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The King of Dragons is a fantasy themed side-scrolling beat'em up. There are five different characters to choose from: a fighter, a cleric, an elf, a wizard and a dwarf. All characters have different strengths and weaknesses in speed, attack power and magic. After choosing an appropriate character, the player has to fight his way through numerous short levels guarded by an equally high number of bosses; gaining better weapons and shields/magic in the process.


The King of Dragons Arcade A fast-moving knight boss aided by two dragons
The King of Dragons SNES The wizard and the cleric taking on a dragon.
The King of Dragons Arcade The boss in the woods is a bunch of spiders
The King of Dragons SNES The Cleric fighting against two knights

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Alternate Titles

  • "ザ・キングオブドラゴンズ" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

Poor Golden Axe clone with an RPG twist SNES GreyCat (99)

Critic Reviews

GamesCollection Arcade Oct 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
RetroGame Man SNES Mar 07, 2016 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Apr, 1994 30 out of 40 75 SNES May, 2008 6.2 out of 10 62
Play Time SNES Jun 08, 1994 62 out of 100 62
Mega Fun SNES Jul, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Total!! UK Magazine SNES Jun, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Total! (Germany) SNES May, 1994 3.25 out of 6 55
GamePro (US) SNES May, 1994 2.5 out of 5 50
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Aug, 1994 4 out of 12 33


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