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
Buy On
  1. 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.
  2. It's not wildly original or innovative, it's just fun.
  3. One of those "it could have been a must-buy if..." types of games.
  4. Game Informer
    80
    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]
  5. Cheat Code Central
    100
    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.
  6. In Europe, Rayman can almost do no wrong. It is truly a European figurehead. Its style is a testament to that.
  7. Play Magazine
    90
    As beautiful a game "Rayman" was, this sequel actually looks and plays even better. [Mar 2003, p.62]
  8. Nintendo Power
    82
    The graphics are clear and colorful, and the play control is tight. [Apr 2003, p.135]
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 80
    It plays great, it looks fantastic and it delievers hours of gaming satisfaction.
  14. 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.
  15. A great platformer but can be beaten fairly quickly.
  16. Pocket Games
    90
    Gorgeous graphics and airtight control. [Summer 2003, p.46]
  17. The level of detail is also amazing.

Awards & Rankings

#88 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
#24 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 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!