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Drakkhen (SNES)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back Cover - Amiga (US):
    Through the swirling mists of an ancient island, the great dragon's call escapes into the night. "ANHAK DRAKKHEN AGHNAHIR HURTHD!" The sound reaches out to grab your soul - drawing you deeper into an immense, primordial land of potent magic and intricate peril.

    This is a world controlled by the mighty power of dragons. With this great dragon's passing, the world and all its magic would vanish.

    You have been chosen to lead your hand-picked band of four brave adventurers on a treacherous journey. Your quest is to reclaim the mystical jewels from eight dragon Princes, resurrect the great dragon and restore the primeval realm, the source of all magic in the universe.

    Be wary! Your enemies are many and devious. Over 150 distinctly different monsters lie in wait to end your quest - and your life. The evil creatures will wait not your move, but will attack you at their discretion.

    Armed only with your wits, weaponry and 200 magic spells, you cross an immense and varied land in fantastic, three-dimensional travel. Through a seemingly endless series of cursed castles and dangerous dungeons.

    Your fate awaits you. Answer Drakkhen's call!

    Never before has there been an adventure as vibrant and real as this!

    DRAKKHEN is the first role-playing game that brings together so many technical characteristics and special effects. The three-dimensional "real-time" environment lets you experience a world in which each of your four characters can independently interact whether you're actively controlling them or not.

    No other game has ever been created which offers so many of the elements fantasy role-playing adventurers demand.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66212) on Sep 13, 2004.

U.S. print ad (SNES):
    THE YEAR OF THE DRAKKHEN.

    This is the year of Super NES. The year some of the best RPG players may go down in flames. Because this year you will enter the world of Drakkhen. You've confronted many monsters before. But never fire-breathing beasts of such scorching realism. Over 50 giants and winged beasts in spellbinding 3D. You've journeyed in other mystical lands. But none with scrolling, 360-degree landscapes with panoramic views. Horizons change from day to night before your very eyes. In your quest to restore world peace, you will learn many powerful spells. Prepare for battle by collecting weapons and magical objects. But nothing will prepare you for the special effects, the eye-popping graphics, the stereo digital sound experience. Drakkhen. It's the Super NES game of the year. The role-playing challenge of a lifetime.

    Contributed by lugnut (359) on May 18, 2004.

Ad in Game Player's PC Strategy Guide, Sep/Oct 90:
    ENTER THE WORLD OF DRACONIAN AND DISCOVER...

    ...A MYSTICAL ODYSSEY OF DRAGONS, SORCERERS AND DEADLY REALISM...


    Dare to discover Drakkhen - the premier title in the Draconian line and the first role playing game that combines FRP themes with the most advanced technical wizardry ever!

    You have been chosen to lead a hand-picked band of four brave adventurers on a treacherous journey. Your quest: to reclaim the mystical jewels from the eight dragon princes, resurrect the great dragon and restore the primeval realm - the source of all magic in the universe.

    Never before has there been an adventure as vibrant with features as real as this:

    • Three-dimensional graphics present a fantasy world in which you truly feel you're a part.

    • "Real-time" environment renders life-like animation with independent character interaction.

    • More than 150 unique monsters, ogres and dragons with over 200 on-screen magical spells.

    • Personalized characters to match your own adventure style - be you scout, priest, magician or warrior!


    ONCE YOU ENTER THE WORLD OF DRACONIAN, YOU WON'T WANT TO COME BACK!

    Contributed by Belboz (6513) on Apr 22, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    (From the back of the box:)

    DRAKKHEN, the first role play game that brings together so many technical characteristics and special effects: hundreds of animations of monsters and characters, hyper realistic fights, amazing costumes, weapons, movements in 3D real time, classic spells of role play games and other more surprising ones. The whole game is based on a solid scenario that opens the gates on a new world.

    Contributed by -Chris (7357) on Jul 15, 2000.