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DOS - 1993

Also available on: PC-98

Year 1993
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Anime / Manga, Horror, Platform, Vampires
Publisher C-lab.
Developer C-lab.
Perspective Side view
4.38 / 5 - 26 votes

Description of Rusty

At first glance, Rusty would appear to be a “sexy” knock-off of Castlevania. Looks can be deceiving, however, and Rusty is a hidden gem of Japanese retro-gaming that deserves to be rediscovered. A contemporary of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, Rusty has been subject of speculation as to whether there was a direct connection between the C-Lab and Konami or if Rusty was simply a well-polished homage to the Castlevania franchise. Whichever the case, fans of the older Castelvania games would do well to check out Rusty.

Rusty is a horror-themed side-scrolling platformer that plays much like the classic Castlevania titles, the chief difference being its protagonist is a scantily clad vampire huntress whose whip lends a dominatrix theme to her look. The music is excellent and catchy (you'll find yourself humming many of the themes), and the art is decent. The gameplay itself is solid, and while the levels are challenging, they never feel unfairly difficult—practice and replay of levels is rewarded by a mastery of the game that isn't defiled by poor controls, poor level design, or the random bat waiting to knock you into a pit. Boss fights are generally easier than the journey to reach them; master the patterns, and you'll win.

Over the years, Rusty has developed a fan community. Recently a translation project completed work on a patch to translate the PC-98 version of Rusty into English. While an English translation grants an additional layer of depth to one's enjoyment of Rusty, it's not necessary to play the game. At this time, the group has no plans to create a patch for the DOS version.

Review By P. Alexander

External links

How to play Rusty

  1. Download “rusty_dos_0fv9”
  2. Extract “rusty_dos_0fv9” to your retro-games folder
  3. Drag the “Play.bat” file onto your DOSBox launcher icon.

Comments and reviews

Sybnios 2021-05-17 2 points DOS version

Remarkable! Is there information about the physical release of the game in DOS?? Was it released with a box and diskettes? I can't find something related online only for the PC-98.

Naniyue 2020-08-22 -5 points

Surprise! Another PC98 game without porn! There is an English translation for the pc98 version.

Cool game 2018-10-06 -2 points DOS version

Very nice classic style "Castlevania" game. Make sure to use the numpad for movement since up+forward/back at the same time makes you run but only worked with numpad for me and arrow keys felt stickier in general for some reason causing me to curse the controls before moving to the numpad and having a blast.

Zandig Slaytanic 2016-08-08 1 point

Nice! This is a very cool Castlevania-type game with a sexy hero and great music - both DOS version and PC-98 version.

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DOS Version

PC-98 Version

PC-98 – Anex86 Emulation (Recommended for use on Older PCs and for beginners)
  1. Download “rusty_pc98_Ofva”
  2. Extract “rusty_pc98_Ofva” to your retro-games folder
  3. (Optional: For instructions on running translation patch, please visit
  4. Launch Anex86 PC-x86 Emulator
  5. From the HDD2 line, click the elipsis.
  6. Find the “Rusty (19xx)(C-Lab).hdi” file and click “Open” to mount.
  7. Click Start.
PC-98 – Neko Project II Emulation (Recommended for Experts)

Note that 46Okumen recommends using the Neko Project II [np21.exe] PC-98 emulator for running patched version of Rusty.

  1. Download “rusty_pc98_Ofva”
  2. Extract “rusty_pc98_Ofva” to your retro-games folder
  3. (Optional: For instructions on running translation patch, please visit
  4. Configure NekoProject II emulator:
  5. Emulate > Configure
    • CPU 2.45MHz x 32
    • Sound Rate 44k+
  6. Device > Memory 13.6
  7. To eliminate scanlines: Screen > Screen Options
    • Check “Use Skipline Revisions”
    • Set Ratio to 255
  8. Go to Harddisk > IDE #0 > Open
    • Select “Rusty (19xx)(C-Lab).hdi” and click Open
  9. Go to Emulate > click “Reset” and Hold Down the “End” button to launch the BIOS menu.
    • Press down to go to the second BIOS menu and hit “Enter”
    • Make sure the GDC option is set to 2.5MHz.
    • The bottom menu item will save your changes and close the menu; select this once after you have set the GDC to 2.5MHz and once more from the top-level BIOS menu to finish.
  10. Go to Emulate and click “Reset” again. The game will launch.
DownloadJapanese (ja) version 3 MB DownloadJapanese (ja) version 5 MB DownloadJapanese (ja) version English version 19 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Rusty, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

MiscGuide English version 979 B MiscCover Scans Japanese (ja) version 4 MB

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