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Description

Panzer Dragoon is set in a distant oppressive future. The Dark Dragon needs to be destroyed, and you, Keil Fluge, are aboard a dragon and armed with a powerful weapon to do so.

In this shooter, you ride an armored dragon on a predefined path with 360º of freedom (you can rotate and zoom in and out). This path takes you through an aquatic setting, through a tunnel and over a forest, and into combat with giant worms, wasps and flies. Each level ends with a boss. In a idea influenced by the film Blade Runner, cutscenes use a fusion language combining elements of German, Latin and Japanese.

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Panzer Dragoon SEGA Saturn First Level Boss - Giant Airship
Panzer Dragoon SEGA Saturn Level 2 Tunnel
Panzer Dragoon SEGA Saturn Level 3 takes place at night.
Panzer Dragoon SEGA Saturn Level 2 Boss

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Alternate Titles

  • "パンツァードラグーン" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly Jun 09, 1995 A 100
GamePro (US) Aug, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Hobby Consolas Aug, 1995 94 out of 100 94
Mean Machines May, 1995 93 out of 100 93
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Nov 14, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Game Players Aug, 1995 85 out of 100 85
The Video Game Critic Mar 20, 2003 B+ 83
CD Player 1996 8 out of 10 80
Coming Soon Magazine Oct 31, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Sega Collectors Guild Jan 24, 2005 80 out of 100 80

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Trivia

Anime

As with many successful video game series, an animé OAV adaptation was released in 1996 based on the universe and characters of Panzer Dragoon.

Artistic influence

One of the game's major artistic influences was the French comic book series Arzach by Moebius. He even contributed in the creative process with original artwork.

Awards

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • July 1995 (Issue 72) - Game of the Month
  • Game Players
    • 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol. 8, No. 13) - Best Intro Sequence of the Year award (shared with Criticom).
Information also contributed by Big John WV and Mark Ennis.

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Kartanym (12786) added Panzer Dragoon (SEGA Saturn) on Oct 12, 2002
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