released in 2001
Music composed, arranged and performed by Claude SamardProject management : Arnaud Carette, Riccardo Lenzi
Lead sound designers : Gregoire Spillmann, Davide Pensato
Sound designers : Nicolas Vermot, Gianni Ricciardi
Sound producer : Sylvain Brunet
Creative manager : Manu Bachet
Sound Fx : Talkover
Voices director : Eddie Crew
Sound production organisation : Marine Lelievre
Additional arrangements : B.H. Levitte
Mixed by : Martin Dutasta
Press ReviewsGAMESDOMAIN (UK 2002)
Coupling the feast of the eyes is a soundtrack that is reminiscent of some of the extravagant delights heard in Squaresoft's legendary Chrono Trigger on the SNES. There are one or two tunes in Rayman M which sound like they could have been loosely related, such is their quality.
Superb graphics, wonderful orchestral music and, most importantly, totally addicitve and enjoyable gameplay combined to make it the best platform game on any system in year. It's a true "must have" game on the Playstation 2.
Rayman has the sweetest sound and plays some sad, cool, funky, groovy, hip, kind, sweet, happy music. Always the levels fit to their music, and the sounds perfectly match to Rayman's moves.
PLAY Magazine : Rayman Arena is impossible to put down, especially multiplayer.Nintendo Power :UbiSoft's limbless hero will soon strong-arm the competition...
BPM Magazine :
Move over Mario : Rayman is hitting the arena!
The pumping techno soundtrack seems designed to further increase the adrenaline level, and occasionally resembles "Garbage" -- the band...