Rastan Saga II

Arcade Video game published 34 years ago by Taito Corp.

Listed in MAME

Rastan Saga II screenshot

Rastan Saga II © 1989 Taito.

The sequel to Rastan. Defeat the monsters with various attack methods and three different weapons!

In the land of Rastania stands a most sacred shrine called Sky Scraper. It is said that the man who rules Sky Scraper rules the Earth. An evil tribe is now trying to invade this holy place so that they might rule. To protect the shrine, a courageous young man has challenged the invaders...


Taito B System hardware
Prom Sticker : B81

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Even if the title screen says 1988, Rastan Saga II was released in March 1989 in Japan.

Rastan Saga was a good game, but this sequel was not and got very bad reputation from Japanese gamers.

This game is known outside Japan as "Nastar" and in US as "Nastar Warrior".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Taito DJ Station : G.S.M. Taito 5 - PCCB-00037) on August 21, 1990.
Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on April 1, 1999.


Press Up and Attack to perform an upwards attack.
Press Down and Attack to perform a low attack.
Hold down the Jump button for a higher Jump.
If your life bar runs out, you will lose a life.
Collect items and weapons to gain more power.
You always start each stage equipped with a sword and shield.

Sword & Shield: Normal Power/Normal Speed/Normal Range
Long Sword: High Power/Slow Speed/Long Range
Iron Claw: Low Power/Fast Speed/Short Range

Crest of Flame: Shoot fireballs from your sword
Crest of Time: Increases time by 50 seconds
Crest of Thunder: Shoots thunderbolts from sword
Crest of Champions: Destroys all on-screen enemies
Hydra Fang: Gives you a skeleton shield
Wizard's Cape: You take half damage from enemies
Harpy Wing: Increases speed
Blue Power Star: Recover 1 physical strength
Yellow Power Star: Recover 3 physical strength
Red Power Star: Recover full physical strength
Green Jewel: Turns all enemies into Blue Power Stars
Wise Man's Stone: Upgrade your character's level by 1

Boot machine with service switch pressed.
Message appears: SERVICE SWITCH ERROR, press 1p Start(x3), service switch, 1p Start.
Message appears: SELECT BY DOWN SW, select level with joystick Down/Up and push Start button.


Programmers : Hideaki Tomioka, Mari Iwano, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Ted Aono, Manabu Doi
Hardware designer : Eikichi Takahashi
Music composed by : Hisayoshi Ogura
Sound editor : Yasuhisa Watanabe
Graphic designer : Hiroyasu Nagai
Game and art designer : Hisaya Yabusaki


japan NEC PC-Engine (jul.6, 1990) "Rastan Saga II [Model TP02012]"
japan Sega Mega Drive (aug.10, 1990) "Rastan Saga II [Model T-11043]"
japan Sony PS2 (aug.25, 2005) "Taito Memories Gekan [Model SLPM-66092]"


Game's ROM.