Rygar: The Legendary Adventure

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Rygar: The Legendary Adventure
Rygar The Legendary Adventure.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Blood and Gore, Violence)
PEGI rating: 12+
GRB rating: 18
Widescreen supported natively
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-51445 & SLUS-20471 & NPUD-20471
Japanese: SLPM-61036 & SCAJ-20003 & SLPS-25178
German: SLES-51445
French: SLES-51445
Spanish: SLES-51445
Italian: SLES-51445
Korean: SCKA-20006
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20471
NPUD-20471 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: November 25, 2002
November 6, 2012 (PS2 Classics)
CRCs: 3E2A42FA
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51445
Release date: May 30, 2003
CRCs: 2DFD9846
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25178
SCKA-20006 (Korea)
SLPM-61036 (Demo, Taikenban)
Release date: December 5, 2002
March 8, 2003 (Korea)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Tecmo
Publisher(s): Tecmo (US, JP), Wanadoo (EU), SCEA (US)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN8.4/10, Metacritic83/100
Game description: Rygar: The Legendary Adventure tells the tale of a noble warrior determined to save the Princess Harmonia and bring the Island of Argus back to a state of peace. Armed with the Diskarmor, Rygar sets out on a legendary adventure, battling ravenous monsters called Titans and traveling to dark and mysterious worlds. The legendary Diskarmor shield--which is fully upgradeable with fire, ice, and lightning--can be used for attack, defense, or transportation.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 3.20GHz
0.9.7 r3982 GSDX r3983
  • SPU2-X r3983
  • LilyPad ?
Use "skip MPEG hack" gamefix to pass Wanadoo logo. Set GSDX interlacing to "Weave bff". Don't use EE cyclerate and Vu cycle stealing hacks., 52-60 FPS most of the time. There are places where it is 45-50, but it is rare. Dhillel
NTSC-J Windows
  • Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16Ghz
  • Nvidia GTS 250 512MB
1.1.0 r5517 GSdx 5464 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 5478
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 5403
Runs above full speed.
NTSC Win7 Pro SP1
  • HP EliteBook 8570p
  • Intel Core i5-3360M @ 2.80GHz x64-based PC
  • 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) 4GB RAM.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
1.2.1 r5875 GSDX r5875
  • SPU2 X r5875
  • Sony PS3 Pad
  • Looks and Plays surprisingly well.
  • Using PS2Lunch Game configuration Launcher (see discussion)


  • Original names: アルゴスの戦士 (SLPS-25178), 아르고스의 전사 (SCKA-20006)
  • Also known as Argus no Senshi (JP)

Known Issues

Intro screen may blink and flash

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: The screen flickers during the game intro.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Emulation Settings > Game Fixes tab, click "Enable manual game fixes" and enable the "Switch to GSdx software rendering when an FMV plays" fix.

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Public compatibility forum links