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Rygar

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Lynx
66
3.3
Arcade
...
2.0
SEGA Master System
...
3.2
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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.

Screenshots

Rygar ZX Spectrum The first game screen. Enemies come at you from both sides
Rygar Arcade Cave fight
Rygar Arcade Kill rhino
Rygar SEGA Master System These frogs are waiting to lick you to death

Alternate Titles

  • "アルゴスの戦士" -- Japanese spelling
  • "アルゴスの十字剣" -- Japanese SEGA Master System spelling
  • "Legendary Warrior" -- Japanese Lynx in-game title
  • "Argos no Senshi" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Lynx Apr 10, 2013 A 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Génération 4 Lynx Feb, 1991 73 out of 100 73
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
Power Play Lynx Mar, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 53 out of 100 53
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 50 out of 100 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Mar, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Defunct Games Lynx Oct 24, 2004 40 out of 100 40

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Contributed to by Charly2.0 (30706), FatherJack (40560), tbuteler (3026), Kabushi (122503), Martin Smith (63164), Игги Друге (43652) and אולג 小奥 (169544)