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Dragon Breed (Arcade)

Dragon Breed Arcade Title Screen.

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Description

Zambaquous has done everything to make life hell for the people of Agamen, and as their King Kayus, the time has come to head out to destroy him. This leads to six levels of horizontally-scrolling shoot ‘em up action, although with some vertical movement as well.

The thing which sets the game apart from every other horizontally-scrolling shoot ‘em up (except Saint Dragon) is that you are riding on the back of a dragon, called Bahamoot. Both you and the dragon have firepower, and holding down the fire button increases Bahamoot’s energy bolt’s ferocity. The dragon’s tail can be controlled indirectly, and because it is indestructible, it can be used either as a shield, or as a weapon in its own right.

There are power-ups to collect by dismounting from the dragon and walking into them. These include fiery breath, bolts shot from Bahamoot’s tail, homing missiles of sorts, and lightning bolts, with only one ever active at a time. Each level has a time limit.

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Dragon Breed Arcade Stage 3
Dragon Breed Arcade Intro.
Dragon Breed Arcade Title Screen.
Dragon Breed Arcade Taking flight on your dragon.

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Critic Reviews

Zero Nov, 1989 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Commodore User Jul, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jul, 1989 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Windows release

The game was one of the eighteen arcade games included in the compilation Irem Arcade Hits.

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #82 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"

FatherJack (58523) added Dragon Breed (Arcade) on May 19, 2014
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (62888)