The year is 19XX A.D. and the human race has been brought to its knees by the resurrected ancient Beast Lord. The people then brought back to life Rygar, a legendary warrior, in order to fight to save the Human race. Armed with a weapon which extends out (Diskarmor), you'll also make full use of your jumping abilities to venture through and clear all 27 stages. Making its appearance in arcades in 1986 as a side-scrolling action game, the game received high acclaim for its beautifully rendered graphics, such as a setting sun and waterfalls. There are also many bonus features such as collecting the 5 Powers of Indra to obtain special bonuses or gaining 1,000,000 bonus points for finding hidden items (Indra’s Book of Secrets). Aside from those, the number of lives and the difficulty settings can be altered.