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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 as 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.

Screenshots

Rastan ZX Spectrum The main menu
Rastan Commodore 64 One of the bosses in the game
Rastan Arcade Skeletons
Rastan MSX Enter the castle

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Alternate Titles

  • "Rastan Saga" -- Japanese title
  • "ラスタンサーガ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Not the best platformer around DOS Katakis | カタキス (39526)
Thoroughly mediocre platform action. DOS Tomer Gabel (4678)

Critic Reviews

Retrogaming.it SEGA Master System Apr 25, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming History SEGA Master System Apr 25, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Sega8bit.com SEGA Master System Dec 04, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games SEGA Master System Aug 23, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Oct, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Mar, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 67 out of 100 67
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA Master System Sep, 1989 24 out of 40 60
Power Play Game Gear Nov, 1991 52 out of 100 52

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Trivia

Bats

If you stand around doing nothing for too long, bats come and attack you. They can be killed and were incentive to keep moving.

Cancelled conversions

ST and Amiga conversions were planned by Ocean, 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). However, in 2014 a working disk with a demo of Rastan for the Atari ST was found. The demo is running, but far from finished.

Game Gear version

Rastan was released for the Game Gear in Japan. However, unlike most other Game Gear games, it was a straight port of the Master System version, running not in a letterbox format, but instead using the GG's Master System compatibility mode, resulting in a fuzzy screen with small sprites which is difficult to render in screenshots.

Master System version

The instruction manual for the Master System version of this game is notorious for containing several nude female enemies (Harpie, Meduza, Gorgon), which have bare breasts and what appears to be pubic hair.

Information also contributed by Игги Друге, Jo ST, Martin Smith, and Psionic

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