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There are no reviews for the Jaguar release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Overall User Score (15 votes) 4.3

Critic Reviews

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myatari (Dec, 2000)
Rayman delivers no new ideas to the platform game genre; instead, what it offers is the flawless execution of existing elements - precise controls, clever levels, friendly gameplay, gorgeous graphics, and crisp sounds - all wrapped around a design which actually taxes the mind along with the thumbs. Players who prefer the frantic action of Sonic or Mario might be turned off by Rayman's leisurely pace, but those who are looking for a change from the hop-and-bop clones should definitely give this title a try.
Consoles Plus (Sep, 1995)
Un splendide jeu de plates-formes pour la Jaguar. Dommage qu'il soit moins complet que sur 32 bits.
The Video Game Critic (Jun 01, 2003)
The lush stages are works of art, bursting with color and teeming with life. Likewise, the music is upbeat and fun. Like Super Mario Brothers, there's a map screen that allows you to choose your stage and revisit old ones, and you can save your place between stages. Fun and highly replayable, Rayman is easily one of the best Jaguar titles.
neXGam (2001)
Rayman muß man einfach haben. Gehört es doch zu den seltenen Jaguar Spielen wo einfach alles stimmt. Ein gutes abwechslungsreiches Gameplay kombiniert mit erstklassiger Grafik befördern das Spiel in die Elite der traditionellen 2D jump n runs. Der Eigenwillige Grafikstil hat zudem einen ganz besonderen Charme dem man sich nur schwer entziehen kann. Nur kleinere Frust Momente trüben den sehr guten Eindruck etwas.
Electric Playground (Jan 02, 1996)
You can't ignore this little dude. His game is so gosh darn infectious, you'll just fall for it. I absolutely loved Rayman on PSX and the Jaguar version is equally impressive. The visuals are first rate, the game play rich and varied and the music and sound effects (without the streaming of CD-ROM), are still extremely solid. Ubi Soft has crafted a superb diversion in Rayman and Jag owners everywhere owe it to themselves to give the game a workout.
Though Rayman is still a 2D platformer (and a difficult one at that), it's still an enjoyable romp through a magical cartoon world, and offers a significant challenge through a number of well thought-out gameplay events. If you can find this one on the cheap, pick it up.
Defunct Games (Mar 22, 2009)
Rayman is a great game, simple as that. It might not be greatly innovative, but it is a fine example of a time-honored formula taken to near perfection. Even now, in the 21st century, the addictive gameplay, vibrant graphics and rich level design make this a fun title to play. This is by far the best platformer on the Jaguar so unless you already have it on another system, get it now!
GameFan Magazine (Sep, 1995)
Ray - the savior of the Jag! While it's clearly inferior compared to the music masterpiece that is the PS version, this is definitely the best Jag game yet. I adore the characters, I got tripped out by the theme, I can't get enough of the graphics and the technique few on me the farther I progressed. My only complaints are that the game moves a tad slow-paced sometimes and the play mechanics aren't as well-crafted as say a Super Mario World...but I really am picking nits. Rayman is the man!
Mega Fun (Jul, 1995)
Volle Begeisterung für Rayman entwickelte sich bei mir bereits wenige Augenblicke nachdem ich das Joypad in die Hand genommen hatte. Insbesondere die in 65.536 Farben erstrahlende Grafik, mit ihrem völlig eigenständigen Zeichenstil, rief unverhohlenes Staunen hervor. Zusammen mit der butterweichen Animation sämtlicher sich im Bild befindlicher Sprites wäre bereits ein gutes Grundgerüst aufgebaut. Was jetzt noch fehlt, ist die spielerische Abwechslung und spieltechnische Höchstleistungen. Doch auch von dieser Seite kann ich Euch beruhigen, denn die Grafik als auch die komplette Feindesschar ändert sich fast rundenweise, so daß selten Langeweile aufkommt. Der ungetrübte Spielspaß wird durch den fairen Schwierigkeitsgrad unterstützt, in den höheren Levels wird es zwar extrem hart, jedoch nie unfair, Einziges Manko meines Erachtens stellt das stellenweise auftretende Flackern dar, das anhand der anderen positiven Aspekte des Spieles leicht zu verschmerzen ist.
Video Games (Jul, 1995)
Ein High-Speed-Hüpfspiel, wie es Sonic darstellt, darf man sicherlich nicht erwarten. Trotzdem ist Ubisoft mit Rayman ein großer Wurf gelungen. Es wird ein wahres Gag-Feuerwerk abgebrannt. Die Vielfalt an witzigen Ideen und der Abwechslungsreichtum lassen alle Jump‘nRun-Herzen höher schlagen. Das Sammelsurium der Endgegnerkämpfe ist das abgefahrenste Sortiment im Hüpf-Genre. Grafisch tummeln sich die Niedlich-Sprites in der Oberklasse: Tolle Animation, liebevoll gestaltete Hintergründe und ulkige Feinde halten das Spielerauge bei Laune. Lediglich die Musikkulisse hätte etwas opulenter ausfallen können. Einsteiger sollten sich von der schnuckeligen Grafik nicht täuschen lassen. Ohne antrainiertes Joypad-Geschick kommt Ihr nicht sehr weit. Zum Glück wurde dem Modul eine Batterie spendiert, die bis zu drei Spielstände festhält.
Game Zero (Dec, 1995)
When I first saw this game, I thought it was a contender to be a selling point for the platform... but since the Saturn and PlayStation versions have come out, there really isn't any point in this one since the others are far better looking and sounding. If all you have is a Jaguar, I would have to say that this is probably the best platform game for the system. Graphics are clean and well done. Sound is good, and I really enjoyed the music. Play control is pretty good as well. A good game for a system that could have been much more.
GamePro (US) (Sep, 1995)
Although his puppet-like image leaves something to be desired for older gamers, Rayman is good platform fun - a ray of sunshine for Jaguar owners.
Rayman is a cool idea, but it doesn't translate all that well to the Jaguar. Rayman's may colors and smooth animations are a nice thing you don't see every day on the Jaguar. My only real gripe about the Jag version of Rayman is the control. It's slow and you're bound to make mistakes. Perhaps it would be better with another controller, but to me it just got frustrating. Rayman has many unique concepts and it looks like a cartoon. If you bought a Jag, go for it.
IMPLANTgames (Jun 29, 2009)
Overall Rayman is a good title. The graphics are sharp and colorful and the game plays well. Despite it’s cute appearance, this game is not for casual gamers. The difficulty level is a bit unforgiving at times, but can be overcome with cheat codes. The game is massive, and can’t be beat in an afternoon. For Jaguar fans looking for a good platformer, Rayman can’t be beat. Recommended.