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Saint Dragon

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
...
3.3
Atari ST
...
4.3
Amiga
75
3.1
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Description

Cyborg Monsters have taken over the galaxy, reducing race after race into slavery. Being designed by man these beings have superior firepower and attack capabilities, and can only really be beaten by one of their own. St. Dragon the Cyborg Warrior chooses to fight back against this tyranny, and that is the role you take in this horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up.

Five R-Type-style levels await, with a wide variety of weapons on offer. When you lose a life (even your last life; there are continues on offer as well) you don't lose any of your power-up weaponry, but the restart points are quite far apart. The game's main unique feature is the armoured tail you have, which can be used to ward off attackers and can do considerable damage on its own if well-used.

Screenshots

Saint Dragon Amstrad CPC Level 4
Saint Dragon Amstrad CPC Level 2
Saint Dragon Amiga Get the 1-up
Saint Dragon Amiga Third boss

Alternate Titles

  • "Tenseiryū Saint Dragon" -- PC Engine title
  • "St. Dragon" -- Short form of title

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The Press Says

Zero Amiga Nov, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Génération 4 TurboGrafx-16 Feb, 1991 91 out of 100 91
64'er Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 9 out of 10 90
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 86 out of 100 86
The One Amiga Oct, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) TurboGrafx-16 Mar, 1991 77 out of 100 77
The Atari Times Atari ST Jan 18, 2002 73 out of 100 73
Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1991 59 out of 100 59

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Trivia

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #5 Best Action Game in 1990
  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #9 Best Shoot-'em-Up Game in 1990 (Atari ST)

Contributed to by Kabushi (122503), Martin Smith (63164), Pseudo_Intellectual (44554) and Игги Друге (43652)