- Dragon Slayer series
computer role-playing gamepublished in 1984by Falcomon the NEC PC-8801and Fujitsu FM-7computer systems, giving rise to a series of sequels, most of the them created by Falcomand a few by other companies. Many of the early titles in this series were released for the MSXand MSX2computers and other early Japanese PCs and later ported to the consoles.
Although commonly referred to as a series, the Dragon Slayer name is used to designate the body of work from producer
Yoshio Kiya. There is no continuity in plot or even genre, but most of the games use role playingelements and experiment with real time gameplay.
Two of the games released for the Nintendo Family Computer, "Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family" and the spin-off of "" known as "
Faxanadu" were released on the North American Nintendo Entertainment System. The former was renamed " Legacy of the Wizard". The second of the three games released for the Nintendo Family Computer, " Romancia" has never been released in North America for any platform. A fan English translation of the Famicom version of " Romancia" was released on April 23, 2008 by DvD Translations.
An English version of "
Sorcerian" was released in North America for DOS.
An English version of "" was released for the TurboGrafx-CD in 1991, and is usually known as simply, "Dragon Slayer".
The games in the series include:
* 1.1 - "
Dragon Slayer" (1984)
* 2.1 - "" (1985)
* 2.2 - "
Xanadu Scenario II" (1986)
* 2.3 - "
Faxanadu" (Nov 16, 1987)
* 3.1 - "
Romancia" - Dragon Slayer Jr. (1986, Famicom: October 30, 1987)
* 4.1 - "" ("Legacy of the Wizard") (Jul 17, 1987)
* 5.1 - "
* 5.2 - "
Sorcerian Additional Scenario Vol. 1" (1988)
* 5.3 - "" (1988)
* 5.4 - "" (1988)
* 6.1 - "" (1989)
* 6.2 - "" (1992)
* 7.1 - "
Lord Monarch" (1991)
* 7.2 - "
Advanced Lord Monarch" (1991)
* 7.3 - "
Monarch Monarch" (1994)
* 8.1 - "The Legend of Xanadu" (1994)
* 8.2 - "
The Legend of Xanadu II" (1995)
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* [http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/dragonslayer/dragonslayer.htm Hardcore Gaming 101: Dragon Slayer]
* [http://homepage2.nifty.com/tkdate/about/about.html Dragon Slayer series (Japanese language)]
* [http://www.geocities.com/dvdtranslations/romancia.html NES Romancia Translation]
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