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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.


Saint Dragon Arcade 2nd level Boss - shoot its eye when it opens up to attack you and avoid its powerful laser beams!
Saint Dragon Arcade Beginning of the 1st level
Saint Dragon Arcade 1st level Boss - a flying mechanic bull!!
Saint Dragon Arcade Nice variety of enemies

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Alternate Titles

  • "天聖龍 Saint Dragon" -- Japanese spelling
  • "アーケードアーカイブス 天聖龍" -- Japanese Nintendo Switch / PS4 spelling
  • "Tenseiryū Saint Dragon" -- PC Engine title
  • "St. Dragon" -- Short form of title
  • "Arcade Archives: Tenseiryū" -- Japanese Nintendo Switch / PS4 title
  • "Arcade Archives: Saint Dragon" -- Nintendo Switch / PS4 title

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Retro Archives May 10, 2019 13 out of 20 65
Your Sinclair Jun, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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Pseudo_Intellectual (64556) added Saint Dragon (Arcade) on Jan 23, 2014
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