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Romset and name:
dspirit Dragon Spirit (new version (DS3))
Manufacturer:
Namco
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Flying Vertical
Serie:
Dragon Spirit
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
50 to 60 (Not Good Enough)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
288x224@60.606061 Hz, ruotato di 90°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Hitachi HD63701, Motorola MC6809E
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
8-Bit R-2R DAC, Namco CUS30, Speaker, Yamaha YM2151 OPM
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.36b4 released on sep-04 1999
Last release:
Mame 0.203 released on oct-31 2018
Clone of:
-
Clones:
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:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • A 31-year-old Arcade Video Game

    Dragon Spirit © 1987 Namco.

    Dragon Spirit scorches the screen with a mythical fantasy theme hot enough to thrill players throughout the land. Come with us, and journey to a time long ago when prehistoric beings populated the globe. Where after a millennium of captivity, an ugly serpent demon named 'Zawell' escapes imprisonment and kidnaps Alicia, princess to the kingdom of Mitgult. A young, crafty soldier Amul is selected to rescue the princess and destroy Zawell. In praying to the gods for strength and courage, he points his sword high toward the heavens. Suddenly he is transformed into an all-powerful blue dragon, bestowed with special powers. Though gifted with a lethal air and ground attack, this is not enough. He must locate and obtain extra powers along the way. The demon has instructed nine of the mightiest beasts to stop Amul before reaching his goal. Do not underestimate this soldier, he has the Dragon Spirit!

    TECHNICAL
    Namco System 1 hardware
    Game ID: DS

    Main CPU: 6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
    Sub CPU: 6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: 6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
    MCU: HD63701 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz), Namco advanced 8-channel stereo WSG, stereo DAC

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 2

    TRIVIA
    Dragon Spirit was released in June 1987 in Japan.

    If you complete the game, the credits appear followed by a list of Namco games up to this point along with their release dates.

    Dow Luk See holds the official record for this game with 400,630 points on April 30, 1988.

    Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Namco Video Game Graffiti Vol.2 - VDR-5222) on October 21, 1987.

    UPDATES
    NEW VERSION:
    • Titlescreen 'Level Select Code' added (See 'Tips And Tricks' section for more info).

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • Level Select Code (works on the New version only): insert a coin, hold Down on the joystick and press Start. You can now choose your start level.

    SERIES
    • Dragon Spirit (1987)
    • Dragon Saber (1990)

    STAFF
    Character designer: Macchan
    Monster designer: Tatsuya
    Graphic designer: Arakawa Da!
    Music composer: Shinji Hosoe
    Game programmer: Kyota
    Technical support: Fresh Yama Take & Har Ware Engineer Staff, Devil Nakamura, Sexy Akina
    Game designer: Ojisan Trio Plus 1
    Director: Yoko Boss
    Special guest: Takky Takahashi
    Management: Uncle Ashinaga

    PORTS
    NOTE: For ports released in North America, please see the Atari version entry.

    • CONSOLES:
    [JP] NEC PC-Engine (dec.26, 1988) "Dragon Spirit [Model NC63003]"
    [JP] Nintendo Famicom (apr.14, 1989) "Dragon Spirit - Aratanaru Densetsu"
    [JP] Sony PlayStation (feb.28, 1997) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [Model SLPS-00705]"
    [AU] Sony PlayStation (1998) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [Model SCES-00702]"
    [EU] Sony PlayStation (feb.1998) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [Model SCES-00702]"
    [JP] Sony PS2 (jan.26, 2006) "Namco Museum Arcade Hits! [Model SLPS-25590]"
    [EU] Sony PS2 (mar.31, 2006) "Namco Museum - 50th Anniversary [Model SLES-53957]"
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX (mar.24, 2006) "Namco Museum - 50th Anniversary"
    [EU] Nintendo GameCube (may.5, 2006) "Namco Museum - 50th Anniversary [Model DOL-G5NP-EUR]"
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX 360 (may.15, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
    [AU] Microsoft XBOX 360 (june.4, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
    [JP] Microsoft XBOX 360 (nov.5, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 2RD-00001]"
    Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [JP] (jan.29, 2009) "Namco Museum.comm [Model NPJB-00012]"
    Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console Arcade] [JP] (sept.8, 2009)
    Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [EU] [AU] (apr.1, 2010) "Namco Museum Essentials [Model NPEB-00104]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [JP] Sharp X68000 (sept.23, 1988)
    [EU] Amstrad CPC (1989)
    [EU] Atari ST (1989)
    [EU] Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990) by Domark: also released as Budget editions by both Hit Squad and Erbe Software in 1991
    [EU] Commodore C64 (1989)
    [EU] Commodore Amiga (1989)
    PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [AU] (mar.27, 2006) "Namco Museum - 50th Anniversary"
    [EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (may.19, 2006) "Namco Museum - 50th Anniversary"

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=699&o=2
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