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Average Player Score Based on 455 ratings
7.8
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Score Breakdown Based on 455 ratings
  1. 10 (70)
  2. 9 (125)
  3. 8 (158)
  4. 7 (56)
  5. 6 (13)
  6. 5 (9)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (17)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:7.4

    Rygar: The horribly mistranslated adventure

    Rygar for the NES is a game that could have been great, but instead, due to some flaws, turns out to be kind of average (but still fun). The game could have been longer, boss fights could have been better, and the charac... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Rygar

  • User Rating:8.3

    Good to pass time.

    Rygar by Tecmo is a fairly good game. It has some RPG elements in gaining power; but mostly it is a side scroll action/adventure game. Sometimes it is a little difficult to find where it is you're supposed to go, but... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5

    This game is a port of the arcade game, but adds top down and Rpg elements. Not a bad game, but hard to figure out.

    Rygar for the Nintendo Entertainment System is an arcade port. And not to bad of one either. The game-play is fun, the musics great, the graphics are pretty great, and the controls are responsive. The main issue with thi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6

    Classic Action Side-Scrolling RPG for the NES

    When I played this game in the 1980s when it first came out, I was overwhelmed, because up until that point I had never played a sidescrolling action RPG, let alone one as challenging as Rygar. Even today, this game sti... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.4

    Rygar: The horribly mistranslated adventure

    Rygar for the NES is a game that could have been great, but instead, due to some flaws, turns out to be kind of average (but still fun). The game could have been longer, boss fights could have been better, and the charac... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5

    one of the best NES Games ever!!!!!!!!!!

    This game reinvented adventure games. With plenty of non-linear segmetnts and tons of backtracking which most games dont have. The game strength is its fantasy greek based worlds that are still amazing today. What is gr... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7

    great RPG!!

    The more you kill the more powerful you become, what a concept. That is the best way to describe Rygars interesting level up system. This wasnt a game, it was a quest. The first action/RPG with an easy to grasp arcade ga... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7

    If u have a Nintendo BUY THIS GAME

    This game was soooo fun. Basically the point of the game is to save the princess but unless you are amazing you would never really figure that out. I'm pretty sure this game is impossible to beat but I could be wrong. Th... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8

    One of the first action/platform games to really bring a sense of epic adventuring to the gaming experience

    A game like Rygar wouldn’t stand out as anything out of the ordinary in modern times, or even three years after it was released, but back in 1987 Rygar pushed some uncharted boundaries for the Nintendo Entertainment Syst... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    Game review no 3

    Game name? Rygar Platform? NES Any form of leveling? Yes. Each monster you kill will generate a certain number of tone points (strength) and last points (responsible of your hp increase). Longest sittingplaying... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1

    The more you kill the more power you get.

    The more you kill the more powerful you become, what a concept. That is the best way to describe Rygars interesting level up system. This wasnt a game, it was a quest. The first action/RPG with an easy to grasp arcade ga... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful