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Long ago in the days of darkness and magic, a young wanderer comes face to face with his destiny. You control the fate of Ryu, a young warrior and descendant of the Light Dragon Clan. Together, with your mystical friend, Nina, you must search for magic spells and mysterious secrets. Along the way, gain experience and skill as you battle against strange monsters. Uncover valuable secrets that will help you on your adventure and unlock the secrets of the Dragon Clan.


Breath of Fire SNES This pool restores HP. Very handy.
Breath of Fire SNES Yeah, and thanks for turning us all into stones...
Breath of Fire SNES Boss battle
Breath of Fire SNES Beautiful scenery

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Alternate Titles

  • "龙战士" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ブレスオブファイア~竜の戦士~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Long Zhanshi" -- Chinese title
  • "Breath of Fire - Ryuu no Senshi" -- Japanese title
  • "Breath of Fire I" -- Common informal title
  • "BoF" -- Common abbreviation

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Old Skool Is In Session MasterMegid (896) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
Not too bad, overall... LepricahnsGold (124631) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Super Power (Sweden) Jan, 1995 91 out of 100 91
Game Players Aug, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Video Games Sep, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun Sep, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Aug, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Christ Centered Game Reviews Jun 01, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Aug, 1994 7 out of 10 70 Apr 11, 2011 14 out of 20 70
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic May 10, 2007 C- 42


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  • By talking to the boy who thinks he is a magician in the town of Bleak, Chun Li from Street Fighter can make a small cameo in the game.
  • Arthur from Ghosts 'N Goblins makes a cameo in several portraits in the game.
  • Quite early on in the game you will find a town called Romero. This town is overrun with zombies during the night. The name Romero is a homage to George A. Romero who created the cult zombie movie Night of the Living Dead as well as its three sequels Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead and Land of the Dead.
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Kartanym (10697) added Breath of Fire (SNES) on Jun 07, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (17997) and MA17 (194)