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Rastan Saga II
Publisher: Taito
Developer:
Developer(s) of original games: Taito
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Original system(s): Arcade Boards
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 T-11043
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 11026



Rastan Saga II (ラスタンサーガII) is a 1988 arcade platformer by Taito and the sequel to Rastan Saga. Opera House ported it to the Sega Mega Drive in 1990. The branding of this port is unusual; the "Rastan Saga" name was never used outside of Japan otherwise, as the first game was called Rastan outside of Japan, and this second was called Nastar or Nastar Warrior (US).

In Japan, Sega released a version of Tetris as a conversion kit for Nastar cabinets for unknown reasons.

Story

Rastania is a land known for its temple, the aptly named Skyscraper. A "wicked group" (who are not identified further) tries to take control of Skyscraper, knowing that succeeding would make them rulers of Rastania. You are a warrior who must stop them before they succeed.

Gameplay

A attacks; use the D-pad to aim your attack and hold A to repeatedly attack. B jumps. C appears to do nothing, but the arcade version does have multiple collectable weapons, so C might switch weapons when other weapons are acquired (TODO).

Magazine articles

Main article: Rastan Saga II/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
55 №9, p122[4]
57 №2, p32[5]
48 №5, p94
60 №23, p54
61 №18, p66
Sega Mega Drive
56
Based on
5 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Manual
Mega Drive, JP
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References

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NEC Retro has more information related to Rastan Saga II.
  1. http://www.opera-house.co.jp/works.html
  2. File:GamePro US 023.pdf, page 42
  3. File:MegaPlay US 04.pdf, page 7
  4. File:Joystick FR 009.pdf, page 122
  5. File:Raze UK 02.pdf, page 32