Dragon Breed - Manual
Following on in the tradition of great arcades,Irem,the creators of R-type
and Ninja Spirit,have come up with another,Dragon Breed.
Kayus the King of Agamen Empire when he was just fifteen years old.Those
who were dissastified with his enthronement conspired to break the seal
confining the King of Darkness,Zambaquous,to seize the kingdom with the
The main character (Kayus) sits astride a large dragon (Bahamoot) from this
position,he must fight dismounting the dragon at strategic place to aid
The control of both the dragon and Kayus is controlled by joystick or keys
(depending on the version of the game).Like most trem games,Dragon Breed
has collectables.There are four types of collectqbles and three power levels
for each.See table below
RED - Flames
SILVER - Homing Dragons (like homing missiles but with baby Dragons)
BLUE - Lightning Bolts
GOLD - Scales
The dragon starts off green with no special weapons,and will change to the
relevant colour for the weapon picked up.The power levels work as follows;
if you pick up a red gem,the Dragon changest to the flames weapon.But on
the lowest strenght.If you then pick up another red gem,you will move up to
the second power level.However,if you pick up a different coloured gem,the
Dragon will change to that weapon but will stay at the same power level as
before.So once on the top power level,unless you die you will stay here.
Apart from the pick up weapons,you have at your control two other weapons.
Karyus is firing a crossbow which increases in power with the power ups,
and the Dragons head fires a beam up (like R-Type).This operated by holdig
down the fire button and releasing.The power is determined by how long you
hold the fire button for.This is visually indicqted by a progressive glow
from the dragons mouth,getting brighter the longer you hold the fire
You have one last weapon in your armory .If you have the Gold/Scales weapon
then you have the ability to coil the tail of the Dragon around Karyus,
completely protecting him (for a short period only).This is achieved by
pushing up and pulling down quickly; pressing fire when coiled gives eight
way fire (depending on power up).You can also coil the blue/lighting bolt
Dragon.But it coils in the opposite direction,leaving Karyus on the outside
to achieve this push down and pull up quickly.
One last point,there is a time limit for each level! When not riding the
Dragon the scroll stops and (only certain versions) will start as Karyus
walks to the right,so it is advantageous not to spend too much time off
the Dragon !
When riding the Dragon (at the start).
UP - FLY UP
DOWN - FLY DOWN
LEFT - FLY LEFT
RIGHT - FLY RIGHT
FIRE - FIRES ANY CURRENT WEAPON AND KARYUS CROSS BOW
When off the Dragon (Walking)
UP - JUMP
DOWN - DUCK
LEFT - RUN LEFT
RIGHT - RUN RIGHT
FIRE - FIRES IN DIRECTION KARYUS' FACING AND ANY CURRENT
To dismount the Dragon, while over a platform, push down and press fire.
After a short delay the Dragon will take his place above your head.You can
still control the Dragon while you are off it. This can be achevied by
pulling down to bring him down closerand by releasing the joystick to send
it away. To-remount the Dragon,pull down on the joystick to bring him close
to you,then push up to jump
P - PAUSE
Typed by THUNDER of THE ANGELS. Edited by PARASITE.