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Rastan (MSX)

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Description

Rastan features five levels of hacking and slashing gameplay with a boss at the end of each level. Numerous enemies assault you on your journey such as flying demons, chimeras, valkyries, piranhas, skeleton undead and more. Fight through to the end and save the land of Lograth from certain doom.

The game features different weapons such axes, maces and fire swords, each with its own attributes like extended range or attack power. Armour can also be picked up in the forms shields, cloaks and armour, reducing the damage from enemy attacks. Other items include rings (increase the speed of your weapon) and jewelery for bonus points.

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Rastan MSX End Of Level 1 Boss
Rastan MSX Watch out for the windows!
Rastan MSX Again use the rope to get over the gap
Rastan MSX Climb down the rope or slaughter the angel and the lion

Alternate Titles

  • "Rastan Saga" -- Japanese title
  • "ラスタン・サーガ" -- Japanese Spelling

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Trivia

ST and Amiga conversions were planned, and advertised as 'coming soon' at one point, but never released, apparently due to 'technical difficulties' (WEC Le Mans never reached those systems for the same reason, yet it was somehow possible to convert both to numerous 8-bit systems?!?).

Indeed, Ocean was working on the conversion and in 2014 a working disk with a demo of Rastan for the Atari ST was found. The demo is running, but far from finished.
Martin Smith (63168) added Rastan (MSX) on Aug 08, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Quapil (4742), Tibes80 (1495), Martin Smith (63168), Pseudo_Intellectual (44379), Macintrash (2514), Игги Друге (40132) and Garcia (4783)