Dragon Breed

Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
...
1.2
Arcade
...
...
Atari ST
77
3.6
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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.

Screenshots

Dragon Breed ZX Spectrum Different colour enemies here
Dragon Breed ZX Spectrum Got the tail curved back
Dragon Breed ZX Spectrum Level 2 action
Dragon Breed Commodore 64 Fighting a wave of flickering enemies.

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Aug, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Tilt Atari ST Feb, 1991 16 out of 20 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1991 8.6 out of 12 72
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jan, 1991 720 out of 1000 72
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Sep, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Sep, 2009 7 out of 10 70
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Pixel-Heroes.de Atari ST Sep, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 52 out of 100 52

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Awards

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

Contributed to by FatherJack (58535) and Martin Smith (63058)