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Ristar

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Gear
81
3.6
Genesis
87
4.2
Windows
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User Reviews

Colourful, Bright, and Forgotten. Wii So Hai (338)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Game Gear 8 3.6
Genesis 22 4.2
Wii 2 1.6
Windows 2 2.1
Combined MobyScore 34 3.8


The Press Says

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100
Game GearHonestGamers
Indeed, if you've even had a taste of Ristar on some level, you could order/purchase this game going only by the name, in complete confidence. If you haven't been privy to the little guy's greatness at all, rest assured that it is a far cry from witnessing a fat and blurry little plumber straining his aged joints under a good deal of eyestrain; you'll enjoy instead the compact chronicles of this twinkling star with a twinkle in your eye.
100
GenesisThunderbolt Games
The little guy's tireless attitude and timeless adventure are instantly magnetic, but only over time will Ristar start to haunt you with its greatness, asking that you return to it every so often, no matter what other games you might have lined up.
100
GenesisHonestGamers
The little guy's tireless attitude and timeless adventure are instantly magnetic, but only over time will Ristar start to haunt you with its greatness, asking that you return to it every so often, no matter what other games you might have lined up. And you'll acquiesce.
93
GenesisGameFan Magazine
When I saw the early screens of Ristar, I sure didn't expect a game this good. Thankfully, it's not very cute at all, as you might think at first glance. This is a very involved platformer with a ton 'o' play mechanics. I couldn't put it down. This one deserves a sequel. Now if Sega would only bring out Pulseman...
92
GenesisSegaFan.com
La duración, como la mayoría de los plataformas de Megadrive, no es excesiva, pero tampoco te lo terminas en media hora, y algunas fases y monstruos se te atragantarán a menudo. En total son unas 21 fases (contando jefes) separadas en 7 planetas. Lo que está claro es que el tiempo que tardes en terminarte el juego no podrás soltar el pad, a pesar de ser un juego de la era de los 16 bits. Yo personalmente estaría encantado de volver a disfrutar de las aventuras de esta estrella de los videojuegos en Game Boy Advance, por ejemplo. Mandamases de Sega, si me estáis leyendo (soñar es gratis), tened en cuenta mi consejo :)
92
GenesisThe DOS Spirit
Spillet klarer å holde opplevelsen frisk ved blande andre elementer sammen i gameplayet. For eksempel kan du henge etter ballonger for å komme deg høyere og ta del i en snøballkrig for å nevne noe. Ristar tjener godt på disse investeringene fordi avkastningen man står tilbake med er en solid plattformer som turte å gjøre noe nytt i en verden regjert av Mario, Sonic og Castlevania-kloner – og at det fungerer! Det er sånt vår «Golden DOS Spirit»-utmerkelse står for. Her, Ristar! Catch!
90
GenesisHobby Consolas
De acuerdo que Sega ha tomado prestados aspectos de dos de sus más famosos personajes, pero ha sido por una buena causa. Ristar es un gran cartucho de plataformas, excelentemente realizado y muy entretenido. Y cuando un juego divierte, entretiene y nos mantiene pegados al pad, todo lo demás carece de importancia.
90
GenesisJeuxvideo.com
Pas aussi rapide, nerveux ou charismatique qu’un Sonic, Ristar n’a cependant pas à rougir de la comparaison. Grâce à un gameplay aux petits oignons, à une réalisation encore aujourd’hui exemplaire et à level design inspiré et original, ce jeu remplit parfaitement sa mission : vous transporter dans son univers unique et vous faire rêver. Et au fond, n’est-ce pas l’essentiel ? C’est sûr et certain, cette petite étoile qu’est Ristar n’a toujours pas fini de briller.
90
GenesisSEGA-Portal.de
Ristar ist eines der schönsten und besten Jump n’ Runs überhaupt. Von der tollen Grafik über das schöne Leveldesign hin zur perfekten Steuerung befindet sich hier alles auf einem extrem hohen Niveau und macht auch richtig Spaß. Ein oder zwei Jahre früher erschienen und das Spiel wäre wahrscheinlich ein Mega-Hit geworden, so ist es eben leider nie sonderlich bekannt geworden.
90
WiiNintendo Life
Not only did Sonic Team create a game that easily differentiates itself from their Sonic the Hedgehog series, they've also come up with some of the most unique game play ideas to come out of the 16-bit era and a game that's every bit as much fun to play today as it was almost 15 years ago when it was first released.
90
WiiJeuxvideo.com
Pas aussi rapide, nerveux ou charismatique qu’un Sonic, Ristar n’a cependant pas à rougir de la comparaison. Grâce à un gameplay aux petits oignons, à une réalisation encore aujourd’hui exemplaire et à level design inspiré et original, ce jeu remplit parfaitement sa mission : vous transporter dans son univers unique et vous faire rêver. Et au fond, n’est-ce pas l’essentiel ? C’est sûr et certain, cette petite étoile qu’est Ristar n’a toujours pas fini de briller.
