Seen by some as a retroactive upgrade from its PlayStation port, Rayman Rush (2002), Rayman Arena (2001) was able to do both on-foot racing and battle modes.
In Europe, the game was known as Rayman M as in multiplayer but to prevent confusion for parents, the other places named the game as Rayman Arena and was delayed until Rayman Rush first came out in 2002.
The game had two different versions: one for the PlayStation 2 and PC, and a version for the Xbox and GameCube. The latter version included an additional character to play as.
Rayman Arena is a lot of fun that combines the best of both genres.