The basic premise for the gameplay of the Game Gear version of Ristar is largely the same as the Sega Genesis counterpart. "[4] Defunct Games was less enthusiastic, criticizing the graphics, sound, and limited replay value, and concluding, "...this version of Ristar is decent. Similar to the Genesis version, reviewers praised the player character's abilities and the colorful graphics of the game. It can be added back into the game using the Game Genie code C21-CEF-C41. The game received even less expo… The game received even less exposure than its Genesis counterpart, due to the Game Gear being towards the end of its lifecycle, and having less of a userbase to begin with in comparison to the Genesis. [10] In contrast, Famitsu only awarded the game a 25 out of 40 score. SegaPlatform: [11], Retrospective reviewers were somewhat less positive about the game, and tended to hold it up as inferior to the Genesis version. [1] Another major variation present in all of levels is the placement of little stars scattered throughout. Additionally, the other half of the levels have entirely different themes not present in the Genesis game at all, such as one based around Pirate ships. [13], This article is about Sega Game Gear video game. Ristar for the Game Gear is, of course, a bite-sized version of the slightly better-known Genesis game. Ristar is a platform game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis, released worldwide in 1995. Also known as: Ristar the Shooting Star (JP)Developer: Two of the reviewers criticized the audio, but all four described the game as having impressively colorful graphics and more deep technique than most platform games. Enter password KUMI and "DEBUG MODE ON!" Ristar; Also known as: Ristar the Shooting Star (JP) Developer: Japan System House ... During the game, pause, then un-pause while holding Up + 2 for the Level Select menu, or just 2 to skip the current level. During the game, pause, then un-pause while holding Up + 2 for the Level Select menu, 2 alone to skip the current level, or 1 + 2 to hard reset the game. I was incredibly impressed to see something look and sound so good on the diminutive Game Gear screen, within the quaint limitations of what is mostly Master System hardware. Much like its Genesis counterpart, the planet names are all different between the Japanese and international versions: In addition, the first level of Planet Terra/Fanturn is missing in the international versions, even though the level is in the actual coding. will appear on the screen. Why this was done is anyone's guess, as the stage in question has no objectionable content worth removing. However, despite the same premise, the actual level design is distinctly different. While sharing themes and gameplay elements from its main counterpart, Ristar, for the Sega Genesis, it is a largely different game. Ristar stretches his … It's definitely worth looking into..."[3] Honest Gamers highly praised the game as the best on the system, stating, "Ristar is the best Game Gear game you could possibly buy, better than any game of its type on the Game Boy Color, and almost as good as its namesake on the Sega Genesis. This page was last edited on 3 June 2020, at 20:36. RISTAR was the second game I ever got on my Game Gear way back in the '90s and it was the first one I dug out of storage when I finally recapped my old Game Gear a few days ago. While most reviewers agreed the game was worth playing, they were split on whether or not it was worth playing if the Genesis alternative was also available to the consumer. [9] GamePro called Ristar "surprisingly excellent", citing precise and easy-to-learn controls, cleverly designed and colorful graphics, and strong replay value. Ristar must travel to the 7 planets of his home system to restore peace to their once happy worlds and ultimately free his father. But Sega managed it...even if you already owned the Genesis game and the (Sega) Nomad, you'd still want this. This game has a hidden level select. The game was well received by critics, who felt the gameplay mechanics were transferred over well to the older, aging Game Gear system, but were divided on whether or not the game was worth playing if both versions of the game were available to the consumer. Otherwise, I'd say, if possible, try to get the Genesis version". Game GearReleased in JP: February 17, 1995Released in US: 1995Released in EU: 1995. For Sega Genesis video game, see,, "Ristar review (Game Gear) by Marc Golding", "Retro Video Game Reviews & More @ HonestGamers", "Ristar the Shooting Star Review for Game Gear (1995)",, Fictional characters who can stretch themselves, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Articles using Infobox video game using locally defined parameters, Articles using Wikidata infoboxes with locally defined images, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 21 October 2020, at 20:27. More moves, items, and interactivity between characters and the environment are also possible in the Game Gear game.