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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. Its 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 SEGA Saturn Rayman tongue wag
Rayman Android 3 difficulty settings are available: Easy (infinite lives), Normal (3 lives, 9 continues), Hard (only 1 life)
Rayman PlayStation Loading screen
Rayman Game Boy Advance Rayman take some time to pose for a picture.

Promo Images

Rayman Other Back (first variant)
Rayman Other Very rare item that was sent before the game's launch.
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

Everything about this game is good, it's only too hard. DOS Rensch (218)
Rayman, a good game Windows scott beane (2)
More colours than your eye can register. SEGA Saturn リカルド・フィリペ (177174)
Pocket gaming at its best! Game Boy Advance ThE oNe (184)
Rayman, Rayman, Rayman, & RAYMAN!!! Windows Jim Fun (252)
interesting but very difficult platform game DOS Xa4 (311)
One of the best 2-D platformers I've ever played. SEGA Saturn Weston Sharpensteen (32)

Critic Reviews

Player One PlayStation Oct, 1995 97 out of 100 97
The DOS Spirit Windows Dec 18, 2010 5.5 out of 6 92
Gamezilla Game Boy Advance Jul 31, 2001 92 out of 100 92
GameFan Magazine Jaguar Sep, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Mega Fun PlayStation Aug, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun Jaguar Jul, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Video Games PlayStation Sep, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Power Play DOS Dec, 1995 81 out of 100 81
Gamekult Game Boy Advance Jun 15, 2001 8 out of 10 80 Game Boy Advance Jun 26, 2001 15 out of 20 75


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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
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