Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
Sega: cartridge £24.95
RASTAN'S out to rescue the king's daughter. Wielding a sword, he runs and jumps along a horizontally scrolling wilderness, before descending into caves or swinging over lava with the aid of handily positioned vines, slaying monsters gleefully as he goes. Useful objects are sometimes left in dead monsters' wakes; maces, axes, fire sword, energy-replenishing potions and protective shields.
A disappointment from the outset, the scenery's composed of frequently repeated cells, Rastan's a dwarf and most sprites are blocky with minimal animation and garish colours. Some pleasantly spooky music ameliorate sadly simple - bleeps and hisses. But with only one attack move and fiddly controls it's unlikely you'll want to come back to play this all that often.
SEGA: OVERALL 43%