90
GenesisRetrogaming History
Difficile trovare punti deboli in Ristar. Il platform firmato dal Sonic Team unisce una tecnica audiovisiva di altissimo livello ad una giocabilità particolarmente solida che trae notevole giovamento da un gameplay intrigante unito all'impeccabile bilanciamento del livello di difficoltà. Gli sviluppatori della celeberrima serie dedicata al porcospino blu della Sega non potevano congedarsi meglio dal Mega Drive.
90
GenesisRetrogaming.it
La firma del Sonic Team dovrebbe già dirla lunga sulla la qualità tecnica di Ristar. Un team di provata e premiata esperienza nel settore dei platform game su MD non poteva che ottenere il massimo dall’hardware del 16 bit Sega.
90
Game GearGamePro (US)
The gameplay's tough enough for intermediates and multiple pathways through the large rounds promise good replay value.
90
GenesisSega-16.com
Some people may complain about the level design (the stages are HUGE) but don't let that turn you off to this great title. From the cool opening story to the great ending (yes, the game has an actual ending. No "Congratulations!" here!), Ristar deserves a place in every platform-loving gamer's library.
90
GenesisDigital Press - Classic Video Games
Bonus levels initiate a secondary reinforcement for completists, but for the sake of pleasure alone should warrant multiple replays. Here is a rare case of a game that brings home satisfaction every time. Ristar is one of the most original video game heroes ever conceived, rivaling the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog with attitude and finesse. It deserves an honorable place among Sega’s superstar solar system.
84
Game GearMega Fun
Ristar hat mir von Anfang an gefallen, und mir persönlich liegt der kleine Stern mehr als das Maskottchen von Sega, denn von Hochgeschwindigkeit ist bei Ristar nichts zu spüren; und das finde ich gut so, denn nur so kann man die Levels gemütlicher angehen und ausgiebiger nach Extras suchen als beim nervösen Konkurrenten aus eigenem Hause. Auch die vielfachen Fähigkeiten, die der kleine Stern vorzuweisen hat, machen ihn dem Igel überlegen und bieten mehr spielerische Abwechslung. Grafisch ist das Spiel auch auf der Höhe der Zeit, ebenso weiß der Sound zu gefallen, auch wenn er keine Bäume ausreißt. Wer von Jump‘n Runs nicht genug bekommen kann, liegt mit diesem Spiel goldrichtig, denn auch die Spielbarkeit ist sehr gut gelungen und beweist, daß auch die Sonic-Jungs mal etwas anderes auf die Beine stellen können als nur die x-te Fortsetzung ihres blauen Helden.
84
GenesisMega Fun
Ristar hat mir von Anfang an gefallen, und mir persönlich liegt der kleine Stern mehr als das Maskottchen von Sega, denn von Hochgeschwindigkeit ist bei Ristar nichts zu spüren; und das finde ich gut so, denn nur so kann man die Levels gemütlicher angehen und ausgiebiger nach Extras suchen als beim nervösen Konkurrenten aus eigenem Hause. Auch die vielfachen Fähigkeiten, die der kleine Stern vorzuweisen hat, machen ihn dem Igel überlegen und bieten mehr spielerische Abwechslung. Grafisch ist das Spiel auch auf der Höhe der Zeit, ebenso weiß der Sound zu gefallen, auch wenn er keine Bäume ausreißt. Wer von Jump‘n Runs nicht genug bekommen kann, liegt mit diesem Spiel goldrichtig, denn auch die Spielbarkeit ist sehr gut gelungen und beweist, daß auch die Sonic-Jungs mal etwas anderes auf die Beine stellen können als nur die x-te Fortsetzung ihres blauen Helden.
84
GenesisMean Machines
Rising from his stupor, Ristar prepares for an interstellar mercy mission. His cute five-pointed look is deceptive - only one person ever called him 'Twinkle' at school, and they only ever did it once, because Ristar was Alpha Centauri head-butting champion three solar cycles on the trot. Evolution has given him an exceptionally hard forehead and extended arms to match. This so-called 'evil tyrant' is going to wish he had never been born…
83
Game GearneXGam
Man merkt das hier reichlich vom Genreprimus Sonic geklaut wurde, aber wen interessiert das? Abgesehen von dieser Tatsache ist das Game nämlich wahrlich ein Stern am Game-Gear Spielehimmel!
81
GenesisGameCola.net
Overall, Ristar is an enormously fun platformer, with a lot of colorful characters, settings, and gameplay options. If you have a Genesis then I highly suggest that you look for this game, and if you have a GameCube than get Sega Mega Collection, because this game is featured on that. If you are a PS2 or XBox owner, then you're going to have to wait for Sonic Mega Collection Plus to come out. Soon all the gaming world will have an opportunity to play Ristar; don't turn it down, because I promise you that you will enjoy this rather strange adventure.
81
Game GearGame Players
The sound is not quite as annoying as most Game Gear games, but it is enough to keep a Walkman close by. It's just a side-scroller, but Ristar's special skills make for some very unique gameplay (not totally unique --- it plays just like Dynamite Headdy, but with arms instead of heads). Ristar is a fine choice to get your Game Gear out of the closet.
80
GenesisGamesCollection
È un gioco che consiglio caldamente a tutti, indipendentemente dal fatto che amiate o meno i giochi di questo genere, ed è un ottimo platform che purtroppo non ha goduto della popolarità che avrebbe dovuto meritare.
