Ristar is the main protagonist of the game by the same name released in 1995 by the Sonic Team.

Ristar is also one of the many almost forgotten game characters of the past who are only making cameo appereances in newer games.

Horacio E. Santa Cruz Arce from Argentina made me and a few other people remember Ristar though with his entry for the second art contest on Game Art HQ’s dA Group in 2012.

The contest was about the “chibi /super deformed characters” theme and we saw cute versions of Samus, Resident Evil characters and this Ristar here as well :-)

Ristar Sega Character Art