Rastan
Aliases  Rastan Saga
Release Year  1988
Publisher  Imagine Software Ltd (UK)
Min. Hardware  ZX-Spectrum 48K/128K
Language  English
Genre  Arcade Game: Action
Max. Players  1
Controls  Interface 2 (right), Kempston
Original Price  £7.95
Disk Price  £14.95
Other Platforms  Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, Sega Master System
Average mag. score  81.00% (8 reviews)

Re-releases
     #1 - Erbe Software S.A. (Spain)(1988)
     #2 - The Hit Squad (UK)(1990)as "ARCADE COLLECTION 17: Rastan"

Authors/Contributors
     Tom Lanigan (UK)at Icon Design Ltd
     Paul Murray (UK)at Icon Design Ltd
     Jas C. Brooke (UK)at Icon Design Ltd
     Ed Knight (UK)at Icon Design Ltd
     Bob Wakelin - Inlay/Poster Art

Review Awards
     "Your Sinclair Megagame" at Your Sinclair issue #30 - 1988/6 page 63

Known Errors
     When you reach the end of level 6 and walk next to the big window, the game should teleport to the fight scene with the level boss (like it happened in level 2 and 4). However, nothing happens.

The fix for this problem is POKE 59729,42: POKE 59730,33 (to be entered at the start of level 6).

Compilations
     Taito Coin-Op Hits(1988)by Imagine Software Ltd (UK)- Full version

Main File Downloads
     FilenameReleaseMachineSchemeLanguageComments
Rastan48.tap.zipOriginalZX-Spectrum 48K(???)English
 Rastan.tzx.zipOriginalZX-Spectrum 48K/128K(SpeedLock 7)English
Rastan128.tap.zipOriginalZX-Spectrum 128K(???)English
Rastan(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tap.zip#1ZX-Spectrum 48K/128K(None)English
 Rastan(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip#1ZX-Spectrum 48K/128K(Unspecified custom loader)English
 Rastan(different)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip#1ZX-Spectrum 48K/128K(Unspecified custom loader)English - (different)
 Rastan(TheHitSquad).tzx.zip#2ZX-Spectrum 128K(SpeedLock 7)English

Additional File Downloads
     FilenameSizeReleaseTypeLanguageComments
     Rastan.scr6,912OriginalLoading screen
     Rastan.gif4,707OriginalRunning screen
     Rastan.jpg1,144,144OriginalCassette inlay
     Rastan.ay.zip2,275OriginalRipped in-game/theme music in AY format
     Rastan.mp3.zip4,703,272OriginalSampled in-game/theme music in MP3 format
     Rastan.txt2,524OriginalInstructionsEnglish
     Rastan.jpg186,610OriginalGame map
     Rastan_2.png524,341OriginalGame map
     Rastan.jpg246,476OriginalAdvertisement
     Rastan (1988)(Imagine Software).pok240OriginalPOK pokes file
     Rastan(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg80,218#1Cassette inlay
     Rastan(ErbeSoftwareS.A.)_2.jpg51,639#1Cassette inlay
     Rastan(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf34,081#1InstructionsSpanish
     Rastan(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).txt5,046#1InstructionsSpanish
     Rastan(HitSquad).jpg359,347#2Cassette inlay

Magazine Reviews
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #76-1988/2page 16- Review
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #107-1990/10page 70- Review: 87%
     Crashissue #51-1988/4page 20- Review: 85%
     Crashissue #82-1990/11page 49- Review: 83%
     MicroHobbyissue #171-1988/6page 41- Review - Nuevo
     Sinclair Userissue #74-1988/5page 58- Review: 8/10
     Sinclair Userissue #104-1990/10page 66- Review: 81%
     The Games Machineissue #6-1988/5page 59- Review: 55%
     Your Sinclairissue #30-1988/6page 63- Review: 9/10
     Your Sinclairissue #59-1990/11page 54- Review: 87%

Magazine References
     ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)issue #4-1988/1page 9- News/Note
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #78-1988/4page 108- Map - map parts 1-3
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #79-1988/5page 108- Map - map parts 4-6
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #81-1988/7page 89- Tips
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #81-1988/7page 112- Letters
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #93-1989/7page 26- Hack/Poke
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #93-1989/8-"93b"page 27- Hack/Poke
     Crashissue #47-1987/12page 132- Preview
     Crashissue #52-1988/5page 58- Map
     Crashissue #52-1988/5page 58- Tips
     Crashissue #53-1988/6page 39- Hack/Poke
     Crashissue #55-1988/8page 31- Letters
     Crashissue #56-1988/9page 37- Tips
     Crashissue #58-1988/11page 45- Hack/Poke
     Crashissue #59-1988/12page 60- Hack/Poke
     Crashissue #84-1991/1page 57- Tips
     Crashissue #90-1991/7page 26- Hack/Poke
     Crashissue #92-1991/9page 42- Tips
     New Computer Expressissue #141-1991/7/20page 22- Tips
     Sinclair Userissue #69-1987/12page 136- Preview
     Sinclair Userissue #74-1988/5page 15- Hack/Poke
     Sinclair Userissue #80-1988/11page 16- Tips
     Sinclair Userissue #105-1990/11page 15- Tips
     Sinclair Userissue #108-1991/2page 17- Tips
     Sinclair Userissue #111-1991/5page 17- Tips
     Sinclair Userissue #113-1991/7page 16- Tips
     Sinclair Userissue #117-1991/11page 22- Tips
     Sinclair Userissue #119-1992/1page 15- Tips
     The Games Machineissue #2-1987/12page 16- Preview
     YS Smash Tipsissue 1988/8page 38- Hack/Poke
     Your Sinclairissue #25-1988/1page 12- Preview
     Your Sinclairissue #27-1988/3page 11- Preview
     Your Sinclairissue #28-1988/4page 60- Preview
     Your Sinclairissue #28-1988/4page 60- Tips
     Your Sinclairissue #31-1988/7page 30- Tips
     Your Sinclairissue #33-1988/9page 42- Hack/Poke
     Your Sinclairissue #34-1988/10page 33- Hack/Poke
     Your Sinclairissue #35-1988/11page 53- Hack/Poke
     Your Sinclairissue #36-1988/12page 34- Hack/Poke
     Your Sinclairissue #45-1989/9page 38- Hack/Poke
     Your Sinclairissue #75-1992/3page 37- Tips

Magazine Advertisements
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     Sinclair Userissue #104-1990/10page 65- Advert - The Hit Squad advert
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     Your Sinclairissue #59-1990/11page 90- Advert - The Hit Squad advert
     Your Sinclairissue #60-1990/12page 104- Advert - The Hit Squad advert
     Your Sinclairissue #61-1991/1page 86- Advert - The Hit Squad advert
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