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Dragon Buster


Dragon Buster (c) 1984 Namco.


A role-playing game in which you travel through various scenery to rescue the princess from an evil dragon.


- TECHNICAL -


Game ID : DB


Main CPU : M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz), HD63701 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Namco 8-channel WSG


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 288 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 256


Players : 2

Control : 4-way joystick

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


Dragon buster is the first game from Namco to include a life-bar system.


Massimo Gaspari holds the official record for this game with 1,300,560 points on July 18, 1985.


Namco released a boardgame based on this game (same name) in 1985 (in Japan only) : You roll the dice to move around the board and complete quests. The game includes a variety of event cards, charts for randomizing events and encounters,counters for monsters and items and such. The goal of this game is to kill the dragon and rescue the princess.


- SERIES -


1. Dragon Buster (1985)

2. Dragon Buster II - Yami no Fuuin (1989, Nintendo Famicom)


- STAFF -


Music by : Yuriko Keino


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom (1987)

Sony PlayStation (1996, "Namco Museum Vol.2")

Sony PSP (2005, "Namco Museum Battle Collection")


* Computers :

FM-77AV (1987)

NEC PC-9801 (1989)

Sharp X68000 (1993)

Sharp X1

MSX2