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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, 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 of shields, cloaks and armour, reducing the damage from enemy attacks. Other items include rings (increase the speed of your weapon) and jewelry for bonus points.

Screenshots

Rastan Apple IIgs The Story
Rastan Commodore 64 Swinging over a pit of fire
Rastan DOS Title screen (CGA mode with RGBI monitor)
Rastan MSX Climb down the rope or slaughter the angel and the lion

Promo Images

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Rastan Magazine Advertisement

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 (43089)
Thoroughly mediocre platform action. DOS Tomer Gabel (4634)
One of the arcade's best games, a Conan-like story as a simple 2D platformer Arcade Andrew Fisher (707)

Critic Reviews

Sega8bit.com SEGA Master System Dec 04, 2005 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum May, 1988 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 9.4 out of 12 78
Sega-16.com SEGA Master System Sep 14, 2015 7 out of 10 70
Info Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Amstar SEGA Master System Sep, 1990 13 out of 20 65
The Games Machine (UK) SEGA Master System Apr, 1989 43 out of 100 43
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 42 out of 100 42
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade May, 1987 Unscored Unscored
Your Sinclair Arcade Aug, 1987 Unscored Unscored

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Only in the manual of the Master System? 2 Rwolf (20961)
Aug 08, 2021

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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