Eurohard SA

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In May 1984 Eurohard is created with the intention of making Dragon computers for Spain and Latin America in Caceres, and with its headquarters in Madrid. Shortly after Dragon Data Ltd went into receivership. The consortium led by GEC did not reach agreement with Tandy and in August 1984 the Spanish company Eurohard acquired Dragon Data Ltd. Eurohard used the INI and SOFIEX (state societies) and private capital to fund the purchase.

Eurohard moved all production, machinery and management from Wales to Spain to be operational in November of 1984. Eurohard continued to manufacture the Dragon 32, Dragon 64, and finally sold the Dragon 200 and Dragon 200E.

Eurohard aquired several prototypes from Dragon Data Ltd named Project Alpha and Project Beta. Eurohard also began development of an MSX computer, an idea that Dragon Data Ltd had also begun, but the micro was never marketed. The Dragon MSX was made by Radofin and apparently a few hundred units were built, but never sold. Rumour states that when Eurohard finally closed its doors employees were given a Dragon MSX as payment instead of wages.

The Dragon 200 is internally identical to the Dragon 64 but it has a larger housing than the original model which allows you to place a monitor on the top. The Dragon 200E included a small board with a new character rom containing lowercase letters, accents and assorted symbols. These machines were produced, however, very few units were made because soon after production started the headquarters were closed and Eurohard proceeded to liquidate the stock.

Due to poor sales of these models, Eurohard lacked the money to expand production for export to Latin America, and competition from other brands closed the headquarters in Madrid on October 1985 and in Barcelona in March 1986. Finally, in early 1987, the factory also closed Eurohard Caceres and ceases its activities as a company.

Software

Eurohard also distributed Dragon Data titles in Spain, translating them into spanish or at least with spanish manuals.

Title Format Packaging Game Number
A Contar Tape Cassette Case L30839
Agenda Tape Cassette Case
Astrology Tape Cassette Case M30892
Basic Tutorial Avanzado Tape Cassette Case
Bloc Head Tape Cassette Case M30885
Bumpers Tape Cassette Case M30889
Circus Adventure Tape Cassette Case M30528
Cosmic Clones Tape Cassette Case M30887
Dragon Selection 1 Tape Cassette Case M54547
Dragon Selection 2 Tape Cassette Case N30501
Dragon Selection 3 Tape Cassette Case
Dragon Selection 4 Tape Cassette Case A0511
Final Countdown Tape Cassette Case A0523
Fabrica de Chicles Tape Cassette Case
Flag Tape Cassette Case A0514
Flight Tape Cassette Case M30893
Fruity Tape Cassette Case M30901
Galax Attax Tape Cassette Case A0534
Junior's Revenge Tape Cassette Case L30844
Lunar Rover Patrol Tape Cassette Case M30841
Mansion of Doom Tape Cassette Case A0524
Matemáticas Nivel 1 Tape Cassette Case
Matemáticas Nivel 2 Tape Cassette Case
Monsters and Magic Tape Cassette Case M30880
Nerble Force Tape Cassette Case
Number Puzzler Tape Cassette Case A0519
Poseidon Adventure Tape Cassette Case A0522
Sea Quest Tape Cassette Case M30944
Shark Treasure Tape Cassette Case A0532
Shenanigans Tape Cassette Case M30943
Shuttlezap Tape Cassette Case
Stalag / Eno Tape Cassette Case A0526
Starfighter Tape Cassette Case M30883
Storm Arrows Tape Cassette Case A0527
Typing Tutor Tape Cassette Case A0512
Viking Tape Cassette Case M30879

Acknowledgments

Big thanks to Juanjo aka Chuchex, for letting us explore his huge collection in search of the most obscure Eurohard tapes.