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Description

Panzer Dragoon is set in a distant oppressive future. The Dark Dragon needs to be destroyed, and you, Keil Fluge, are aboard a dragon and armed with a powerful weapon to do so.

In this shooter, you ride an armored dragon on a predefined path with 360º of freedom (you can rotate and zoom in and out). This path takes you through an aquatic setting, through a tunnel and over a forest, and into combat with giant worms, wasps and flies. Each level ends with a boss. In a idea influenced by the film Blade Runner, cutscenes use a fusion language combining elements of German, Latin and Japanese.

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Panzer Dragoon SEGA Saturn Level 5 - Over a Forest
Panzer Dragoon Windows A close up of our hero...
Panzer Dragoon Windows Something big is about to happen...
Panzer Dragoon Windows That's one heck of a boss for the first level !

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Alternate Titles

  • "パンツァードラグーン" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Shin Force SEGA Saturn Apr 18, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jul, 1995 94 out of 100 94
PC Team Windows Feb, 1997 93 out of 100 93
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA Saturn Nov 14, 2003 9 out of 10 90
IGN SEGA Saturn Aug 08, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Nov 14, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jul, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com SEGA Saturn Aug 07, 2013 17 out of 20 85
Power Unlimited SEGA Saturn Jul, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Retroage SEGA Saturn Jan 17, 2012 7.3 out of 10 73

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Trivia

Anime

As with many successful video game series, an animé OAV adaptation was released in 1996 based on the universe and characters of Panzer Dragoon.

Artistic influence

One of the game's major artistic influences was the French comic book series Arzach by Moebius. He even contributed in the creative process with original artwork.

Awards

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • July 1995 (Issue 72) - Game of the Month
  • Game Players
    • 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol. 8, No. 13) - Best Intro Sequence of the Year award (shared with Criticom).
Information also contributed by Big John WV and Mark Ennis.

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