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The first game in the popular Rayman series is a 2D side-scrolling adventure developed and published by Ubisoft.


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PublisherUbi Soft
DeveloperUbi Soft
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated19 April 2024

Game Review

The first game in the popular Rayman series is a 2D side-scrolling adventure developed and published by Ubisoft. It was released in 1995 for PC MS-DOS, Playstation, Sega Saturn, and other platforms.

It was the first game in the Rayman series and my first computer game. Don’t judge me too harshly; we didn’t have a home computer until I was in the 7th grade. I remember it being so hard because I was more used to console controls. Playing as Rayman himself, the no-limb-having hero, you must save your colorful world from the evil Mr. Dark. Mr. Dark has kidnapped the great Protoon and his smaller electoons and plunged your world into darkness. Out of the darkness flow evil minions, making the world a dangerous place. Starting out, Rayman’s strongest abilities are jumping, crawling, and making silly faces. Don’t worry, he gets much stronger later one and learns new abilities. He will learn to fight, grapple, and even hover with his hair (think Earthworm Jim). You must jump, climb, and fight your way through the levels to free the electoons, restoring light to your world.

Rayman has no limbs simply because he was easier to animate that way. And, as it turns out Rayman wasn’t just difficult because of my console gaming, it’s just a difficult game. It is the most challenging one in the series. Rayman enjoyed commercial success and holds the record for number of weeks on the UK all-formats top 40 charts with 261 weeks (5 years). This fun and challenging platformer is a good way to test your skills.

Review by: Tasha
Published: 6 February 2017 7:34 pm

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Latest Comments

  • Jalledrengen12 - 2022-03-13 - Reply

    Amazing game and it runs smoothly but am I the only one who can't get the music to work? The music is 75% of the game in Rayman so I really miss that part.

    I have tried switching it on and off in the options but nothing happens. Any solution to this?

  • HungryPizzaFox - 2021-07-09 - Reply

    Love the game!! But there is one problem... There is no music, there is nothing but the sounds and Non of the nostalgic music. I don't know if its the way I set it up but the music is a big deal

  • Kelyn Wesley - 2021-07-06 - Reply

    This is awesome and brings back so many memories. I have one question that's a make it or break it thing... I am playing on a Mac and while it works great, I can't figure out how to save my game progress. When I close the game and re-enter, my saved game is gone. How do I save my game so I don't have to restart from the beginning every time?

  • Manu - 2019-08-08 - Reply

    Yes the cutscenes are missing in this version. Follow the link on the top right to buy the full game on GOG if you want to enjoy this amazing game in all his parts.

  • Yeow Yeow - 2019-08-03 - Reply

    Hey the game works great! Just one thing, are there no cutscenes or did I do something wrong? Like the one at the beginning of the game to tell the story I didn’t get it unless I missed it somehow?