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Saint Dragon


Saint Dragon (c) 03/1989 Jaleco.


The galaxy is under threat from a malevolent race of cyborgs. Half animal, half machine, the cyborgs have already conquered most of the galaxy and now have their sights set on the galaxy's last hope, 'The Planet of the Golden Dragon'. A lone mechanoid dragon, unhappy with the actions of his comrades, rebels and sets out to thwart their invasion of the Planet of the Golden Dragon.


Saint Dragon is a demanding and playable sideways scrolling shoot-em-up, played over six different stages. The tail of the mechanoid dragon the player controls is impervious to enemy attacks and causes damage to any enemy it touches. The head of the dragon is effectively the 'ship' of the game and a direct hit from an enemy will result in the loss of a life.


At various points in a stage bronze-coloured eggs appear which, when shot, release weapon and speed power-ups.


- TECHNICAL -


Jaleco Mega System 1-A hardware


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 68000 (@ 7 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.5 Mhz), (2x) OKI6295 (@ 30.303 Khz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 1024


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


Produced by NMK.


The Kanji in the title screen actually reads 'Tenseiryuu', which aptly defines the game's title pretty well.


Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Saint Dragon - PCCB-00003) on 21/09/1989.


- STAFF -


Music composed by : Shizuyoshi Okamura (Sizzla), Tecchan


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

NEC PC-Engine (1990)


* Computers :

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)

Commodore C64 (1990)

Amstrad CPC (1990)

Commodore Amiga (1990)

Atari ST (1990)