The Dragon's title screen
|Sound engine||Sachen/Ei-How Yang|
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.
OverviewEditThe player assumes the role of Bruce Lee, who uses Liu Kang's sprites. 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.
- 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.