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Saint Dragon (TurboGrafx-16)

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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 TurboGrafx-16 Game start
Saint Dragon TurboGrafx-16 Title screen
Saint Dragon TurboGrafx-16 The first boss
Saint Dragon TurboGrafx-16 Two mechanical cats are attacking

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Génération 4 Feb, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1991 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Apr, 1991 59 out of 100 59
1UP! Jan 25, 2008 58 out of 100 58

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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)

Игги Друге (43760) added Saint Dragon (TurboGrafx-16) on Jul 27, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (122973), Martin Smith (63130), Pseudo_Intellectual (44583) and Игги Друге (43760)