The excitement of a coin-operated pinball game is in the flashing lights, the harsh sounds, and the massive scores you can accumulate. But pinball video games always seem to lose something in the translation. With Dragon's Revenge, Tengen lost and found something new.
ProTip: If you can make it here, you'll rack up thousands of extra points.
Almost two years ago, Tengen released Dragon's Fury for the Genesis. This game opened up an entirely new dimension in pinball video games by incorporating sub-levels, monsters, great graphics, and awesome sound effects. Dragon's Revenge definitely borrows a lot from Dragon's Fury, but it improves just slightly upon the original game.
Don't mess around with the Gold Ball. It lasts for only 60 seconds.
You get eight sub-levels this time. Naturally, you run into an entirely new set of nasty-looking boss characters and monsters, such as the Mindslayer and Baalzhog the Spiked Nightmare. You also get much more detail in the background graphics.
- If you nail the Dragon's head enough times, he'll let you inside his mouth.
- Hit A and C to shake balls into hard-to-reach comers and to hit targets.
The flipper-pumping game play makes you sweat, and it keeps you guessing, too. Dragon's Fury required sharp flipper skills and good timing to successfully complete the game. With Dragon's Revenge, skill is still essential, but luck plays an almost equal role in your success. The multiplier balls, especially the Gold Ball and the Red Balls, really come in handy.
Graphically, Dragon's Revenge looks good for a pinball video game, but the muted color schemes wash out the wild fantasy-land art. In particular, the game's limp color palette causes some otherwise nicely drawn pix, such as Darzel's face and the Dragon's head, to look pale. Still, the graphics are definitely unique, and they keep you entertained.
Dragon's Revenge makes good use of the Genesis's audio port by presenting a ton of digitized explosions and voices. When you lose at a sub level, a girl sarcastically taunts 'Try again," and amazingly enough you can understand it. Although the music fits the game, it's merely average and has an annoying twang.
You must destroy Darzel's face after you complete the 8 sub-levels.
Is Vengeance Yours?
Dragon's Revenge is a solid game for pinball fans and gamers who like fast action. It offers new variations and hides plenty of secrets. If you liked Dragon's Fury, then definitely go for Revenge.
Try to balance the ball on a flipper, a bumper, or some other object. If you keep it there long enough it explodes, but you get 500,000 points.
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- # of players: 1 or 2
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Available: November 1993
- Theme: Action
- Number of Levels: 10
Tengen's long awaited sequel to their hit pinball game Dragon's Fury is finally here! Dragon's Revenge is a multi-level, fast-moving extravaganza which features some of the most intense pinball action around.
You can play Dragon's Revenge alone or with another player. There are also bonus rounds to conquer. These can be accessed by lighting certain areas of the playing field. These bonus rounds range from the weird to the downright bizarre!
The controls are easy to learn. Use your pad to control the left flippers, and button "B" to control the right flippers.
You can tilt the board by using buttons "A" and "C." Be careful not to tilt the machine or you will lose a ball.
If you're a real pinball aficionado, you'll go berserk over Tengen's Dragon's Revenge. So limber up your flipper fingers and get ready for some serious pinball mayhem!
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Dragon's Revenge is one of wonderful pinball sims with a dark fantasy theme.
Dragon's Revenge is no ordinary pinball game as you are fighting for you life in this game. With just a silver ball as a weapon you have to battle all kinds of wizards, skeletons and other horrible creatures.
With 3 playfields plus bonus levels your goal is to score one billioni points in order to get to the final boss. And unless you can defeat him, you'll be doomed to spent eternity in his evil contraption.