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Dragonflight

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
80
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Atari ST
...
4.3
DOS
...
3.3
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Description

Many years ago, great dragons roamed the land, protecting the human kind from evil. However, a bitter rivalry between the Black and the White mages disrupted this harmony. The dragons have mysteriously vanished, and so have the leaders of the magic guilds. Four friends - the fighter Bladus, the mage Rinakles, the dwarf Dobranur, and the elf Andariel - have been summoned by an elderly wizard in the city of Pegana. They are entrusted with the task of locating the dragons and learning the high art of magic to restore balance to the world.

Dragonflight is a fantasy role-playing game primarily drawing inspiration from Ultima series. There is no character creation and the player is immediately put in control of the four protagonists as a party. Overworld travel and town navigation are displayed from a top-down perspective; house interiors are not shown graphically. Dungeons, on the other hand, are done in first-person pseudo-3D style, similarly to Dungeon Master. Game progression is non-linear, with the player able to travel to most locations from the onset.

Monsters are sometimes encountered wandering the wilderness, and are also found at fixed locations in the dungeons. When combat initiates, the game switches to a side-scrolling view with a grid displayed above it. The player can move characters over the battle field, attack with melee or ranged weapons, and cast spells, all in a turn-based fashion. Experience points are awarded for vanquishing monsters. Characters can also learn magic by mixing reagents and choosing between the Black and the White schools. The game can be saved at any time on the overworld. There is no auto-mapping feature.


Screenshots

Dragonflight DOS Dungeons look pretty much alike. Here are some gruesome details
Dragonflight Amiga Blacksmith
Dragonflight DOS ...and the game rhetorically asks: "Is this the end of all hope"?
Dragonflight Amiga Title screen

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The Press Says

Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 84 out of 100 84
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1992 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1990 10 out of 12 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1990 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Amiga 1990 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Zzap! Amiga Nov, 1990 69 out of 100 69
Power Play DOS Mar, 1992 62 out of 100 62

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Trivia

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #5 Best Role-Playing Game in 1990
  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #10 Best Adventure Game in 1990 (Atari ST)

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