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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 Atari ST Attempting to hide behind your tail
Saint Dragon Atari ST Incoming enemies!
Saint Dragon Atari ST Blasting creatures on the first level
Saint Dragon Atari ST The opening sequence

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Saint Dragon Magazine Advertisement

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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Critic Reviews

ST Format Nov, 1990 78 out of 100 78
ST Format Jul, 1992 78 out of 100 78
The Atari Times Jan 18, 2002 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1990 8.2 out of 12 68
Retro Archives May 10, 2019 11.5 out of 20 58


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    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #74 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
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Martin Smith (75074) added Saint Dragon (Atari ST) on Jul 29, 2004
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