We’ve featured a number of Arcade to Amiga conversions/ports throughout the years, from the more recent Super Xevious, to Flying Shark, Green Beret, Breakthru, and even our personal favorite Wonder Boy by AcidBottle. Well if you’re looking for even more Arcade like updates on the site, then we have just been told by our good friend Earok, that basementApe is now working on the Arcade to Amiga game of Rastan; a side-scrolling hack and slash video game released by Taito for arcades in 1987, which was also a critical and commercial success!
Here is what Mobygames says about this excellent game back in the day “Rastan features five levels of hacking and slashing gameplay with a boss at the end of each level. Numerous enemies assault you on your journey such as flying demons, chimeras, valkyries, piranhas, undead and more. Fight through to the end and save the land of Lograth from certain doom. The game features different weapons such as 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 of shields, cloaks and armour, reducing the damage from enemy attacks. Other items include rings (increase the speed of your weapon) and jewelry for bonus points”.
Dev Notes : Rastan for the Amiga, with lots of new pixel art and stuff. It’s running on an Amiga 500 with 512kb chip/512kb slow ram. Well, emulated but still. So far I’ve got the first level pretty much finished. Made using the Scorpion engine.