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Rayman
Rayman (video game)
Rayman symbol
Atari Jaguar box art.
Developer(s) Ludimedia
Ubi Soft Milan (GBC)
Digital Eclipse (GBA)
Junglevision Software (DSi)
Publisher(s) Ubi Soft
Series Rayman
Designer(s) Michel Ancel
Serge Hascoët
Programmer(s) Yann Le Tensorer
Vincent Gréco
Artist(s) Alexandra Steible
Eric Pelatan
Sylvaine Jenny
Composer(s) Rémi Gazel
Release date Atari Jaguar
NASeptember 1, 1995
PlayStation
NASeptember 9, 1995
EUSeptember 29, 1995
Sega Saturn
EUOctober 30, 1995
NA1995
MS-DOS
NAApril 30, 1996
EU1996
Game Boy Color
EUFebruary 1, 2000
NAMarch 29, 2000
Game Boy Advance
NAJune 11, 2001
EUJune 22, 2001
Nintendo DSi
NADecember 7, 2009
EUDecember 25, 2009
iOS
WWFebruary 18, 2016
Android
WWMarch 17, 2016
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player
Ratings E for Everyone
Platform(s) Atari Jaguar, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, MS-DOS, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, DSiWare, iOS, Android

Rayman, more commonly known as Rayman 1, is a side-scrolling platform video game developed by Ludimedia and published by Ubi Soft. The first installment in the Rayman series, the game follows the adventures of Rayman, a hero who must save his colorful world from the evil Mr. Dark. Originally designed for the Atari Jaguar in 1995, a PlayStation version was developed and released around the same time, and further ports were created for MS-DOS and Sega Saturn in 1996. It has appeared in various other formats, including the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Network, DSiWare, and iOS and Android devices, though the iOS and Android versions of the game were removed from digital stores in July 2018.

In the Super Smash Flash series

Characters

The titular hero Rayman, who appeared first in this game as its main protagonist, appears in Super Smash Flash 2 as a playable character.

Moves

Much of Rayman's moveset in SSF2 makes use of far-reaching attacks due to his lack of limbs, which originates from this game with the telescopic fist, a power Rayman receives that allows him to hurl a fist forward. His forward smash and up smash in particular are reminiscent of this. Another power he receives in this game is the Helicopter, allowing him to hover in the air by twirling the prongs of his hair, which is utilized in his up special move of the same name, as well as his up throw and down throw. Additionally, the large, bouncing plum from this game that allows him to attack enemies or stand on it is used in his down special move of the same name, in which he pulls out a plum that can perform these functions.

Music

The victory theme for the Rayman universe in SSF2 is a remix of the theme that plays during the Ubi Soft logo in this game, and it also mixes Rayman's "Yeah!" that is heard after he clears a level in this game.

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