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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 Same town at night: nice day/night effects
Breath of Fire SNES Statistics screen
Breath of Fire SNES World map, towns.  Animals wander the world.
Breath of Fire SNES Title

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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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Critic Reviews

1UP! May 22, 2004 89 out of 100 89
Game Players Aug, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun Sep, 1994 85 out of 100 85 Jun 12, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Aug, 1994 40 out of 50 80
Total! (Germany) Sep, 1994 2 out of 6 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Aug, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Electric Playground Nov 02, 1995 7 out of 10 70 Apr 11, 2011 14 out of 20 70
GamePro (US) Aug, 1994 3 out of 5 60


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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. Chun-Li will also make an appearance during the ending credits if the player has the BrokenSD equipped and beats the final boss in the Agni dragon form.
  • 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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