DragonHeart: Fire & Steel

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DragonHeart: Fire and Steel
Developer(s) Funcom (Console & PC versions)
Torus Games (GB version)
Publisher(s) Acclaim Entertainment
Acclaim Japan (Japan release)
Platform(s) PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PC, Game Boy
Release Game Boy
  • NA: May 1996
  • EU: October 1996
PlayStation, Saturn, PC
  • NA: November 30, 1996
  • EU: March 1997
  • AU: March 1997
  • JP: April 21, 1997
Genre(s) Hack and slash, action, platformer
Mode(s) Single player

DragonHeart: Fire and Steel is a video game loosely based on the 1996 fantasy adventure film Dragonheart. On most systems it is a 2D side-scrolling action game, but the Game Boy version is an adventure game with combat scenes, where adventure mode uses a first-person view and combat mode is a simple 2D fighting game.


DragonHeart: Fire and Steel follows the story of medieval dragonslayer Sir Bowen in his attempt to rid the world of a particularly evil king along with seven evil dragons that have ruled the world (the seven evil dragons never appeared in the movie). On the way, he befriends the last dragon to exist, Draco. Sir Bowen and Draco must join forces to defeat the king's army and rescue a damsel in distress. It drops out some of the movie's plot, but it is still a close match.


Review score
Publication Score
EGM 6/10 (GB)[1]

The four reviewers of Electronic Gaming Monthly, while remarking that the Game Boy game is rather simple and lacking in challenge, especially the "anticlimactic" combat, concluded that it offers decent entertainment and longevity for a portable game. They especially praised the storyline, with Sushi X going so far as to say it was the main reason he kept playing the game.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Review Crew: Dragonheart". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Ziff Davis (85): 26. August 1996.