Dragon Spirit (The Hit Squad) Review | Sinclair User - Everygamegoing

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Dragon Spirit
By The Hit Squad
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3

Published in Sinclair User #118

Dragon Spirit

Dragon Spirit first came to our Speccy screens only a couple of years ago as a Tengen coin op conversion. And now it's back!

Yes, belching fire with consideration for the greenhouse effect, you control a large Dragon-shaped thingy as it makes its way up the screen, coughing a fiery death to all comers. And come they all do too! To beat them our fiery friend must collect odd egg shaped power-ups which litter the ground. Use his lethal breath to fry these eggs (yum yum), or drop a rock on them in a tally-ho chaps, yolks, bandits at one o'clock sort of move. Once cracked the eggs release a power up which floats down the screen for our reptilian arsonist to pick up. He'll then grow an extra head (it's no wonder he hasn't any friends with this sort of behaviour) and his breath weapon becomes even more methane ridden than before, turning his foes into toast and his teeth into red hot razors of death, while leaving his bum, well, largely redundant.

The big sprite moves smoothly and whilst the backgrounds on later levels get a little complicated, the graphics are sharp and carefully colourful.

Label: Hit Squad Memory: 48K/128K Price: £3.99 Reviewer: Garth Sumpter

Overall Summary

Bowel burning action that really begins to hot up quickly once you get into it. Dragon Spirit was a monster coin op and should do well on budget.

Garth Sumpter

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