Release : 1991-09-27 (¥6500)
Hucard (4 Mbits) NCS91003
Action / Platform game
Dragon Egg! is a platform game by NCS.
The land of Kēnisuto and all the dragon warriors were living in harmony
until an evil demon appeared and waged a relentless war against them.
They all perished and only one single dragon egg survived. Time has
passed and one day, the cute Eran learns from her grandfather that
she is a descendent of the legendary Dragon Warriors. He tells her that
she alone can defeat the demon who has overtaken the land.
Helped with the little egg safely tucked in her backpack,
the young girl puts on her goggles and embarks on a perilous journey to save the world.
As she collects power-ups, the egg actually
hatches and turns into a powerful dragon, breathing weak fire at the
beginning of the game and shooting deadly fireballs as it grows larger.
All in all, the dragon has four levels of growth and the little
girl will even be able to ride him later in the game, or
fly on his back for short distances.
Money can also be collected along the way and used in stores
scattered around each level. Various items can be carried around as well,
such as cure potions or bombs (the inventory can
be activated by pressing Select and the action button).
Dragon Egg! consists of six main areas and is single player only.
Game Staff (Copied from the end credits) :
Music Compose Sound Effect
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Dragon Egg is a nice and cute little action game.
The graphics are not incredible but they do serve the game well,
and they ooze a charm reminiscent of the classic 8-bit era.
The game design is also quite good and unique - I especially like
the giant robot-dragon from the second level, the
Revenge of the swamp creature from level four,
or the alien-boss (are dragons coming from outer space?).
But I won't spoil the game any further.
The gameplay is correct but the difficulty is way too unbalanced.
The dragon weakens and loses his powers when hit, and losing a life
sends it back to its lowest power level - an egg.
No need to say that this attack becomes useless later in
the game (especially against bosses) and often forces you
to prematurely give up... The same applies when
the dragon is fully powered-up and some bosses won't last
more than a few seconds against the powerful three-way fireballs.
The game is also fairly short - the first level does feature
several sub-stages, but
later ones are incredibly short and you often reach the various
bosses in no time. All in all, Dragon Egg is a game I
recommend, although it is a really nice (yet simple) action game.