DescriptionThe 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: 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
|Colourful, Bright, and Forgotten.||Wii||So Hai (338)|
The Press Says
|HonestGamers||Game Gear||Dec 09, 2003||10 out of 10||100|
|HonestGamers||Genesis||Dec 20, 2003||10 out of 10||100|
|The DOS Spirit||Genesis||Dec 10, 2013||5.5 out of 6||92|
|SegaFan.com||Genesis||Dec 18, 2001||9.2 out of 10||92|
|Gamers (Germany)||Genesis||Feb, 1995||12 out of 15||80|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||Genesis||Mar, 1995||8 out of 10||80|
|GamesCollection||Genesis||Mar 30, 2010||8 out of 10||80|
|GamePro (US)||Genesis||Feb, 1995||4 out of 5||80|
|Gamestyle||Wii||Aug 19, 2007||7 out of 10||70|
|Defunct Games||Game Gear||Aug 11, 2007||65 out of 100||65|
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TriviaThe PAL Sega Mega Drive/Genesis has a higher resolution than the NTSC system. Most games just add borders to compensate for the higher resolution. But Ristar is one of the few games that actually takes advantage of this resolution and uses the full screen.
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!")