Rayman 3 Game Boy Advance
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. If you've ever loved a platforming game, you owe it to yourself to play Rayman 3, simple as that. This one's certain to go down as one of the biggest classics to ever hit the system.
  2. Certainly at the top of the heap of GBA games. It's not as difficult as the first one but it's still no cakewalk. It's going to keep you busy for a good long time.
  3. While the game has its challenging moments, it doesn’t have the frustration factor that some GBA games have and can be played joyfully by experienced or novice game players.
  4. In Europe, Rayman can almost do no wrong. It is truly a European figurehead. Its style is a testament to that.
  5. The level of detail is also amazing.
  6. 90
    Add in one of the most thorough attempts at multiplayer and GameCube connectivity in a GBA game, and the result is a wonderfully deep action platformer.
  7. Colorful, detailed, and challenging, the game evolves the series’ gameplay and style. With a ton of unlockable features, including extras available only with connection to a GameCube, Rayman 3 has plenty of playing value.
  8. Gorgeous graphics and airtight control. [Summer 2003, p.46]
  9. As beautiful a game "Rayman" was, this sequel actually looks and plays even better. [Mar 2003, p.62]
  10. A great platformer but can be beaten fairly quickly.
  11. It's the level design that makes Rayman 3 stand out. While the early levels are mostly uninteresting, the game picks up as Rayman gains more of his trademark powers: the helicopter float, the wall climb, the super-punch, etc.
  12. The graphics are clear and colorful, and the play control is tight. [Apr 2003, p.135]
  13. It's not wildly original or innovative, it's just fun.
  14. Be prepared to repeat levels. Do it and you will be rewarded with beautiful graphics, great sound, and smart level design. [Mar 2003, p.92]
  15. 80
    It plays great, it looks fantastic and it delievers hours of gaming satisfaction.
  16. Where Rayman 3 succeeds, however, is in borrowing an wide assortment of proven concepts from past platform games, injecting them with a whimsical sense of humor, and creating tough but doable challenges sure to make younger gamers wince and older players smile with knowing respect.
  17. One of those "it could have been a must-buy if..." types of games.
  18. 73
    Offers no gameplay surprises, not enough challenge, and not enough replay value, but it's certainly prettier than most GBA platformers.
  19. The delights are mostly in the details - and the developer has taken the time to stuff this version full of neat little extras. [Apr 2003, p.73]
  20. 70
    A very, very, very old-school platformer that doesn’t have enough standout new features to keep it fresh in this day and age.
  21. Rayman 3 neither comes close to toppling the mighty Mario games, nor gives a compelling argument for the merits of cross console link-up gaming, but platform addicts will be well served. The more demanding gamer won’t be.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. BeauH.
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    A masterpiece of a platformer! maybe Mario is better, but i never played a mario game, believe or not!