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DragonStrike (NES)

DragonStrike NES Title screen


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Unlike its namesake on computers, this version of DragonStrike is a straight action game with a top-down perspective. Set during the War of the Lance in the Dragonlance world of Krynn, the player controls dragons in missions against the forces of evil.

At the start of the game, one of three dragons can be selected (Bronze, Silver and Gold), each with different attributes in speed and armor and two different breath attacks. In each of the more than 12 missions, several objectives must be completed: enemy dragons must be hunted down, ships sunk and fortresses destroyed. The dragon can change between low and high altitudes to avoid obstacles and enemy fire and to attack certain types of enemies: ground troops can only be destroyed from the lower altitude, dragons only from the higher one. Killed enemy dragons leave power-ups that grant temporary protection, speed, or let the dragon regain health. Some of the missions include boss battles against large enemies like a giant kraken or a powerful dark wizard.

In two-player mode, the second player (who can select a different dragon) can continue in the mission where the previous player failed.


DragonStrike NES Air-Sea battle
DragonStrike NES Enemy camp
DragonStrike NES Large sea turtle
DragonStrike NES Big human - bigger than dragon. Giant?

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Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jul, 1992 21 out of 40 52 Jan, 2011 C 50
Game Freaks 365 Nov 06, 2007 4 out of 10 40


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Terok Nor (27428) added DragonStrike (NES) on Apr 07, 2006