Rastan Saga II

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Critic Score User Score
TurboGrafx-16
47
3.5
Genesis
39
2.7
Wii
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4.0

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Genesis 7 2.7
TurboGrafx-16 4 3.5
Wii 1 4.0
Combined User Score 12 3.1


Critic Reviews

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87
ArcadeComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Both the graphics and sound are very high quality, and the gameplay, especially in two-player mode, it enjoyable and addictive enough to keep you reaching in your pocket for more coins. If you liked Rastan, don't miss it.
64
TurboGrafx-16Raze
Colour is used more effectively than the Mega Drive version, with finer detail in the scenery. The only niggle is that play stops whenever you gain or lose a weapon. The pause is only for a second or so, but that's enough to stop the flow of play.
61
TurboGrafx-16The Games Machine (UK)
Sprites are big and well designed but on the blocky side and poorly animated, Gingin poking his sword unenthusiastically at monsters. Backgrounds are badly drawn and coloured. The original Rastan Saga was jolly jump, swing and slash action when it appeared, but that was long ago. Rastan Saga II has virtually identical gameplay and mediocre aesthetics so certainly won't set the world on fire now.
57
GenesisRaze
Rastan is a standard hack-'em-up with plenty of tough levels and meaty monsters to master. However, you're left with the feeling that you've seen it all before. That doesn't stop it from being enjoyable. After all, as the old saying goes, "Where there's slash there's cash."
50
GenesisSega-16.com
To those still on the fence about a potential purchase, it all boils down to what you're expectations are for a Rastan sequel. If you're a Rastan fan, or even if you're just looking for another decent hack-'n-slash for your Genesis, then Rastan Saga II is worth checking out. It shouldn't cost you more than a some change for a full copy, and it's fun enough to spend an afternoon or two with. Those seeking something deeper should search elsewhere, but they'd be missing out on some simple fun.
43
TurboGrafx-16PC Engine Gamer
And the fact that if one tiny management decision was made a little differently, we just might have had the original Rastan Saga on the PC Engine, and that just makes this as hard to swallow as one of those horrible pickled plums you get in Japanese rice balls. You know the ones. They make you gag. Take my advice. If you ever get your hands on this HuCARD, flush it like a morning turd.
41
TurboGrafx-16Power Play
Wer den schwertschwingenden Recken "Rastan" noch von seinem ersten Abenteuer aus der Spielhalle kennt, der wird vom zweiten Teil auf der PC-Engine ziemlich enttäuscht sein. Was sich Taito dabei gedacht hat, ist mir nicht ganz klar. Die Grafik ist ziemlich laienhaft, der Sound nicht der Rede wert und spielerisch hapert's gewaltig.
39
GenesisPower Play
Oje, jetzt hat Taito auch die Mega-Drive-Version dieses Jump'n'Run-Spiels verhunzt. Die Sprites sehen auf den ersten Blick zwar ganz gut aus, an Animationsphasen wurde jedoch kräftig gespart.
28
GenesisASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Vielleicht liegt‘s aber auch daran, daß Taito mit einem schnell zusammengeschusterten Game eine oder zwei Hände voll Yen machen wollen. Der ganze Spielablauf ist nämlich irgendwie ziemlich öde. Dauernd nur springen, plattmachen, laufen, umhauen, springen usw. - das bringt‘s einfach nicht. Außerdem gehören weder Grafik noch Sound zur Elite. Da bevorzuge ich lieber ähnliche Spiele wie Golden Axe (Mega) oder Splatterhouse (Engine).
28
TurboGrafx-16ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Vielleicht liegt‘s aber auch daran, daß Taito mit einem schnell zusammengeschusterten Game eine oder zwei Hände voll Yen machen wollen. Der ganze Spielablauf ist nämlich irgendwie ziemlich öde. Dauernd nur springen, plattmachen, laufen, umhauen, springen usw. - das bringt‘s einfach nicht. Außerdem gehören weder Grafik noch Sound zur Elite. Da bevorzuge ich lieber ähnliche Spiele wie Golden Axe (Mega) oder Splatterhouse (Engine).
16
GenesisThe Video Game Critic
The highlight of the game are the imaginative creatures, some of which are quite frightening. There are skeleton warriors, crawling torsos, snake people, and members of the Insane Clown Posse. The guy wearing a cloak and goat skull looks like he belongs in a Satanic ritual. Striking an enemy causes it to blink white, and that looks cheesy. When you swing on vines the animation is so slow it's comical. The advanced levels are loaded with cheap traps and one-hit deaths, and you're too slow to avoid any of it. Boss battles involve trading blows until someone keels over. My friend Scott accused the first boss "getting all up in his junk". Rastan Saga II might have been passable on a portable system, but on the Genesis we expect a lot more.