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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.


Rygar Lynx Game over
Rygar Lynx Danger in the woods
Rygar Lynx Title screen
Rygar Lynx He can't reach me in this tree, though

Promo Images

Rygar Screenshot
Rygar Screenshot
Rygar Screenshot
Rygar Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "アルゴスの戦士" -- Japanese spelling
  • "アルゴスの十字剣" -- Japanese Sega Master System spelling
  • "Video Game: Anthology - Vol. 9: Argos no Senshi" -- Sharp X68000 title
  • "Legendary Warrior" -- Japanese Lynx in-game title
  • "Argos no Senshi" -- Japanese title
  • "Arcade Archives: Rygar" -- PlayStation 4 title

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Apr 10, 2013 A 100
Interface 1991 90 out of 100 90
Raze Apr, 1991 81 out of 100 81
ST Action Nov, 1991 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1991 8.6 out of 12 72
neXGam 2001 6.6 out of 10 66
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1990 26 out of 40 65
Play Time Jun, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Mar, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Video Games Mar, 1991 55 out of 100 55


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tbuteler (3152) added Rygar (Lynx) on May 01, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (181552), リカルド・フィリペ (193113), FatherJack (62753), Kabushi (227178), Martin Smith (66856), Игги Друге (46405) and Unicorn Lynx (181682)