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Description

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.

Screenshots

Rygar ZX Spectrum Title Screen
Rygar ZX Spectrum Stones with surprise
Rygar Commodore 64 The introduction
Rygar Commodore 64 Don't fall off the platforms

Promo Images

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Rygar Screenshot
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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 Lynx Apr 10, 2013 A 100
Génération 4 Lynx Feb, 1991 73 out of 100 73
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Dec, 1990 26 out of 40 65
Play Time Lynx Jun, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1989 6 out of 10 60
Nintendo Life Wii Sep 13, 2009 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Mar, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Crash! ZX Spectrum May, 1989 45 out of 100 45
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 4.5 out of 10 45

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Trivia

Amiga version

In 2019 Graeme Cowie created Amiga conversion of Rygar. He wrote it from scratch in assembler as a truthful port of the original keeping its all good and bad elements. This version is available for free download from here. The game requires Amiga with AGA chipset.
Contributed to by Charly2.0 (253016), Rik Hideto (405199), FatherJack (62726), tbuteler (3146), Kabushi (257355), Martin Smith (75826), Игги Друге (46326) and Unicorn Lynx (181469)
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