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Main data
Romset and name:
drgnbstr Dragon Buster
Manufacturer:
Namco
Year:
Genre:
Platform
Category:
Platform / Fighter Scrolling
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 4 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
50 to 60 (Not Good Enough)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
288x224@60.60606 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Hitachi HD63701, Motorola MC6809E
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Namco CUS30, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.36b11 released on dec-05 1999
Last release:
Mame 0.205 released on dec-26 2018
Clone of:
-
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • A 34-year-old Arcade Video Game

    Dragon Buster © 1984 Namco.

    Dragon Buster is a role-playing game in which you travel through various scenery to rescue the princess from an evil dragon.

    TECHNICAL
    Game ID: DB

    Main CPU: Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz), Hitachi HD63701 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: Namco 8-channel WSG

    Players: 2
    Control: 4-way joystick
    Buttons: 2

    TRIVIA
    Even if title screen says 1984, Dragon Buster was released in February 1985 in Japan.

    Dragon buster is the first game from Namco to include a life-bar system.

    Massimo Gaspari holds the official record for this game with 1,300,560 points on July 18, 1985.

    Namco released a board game based on this game (same name) in 1985 (in Japan only): You roll the dice to move around the board and complete quests. The game includes a variety of event cards, charts for randomizing events and encounters,counters for monsters and items and such. The goal of this game is to kill the dragon and rescue the princess.

    SERIES
    • Dragon Buster (1985)
    • Dragon Buster II - Yami no Fuuin (1989, Nintendo Famicom)

    STAFF
    Music by: Yuriko Keino

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [JP] Nintendo Famicom (jan.7, 1987)
    [AU] Sony PlayStation (1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2"
    [JP] Sony PlayStation (feb.9, 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SLPS-00210]"
    [US] Sony PlayStation (sept.30, 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SLUS-00216]"
    [EU] Sony PlayStation (nov.1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SCES-00267]"
    Microsoft XBOX 360 [US] (nov.4, 2008) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 21022]"
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX 360 (may.15, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
    [AU] Microsoft XBOX 360 (june.3, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
    Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console Arcade] [JP] (sept.15, 2009)
    [JP] Microsoft XBOX 360 (nov.5, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 2RD-00001]"

    • HANDHELDS:
    [US] Sony PSP (aug.23, 2005) "Namco Museum Battle Collection [Model ULUS-10035]"
    [EU] Sony PSP (dec.9, 2005) "Namco Museum Battle Collection [Model UCES-00116]"
    [JP] Sony PSP (feb.23, 2006) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model ULJS-00047]"
    Sony PSP [KO] (nov.8, 2007) "Namco Museum Vol.2"

    • COMPUTERS:
    FM-77AV [JP] (1987)
    [JP] NEC PC 8801 (1987)
    NEC PC 9801 [JP] (mar.1989)
    [JP] Sharp X68000 (1993)
    [JP] Sharp X1
    MSX2 [JP]

    • OTHERS:
    Let's! TV play classic series - Namco Nostalgia 2 [JP]

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=694&o=2
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