|Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes
The Legend of Heroes
||NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, FM-7, MSX 2, TurboGrafx-16, Super Famicom, Sharp X68000, Mega Drive, Satellaview, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Virtual Console
- JP December 25, 1991
- NA 1992
Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes is a role-playing game developed by the Nihon Falcom. It is the sixth game in the Dragon Slayer line of games, and the first in the The Legend of Heroes series.
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.
The game's soundtrack was composed by the Falcom Sound Team JDK members Mieko Ishikawa and Masaaki Kawai. The soundtrack for the TurboGrafx-16 version was arranged by Ryo Yonemitsu.