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Rygar

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Description

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 Arcade Like in super Mario
Rygar ZX Spectrum There are obstacles such as walls and caverns to jump over
Rygar SEGA Master System Finally a boss
Rygar Lynx Danger in the woods

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

Raze Lynx Apr, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Lynx Mar, 1991 8.6 out of 12 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 8.2 out of 12 68
neXGam Lynx 2001 6.6 out of 10 66
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Dec, 1990 26 out of 40 65
Nintendo Life Wii Sep 13, 2009 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Power Play Lynx Mar, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Mar, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 4.5 out of 10 45

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