Rygar

aka: Arcade Archives: Argos no Senshi, Arcade Archives: Rygar, Argos no Senshi, Legendary Warrior, Rygar: Let's Fight!!!, Video Game: Anthology - Vol. 9: Argos no Senshi
Moby ID: 48823
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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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  • アルゴスの十字剣 - Japanese Sega Master System spelling
  • アルゴスの戦士 - Japanese spelling
  • アーケードアーカイブス アルゴスの戦士 - Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling

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Average score: 65% (based on 22 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 31 ratings with 1 reviews)

Basic but Gold

The Good
- addictive Arcade Style Gameplay

The Bad
- repetetive enemy and boss types - simple graphics - quite hard at times

The Bottom Line
Its hard to conclude, why I like this game so much. it just plays very good. You can see at every screen, that its an early Master System game, but its gameplay is just right. Addictive and challenging at the same time.

SEGA Master System · by Alex Fest (105) · 2023

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Amiga version

In 2019 Graeme Cowie created Amiga conversion of Rygar. He wrote it from scratch in assembler as a truthful port of the original keeping its all good and bad elements. This version is available for free download from here. The game requires Amiga with AGA chipset.

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Game added by Corn Popper.

Wii added by Charly2.0. Nintendo Switch added by Rik Hideto. Arcade added by FatherJack. Lynx added by tbuteler. PlayStation 4, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum added by Kabushi. Commodore 64 added by Martin Smith. SEGA Master System added by Игги Друге. Sharp X68000 added by Unicorn Lynx.

Additional contributors: chirinea, MaiZure, Sciere, jean-louis, formercontrib, Dawgbb, mailmanppa, Rik Hideto, Infernos.

Game added December 2, 2010. Last modified September 17, 2023.