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8.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 446 ratings
  1. 10 (132)
  2. 9 (174)
  3. 8 (93)
  4. 7 (25)
  5. 6 (9)
  6. 5 (3)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (6)

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  • User Rating 9.3

    Rated on April 07, 2004 by Egonga

    "What?" I hear you cry "What on earth is Ristar?" Well, first of all you're wrong, Ristar isn't on earth, he's a shooting star, and hero of the game. But anyway, Ristar was a little-known gem of a gam...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    Of all that I've seen for the Genesis, this has to be the Mona Lisa of them all.

    Rated on January 16, 2006 by ApeOverlord

    This game is so beautiful! The graphics make me feel like I'm in a cartoon and it is hard to see a scenery that is a sight for sore eyes. In addition to looks, Ristar seems to be the most original cha...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Ristar should have been a Sega Mascot but wasn't perfect as Sonic back in the 90's.

    Rated on June 08, 2008 by benleslie5

    Not many people have played or heard of Ristar because it was one of those games that was on it's stand before Sega stopped making Sega Mega Drive games. Like other platformers somthing evil takes o...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.9

    you'll like it

    Rated on January 26, 2006 by frost6969

    Ah a childhood game of mine. I mainly played it on the game gear but this version was good to. it was fun and I recommend it to all because it was bad ass. It was old school. the sound was good t...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    One of the defining games for the Genesis, nostalgia will come for those who played Ristar even once.

    Rated on November 30, 2009 by Blueguy93

    The good: excellent 2D side scrolling game-play without being repetitive or frustrating, the wall grabbing gimmick rules, fun bonus stages and plenty of continues, sweet graphics and music. The bad: ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Buy this game... There's no excuse not to own it.

    Rated on November 10, 2006 by zyxomma100

    Although I was only 6-7 at the time I got this game, I still remember how it happened. My Mom was willing to get me one game, and I had the choice between Ristar or Sonic the Hedgehog 3. I chose Rista...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    Rister, created by Sonic Team, is one of the most overlooked and underrated Genesis games ever made...

    Rated on April 24, 2005 by weeperofsouls

    Game Reviewed: Ristar Platform: Sega Genesis Publisher: Sonic Team Releace Date: 1995 Even after all these years, I still can't believe that this game was overlooked by gamers everywhere. Rist...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    This dude is as cool as sonic himself.

    Rated on July 23, 2005 by PelekotansDream

    Ristar is one of the most beautiful games I have played, even when I compare it to todays games. Its so colourful and has nice sound, with cute sound effects and nice catchy tunes for the music. Yo...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    What have I been missing out of? A fun side scrolling platformer that left my extremely addicted.

    Rated on August 21, 2007 by cloud878

    Before I saw it on the Wii Shop Channel I didn't know what Ristar was. I was looking for a fun Platformer. Looks like I found one. Ristar is a great game that in my opinion is the second best platform...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    Ristar - Forgotten gem of a game!

    Rated on December 13, 2006 by rezapoc

    I bought Ristar when it originally was released on the Mega Drive (Genesis) and I have to admit everything about it just gives off a sense of quality. First of which are the graphics, it is by far on...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.