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Description

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.

Screenshots

Rayman PlayStation Rayman is temporarily shunk.
Rayman Jaguar The Dream Forest
Rayman PlayStation Riding on a mosquito.
Rayman SEGA Saturn Battle the Boss Mosquito must get 5 punches in to defeat

Promo Images

Rayman Other
Rayman Screenshot
Rayman Other
Rayman Screenshot

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 (55501)
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

Gamezilla Game Boy Advance Jul 31, 2001 92 out of 100 92
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Jul, 2001 8 out of 10 80
VicioJuegos.com PlayStation Aug 17, 2013 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Brazil) DOS May, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) Jaguar Sep, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Super Play (Sweden) Game Boy Advance Jun, 2001 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IMPLANTgames Jaguar Jun 29, 2009 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn May 15, 2009 C- 42

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Trivia

Cancelled Port

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

Sales

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.

Technology

  • 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.

Awards

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    • 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol.8, No.13) - Best Jaguar Game of the Year
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