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Description

Six ruthless dictators have collaborated to create the planet Draconia, which contains some of the most gruesome and harmful life-forms imaginable, all indulging in some rather unsavoury actions. Thus, you must go in your spaceship to destroy them all.

The game is a side-scrolling R-Type-influenced shoot 'em up consisting of six visually-diverse levels. Waves of enemies come towards you to be shot, and reveal tokens, which when shot at will cycle through several available weapons. These include lasers, cannons, improved ship power and a shield.

Screenshots

Menace Atari ST Attacking a dragon...
Menace Commodore 64 Loading screen
Menace Commodore 64 An attacking dragon
Menace DOS 1st Level Boss

Promo Images

Menace Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "חיים או מוות" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Draconia" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Oct, 1988 10.2 out of 12 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Sep, 1989 10 out of 12 83
Atari ST User Atari ST Feb, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Info Amiga Jan, 1989 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Commodore User Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 75 out of 100 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jan, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Joystick (German) Amiga Apr, 1989 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1988 678 out of 1000 68
Zzap! (Italy) Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 49 out of 100 49
Power Play Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 33 out of 100 33

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Trivia

Cancelled port

Harlequin Software was preparing an Atari 8-bit conversion in 1990, but serious illness to the programmer prevented it from being completed.

Development

Originally, the levels in Draconia had names such as "Irem Battlestation", "Konamian Graveyard" and "Jungles of Capcom", in reference to the famous coin-op shoot'em'up makers. This was changed at the last minute, along with the title of the game, but not before the July 1988 issue of Commodore User had managed to review it.

Information also contributed by Martin Smith.
Contributed to by EboMike (3120), Servo (57355) and Tomer Gabel (4634)
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