looks like a shield with a chain attached to it, the hero can use a variety of other weapons, including projectiles that can be fired in four directions. Various "powers" are scattered through the levels and can be collected. The effects of these powers include increasing the fire power of the equipped weapon, adding time to the clock, temporary invisibility, extra points, etc.

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Rygar Lynx Story
Rygar Lynx Your dead body is carried away by yet another hideous being
Rygar Lynx Game over
Rygar Lynx One of the nasties drops from a dragon

Alternate Titles

  • "アルゴスの戦士" -- Japanese spelling
  • "アルゴスの十字剣" -- Japanese SEGA Master System spelling
  • "Video Game Anthology Vol. 9: Argos no Senshi" -- Sharp X68000 title
  • "Legendary Warrior" -- Japanese Lynx in-game title
  • "Argos no Senshi" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Apr 10, 2013 A 100
Interface 1991 90 out of 100 90
ST Action Nov, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Génération 4 Feb, 1991 73 out of 100 73
neXGam 2001 6.6 out of 10 66
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1990 26 out of 40 65
Power Play Mar, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Video Games Mar, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Defunct Games Oct 24, 2004 40 out of 100 40

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tbuteler (3023) added Rygar (Lynx) on May 01, 2003
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