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Rayman Arena

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
47
3.3
GameCube
61
3.3
PlayStation 3
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Description

This is the first multiplayer game in the Rayman series. It's no jump and run as the other Rayman franchises were - here, you race against your friend or battle him in the arena. These battles are of course child-friendly - you must collect five glowing spheres before the other player does.

Go at it in mind-bending races courses, or square off head to head in the battle arena. Use your speed in 12 race courses where you must take risks, use tricks, and trip up your opponents as you run, slide, climb, and helicopter for the checkered flag. You can freeze the other player for a few seconds by shooting him with an ice beam.

For these battles, 12 different maps are included. Knockout your opponent with power-ups, traps, and special ammo, and four-player action - splitscreen on consoles, over the internet on PC.

You can unlock rewards such as bonus levels, additional modes, character skins, and new characters by beating the best times and highest scores.

Screenshots

Rayman Arena PlayStation 2 Speed Strip
Rayman Arena Windows Cutscene between menus
Rayman Arena Windows The battle rages on
Rayman Arena Windows Main menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Rayman M" -- UK/German title
  • "M ריימן" -- Hebrew spelling

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User Reviews

I tried to like it, I really did! Windows ThE oNe (178)

The Press Says

Gamer's Pulse GameCube Nov 22, 2002 39 out of 50 78
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 19, 2001 15 out of 20 75
Gamesmania PlayStation 2 Jan 22, 2002 72 out of 100 72
ActionTrip Windows Jan 22, 2002 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) GameCube Oct 28, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 03, 2002 61 out of 100 61
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Sep 24, 2002 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 10, 2002 5.7 out of 10 57
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Dec 05, 2002 5.6 out of 10 56
Game Revolution GameCube Oct, 2002 D+ 33

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Trivia

Rayman Arena was originally going to be sold worldwide as Rayman M, until Ubi Soft realized that M usually stands for "Mature", so they changed the title for some regions.
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