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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.

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Rygar Commodore 64 Some giant rats sneaking up on you!
Rygar ZX Spectrum Got two at once here
Rygar ZX Spectrum Round stones appear and can be smashed to reveal diamonds and other goodies
Rygar SEGA Master System The sword of Argos

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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

Interface Lynx 1991 90 out of 100 90
Raze Lynx Apr, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Génération 4 Lynx Feb, 1991 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 8.2 out of 12 68
neXGam Lynx 2001 6.6 out of 10 66
Power Play Lynx Mar, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Video Games Lynx Mar, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 50 out of 100 50
Defunct Games Lynx Oct 24, 2004 40 out of 100 40

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