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Dragon Force (SEGA Saturn)

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Description

The world of Legendra was ruled by benevolent goddesses, but the last of them, Astea, was challenged by a dark god named Madruk. In order to defeat Madruk, Astea created a powerful dragon, who eventually emerged victorious and was able to seal Madruk away.

Years have passed. Legendra is now divided into eight kingdoms. One of them, Fandaria, is ruled by a monarch named Goldark. The other kings have heard rumors that Goldark is planning to take over Legendra by conquering all the other kingdoms. Everyone is preparing for the war, without realizing that the ancient evil is about to raise its head once again...

Dragon Force is a real-time strategy game (RTS). The player can choose one of the six monarchs (plus two additional ones that become available once the game is completed) with their unique scenarios. The gameplay is divided into three modes: management, overworld movement, and battle. Management mode allows the player to assign generals, decide the fate of prisoners, prepare the army for battles, etc. Navigation on the map is done in real time; once two warring armies have reached the same spot, the player is taken to a separate battle screen. The battles also evolve in real time, the goal usually being killing or capturing enemy general. If all the soldiers are killed, the two generals can opt for a duel that will decide the outcome of the battle.

Each kingdom has unique "strong" fighter types, which the player should use to target the weaknesses of the opposing armies. Each fighter type also has his own special techniques and abilities.

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Dragon Force SEGA Saturn And... fight!
Dragon Force SEGA Saturn Equipment
Dragon Force SEGA Saturn battle in progress
Dragon Force SEGA Saturn Stats

Alternate Titles

  • "龙之力量" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Long zhi Liliang" -- Chinese title
  • "ドラゴンフォース" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Apr 07, 2003 10 out of 10 100
neXGam 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
Sega Collectors Guild Jul 26, 2004 93 out of 100 93
RPG Kingdom Dec 10, 2004 18 out of 20 90
Lens of Truth Nov 17, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Legendra Jul 11, 2007 9 out of 10 90
RPGFan Jun 04, 1999 89 out of 100 89
Edge May, 1997 8 out of 10 80
RPGamer Sep 05, 2000 8 out of 10 80

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Development history

Dragon Force was originally under development at Masahiro Akishino's J-Force studio. However, when Akishino vanished in 1995, J-Force went bankrupt, and development was completed in-house at Sega.
Tim Trzepacz (112) added Dragon Force (SEGA Saturn) on Oct 29, 2003