A 35-year-old Arcade Video Game by Sesame Japan

Vastar screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): vastar vastar2 vastar3 vastar4


Vastar © 1983 Sesame Japan.

In cosmic calendar 2956, our planet was attacked by the galaxy empire. It was at this critical point that a fighting robot 'VASTAR' was developed by superior scientists. The time has come for 'VASTAR' to defend our planet.


Main CPU : (2x) Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
=> [A] Shoot, [B] Shield


Vastar was released in December 1983 in Japan. It was the last game manufactured by Orca. Officially had the company bankrupted about the same time as the game was finished. For this reason Orca could not sell the game under their own brand, so they did use the alias 'Sesame Japan Corp.' for this purpose.


* Warp : When you reach the second radar that pops up from the ground, after you landed the first time and gone though the forest, put your shield on and go directly into the laser firing turret. You should activate a warp to the second spaceship!

Game's ROM.
Game's screenshots.