80
WiiEurogamer.de
Ristar mag vielleicht kein wegweisender Klassiker sein, wie bei kaum einem anderen VC-Titel spricht aber selbst heute – zwölf Jahre später – absolut nichts gegen den Erwerb dieser Spiel gewordenen Bestandaufnahme höchster Jump’n’Run-Tugenden.
80
GenesisGamers (Germany)
Gute Spielbarkeit, knallbunte Grafik und peppige Musikstücke waren schon bei Segas Stacheltier ein Markenzeichen. Bei 'Ristar' wird diese Linie konsequent fortgesetzt. Lediglich die digitalisierten Geräusche kratzen arg an den Gehörnerven. Ansonsten kann das Spiel mit fairem Leveldesign und ansprechender Optik aufwarten. Allerdings wird hier eine andere Zielgruppe als bei Sonic angesprochen: 'Ristar' schraubt den 'Niedlichkeits-Faktor' in ungeahnte Höhen. Die Hauptfigur ist herzallerliebst, die Gegner putzig, die Endgegner drollig usw. Wenn ihr also zu der Sorte Spieler gehört, die ohne Brutalität nicht leben können, werdet ihr den kleinen Stern wahrscheinlich am liebsten auf den Mond schießen. Allen anderen sei gesagt: Mit 'Ristar' hat Sega-Alt-Star Sonic eine ernstzunehmende Konkurrenz aus eigenem Hause bekommen!
80
Game GearGamers (Germany)
Während die 'Sonic'-Spiele auf dem GG qualitativ immer etwas hinter ihren 16-Bit-Vorbildern lagen, braucht sich das 'GG-Ristar' keineswegs hinter dem MD-Game zu verstecken. Die knallbunte Grafik reizt die Farbpalette von Segas Handheld gut aus, die Musik ist ebenfalls gelungen. Da sich dies auch ohne Einschränkungen über das Gameplay sagen läßt, bleibt GG-Besitzern mit Jump&Run-Ambitionen eigentlich nur eine Möglichkeit: Kaufen!
80
GenesisVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
The graphics include a lot of color and detail. Everything becomes darker as you swim deeper in the water levels. The backgrounds don't look as clean as they could, but are more interesting than most platform games. And the animation for Ristar is extremely cute. When he pushes a tree over, a look of surprise crosses his face and it's extremely cute. I just wanted to smother him in kisses. You'll like this cute kiddie platform game. It's got a lot going for it.
80
GenesisGamePro (US)
Despite great looks and clever gameplay, Ristar's no match for experienced players. Playing at the toughest difficulty setting, veteran gamers won't even break a sweat until the last levels. Nevertheless, it's entertaining enough to be worth playing through once. Ristar won't be the supernova in this year's galaxy of games, but it's a good choice for experienced star gazers.
80
GenesisAll Game Guide
Ristar is not your typical character -- he has arms that can stretch to great lengths. Use them to grab onto enemies and bash them against his face, climb walls or ladders, swing from poles or throw various objects. You'll also be able to swim, activate pulleys, hang from objects or creatures, and use your special move: the Meteor Strike. This involves twirling around a Star Handle and shooting away in any direction to reach new areas or defeat enemy creatures.
80
WiiIGN
Hold off on spending your 800 points for just a minute, and go check out your library of last-generation titles. Ristar was included as an unlockable in 2002's Sonic Mega Collection for the GameCube, as well as 2004's Sonic Mega Collection Plus on the PS2 and Xbox. And just last month, it appeared again in the PS2's Sega Genesis Collection. No sense using your cash to buy a game you may already own.
79
GenesisGame Players
The problem for Sega is that players just aren't interested in the whole cute mascot thing anymore. Even Sonic has begun to slip a little. I guess after you've ripped a few heads off in Mortal Kombat, those smiling, cute stuffed animals just don't appeal. Still, Ristar is a very good game and it would be a shame for any action fan to miss it. So whaddaya say? How about putting the axe down for just a minute, maybe?
76
Game GearElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
An excellent new character, Ristar requires more technique than the typical run-and-jump action titles. The stages are very colorful, with good graphics and control. The sounds could be a bit pumped up.
70
Game GearLe Geek
I guess you have to make the inescapable comparison with Sonic. The various Sonic games all look and sound better, but sometimes I get the feeling that they're playing me rather than the other way around. Ristar requires a lot more input than Sonic, and I think I like it better for that.
70
WiiGamestyle
Ultimately, Ristar feels a little bit like Sonic leftovers. Not quite enough on its own for that fabled classic status. Regardless, it's lots of fun (when it isn't being frustrating) and one of the better platformers from the era. There are certainly worse things to spend your Wii points on.
65
Game GearDefunct Games
All in all, this version of Ristar is decent. It's pretty fun, and if you're a big fan of platformers and don't mind graphical or audio limitations, Ristar for the Game Gear would make a pretty good addition to your collection. Otherwise, I'd say, if possible, try to get the Genesis version (or just buy Sonic Mega Collection, in which the Genesis version is an unlockable game)