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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 Amstrad CPC Climbing a vine
Rastan Game Gear First level
Rastan Amstrad CPC A four-armed skeleton
Rastan DOS Jump on the rope quick, the wall pushes you into the fire

Promo Images

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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 (42104)
Thoroughly mediocre platform action. DOS Tomer Gabel (4643)
One of the arcade's best games, a Conan-like story as a simple 2D platformer Arcade Andrew Fisher (707)

Critic Reviews

Sega Power SEGA Master System Dec, 1993 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Sega Pro (UK) Game Gear Apr, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Retrogaming.it SEGA Master System Apr 25, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Consoles Plus Game Gear Oct, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 9.4 out of 12 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) SEGA Master System Apr, 1989 784 out of 1000 78
Power Play SEGA Master System Jan, 1990 64 out of 100 64
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Sep, 1989 7.2 out of 12 60
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 47 out of 100 47
Your Sinclair Arcade Aug, 1987 Unscored Unscored

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Only in the manual of the Master System? 2 Rwolf (18443)
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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