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When a villain known only as Mr. Dark appears, trouble brews in Rayman's world. Mr. Dark captures the Toons - source of light and Rayman's friends. With no more light, evil creatures begin to roam, making the world unsafe for everyone. It’s up to you, as Rayman, to free your friends and put an end to Mr. Dark's dastardly schemes!

Rayman is a side-scrolling platformer starring the titular Rayman, a big-nosed chap with no arms or legs. Rayman can jump and use his hair to hover for a short period of time. He can also attack by throwing his fists, or winding up his fists for a more powerful punch. He can occasionally find special power ups that grant him unlimited flying power, giving him the ability to navigate through tricky mazes.


Rayman PlayStation In every level, Rayman has to find and open six of these cages.
Rayman PlayStation Receiving an item.
Rayman PlayStation One of the first levels
Rayman PlayStation Loading screen

Promo Images

Rayman Other Front (second variant)
Rayman Other
Rayman Screenshot
Rayman Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "雷曼" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Rayman Ultimate" -- Pocket PC title
  • "Rayman Classic" -- Android / iOS title
  • "Rayman Advance" -- Game Boy Advance title
  • "レイマン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Retrogaming History Oct 18, 2008 10 out of 10 100
GameFan Magazine Sep, 1995 91 out of 100 91
Electric Playground Sep 15, 1995 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Oct, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Retro Archives Oct 26, 2021 17.5 out of 20 88
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1995 34.5 out of 40 86
Game Players Oct, 1995 82 out of 100 82 Feb, 2008 8 out of 10 80
CD Player 1996 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1995 71 out of 100 71


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Cancelled Ports

A SEGA 32X port was going to be released, but got cancelled due to the platform's declining popularity. A 3DO version was also planned as well, but cancelled due to technical issues.


Rayman has the record for number of weeks on the UK all-formats top 40 chart with 261 weeks. That's more than five years.


  • Rayman has no joints, he just has a head, body, hands and feet. The reason for this is that it was much easier to animate him that way.
  • The DOS and Windows versions stored the opening and ending animations in a very unusual format: the video is completely separate from the audio. The audio for the animations is on the CD as CD Audio tracks. So in order to watch the intro and ending, a full install of the game is necessary, since a CD-ROM drive can not access data and audio tracks at the same time.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • September 1995 (Issue 74) - Game of the Month (Playstation version)
  • Game Players
    • 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol.8, No.13) - Best Jaguar Game of the Year
Information also contributed by Big John WV, Kabushi, Qlberts, samsam12 and Satoshi Kunsai.

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Adam Baratz (1484) added Rayman (PlayStation) on Apr 16, 2001
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