RASTAN O'BRIEN June 2020
Acrylic on Canvas 24"x24"
Another relic from the past, this one an obscure arcade gem from 1987, Taito's RASTAN, what was to be a licensed Conan the Barbarian game, but they realized at the last minute that they didn't have the legal right to the character. Behold, Rastan, a completely new character was born.
This painting contains every item, enemy, weapon, and level set in order as a playable maze, leading to the Dragon final boss at top center. The centerpiece itself is the Game Over screen.
I mainly remember this one in an arcade cabinet at the local Pizza Hut when I was a kid, fun to revisit the monster designs.