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Rayman Arena

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
67
3.5
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 Windows The battle rages on
Rayman Arena PlayStation 2 The Starting Line
Rayman Arena Windows Battle against Rayman
Rayman Arena Windows Opponent wins (battle mode)

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

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb, 2002 83 out of 100 83
VGPub GameCube 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameguru Mania Windows Jan 19, 2002 74 out of 100 74
4Players.de Windows Jan 10, 2002 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot GameCube Oct 10, 2002 6.2 out of 10 62
GameSpot Xbox Oct 10, 2002 6.2 out of 10 62
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 10, 2002 5.7 out of 10 57
Game Revolution GameCube Oct, 2002 D+ 33
TeamXbox Xbox Dec 20, 2002 3 out of 10 30
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2003 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Trivia

The PC version (at least the German one) includes a cheap gamepad.
Contributed to by vism (427), Sciere (286447) and phlux (4142)