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Game #880
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Rastan    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Platformer

Rating: 8.03 (57 votes)

Rastan box cover

Rastan screenshot
Rastan is a great PC conversion of the arcade hack & slash hit. From the MobyGames description: "'A foul dragon and his evil minions run rampant over Lograth. The land is filled with danger, the times are harsh, and the people despair. Come... save a kingdom.' – Taken from the introduction. Numerous enemies assault you on your journey such as flying demons, chimeras, valkyries, piranhas, skeletons 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 various forms, reducing the damage from enemy attacks. Other items include rings (increase the speed of your weapon) and jewellery for bonus points."

Every level (of which there are four) is divided up into three sections: Location, Castle, and Boss. The location is basically just the basic land around the castle, and the boss is inside the castle. Each end-level boss requires a specific trick, so you must figure out what his (or its) weakness is and adjust your attacks accordingly. Although it's a typical swing-sword-and-run kind of game, Rastan's excellent controls, well-designed levels, and a wide variety of monsters and weapons make it much more than an average platform game. Highly recommended, especially to fans of other Conan-style action games such as Golden Axe.

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Unknown
Developer: Taito
Publisher: Taito
Year: 1990
Software Copyright: Taito
Theme: Fantasy
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Savage, Barbarians 2, Conan The Cimmerian

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