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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 Arcade Kill rhino
Rygar Arcade Flying demons
Rygar SEGA Master System Here comes one riding a dragon
Rygar Sharp X68000 Title screen

Promo Images

Rygar Screenshot
Rygar Screenshot
Rygar Magazine Advertisement
Rygar Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "アルゴスの戦士" -- Japanese spelling
  • "アーケードアーカイブス アルゴスの戦士" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch 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
  • "Rygar: Let's Fight!!!" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Legendary Warrior" -- Japanese Lynx in-game title
  • "Argos no Senshi" -- Japanese title
  • "Arcade Archives: Rygar" -- PS4 / Switch title
  • "Arcade Archives: Argos no Senshi" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch title

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Critic Reviews

All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 8.2 out of 12 68
Datormagazin Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 3.3 out of 5 66
neXGam Lynx 2001 6.6 out of 10 66
Play Time Lynx Jun, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Nintendo Life Wii Sep 13, 2009 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Video Games Lynx Mar, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Mar, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 4.5 out of 10 45
Crash! ZX Spectrum May, 1989 45 out of 100 45


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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 (260095), Rik Hideto (468304), FatherJack (62720), tbuteler (3146), Kabushi (257700), Martin Smith (79769), Игги Друге (46309) and Unicorn Lynx (181419)
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