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RastanSaga SMSTitleScreen.png
Publisher: Taito
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
ROM size:
Sega Master System
Sega Game Gear
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
$44.95Media:VG&CE US 12.pdf[1] 7022
Sega Master System
£24.95 Media:ACE UK 19.pdf[2] MK-7022-50
Sega Master System
$? ?

Sega Game Gear
¥4,500 T-11037

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Rastan Saga is a 1987 sidescrolling action game originally developed by Taito for the arcades; it was ported to the Sega Master System in 1989 as Rastan, since there was no Japanese release. A Sega Game Gear version of the port followed in 1991, which was released in Japan (Japan-only, even), so the Rastan Saga (ラスタン・サーガ) name was used.

The game was followed by Rastan Saga II for the Sega Mega Drive, a name used even for its US release.


Magazine articles

Main article: Rastan/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
78 №19, p60Media:ACE UK 19.pdf[2]Media:ACE UK 19.pdf
79 №1, p68
79 №4, p105Media:CGtC UK 04.pdf[3]Media:CGtC UK 04.pdf
73 №89, p90/91Media:CVG UK 089.pdf[4]Media:CVG UK 089.pdf
75 №1, p46Media:EGM US 001.pdf[5]Media:EGM US 001.pdf
60 №3, p13Media:EGM US 003.pdf[6]Media:EGM US 003.pdf
43 №17, p50Media:TGM UK 17.pdf[7]Media:TGM UK 17.pdf
82 №1, p88Media:HobbyConsolas ES 001.pdf[8]Media:HobbyConsolas ES 001.pdf
70 №2/22
91 №6, p32Media:StheSegaMagazine UK 06.pdf[9]Media:StheSegaMagazine UK 06.pdf
79 №23, p41
100 №23, p59
100 №46, p101Media:SegaPower UK 46.pdf[10]Media:SegaPower UK 46.pdf
88 №5, p51Media:SegaPro UK 05.pdf[11]Media:SegaPro UK 05.pdf
82 Sega Pro
100 2002-02-17
60 №12, p26Media:VG&CE US 12.pdf[1]Media:VG&CE US 12.pdf
Sega Master System
Based on
17 reviews

Master System, US
Rastan SMS US Box.jpg
Rastan SMS US Cart.jpg
Rastan sms us manual.pdf
Master System, EU
Rastan SMS EU Box NoR.jpg
Master System, EU
® variant
Rastan SMS EU Box R.jpg
Master System, BR
Rastan SMS BR Box.jpg
Rastan SMS BR Cart.jpg

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №121 (Go!), p18Media:Go UK 02.pdf[12]Media:Go UK 02.pdf
80 №2, p111Media:ConsolesPlus FR 002.pdf[13]Media:ConsolesPlus FR 002.pdf
28 №1, p62
86 №20, p141Media:Joystick FR 020.pdf[14]Media:Joystick FR 020.pdf
86 №1, p67Media:SegaPro UK 01.pdf[15]Media:SegaPro UK 01.pdf
86 №13, p27
Sega Game Gear
Based on
6 reviews

Game Gear, JP
RastanSaga GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngRastanSaga GG JP Box Front.jpg
RastanSaga GG JP Cart.jpg


  1. 1.0 1.1 File:VG&CE US 12.pdf, page 26
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:ACE UK 19.pdf, page 60
  3. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 105
  4. File:CVG UK 089.pdf, page 90
  5. File:EGM US 001.pdf, page 46
  6. File:EGM US 003.pdf, page 13
  7. File:TGM UK 17.pdf, page 50
  8. File:HobbyConsolas ES 001.pdf, page 80
  9. File:StheSegaMagazine UK 06.pdf, page 32
  10. File:SegaPower UK 46.pdf, page 101
  11. File:SegaPro UK 05.pdf, page 51
  12. File:Go UK 02.pdf, page 18
  13. File:ConsolesPlus FR 002.pdf, page 103
  14. File:Joystick FR 020.pdf, page 141
  15. File:SegaPro UK 01.pdf, page 67