Ristar Joins the SEGA Forever Collection

Friday, August 11th, 2017

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Sega Forever Collection - Ristar

 

Ristar is now the newest retro title to join the SEGA Forever Collection. This new version of the game is a free-to-play mobile game with ad support. You can remove the ads with a one-time in-app transaction of $1.99. They have added new features like cloud saves, leader boards, and controller support. The SEGA Forever Collection version of Ristar is available on Google Play for Android devices and also on the iOS App Store for iPad and iPhone. Ristar was originally released on the SEGA Genesis game console back in 1995.

The evil tyrant, Greedy, has taken over the galaxy of Valdi and so Ristar must step in and foil his plans. Ristar is a player-controlled shining, shooting star with very stretchy arms. You can use them to grab enemies and your surroundings alike to swing through the galaxy’s six planet levels. You can also use them to head-butt all the jerks dumb enough to get in your way! SEGA also has a trailer showing the gameplay in action, so here it is:

 

You can use the following link to download the Sega Forever Collection version of Ristar. Note that this link should take you to the correct store whether you open it from an Android or iOS device.

Download Ristar on Android/iOS

 

You can find out more about the SEGA Forever Collection and stay up-to-date on related news by going to the following links. You can also vote for future games you want to see added to the collection, interact with other SEGA Fans, or give feedback in surveys.

 

You can check out the full press release below:


 

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SAN FRANCISCO, LONDON – August 10, 2017 – Get ready to grab your enemies… and head-butt them! Today Ristar, originally released in 1995 for the SEGA Genesis, joins the SEGA Forever collection as a free-to-play mobile title with ad support. Players can now download the game for free from the App Store for iPhone and iPad and Google Play Store for Android devices.

In Ristar, players explore six planet levels as a shining shooting star with stretchable arms, grabbing on to surroundings and enemies alike in an effort to topple Greedy, the evil tyrant who has taken ahold of the galaxy of Valdi.

With added features including leaderboards, cloud saves, controller support, and more, this official emulation of the unique side-scrolling platformer Ristar is the latest game to join SEGA Forever, a growing collection of classic SEGA titles from every console era that are available free-to-play (with ad support) for mobile devices. Additionally, players who wish to experience the games without ads can remove them for a one-time in app purchase priced at $1.99.

Download Ristar now*

To stay up-to-date with launch news, share your love of classic video games, cast your vote in polls, share your opinions in surveys, and interact with other SEGA fans, check out the SEGA Forever website and follow our dedicated FacebookTwitter, and Instagram accounts.

*this link will open the correct store, whether you are opening it from an iOS or Android device

 

About SEGA Networks Inc., SEGA Game Co., Ltd.’s mobile division in the West:

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About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.




  • Panpopo

    This is nice but I need analog. Outside of turn-based rpgs mobile would feel terrible for anything else. I think the steam genesis collection would be worth it instead if anyone wants to play many of the genesis games, including ristar.