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Rayman (SEGA Saturn)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

More colours than your eye can register. JeanFrancisFreitag (27528) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
One of the best 2-D platformers I've ever played. Weston Sharpensteen (32) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.5
Overall User Score (12 votes) 4.4

Critic Reviews

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Entertainment Weekly
This gentle adventure is so lovingly drawn (the animation recalls Disney in its prime), so perfectly scored (the best game soundtrack I've ever heard), and, most important, so responsive to player control that it makes most other games seem primitive in comparison. (About the only thing pedestrian about it is the plot, in which the cheerful, gangly Rayman sets out to save his fellow ''electoons'' from the forces of evil.) If you own a next-generation system, this game is a must-have; if you don't, it might be worth picking up a Saturn or PlayStation just to savor Rayman.
Player One
Rayman est, sans conteste, le meilleur jeu de plate-forme disponible sur Saturn et PlayStation en ce moment. Un jeu d'exception à l'intérêt immense.
Defunct Games
I first played Rayman when I received it for Christmas and was surprised by how much fun it was. It is a well-known fact that parents who buy games for their kids on a whim generally end up with disappointed kids, but this was most certainly not the case. Rayman features well-animated characters, excellent controls, sharp, colorful graphics, and a perfectly-suited soundtrack. I ask you, what's not to like?
Video Games
Und vorerst zum letztenmal ein dickes Classic-Lob nach Frankreich: Einfach genial, was uns Ubi Soff hier an putzigen Bösartigkeiten auf den Bildschirm gezaubert hat. Mit zunehmendem Schwierigkeitsgrad entwickeln sich die höheren Level zu einem wahren Augenschmaus. Im Vergleich zur PSX und Jaguar-Version gibt es grafisch und spielerisch nur geringfügige Unterschiede festzustellen, die eigentlich kaum der Rede wert sind. Lediglich das Ausblenden des Spielfeldes haben die Saturn-Entwickler eleganter gelöst und mit einem netten 3D-Effekt versehen. Auch die Steuerung des Helden blieb unverändert und läßt sich mit dem Saturn-Pad gut bewerkstelligen. Wer auf Aliens gelegentlich verzichten kann, der sollte dem putzigen Rayman eine faire Chance geben.
Game Revolution
Rayman is a perfect example of a game that is better on the Saturn than on any other system. The Saturn is able to produce a better two dimensional game than the PlayStation. More game companies should take advantage of that, instead of producing mediocre games.
GamePro (US)
Rayman is just what gamers are looking for on the Saturn. Although it's a basic hop-n-bop at heart, it still holds enough visual power to dazzle you until something better comes along.
All Game Guide
This game is a great example of a game that is better on the Saturn than the PlayStation. The reason being is that Sega's Saturn can handle 2D graphics better than Sony's machine.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
This has to be the most pleasurably mellow platform experience ever. Guide Rayman through a host of gorgeous levels and beat the bosses, just like you have in a dozen other games. Rayman isn't much different in the end, but it's still entertaining and a ton of fun to boot.
The Video Game Critic
I can appreciate its high production values and old-school roots, but Rayman is too tough for its own good.