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AtariST

Dragon Breed

Dragon Breed
GenreShoot em Up
Developer / PublisherIrem
Released1990
Media1 x disk
Rating
Graphics:7.0
Sound:7.0
Gameplay:8.0
Overall:7.0
Reviewed byP.Dial
Dragon Breed is a side scrolling shoot em up, created on the arcades by Irem in 1989. In 1990 the game was converted by Activision for the 16bit Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, and the 8bit Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and C64 home-computers.
 
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Dragon BreedYou play the role of King Kayus whos riding a dragon named Bahamoot and starts his quest to destroy evil Zambaquous and his armies. Zambaquous wantss to rule the Agamen world, your world. Your dragon is a very powerful creature and can protect you from the enemy shots and the impact with various objects. Uniquely enough for a shoot em up, Bahamoot's body is flexible and responds to Kayus' movement, enabling Kayus to use Bahamoot as a mobile shield or as a whip-like weapon. You fly across six levels of Agamen, fighting a big boss at the end of each level. Gameplay is quite difficult (following other games by Irem such as the R-Type series) but with the protection of your dragon and the collection of various power ups, you'll have the potential to win and take your revenge.

The Atari ST port is technically quite good, but several details are missing here when compared to the Amiga conversion and the original. Strangely, both versions are using a different color-palettes compared to the original (coin-op) but still, but overall the game visuals are quite good. The Atari ST port offers up to 16 colors on screen here (no special color technique is used), whilst screen scrolling and sprite animation are both acceptable (the Amiga port runs smoother). Some sprites are amazingly large too! Overall, the ST port is a good coin-op conversion (considering the limitations of its hardware).
Sonically, you can choose whether you want sounds FX or music during gameplay. I guess the developers could do better than that and the Atari ST should play music and FX at the same time.
 
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Comparable platforms



16 colors
Atari ST



30 colors
Commodore Amiga OCS/ECS
 
 
Hardware information

Atari ST

Atari STCPU: Motorola 68000 16/32bit at 8mhz. 16 bit data bus/32 bit internal/24-bit address bus.
MEMORY: RAM 512KB (1MB for the 1040ST models) / ROM 192KB
GRAPHICS: Digital-to-Analog Converter of 3-bits, eight levels per RGB channel, featuring a 9-bit RGB palette (512 colors), 320x200 (16 color), 640x200 (4 color), 640x400 (monochrome). With special programming techniques could display 512 colors on screen in static images.
SOUND: Yamaha YM2149F PSG "Programmable Sound Generator" chip provided 3-voice sound synthesis, plus 1-voice white noise mono PSG. It also has two MIDI ports, and support mixed YM2149 sfx and MIDI music in gaming (there are several games supported this).
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The Atari ST (default) color palette
9-bit RGB 512-color palette
(16 on-screen and up to 512 in static image)
 
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