The Arcade Video Game by Taito Corp.

Rastan screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Rastan © 1987 Taito.

Export version. For more information about the game itself, please see the original Japanese version entry; "Rastan Saga".


Rastan the  Arcade Video Game
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Prom Stickers : B04

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 8 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), OKI MSM5205 (@ 384 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
=> Slash, Jump


Rastan was released in March 1987. It was originally known in Japan as "Rastan Saga".

This export version has some differences from the original Japanese version:
- In the attract mode, a description of the objects appears instead of the original opening sequence.
- The game is hardest at some points. If you waste too many time without advancing in the stage, 8 bats will attack you (instead of 2 in the original version).
- Also in the original Japanese version, when the player complete a Round, the victory screen has text pertaining to the storyline. In the overseas versions, there is a generic victory screen with generic text (You are a brave warrior for having cleared such a stage).




Sega Master System europe (1988) "Rastan [Model 7022]"
Microsoft XBOX europe (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
Sony PlayStation 2 europe (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
Sony PlayStation 2 korea (jul.18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"


Sony PSP [AS] (jan.3, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket [Model UCAS-40040]"
Sony PSP korea (feb.10, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket"
Sony PSP europe (oct.6, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
Sony PSP australia (nov.9, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"


Commodore C64 europe (1988)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum europe (1988)
Amstrad CPC europe (1988)
Amstrad CPC europe (1988) "Taito Coin-Op Hits"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] europe (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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