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Retrogaming History (10 out of 10)

Un capolavoro! difficile, entusiasmante, graficamente eccelso ed acusticamente oltre ogni aspettativa. Questo Rayman emana tutto l'amore che gli sviluppatori hanno donato alla loro creatura. Anche se Ăš "solamente" un gioco bidimensionale Ăš in grado di offrire un'esperienza ed un coinvolgimento che solo pochi giochi moderni sono in grado di offrire. Se vi piacciono molto i platform, credo proprio che adorerete questo titolo

Oct 18th, 2008 · PlayStation · read review

Player One (97 out of 100)

Rayman est, sans conteste, le meilleur jeu de plate-forme disponible sur Saturn et PlayStation en ce moment. Un jeu d'exception Ă  l'intĂ©rĂȘt immense.

Oct 1995 · PlayStation

Joypad (93 out of 100)

Rayman est un excellent jeu de plates-formes qui bénéficie des formidables possibilités d'affichage de la console. Des graphismes hyper fins et des dégradés de couleurs complexes renforcent la bonne jouabilité et la difficulté progressive de ce grand jeu français.

Aug 1995 · PlayStation · read review

Christ Centered Gamer / Christ Centered Game Reviews (9.25 out of 10)

This is a great game for a (now) great price! It raises extremely minimal issues from a Christian standpoint, so that’s why I concentrated seemingly very little on the first part of this site’s name—again, a Christian’s view. Rayman’s superb gameplay raises a few questions on why the new games are getting all the attention, and its sound quality represents the PS1’s true capabilities. Don’t get it in your head that I just am biased against everything new or I don’t think that new releases aren’t better as a whole than old ‘trial runs,’ as some games could very rightfully be called. However, I both have approved this game from the viewpoint of a Christian and of a gamer who wants something fun and difficult to add to my collection. Finally, even if you generally don’t like platforming games, buy this for less than a tenth of the cost of the newer releases and let yourself be surprised.

Feb 21st, 2007 · PlayStation · read review

GameFan Magazine (91 out of 100)

What's this? A super high-quality 2-D platformer on the PS? It's about time! Rayman has such amazing graphics and art that it slides into that lofty category currently occupied by only one other; Astal. What Rayman has in addition, however, is deep gameplay and abundant (if not overwhelming) challenge. They simply don't come any better than this. On top of that the soundtrack is absolutely amazing! It's long, it's fun, it looks fantastic and it never gets old.

Sep 1995 · PlayStation

GamePro (US) (4.5 out of 5)

Rayman is the real deal; playing it will help you understand what all the Playstation fuss is about.

Oct 1995 · PlayStation

Electric Playground (9 out of 10)

Rayman is cream of the crop type gaming. Ubi Soft has made some serious noise with this title and it has been deservedly so. Even though the game suffers from many of the same 'lack of originality' problems of competitive platformers on both 16 and 32 bit systems, Rayman's still a blast to play;

Sep 15th, 1995 · PlayStation · read review

Coming Soon Magazine ( )

Rayman is the epitome of a good guy, after defeating one of the end of level bosses, he weeps, and good ol' Rayman consoles and befriends him. Still in a world of massacres the like of Dunblain and Tasmania, it is nice to think that parents can purchase something thoroughly wholesome.

Jul 1996 · PlayStation · read review

Retro Archives (17.5 out of 20)

La PlayStation déçoit rarement, et encore une fois elle vient dĂ©livrer une belle leçon dans un domaine oĂč on l’attendait pourtant moins (Ă  savoir la 2D) en offrant ce qui peut ĂȘtre considĂ©rĂ© comme la version officielle ultime de Rayman. Une bonne claque, et un jeu qui est meilleur que jamais.

Oct 26th, 2021 · PlayStation · read review

Mega Fun (87 out of 100)

Da bereits die Jaguar-Version dieses Jump‘n Run-KnĂŒllers große Begeisterung bei mir hervorrief, freute ich mich natĂŒrlich ebenso sehr auf die vielversprechende PS-X-Konvertierung. Doch im Vergleich zum Jaguar-Spiel sind nur wenige Unterschiede zu erkennen. So gleichen sich Grafik und Sound der beiden Systeme fast wie ein Ei dem anderen, lediglich die Sounduntermalung auf der PlayStation ist dank des digitalen Speichermediums eine Spur klarer. Aber auch die Steuerung den Sprites fĂ€llt dem Spieler auf der PlayStation ein wenig leichter, was den Spielablauf auch ein bißchen leichter gestaltet. Allerdings haben die Programmierer die technische SchwĂ€che des Jaguar-Moduls nicht gemeistert, so daß Rayman nach wie vor an einigen wenigen Stellen zu flackern beginnt. Ansonsten kann ich Rayman erneut nur loben, denn sowohl von technischer, als auch von spielerischer Seite gesehen, ein Werk, das stundenlangen Spielspaß garantiert.

Aug 1995 · PlayStation

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) (34.5 out of 40)

What is that little dude and where did he come from? Whatever it is, there is no mistaking the cute look for the simply breathtaking graphics! If you think you've seen the mascot concept done to death, you've never played Rayman. There are tons of techniques and loads of gameplay that complement the cool sounds and awesome eye candy. At first, you may think it is all look and no play - wrong! This is one, of the freshest side-scrollers in a while. Try it, you might like it.

