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Rise of the Dragon

Published by
Developed by
Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
82
...
DOS
75
3.9
Macintosh
...
4.4

Advertising Blurbs

U.S. print ad (Sega CD):
    LOS ANGELES 2053:
    AIR SO HOT AND FILTHY, YOU SWEAT TOXIC WASTE.
    STREETS SO MEAN, MURDER IS AN ACT OF MERCY.
    IT'S A PERFECT PLACE FOR THE DRAGON.


    He controls the streets with terror. He rules the underground with his sweet poison. And, by the way, this animal's got your girlfriend.

    You're William 'Blade' Hunter, an ex-cop doing grungy private-eye work in a seedy city. Now, the mayor, who took your badge for not going by the book, wants you to throw out the book and terminate the Dragon.

    As 'Blade,' you must conduct the most desperate investigation of your life. In five days, cover the entire city, challenge everyone - and trust no one.

    Use any weapon you can lay your hands on and every dirty trick you know to outsmart a complex cast of characters and end the Dragon's vicious reign.

    Available at retail or call 1-800-757-7707.

    Contributed by lugnut (359) on May 13, 2004.

Back Cover - DOS:
    In the Age of Decay
    Marking the Dawn of Darkness
    The Dragon will arise...
    His evil will become an addiction
    In the souls of mankind
    And death will be a blessing
    To those he has touched.

    Many will fear him
    Many will fall before him
    One will sacrifice all to destroy him.

    In the Age of Decay...

    The year is 2053, and the Age of Decay has begun in the city of Los Angeles. The air is thick with pollution, the streets are teeming with the sick and starving. Crime is at an all time high, and drug abuse runs rampant.

    The Dragon will arise...
    The world is ripe for one who has waited centuries to reclaim Heaven and Earth. He is known by many names, and many have told of his coming. He is the beast, the Dragon, and he has come back to restore chaos to the universe and rule once more.

    One will sacrifice all...
    So it is written, and William 'Blade' Hunter, Private Investigator is the only man for the job. His violent techniques and brash disregard for regulations got him an early retirement from the Los Angeles Police Department, but now they'll become the fulfillment of the prophecy - the fall of the Dragon.

    FEATURES
  • Over 8 megabytes of game data.
  • Hand-painted 256 color graphics create a stunningly realistic gaming environment.
  • Complex character intelligence and interaction add depth and dimension.
  • No-typing, point and click environment appeals to experienced and novice players alike.
  • Over 85 scenes and locations, each with dozens of randomly generated animations, multiple story branches, puzzle solutions and outcomes make Rise of the Dragon infinitely replayable.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Nov 13, 2003.