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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 SNES The Cleric fighting against two knights
The King of Dragons SNES The dwarf fighting some orcs
The King of Dragons SNES Blocking an attack - you can either block manually or set it to auto.
The King of Dragons Arcade Cast spell

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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
Consoles Plus SNES Jun, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Apr, 1994 30 out of 40 75
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jun, 1994 64 out of 100 64
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
Game Players SNES Apr, 1994 57 out of 100 57
GamePro (US) SNES May, 1994 2.5 out of 5 50


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