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An evil being known as Ligar is about to conquer the land of Argool. Such is his power that no living creature dares to cross paths with him. But the legendary warrior Rygar rises from his grave to restore peace and justice. Armed with his famed weapon Diskarmor, Rygar begins to traverse the vast lands that lead to the lair of the demon, as his minions are trying in vain to stop him...

Originally released on the arcades, Rygar is a side-scrolling action game. The player controls the titular hero, advancing through stages populated by hostile creatures. Beside the Diskarmor, a weapon that looks like a shield with a chain attached to it, the hero can use a variety of other weapons, including projectiles that can be fired in four directions. Various "powers" are scattered through the levels and can be collected. The effects of these powers include increasing the fire power of the equipped weapon, adding time to the clock, temporary invisibility, extra points, etc.


Rygar ZX Spectrum Title Screen
Rygar ZX Spectrum You can jump over your enemies and onto obstacles
Rygar SEGA Master System Here comes one riding a dragon
Rygar ZX Spectrum A repeat of the ad blurb prior to playing

Alternate Titles

  • "アルゴスの戦士" -- Japanese spelling
  • "アルゴスの十字剣" -- Japanese Sega Master System spelling
  • "Video Game: Anthology - Vol. 9: Argos no Senshi" -- Sharp X68000 title
  • "Legendary Warrior" -- Japanese Lynx in-game title
  • "Argos no Senshi" -- Japanese title
  • "Arcade Archives: Rygar" -- PlayStation 4 title

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Lynx Apr 10, 2013 A 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Lynx Mar, 1991 8.6 out of 12 72
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 8.2 out of 12 68
neXGam Lynx 2001 6.6 out of 10 66
Datormagazin Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 3.3 out of 5 66
Nintendo Life Wii Sep 13, 2009 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Video Games Lynx Mar, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 53 out of 100 53
Defunct Games Lynx Oct 24, 2004 40 out of 100 40


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