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Rayman Arena

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
69
3.2
Xbox
47
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 Opponent wins (battle mode)
Rayman Arena PlayStation 2 Rayman Arena Loading Screen
Rayman Arena PlayStation 2 Inside a Pirate Ship

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

PGNx Media PlayStation 2 Oct 23, 2002 9 out of 10 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb, 2002 83 out of 100 83
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Dec 31, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 19, 2001 15 out of 20 75
Gamesmania PlayStation 2 Jan 22, 2002 72 out of 100 72
GamePro (US) GameCube Oct 28, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
PC Zone Windows Feb 13, 2002 6.6 out of 10 66
GameSpot GameCube Oct 10, 2002 6.2 out of 10 62
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 10, 2002 5.7 out of 10 57
IGN Xbox Oct 14, 2002 3.8 out of 10 38

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Trivia

The PC version (at least the German one) includes a cheap gamepad.
Contributed to by vism (427), Sciere (234484) and phlux (4144)