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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 Each finish level ends in a different transition effect/style
Rayman SEGA Saturn Title Main menu
Rayman SEGA Saturn Game Start
Rayman SEGA Saturn Punch cage to free electoons

Promo Images

Rayman Logo
Rayman Screenshot
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

More colours than your eye can register. Rik Hideto (390294) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
One of the best 2-D platformers I've ever played. Weston Sharpensteen (32) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly Nov 17, 1995 A+ 100
Player One Oct, 1995 97 out of 100 97
Defunct Games Jul 01, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Mega Fun Nov, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Game Revolution Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
GamePro (US) Dec, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Sega Saturn Magazine Nov, 1995 78 out of 100 78
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Nov, 1995 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic May 15, 2009 C- 42


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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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Terok Nor (30535) added Rayman (SEGA Saturn) on Sep 28, 2004
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