DescriptionSix ruthless dictators have collaborated to create the planet Draconia, which contains some of the most gruesome and harmful life-forms imaginable, all indulging in some rather unsavoury actions. Thus, you must go in your spaceship to destroy them all.
The game is a side-scrolling R-Type-influenced shoot 'em up consisting of six visually-diverse levels. Waves of enemies come towards you to be shot, and reveal tokens, which when shot at will cycle through several available weapons. These include lasers, cannons, improved ship power and a shield.
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- "חיים או מוות" -- Hebrew spelling
- "Draconia" -- Working title
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|ST/Amiga Format||Amiga||Nov, 1988||90 out of 100||90|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||DOS||Sep, 1989||10 out of 12||83|
|Atari ST User||Atari ST||Feb, 1989||8 out of 10||80|
|The Games Machine (UK)||DOS||Nov, 1989||78 out of 100||78|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Dec, 1988||78 out of 100||78|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Atari ST||Jan, 1989||73 out of 100||73|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Commodore 64||Mar, 1989||678 out of 1000||68|
|Power Play||Amiga||Oct, 1988||52 out of 100||52|
|Power Play||DOS||Nov, 1989||51 out of 100||51|
|Zzap! (Italy)||Commodore 64||Mar, 1989||49 out of 100||49|
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Cancelled portHarlequin Software was preparing an Atari 8-bit conversion in 1990, but serious illness to the programmer prevented it from being completed.
DevelopmentOriginally, the levels in Draconia had names such as "Irem Battlestation", "Konamian Graveyard" and "Jungles of Capcom", in reference to the famous coin-op shoot'em'up makers. This was changed at the last minute, along with the title of the game, but not before the July 1988 issue of Commodore User had managed to review it.
Information also contributed by Martin Smith.