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Ristar (Genesis)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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The evil tyrant Greedy has arisen to control a solar system full of sentient beings. He has corrupted the leaders of each world and thereby enslaved the entire populace. He has also sent his minions in the disguise of planet natives into the worlds to enforce his rule.

A lush forest planet, the last planet in the tyrants agenda manages to send a call of help to the solar systems little ancient hero before being over run. However, Greedy has even managed to remove the great hero. Yet, he did not count on the interference of the hero's sun, Ristar.

The player takes control of Ristar in his attempt to liberate the solar system. Ristar can stretch out his arms to grab enemies and summarily headbutt them. His long limbs can also be used to climb up on various surfaces. Being a star adds more features to the gameplay.


Ristar Genesis Title Screen
Ristar Genesis I'm one of the chosen Crystal Warriors! Give me back my princess, Garland!... Wait, that's a wrong game...
Ristar Genesis Icy level. Very slippery
Ristar Genesis I look funny today... and what's in that cage?

Alternate Titles

  • "Ristar: The Shooting Star" -- Japanese title
  • "Dexstar" -- Working Title
  • "リスター ザ・シューティングスター" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Thunderbolt Games Nov 30, 2004 10 out of 10 100 Jun 24, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games May 30, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming History Apr 07, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Hobby Consolas Feb, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Mega Fun Feb, 1995 84 out of 100 84 Sep, 2004 8.14 out of 10 81
Gamers (Germany) Feb, 1995 12 out of 15 80
GamesCollection Mar 30, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Game Players Feb, 1995 79 out of 100 79


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The arm moves of Ristar were originally intend for a Sonic the Hedgehog game.

Related Web Sites

  • Ristar Cluster (The ultimate Ristar related site. with info on almost all aspects of the game. and Ristar's Cameos and indepth info on the Planets and bosses! "An Nebulae of Ristar Information!")
Opipeuter (16349) added Ristar (Genesis) on Jan 02, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69521), Foxhack (12491) and be34269 (138)