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 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 friends Liqmatrix and Earok, that basementApe is still 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”.

While the creator has now created a website for the game, Earok recently did a Scorpion Engine development stream on Twitch, and the game can actually been seen running at 01:19:07


  • Remastered & new graphics: basementApe
  • Music: JMD
  • Code, audio & additional music: basementApe

Special Thanks

  • Earok for the amazing Scorpion Engine
  • The Scorpion Engine community for being a friendly, helpful, and generally awesome bunch

UPDATE : Demo is now LIVE via the itch io page locatedĀ HERE

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