by SEGA Entertainment, Inc.
Ristar the son of a legendary hero who's been captured is the solar system's last hope against the evil space pirate Greedy!
Ristar must travel from planet to planet to restore peace to the once happy worlds of his home system and finally free his father. Use Ristar's long arms to grab enemies climb up walls and swing out of danger as he battles through six different planet levels.
Ristar is a yellow star with arms and legs of black. He does not jump on enemies. Instead he grabs them with a pair of exceptionally limber, outstretched arms and yanks them toward him. His childish style of slam dancing takes him through seven worlds, each with sublevels within.
He can grasp onto poles and swing dizzyingly fast. The act renders him temporarily invincible, but more importantly, releasing the pole at speed will allow for supersonic (excuse the pun) travel in any direction. That's right – the poles that point out at the screen like the centre of a watch face will have Ristar making time with anyone he chooses. The aiming function is reminiscent of Yoshi's Island, only much, much faster.
The game is long and features a difficult final boss. Due to the amount of secret gems (for points), stars (for sustenance), and extra lives available in obscure regions, the game calls for the explorer in you to stand up and be accounted for. Add the fantastic, hidden bonus rounds, as well as the exiting move at the end of each level where Ristar must swing up, up, and out of the screen, and it's a sure thing that Ristar and all his many memorable moments will last you. Children, and men and women who act like them, will all be thoroughly entertained by Ristar. The little guy's tireless attitude and timeless adventure are instantly magnetic, but only over time will Ristar start to haunt you with its greatness, asking that you return to it every so often, no matter what other games you might have lined up.
Shoot through a variety of gameplay! Action puzzle and strategy combine to challenge Ristar at every turn. Discover new worlds and new creatures on each planet! Battle strange beings who aren't always what they seem!
2006-04-19Ristar discover new worlds and new creatures.