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The Dragon
Dragon, The (Unl) (M2) 001
The Dragon's title screen
Publisher Ramar International
Developer Ex-Sachen developers
Console NES/Famicom
Date 1995

The Dragon (also called 李小龍 or "Bruce Lee" in Chinese and Lee Dragon) is a platform/beat 'em up/fighting game starring Bruce Lee, released on the NES/Famicom by Ramar International.

It is notable for a few reasons; it's of the few games featuring both English and Arabic language options, having both an in-game movelist along with the move list also printed on the cartridge label, and the main character and boss characters using sprites taken from Mortal Kombat 1 .

OverviewEdit

Dragon, The (Unl) -p1--!--2
The first stage of the game.
The player assumes the role of Bruce Lee, who's sprite is Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat 1. The levels are split into a platforming/action section and a one-on-one fighting section, with both sections using the same control mechanics. The end level boss is another character from Mortal Kombat 1 but is renamed in a ridiculous fashion. The bosses are made up of Scorpion, Johnny Cage, Sonya, Kano, & Raiden. Cinema scenes before and after each level loosely refer to some of Bruce Lee's films.

Besides the main story mode there is also a "battle" option, which allows you to select and fight any of the five level bosses in a best 2-out-of-3 match. There is no option for a 2nd human player to join, nor can you play as any of the other characters.

TriviaEdit

  • The cartridge label features a cutout of Kim Kaphwan from Fatal Fury 2 clashing with a picture of the actor Jason Scott Lee, which is taken from the movie poster of "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story " in which he played Bruce Lee.
  • Several sound effects and tunes in the game come right out of Mickey Mania 7 , a game developed by Ei-How Yang, atop of several other visual similarities in the title and game over screens.

GalleryEdit

LinksEdit

  1. Online emulator
  2. http://fuji.drillspirits.net/dragon
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