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Rastan Rastan - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Rastan - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A barbarian's adventure across varying terrain while encountering an assortment of mythological creatures and weapons. Pick up bonus items to increase your characters health or protection against attack, but beware of the cursed items. Unlimited continues are available throughout the game.

Rastan was produced by Taito in 1987.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Rastan was produced include: Daikaiju No Gyakushu - Giant Monster Counterattack, Violent Shooting, Land Sea Air Squad, Great Gurianos, Inspiration Baseball, Arkanoid - Revenge Of Doh, Double Dragon, Dr. Toppel Tankentai, Flying Shark, and Hishou Same


Name Rastan
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9266
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Rastan Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - SwordJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Rastan Control Panel Image
PCB Rastan PCB Image

Video Clips

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Game Play

If you die on the final stage, the game ends and you cannot continue. You must complete the entire level on one quarter. In order to make this remotely possible you should die at the end of the fifth stage while fighting the boss a multi-headed dragon. You should then hit another credit to continue and defeat the dragon with your first man with as little damage as possible. If you can't defeat him with the first man and little damage, kill off the remaining men and start with a fresh credit. Always go after the special weapons. If special weapons run out, jumping and striking doubles the damage done with the sword. Pushing up and the jump button will jump higher than pushing the jump button alone.

Rastan KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.68 (11 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.64

Overall Like 4.27
Fun (Social) 2.70
Fun (Solo) 3.91
Collector Desire 3.20

Technical Rating: 3.73

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.91
Originality 3.18
Sound/Music 3.82

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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WWW httpwww.rastan.netBRWWW httpwww.rastan.freeservers.comPThis game is known as IRastan SagaI outside of the US. IRastan SagaI has an opening sequence before you start the first level that is not included in IRastanI.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Rastan Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 206 known instances of this machine owned by Rastan collectors who are active members. Of these, 27 of them are original dedicated machines. 53 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 126 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 4 active VAPS members with a Rastan machines for sale. There are 5 active VAPS members with a Rastan circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 6 active VAPS members currently looking for Rastan. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Rastan circuit board set.

This game ranks a 54 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 12 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 1 201.25 201.25
2017 1 236.00 236.00
All Years 2 218.63 218.63


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