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Rastan Saga 2 (Japan)

| 1988

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Units produced: Taito Corporation
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: rastsag2

Display: raster 320x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver taito_b.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 4096; Savestate: supported

b81-01.1 with 524288kb
sha1:6cdb32f56283acdf20eb46a1e658e3bd7c97978c crc:b33f796b
b81-02.2 with 524288kb
sha1:fcdcc7f0a09feb824d8d73b1af0aae7ec30fd1ed crc:20ec3b86
b81-03.14 with 524288kb
sha1:5b8388ee2c6262f359c9e6d04c951ea8dc3901c9 crc:551b75e6
b81-04.15 with 524288kb
sha1:4201a74468058761454515738fbf3a7b22a66e00 crc:cf734e12
b81-07.31 with 131072kb
sha1:b0c03002ed520abffefd55d4969d0ed4fcf3a3a4 crc:8edf17d7
b81-08.50 with 131072kb
sha1:33d74315754576e6f879059de033f96f9003f819 crc:d6da9169
b81-09.30 with 131072kb
sha1:42452111b10f1d543e03661012dda879218dea62 crc:630d34af
b81-10.49 with 131072kb
sha1:9930c3fd9c17f7d9b654221da3896d0ff5778c97 crc:53f34344
b81-11.37 with 65536kb
sha1:a0a37b23e3df482c5f5aa43825345ea8affbba34 crc:3704bf09
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Rastan Saga II (c) 1988 Taito.

A 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 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.


1. Rastan Saga (1987)
2. Rastan Saga II (1988)
3. Warrior Blade - Rastan Saga Episode III (1991)


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


* Consoles :
NEC PC-Engine [JP] (July 6, 1990) "Rastan Saga II [Model TP02012]"
Sega Mega Drive [JP] (August 10, 1990) "Rastan Saga II [Model T-11043]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (August 25, 2005) "Taito Memories Gekan [Model SLPM-66092]"


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 6004D9 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
00000000 601B60 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00010000 601B61 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time (2/2)
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 60050B 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 600509 0000000B FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1
00000000 600593 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1 Turn it ON when you are flickering. Turn it OFF at the end of levels
00000000 600515 00000001 FFFFFFFF Always have Max Speed PL1
00000000 60050D 00000009 FFFFFFFF Always have Max Level PL1
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL1
00010000 600569 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal Sword
00010000 600569 00000001 FFFFFFFF Big Sword
00010000 600569 00000002 FFFFFFFF Claw
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Shot PL1
00010000 600511 00000000 FFFFFFFF None
00010000 600511 00000001 FFFFFFFF Fireball
00010000 600511 00000002 FFFFFFFF Ice
00010000 600511 00000003 FFFFFFFF Barrier
00018000 601EAD 0000000F FFFFFFFF Barrier (2/2)
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 600521 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 60051F 0000000B FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2
00000000 6005A9 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2 Turn it ON when you are flickering. Turn it OFF at the end of levels
00000000 60052B 00000001 FFFFFFFF Always have Max Speed PL2
00000000 600523 00000009 FFFFFFFF Always have Max Level PL2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL2
00010000 6005E9 00000008 FFFFFFFF Normal Sword
00010000 6005E9 00000009 FFFFFFFF Big Sword
00010000 6005E9 0000000A FFFFFFFF Claw
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Shot PL2
00010000 600527 00000000 FFFFFFFF None
00010000 600527 00000001 FFFFFFFF Fireball
00010000 600527 00000002 FFFFFFFF Ice
00010000 600527 00000003 FFFFFFFF Barrier
00018000 601ED9 0000000F FFFFFFFF Barrier (2/2)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file