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Rayman Arena

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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.


Rayman Arena Windows Cutscene between menus
Rayman Arena PlayStation 2 Rayman Arena Loading Screen
Rayman Arena Windows Rayman wins
Rayman Arena PlayStation 2 The Starting Line

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 PlayStation 2 Dec 31, 2001 80 out of 100 80
VGPub GameCube 2004 7.5 out of 10 75 Windows Jan 10, 2002 74 out of 100 74
ActionTrip Windows Jan 22, 2002 71 out of 100 71
GameSpot Xbox Oct 10, 2002 6.2 out of 10 62
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Dec 05, 2002 5.6 out of 10 56
IGN GameCube Nov 05, 2002 4.7 out of 10 47
Game Chronicles Xbox Dec 05, 2002 4.1 out of 10 41
IGN Xbox Oct 14, 2002 3.8 out of 10 38
Game Revolution GameCube Oct, 2002 D+ 33


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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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