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Rayman Arena

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
61
3.3
PlayStation 3
...
...
Windows
67
3.4
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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 Racing Through The Waterfalls
Rayman Arena Windows Rayman wins
Rayman Arena Windows Main menu
Rayman Arena Windows Title screen

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

Fragland.net Windows Sep 15, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Dec 05, 2001 16 out of 20 80
4Players.de Windows Jan 10, 2002 74 out of 100 74
PC Action Windows Jan 10, 2002 74 out of 100 74
Gamesmania PlayStation 2 Jan 22, 2002 72 out of 100 72
GamePro (US) GameCube Oct 28, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Sep 25, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpot Xbox Oct 10, 2002 6.2 out of 10 62
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Dec 05, 2002 5.6 out of 10 56
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Xbox Nov 14, 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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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