Rayman Arena

aka: Rayman M
Moby ID: 5526
PlayStation 2 Specs
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Rayman Arena/Rayman M is the first multiplayer game in the Rayman series. It's not a platformer like earlier games of the Rayman franchises but a race and arena battle game. The game is divided in five leagues (beginner, advanced, expert, extreme and bonus). The first four have each three racing tracks and three arenas that increase in difficulty.

The racing mode is split in four different race types:

  • Training: for exploration and practice of the racecourse and setting personal records;
  • Race: up to four different characters race each other over several rounds with the first one crossing the finish line winning;
  • Popolopoï: one must reach the finish line before time runs out. Time can be replenished by shooting some kind of butterflies called Popolopoï and no opponents are to be beaten;
  • Lums: over three laps, a certain amount of Lums have to be collected and one must beat the other opponents to the finish line.

The arena battle mode is split in three different battle types:

  • Lum Spring: the first to collect five Lums/crystals or the one with the most Lums when time runs out wins. Ice bullets can be fired at an opponent to temporarily freeze them and beat them to the Lum;
  • Lum Fight: all players start with five hit points each that need to be shot off with weapons found around the arena. A point is scored if a player shoots off the last hit point of another player. The first to reach a certain amount of points or the one with the most points when time runs out wins. When killed through one’s own actions, a negative point is scored;
  • Capture the Fly: the goal is to find and capture a Light-Fly. The fly follows you around and gives you a point when a certain amount of time has passed. One loses control of the fly when hit by an opponent's bullet. The first to reach a certain amount of points or the one with the most points when time runs out wins.

Playable characters include:

  • Rayman: the series main protagonist. A creature without arms, legs and neck but with hands, feet and a head that can move independently from his body;
  • Globox: some kind of frog and Rayman's best friend;
  • Teensies: a pair of strange dwarfs working together;
  • Tily: a cat-like fairy;
  • Admiral Razorbeard: the final boss of Rayman 2;
  • Henchman 800: one of the Robo-Pirates from Rayman 2;
  • Henchman 1000: an other Robo-Pirate;
  • Razorwife: Admiral Razorbeard's wife.

To unlock rewards such as bonus levels, additional leagues, character skins, and new characters, finishing first in races and arenas is required.


  • M ריימן - Hebrew spelling

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Credits (Windows version)

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Average score: 63% (based on 32 ratings)


Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 36 ratings with 1 reviews)

I tried to like it, I really did!

The Good
I am a fan of Rayman, but when this was released I was majorly disappointed, but there was one thing that was good. There was a new type of mode to play in. A racing type, but it wasn't all that great, just refreshingly different.

The Bad
The graphics were not improved on at all, they still have that same look. That classical Rayman feel is too outdated, they should have changed it. The graphics look somewhat like Rayman 2 (which I loved) but they aren't very good now.

There weren't a lot of modes, and the classical deathmatch proved not to be much fun.

The Bottom Line
You would think that releasing a new game would have made UBIsoft improve on it, but all they did really was take R2 and then put new modes in it. Rayman 2 deserves a low score.

My Score - 2 / 5

Windows · by ThE oNe (180) · 2002


The PC version (at least the German one) includes a cheap gamepad.


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Game added by phlux.

Xbox, GameCube added by vism. PlayStation 3 added by Sciere.

Additional contributors: nullnullnull, Crawly.

Game added December 17, 2001. Last modified February 26, 2024.