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Dragon Breed

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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Arcade
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2.8
Commodore 64
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2.2
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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 Keep blasting.
Dragon Breed Atari ST Lots going on
Dragon Breed Atari ST Ready to play
Dragon Breed Amstrad CPC Stage 3

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Nov, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Nov, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Aug, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Tilt Atari ST Feb, 1991 16 out of 20 80
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Pixel-Heroes.de Atari ST Sep, 2009 6 out of 10 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Arcade Jul, 1989 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 52 out of 100 52
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1991 51 out of 100 51

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Contributed to by FatherJack (43879) and Martin Smith (63134)