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Ristar, or Ristar: The Shooting Star as it is known as in Japan, is a platformer developed by Sonic Team and was released on February 16th, 1995 in North America. The game focuses on the hero, Ristar, as he is summoned by the people of the planet Flora to save them and other planets in the galaxy from the evil space pirate, Greedy, who has corrupted the leaders of each planet. In the US version, Ristar's dad was first pleaded to, but Greedy captured him, so Ristar took his place. Ristar began ea...1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Ristar is, without question, my favorite Genesis game. It takes Bionic Commando and adds a jump button and a cartoony art style. The game was developed by the Sonic Team, and it shares the same vibrant colors and beautiful backgrounds that the Sonic games are known for. Each level is unique and fun. They all have specific themes ranging from fire and water to music. The gameplay revolves around your stretchy arms which are used to traverse obstacles and defeat enemies. No, you don't slap your op...0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
In my mind, Ristar should have been Sega's flagship series. The game mechanics of Ristar are so much more pleasing and precise than those of Sonic the Hedgehog's: the arm-stretching in particular works spectacularly well. The game design is amazing- Each world features 2 levels followed by a boss. Each of the levels in any given world are completely different from one another, featuring distinct colours, designs, music and enemies. The soundtrack is also excellent. Every track in the game is...0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
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