Rayman 3 Game Boy Advance


Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  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. Cheat Code Central
    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. Pocket Games
    Gorgeous graphics and airtight control. [Summer 2003, p.46]
  9. Play Magazine
    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. Nintendo Power
    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. Game Informer
    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.

Awards & Rankings

#74 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
#31 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 24, 2017
    It was ok, but very slow. First of all, this was hardly Rayman 3, and more Rayman 2 on GBA with elements from 3. The menu is as slow as can beIt was ok, but very slow. First of all, this was hardly Rayman 3, and more Rayman 2 on GBA with elements from 3. The menu is as slow as can be it seems like. But it is playable and I got some enjoyment out of it, but only a little. Full Review »
  2. BeauH.
    Sep 26, 2003
    A masterpiece of a platformer! maybe Mario is better, but i never played a mario game, believe or not!