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"I used to be a thief and a murderer," proclaims the kingly looking figure at the title screen of Rastan, "otherwise, I could not survive such difficult times. Sit beside me and listen to my days of adventure..."
So sets up Rastan, a side-scrolling weapon-based fighting game in which you must lead your Conan the Barbarian-like warrior through level after level of fiendish monsters and diabolical traps.
Along the way, there are several objects which Rastan can pick up to aid him on his quest. Start the game with a basic sword, but you can later acquire a long-reaching axe, an even-longer-reaching hammer, and the ultimate weapon, a fireball-throwing longsword.
Defensively you can pick up a shield, a mantle (cloak) or armature (armor) to reduce enemy damage on your person.
Pick up blue potions to regain your health, but watch out for poison. Picking up a ram's head will increase your overall maximum life force.
Other items include a ring for faster weapon attacks, a necklace for double points, jewels for bonus points, and a rod which has varied effects.
You have a number of enemies to defeat including snakes, green salamander men, club-throwing multi-armed blue humanoids, fire-breathing manticors, demons, harpies, piranhas, minotaurs, evil wizards, small and giant bats, and skeleton warriors to name but a few. At the end of each level you must defeat a boss enemy to gain admittance to the next level.
You'll also encounter many traps including spikes from the ceiling, walls and floor, crushing doors, acid pits, water pits, fire pits, and rolling boulders.
Start the game with 3 warriors. When your life meter runs out or you fall into any of the pit traps, your life ends. Extra men are earned every 100,000 points.
You may continue as often as you wish except on the final level, which you must finish on one quarter. ~ Michael Schwartz/Joan Dykman, All Game Guide