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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 A first power has been earned; Rayman can now punch objects and opponents.
Rayman SEGA Saturn Punch cage to free electoons
Rayman Jaguar Mr. Dark's Candy Chateau
Rayman DOS Loading Screen

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Everything about this game is good, it's only too hard. DOS Rensch (203)
Rayman, a good game Windows scott beane (2)
More colours than your eye can register. SEGA Saturn リカルド・フィリペ (52590)
Pocket gaming at its best! Game Boy Advance ThE oNe (178)
Rayman, Rayman, Rayman, & RAYMAN!!! Windows Jim Fun (222)
interesting but very difficult platform game DOS Xa4 (268)
One of the best 2-D platformers I've ever played. SEGA Saturn Weston Sharpensteen (32)

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jul 16, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Jul 01, 2006 90 out of 100 90
All Game Guide Jaguar 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Video Games PlayStation Sep, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Video Games SEGA Saturn Oct, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Game Players PlayStation Oct, 1995 82 out of 100 82
IGN Nintendo DSi Dec 08, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Jul, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Game Boy Advance Jun 15, 2001 8 out of 10 80


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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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