What late 80's arcade game is this?
June 10, 2005 10:23 PM   Subscribe

I remember back in '89 or '90 playing a single player arcade game where the main character looked like a barbarian and weilded a large sword. You could also find an axe later. A small cast of the enemies included skeletons carrying what looked like chandeliers. Does anyone know the name of this game? I know it isn't Golden Axe or Ghouls n' Goblins.
posted by FakeOutdoorsman to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total)
Could it be Haunted Castle?
posted by Servo5678 at 10:42 PM on June 10, 2005

Best answer: Rastan?
posted by rajbot at 10:57 PM on June 10, 2005

OT - oh, wow - I'm going to have to dig up an old 5.25" drive and hope that my old Golden Axe discs are still good..., thanks FakeOutdoorsman
posted by PurplePorpoise at 11:21 PM on June 10, 2005

Magic Sword?

ahh, wasted youth.
posted by ikkyu2 at 11:52 PM on June 10, 2005

Funny how we never doubt the malicious intent of skeletons carrying unidentified objects. "Black Dragon" , but I think most of the enemies were not of the undead ilk. You had a chain that you lashed out with, ala Castlevania. You couldn't jump very high either.
posted by Jack Karaoke at 12:21 AM on June 11, 2005

I agree with rajbot, almost certainly you're thinking of Rastan.
posted by teleskiving at 1:43 AM on June 11, 2005

Yep, another vote for Rastan. You can see some in-game pics here [klov.com].
posted by blueberry at 2:48 AM on June 11, 2005

haunted castle was the roxxor. :)
I hope that's the one in question.
posted by Radio7 at 4:58 AM on June 11, 2005

If it isn't Rastan, then it's definitely Nastar Warrior (scroll down a bit for screenshots). I loved that game.
posted by furtive at 8:49 AM on June 11, 2005

Response by poster: rajbot is correct. It was Rastan! Thanks everyone for your answers.
posted by FakeOutdoorsman at 9:45 AM on June 11, 2005

Black Tiger (Black Dragon), is, I think, the best one of these kinds of games. First game I ever beat on a single quarter!
posted by Caviar at 9:48 AM on June 11, 2005

I agree- Black Tiger may be my favorite coin-op EVER. Though there was one jump on a late level (it may have been the last- it felt very end-gamey) that neither I nor my friends could get past. Not that that stopped us from pumping quarter after quarter into it, just to try that jump again.

It's also kind of wierd to think that one quarter could keep you at a video game for about 20 minutes, once upon a time. Paying $1.50 (the going rate in Times Square) for a game I know will be over in 5 minutes, max, seems crazy.
posted by mkultra at 10:20 AM on June 11, 2005

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