Rastan Saga II

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Rastan Saga II
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Taito
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Developer(s) of original games: Taito
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,8006,800 T-11043
Sega Mega Drive

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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.


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.


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).

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Promotional material

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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 [3]
31 [4]
50 №107, [1]
55 [5]
57 [6]
48 №5, p94
60 [7]
61 №18, p66
Sega Mega Drive
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Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, JP
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 c7ee8965
MD5 c96b3cdf4525f7fba802d2804fed6a33
SHA-1 adec2cb70344ffc720ecdfeb68712bb3d1d0fd9c
512KB 1990-01 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 ebacfb5a
MD5 40337096cb6d3d00a559471b7ddc56e5
SHA-1 e7bd8367ae962af48a2e937bf6ced253f428b03d
512KB 1990-01 Cartridge (JP)


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