Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes
|Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes|
|Composer(s)||Mieko Ishikawa (original)
Masaaki Kawai (original)
Falcom Sound Team JDK
Ryo Yonemitsu (arranged)
The Legend of Heroes
|Release date(s)||NEC PC-8801
It was originally released in 1989 for the NEC PC-8801. Within the next few years, it would also be ported to the NEC PC-9801, MSX 2, Sharp X68000, Mega Drive, Super Famicom, and TurboGrafx-16; a Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes Barcode Battler card set was also released by Epoch Co. in 1992. The PC Engine version was released in the United States for the TurboGrafx-16; it would be the only game in the series released in the US until the PlayStation Portable remake of The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion.
In January 1993, Electronic Games magazine nominated the TurboGrafx-CD version for the Multimedia Game of the Year award of 1992. In 1995, a version of the game was broadcast exclusively for Japanese markets via the Super Famicom's Satellaview subunit under the name BS Dragon Slayer Eiyu Densetsu. In 1998, a remake of The Legend of Heroes was bundled with a remake of Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II, and released for both the PlayStation and the Sega Saturn.
- "Electronic Gaming Awards". Electronic Games (38): 26–7. January 1993. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
- "Perfect Collection Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes". VGMdb. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- English game audio samples at AudioAtrocities.com
- Dragon Slayer: Legend of Heroes GUIDE (TurboGrafx-CD) and Dragon Slayer: Legend of Heroes PREVIEW at TurboPlay Magazine Archives