Rastan

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Rastan
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Taito
Developer:
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Peripherals supported:
Sega Master System
FM Sound Unit
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
US
$44.95[3] 7022
Sega Master System
UK
£24.95[5][6] MK-7022-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK-7022-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? MK-7022-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK-7022-50
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?



Sega Game Gear
JP
¥4,5004,500 T-11037

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Rastan Saga is a 1987 sidescrolling action game originally developed by Taito for the arcades; it was ported to the Sega Master System in 1989 as Rastan, since there was no Japanese release. A Sega Game Gear version of the port followed in 1991, which was released in Japan (Japan-only, even), so the Rastan Saga (ラスタン・サーガ) name was used.

The game was followed by Rastan Saga II for the Sega Mega Drive, a name used even for its US release.

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Magazine articles

Main article: Rastan/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

page=14

Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #93: "July 1989" (1989-06-xx)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #23: "August 1989" (1989-07-06)[7]

page=23

Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #94: "September 1989" (1989-08-16)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #24: "September 1989" (1989-08-03)[8]

page=45

Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #95: "October 1989" (1989-09-16)

page=118

Print advert in Pixel (GR) #66: "Máios 1990" (1990-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
ACE (UK)
78
[5]
Ação Games (BR)
83
[9]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
79
[10]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
79
[11]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK) PAL
79
[12]
Console XS (UK) PAL
88
[13]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
73
[14]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US)
67
[15]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
60
[16]
The Games Machine (UK)
43
[6]
Games Preview (DK)
54
[17]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
82
[18]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
70
[19]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
79
[20]
S: The Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
91
[21]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
79
[22]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
100
[23]
Sega Pro (UK)
88
[24]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
88
[25]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US)
60
[3]
Sega Master System
76
Based on
20 reviews
Master System, US
Rastan SMS US Box.jpg
Cover
Rastan SMS US Cart.jpg
Cart
Rastan sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
Rastan SMS EU Box NoR.jpg
Cover
Rastan SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
® variant
Rastan SMS EU Box R.jpg
Cover
Master System, BR
Rastan SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
Rastan SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 [26]
80 [27]
28 №1, p62
86 [28]
86 [29]
86 №13, p27
Sega Game Gear
75
Based on
6 reviews

Game Gear, JP
RastanSaga GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngRastanSaga GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
RastanSaga GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 c547eb1b
MD5 5b3a785de403c311db7f17eae27caae6
SHA-1 90f9ccf516db2a1cf20e199cfd5d31d4cfce0f1f
256kB Cartridge (EU/US)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 9c76fb3a
MD5 fd82af26ebbed24f57c4eea8eddf3136
SHA-1 96bf8a67919218aac91fb74cde80a16f90df77d5
256kB Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. File:RastanSaga GG JP Box Front.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://sega.jp/fb/segahard/gg/soft_licensee.html (Wayback Machine: 2013-01-01 20:24)
  3. 3.0 3.1 VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "January 1990" (US; 19xx-xx-xx), page 26
  4. Computer Entertainer, "April 1989" (US; 1989-04-17), page 06
  5. 5.0 5.1 ACE, "April 1989" (UK; 1989-03-02), page 60
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Games Machine, "April 1989" (UK; 1989-03-23), page 50
  7. ACE, "August 1989" (UK; 1989-07-06), page 8
  8. ACE, "September 1989" (UK; 1989-08-03), page 82
  9. Ação Games, "Setembro 1991" (BR; 1991-09-xx), page 27
  10. Complete Guide to Consoles, "" (UK; 1989-10-16), page 68
  11. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 105
  12. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 60
  13. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 144
  14. Computer & Video Games, "March 1989" (UK; 1989-02-xx), page 90
  15. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1989" (US; 1989-xx-xx), page 46
  16. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September/October 1989" (US; 1989-xx-xx), page 13
  17. Games Preview, "6 1989" (DK; 1989-xx-xx), page 50
  18. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1991" (ES; 1991-xx-xx), page 80
  19. Micromanía (segunda época), "Marzo 1990" (ES; 1990-0x-xx), page 44
  20. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 135
  21. S: The Sega Magazine, "May 1990" (UK; 1990-04-05), page 32
  22. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 41
  23. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 59
  24. Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 51
  25. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 72
  26. Computer & Video Games, "December 1991 (Go! Issue 2)" (UK; 1991-11-15), page 18
  27. Consoles +, "Octobre 1991" (FR; 1991-10-05), page 111 (103)
  28. Joystick, "Octobre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 141
  29. Sega Pro, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 67