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King of Dragons - January 5, 2000 by Ice Knight
Game:King of DragonsCompany:Capcom
Type:FightingPlayers:1/2

King of Dragons is an all around four star game. It has great graphics, long, fun gameplay and near perfect emulation under Callus. Only minor flaws prevent this from being a five star game and getting 10 in every category.
King of Dragons is a Side-scroller kill everything that moves Golden Axe style game. You start the game by picking your character. In King of Dragons you can choose Elf, Mage, Warrior or Priest. The elf has a bow and can shoot well. The Mage has a shorter ranged attack, while Warrior and Priest both use close range weapons. As you advance you will be able to to gain more powerful weapons. In addition, you will be able to change characters every few levels.
Now about those graphics..King of Dragons has well drawn, smoothly animated graphics. The backdrops are well rendered. Special effects show up when players/enemies use magic. The attacking treasure chests found in higher levels are very cool. Sound is another great part. Quick paced music thumps in the background. The sound effects are good. Explosions are well done and most sound effects work well. Some sound effects get lost in the background music but overall very good.
Playability is also good! Callus supports this game. Need I say more? Don't play it in MAME as you will be very disappointed. Also, the game supports up to four players. Those of you with linked joysticks will find this adds allot to the game (or at least I assume you will my girlfriend gets to use my Gravis pad while I get stuck with keyboard). This is a fairly long game and another good reason to use Callus is the Save-state function. I have played this game start to finish under Callus twice without any flaws. Even the most crowded scenes run fast and smooth.
Well let's see. Good sound, good graphics. Did I mention the large sprite enemies? Is there anything bad about the game? Well only minor things. Movement is somewhat limited and the game does use suffer from my personal pet peeve. Death never sets you back. If you have no idea what I'm talking about read my Rastan review.
Graphics
9
9
Sound
Play Control
8
5
Challenge
Replay Value
8
9
Performance

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