Sep 1995 · PlayStation

Video Games (83 out of 100)

Es ist schier unglaublich, welch kuriose EinfĂ€lle die Ubisoft-Designer das Rayman-PhĂ€nomen gepackt haben. Erstklassige Comic-Animation und viele verschiedene Spielelemente, gepaart mit abwechslungsreichen Bonusrunden, sorgen fĂŒr puren - wenngleich auch konventionellen - Jump‘n‘Run-Spaß.

Sep 1995 · PlayStation

Game Players (82 out of 100)

So, will you like this game even if you hate side-scrolling action games? Absolutely not! This game is what it appears to be and it does follow many of the rules of the side-scroller, but it breaks just enough of the rules to make it stand out. The important thing to remember about Rayman is that you can count on being surprised by the small details. This is truly a next generation action game. Viva le Rayman!

Oct 1995 · PlayStation

Push Square (8 out of 10)

When the first Rayman game was released as an EU PSone launch window title during late 1995, some gamers felt at odds playing a traditional side-scrolling platformer on the dawn of a fifth generation that would revolutionise 3D console graphics. Yet, the finesse of Ubisoft's 2D artistry was persuasive, so the expressive animation, vivid backgrounds, and sublime soundtrack eventually resulted in a game that 20 years later has aged more gracefully than many of PSone's polygon titles. With five permanent powers to unlock, 102 hidden Electoon cages to discover for completionists, as well as eighteen challenging memory test levels that rattle your patience, Rayman is a highly rewarding game for determined gamers. However, the journey to success is fraught with peril, and although Rayman is a limbless hero, his debut release's muscular difficulty is not for everyone.

Dec 1st, 2018 · PlayStation · read review

GameCola.net (8 out of 10)

For years, thanks to an uneven and sporadic history, Rayman has held a steady position as one of videogaming's most bizarre characters. It's not much of an award; it's like Spinal Tap being known as "England's LOUDEST rock band". Rayman's like some sort of SOY BOMBish upstart, or maybe a less anthropomorphic Steve Allen that keeps trying to make his mark in a buffet layout of different genres. He's starred in 2D platforming, 3D platforming, educational gaming, golfing, racing, arena multiplayer gaming and whatever the hell Raving Rabbits is supposed to be.

Feb 2008 · PlayStation · read review

CD Player (8 out of 10)

Wer ein intelligentes Jump-and-Run mit liebevoller PrÀsentation sucht, greift zu. 3D-Fanatiker mit Technik-Faible reagieren auf die konventionelle Grafik enttÀuscht, erinnern sich aber bald an geliebte Klassiker und spielen begeistert weiter.

1996 · PlayStation

VicioJuegos.com / uVeJuegos.com (80 out of 100)

Rayman es un plataformas 2D con casi dos dĂ©cadas a sus espaldas, sin embargo su mecĂĄnica de juego, concepto y apartado visual no han envejecido nada mal. AdemĂĄs, el juego es mĂĄs dĂ­fĂ­cil que el 95% de los que podemos encontrar actualmente en las estanterĂ­as, por lo que los mĂĄs intrĂ©pidos tendrĂĄn desafĂ­o para rato si quieren terminarlo, para lo cual es necesario encontrar las 102 jaulas de electoons (algunas muy bien escondidas) antes de plantar cara al Ășltimo jefe. Eso sĂ­, despuĂ©s de sudar la gota gorda durante toda la aventura resulta que la secuencia final es tan corta, insulsa e insignificante que deja un sabor bastante agridulce. Por momentos Rayman puede acabar con la paciencia del mismĂ­simo DalĂĄi Lama, pero no hay duda de que derrocha diversiĂłn, belleza y detalles muy cuidados que corroboran el buen hacer de Michel Ancel y su equipo. Veremos quĂ© tal les ha quedado Rayman Legends.

Aug 17th, 2013 · PlayStation · read review

Computer and Video Games (CVG) (71 out of 100)

Nobody here has any incentive to lead Rayman through 70 levels of seen-it-done-it and tricky sequences met by little reward. These are old ideas dressed in the emperor's new clothes.

Nov 1995 · PlayStation

IGN (7 out of 10)

Initially, Rayman appears to be a contender for the same fate. However, it is surprisingly enjoyable. What separates it from the rest is its cleverness. Yeah, that's right, cleverness. Maybe not as twisted as our pal Jim, but clever nonetheless. You have to climb through maze-like environments, navigate hazardous skies, and swing from perilous, suspended hooks.Sure, it's just like every other platformer but Rayman is done surprisingly well. Well enough, in fact, to warrant your precious gaming time.

Nov 25th, 1996 · PlayStation · read review

Game Informer Magazine (6.75 out of 10)

Produced in 1995, Rayman and games like it were the height of platforming challenge. In more recent years, the genre has steered away from the bottomless insta-death kill pits for good reason - they're not that much fun when placed in abundance. Sadly, Rayman didn't get that memo before this was released, so players are tasked with endlessly frustrating jumping sequences where one small mistake almost always means heading back to a distant checkpoint. It's a frustration that goes contrary to the bright inviting characters of the game and makes this first installment of the series far less memorable than the games that follow.

Feb 2007 · PlayStation

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Critic reviews added by Dario Lanzetti, Kohler 86, Hal Elfast, Big John WV, jean-louis, Flu, Alsy, Patrick Bregger, SoMuchChaotix, Tim Janssen, nyccrg.