Saint Dragon (ZX Spectrum)

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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.

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Saint Dragon ZX Spectrum The multiload system
Saint Dragon ZX Spectrum Loading screen
Saint Dragon ZX Spectrum Title screen
Saint Dragon ZX Spectrum Let's go.

Alternate Titles

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

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Crash! Nov, 1990 92 out of 100 92

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Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #5 Best Action Game in 1990
  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #74 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Shoot-'em-ups
  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #9 Best Shoot-'em-Up Game in 1990 (Atari ST)

Martin Smith (63063) added Saint Dragon (ZX Spectrum) on Jun 25, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (137086), Martin Smith (63063), Pseudo_Intellectual (45145) and Игги Друге (44954)