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Copyright: © 1987 Taito Corporation
Genre: Arcade action
Arcade action Rastan Review 1: This is a really good hack and slash arcade action game. Your mission is to free the kingdom, Lograth, from and evil dragon and it's hordes of evil minions. The game has five levels with a big-boss monster at the end of each. On your way through the game you will also find other, and more powerfull weapons to slay your enemies. Only drawback for this game is the nasty sounds coming from the internal pc-speaker. If you like hacking and slashing monsters to pieces, this is a must download! Review 2: Rastan is a great PC conversion of the arcade hack & slash hit. From MobyGames description: "A foul dragon and his evil minions run rampant over Lograth. The land is filled with danger, the times are harsh, and the people despair. Come... save a kingdom." --Taken from the introduction. Numerous enemies assault you on your journey such as flying demons, chimeras, valkyries, pirahnas, skeleton undead and more. Fight through to the end and save the land of Lograth from certain doom. The game features different weapons such axes, maces and fire swords, each with its own attributes like extended range or attack power. Armour can also be picked up in the forms shields, cloaks and armour, reducing the damage from enemy attacks. Other items include rings (increase the speed of your weapon) and jewellery for bonus points." Every level (of which there are four) is divided up into three sections: Location, Castle, and Boss. The location is basically just the basic land around the castle, and the boss is inside the castle. Each end-level boss requires a specific trick, so you must figure out his (or its) weakness is and adjust your attacks accordingly. Although it's a typical swing-sword-and-run kind of game, Rastan's excellent controls, well-designed levels, and a wide variety of monsters and weapons make it much more than an average platform game. Highly recommended, especially to fans of other Conan-style action games such as Golden Axe.