Dragon games A-Z

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Vato
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Dragon games A-Z

Post by Vato » Fri May 06, 2016 11:01 am

So what's your favorite Dragon games A-Z? Must be games you actually played back in the day!

Here is my list:

A - Astroblast
B - Buzzard Bait
C - Cosmic Invaders
D - Donkey King
E - El DIablero
F - Frogger
G - Glaxxons
H - Hunchback
I - Ice Castles
J - Junior's Revenge
K - Katerpillar Attack
L - Lunar Rover Patrol
M - Mr Dig
N - CAN*T REMEMBER PLAYING ANY GAMES STARTING WITH "N" :-(
O - CAN*T REMEMBER PLAYING ANY GAMES STARTING WITH "O" :-(
P - Phantom Slayer
Q - CAN*T REMEMBER PLAYING ANY GAMES STARTING WITH "Q" :-(
R - Rail Runner
S - Skramble
T - Touchstone
U - UGH!
V - Vultures
W - Whirlybird Run
X - CAN*T REMEMBER PLAYING ANY GAMES STARTING WITH "X" :-(
Y - CAN*T REMEMBER PLAYING ANY GAMES STARTING WITH "Y" :-(
Z - Zak'sSon

Now show me yours!
Tom

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Re: Dragon games A-Z

Post by pser1 » Fri May 06, 2016 2:04 pm

Hi,
not that easy, because there are some letters whith more than one 'good game'.
I add to my list one beginning with a number:
3 - 3D-Space Wars
A - Astroblast
B - Beam Rider
C - Chuckie Egg
D - Dark Pit, the
E - Eddie steady go!
F - Flagon Bird (not an old game)
G - Galax Attax
H - Horace goes skiing
I - Invader's Cube (aka 3D oxo)
J - Jet Set Willy
K - King, the
L - Lunar Rover Patrol
M - Moon Cresta
N - Neble Force
O - Othello (from Oasis)
P - Pengon
Q - Quest
R - Robin Hood
S - Shocktrooper
T - Touchstone
U - Ugh!
V - Vegas Jackpot
W - Willy's Revenge
X - Xmas Rush (not an old game)
Y - Yakzee
Z - Zaxxon

cheers
pere

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Re: Dragon games A-Z

Post by sixxie » Fri May 06, 2016 11:38 pm

I can't give one for every letter, but:

Airball - bought after playing at show in Weston-super-Mare, played to completion
Buzzard Bait - saw it in a Tandy shop, loved it
Chuckie Egg - of course
Donkey King - cheating using this name so I can have another 'T'
Flee! - I still fire this up quite regularly, albeit for different reasons
Hungry Horace - not much competition for 'H'
Impossiball! - too hard really, but speech!
Jet Set Willy - never completed; preferred Manic Miner, but wanted to list something else for M
Keys Of The Wizard - or this, quite liked the real-time element though
Lucifers Kingdom - showed what games could be
Micro-Terrestrial - one of earlier memories from quite young, "MD ADVEN" from Program Pack 1
Project Nebula - engaging, even if not Elite; friend donated bare PCB found in skip I think
ROTABB - excellent difficulty curve, still love the level names
Syzygy - took a while to get the hang of beating vader
Tanglewood - got to castle, never quite finished; loads of character though
Wizards Quest - not actually amazing, but best we had of its type

Special mention: [DOS]Dream - probably spent more time with this than with any game really

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Re: Dragon games A-Z

Post by drmarkb » Sat May 07, 2016 12:40 am

A Airball
B Buzzard Bait (hon mention Ball dozer and Boulder Crash, found Blockhead late too)
C Cashman (sorry, Chuckie Egg)
D Downland/(The) Dark Pit/Dark Star - too hard to separate these- I found Draconian and Doodle Bug much, much later
E Eight ball (I recently started playing El Bandito, which is better)
F Fantasy Fight (over Formula 1, just)
G Gordon Bennett, although it was only OK, to be honest
H Horace goes skiing (ditto)
I Ice Castles (why do people have such a downer on this game?)
J Junior's Revenge (over JSW)
K (The) King, Karma Carzy
L Lunar Rover Patrol (just over Lucifer's Kingdom, because LRP was my first)
M Mandragore (over Manic Miner, sorry)
N Just not sure about this......nothing springs to mind that is good, never got to play Nerble Force. :o EDIT Just remembered North Sea Action.
O Olympia
P Phantom Slayer
Q- nothing springs to mind, why were our Qbert clones all named without a Q?
R Rommel's Revenge- my favourite arcade game was Battlezone. Never played ROTABB.
S Shock Trooper, or perhaps Superkid or Stone Raider II (I found Shark Treasure late and love it too- I play it with my little girl)
T Touchstone, Time Bandit, Tim Love's Cricket - too hard to separate
U Ugh! and Up Periscope, EDIT :o and Utopia, how could I forget that?
V I never did try the Vortex Factor, sadly
W Wizard's Quest
X -?
Y- ?
Z Zac's son, though I actually prefer the official CoCo version

And the five worst, for me
...
Adventure Trilogy
Star Jammer
Scarfman (how do you screw up Pac Man?)
Storm
Ninja Warrior

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