Dragon Breed

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Amiga
73
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Arcade
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2.8
Amstrad CPC
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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 Got the tail curved back
Dragon Breed ZX Spectrum Huggng the roof of the level
Dragon Breed Atari ST Game start
Dragon Breed ZX Spectrum Game start

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Critic Reviews

Zero Arcade Nov, 1989 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Nov, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Aug, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Commodore User Arcade Jul, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Tilt Atari ST Feb, 1991 16 out of 20 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jan, 1991 720 out of 1000 72
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
64'er Commodore 64 1991 6 out of 10 60

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Awards

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

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