Dragons of Flame (video game)

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Dragons of Flame
Nintendo Entertainment System cover art
Nintendo Entertainment System cover art
Developer(s) U.S. Gold
Publisher(s) Strategic Simulations, Inc.
U.S. Gold
Platform(s) Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum
Release date(s) 1989
Genre(s) Action adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cassette, Floppy disk, Cartridge

Dragons of Flame (ドラゴン・オブ・フレイム Doragon obu Fureimu?) is a video game released in 1989 for various home computer systems and consoles. It is a sequel to Heroes of the Lance.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Like Heroes of the Lance it is arcade oriented, with few RPG elements.[1]

The style of the game is very much like its predecessor, horizontally scrolling fighting controlling one character at a time.

Plot[edit]

It is based on the second Dragonlance campaign module, Dragons of Flame, and the second half of the first Dragonlance novel Dragons of Autumn Twilight. The plot is a faithful representation of the books it is based on.

Development[edit]

Dragons of Flame was adapted from the Dragons of Flame printed adventure module.[2][3]

The game Shadow Sorcerer is a sequel to this game's storyline, but has quite different gameplay.

The Famicom version, the only AD&D Famicom game not released on the NES, was the first game to be translated by the fan translation group DvD Translations (October 31, 2003).[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

According to GameSpy, "while the number of characters was increased to 10, the gameplay remained the same moderately competent, hack-'n-slash, side-scrolling action, marking this as another less than stellar entry on SSI's resume".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dragons of Flame". Zzap! (59): p.23. March 1990. ISSN 0954-867X. Retrieved 2007-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Dragons of Flame". MobyGames. Retrieved 2007-03-26. 
  3. ^ "Dragons of Flame". World of Spectrum. Retrieved 2007-03-26. 
  4. ^ Rausch, Allen (August 15, 2004). "A History of D&D Video Games". GameSpy. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 

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