The Dragon's title screen
The 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 .
OverviewEditThe 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.
- 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.