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Katakana アルゴスの戦士
Rōmaji Arugosu no Senshi
Developer Tecmo
Publisher Tecmo
Release date 1986
Genre Sidescroller
Media Dual layered PCB
Orientation Horizontal
Display 15KHz

Rygar is a scrolling platform game where the player assumes the role as the "Legendary Warrior", battling through a hostile landscape. Only with the attack and movements mastered would the player stand a chance of progressing through later stages. The main feature of gameplay is using a weapon called the "Diskarmor", a shield with a long chain attached to it.

Artifacts and Powers


All the below items can be found hidden in the stones. Some like the explosion item are always hidden in set places every game, but most of the rest are placed randomly. The stones are always in the same places each game though and are never found in random locations.

Artifact Reward
Rygar artifact 1.gif 200 pts bonus. The ones that shoot out of fire pits on some levels can be shot instead of collected but doing this gets you only 100 pts.
Rygar artifact 2.gif 500 pts bonus. Nothing else special about this item.
Rygar artifact 3.gif 1000 pts bonus. They also start to appear randomly after you've collected 4 powers.
Rygar artifact 4.gif Kills everything on the screen and gives you 10k pts bonus. Note you don't get extra pts for what you kill. These items are in the same set places every game, except the random one on round 6.
Rygar artifact 5.gif This is very rare but can appear on any level. It's worth a random amount of points if collected or keep shooting at it and it will turn into the four items above (in that order) and then the Cross power.
Rygar artifact 6.gif Time Item. Adds twenty "seconds" to the clock. If you collect one after the timer has already reached zero the extra time is added on but doesn't go down again.
Rygar artifact 7.gif Extra life. These can sometimes be found in the stones on rounds 4, 12, 18 and 26. On the Japanese version there's one on round 14 on the righthand side of the log bridge. Grab it quick as it flys off the screen!
Rygar artifact 8.gif Collect any 7 stars for a 70,000 pts bonus.
Rygar artifact 9.gif Hidden Parchment worth 1,000,000 pts! There's only one of these in the game and it can only be found above the star tree on round 13 (see bonuses & scoring).

Hidden Powers

How long it takes you get get all the powers depends on the difficulty setting of the machine. On the hardest setting its possible to get 4 powers on one level if you've got enough time. On the lower difficulty settings it can take as long as 4-5 rounds before you get all 4.

If you get the Cross power while you have the other 4 powers you gain a huge 160,000 pts bonus! If you don't die and get another cross you don't receive another 160k though :( The Cross power only appears on set levels or in the question mark object. Once you have got the powers, the blue 1000 pts objects start to appear randomly.

Each one of the powers are also hidden in various stones - two only appear in the Japanese version of the game. Click here if you want to know their locations. The Cross Power is only ever found on set levels (7, 17 and 25) or from the rarely found ? object.

Power Result
Rygar powers 1.gif Star Power - Increases your weapons range to nearly the length of the whole screen! See the tips page about the more powerful shooting.
Rygar powers 2.gif Crown Power - Increases the fire power of your weapon, letting you kill several enemies with a single shot!
Rygar powers 3.gif Tiger Power - Let's you kill ANY enemy instantly by jumping on it (see bonuses & scoring).
Rygar powers 4.gif Cross Power - Limited invincibility lasting 10 - 45 seconds depending on the round. If you collection a second Cross power and the first hasn't expired extra invincibility time isn't added on nor do you score another bonus.
Rygar powers 5.gif Sun Power - Allows greater control over vertical firing. See the tips page about this.

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