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DescriptionRastan 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, skeleton 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 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.
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- "Rastan Saga" -- Japanese title
- "ラスタンサーガ" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
|Not the best platformer around||DOS||Katakis | カタキス (41140)|
|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 (688)|
|Retro Spirit Games||Arcade||May 26, 2013||100|
|Retrogaming.it||SEGA Master System||Apr 25, 2009||9 out of 10||90|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||SEGA Master System||Apr, 2005||9 out of 10||90|
|The Games Machine (UK)||ZX Spectrum||May, 1988||85 out of 100||85|
|1UP!||SEGA Master System||Feb 08, 2008||79 out of 100||79|
|Power Play||Commodore 64||Feb, 1988||6.5 out of 10||65|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||SEGA Master System||Sep, 1989||24 out of 40||60|
|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|
|Oberoende COMputer (S)||Commodore 64||May 26, 1988||5 out of 100||5|
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BatsIf you stand around doing nothing for too long, bats come and attack you. They can be killed and were incentive to keep moving.
Cancelled conversionsST 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 versionRastan 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 versionThe 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
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Rastan (article in the open encyclopedia about the game)
Arcade Credits (15 people)
Toshiyuki Nishimura (Nenko Nishimura)Game Program:
Toshiyuki Nishimura (Nenko Nishimura)Art Design:
K. Sanbe (Manager Mr.Sanbe)