Dragon Buster


The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Namco, Ltd. [Tokyo, Japan]

[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Dragon Buster © 1984 Namco.

A role-playing game in which you travel through various scenery to rescue the princess from an evil dragon.
Game ID : DB

Main CPU : M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz), HD63701 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Namco 8-channel WSG

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 2
Even if title screen says 1984, Dragon Buster was released in February 1985 in Japan.

Dragon buster is the first game from Namco to include a life-bar system.

Massimo Gaspari holds the official record for this game with 1,300,560 points on July 18, 1985.

Namco released a board game based on this game (same name) in 1985 (in Japan only) : You roll the dice to move around the board and complete quests. The game includes a variety of event cards, charts for randomizing events and encounters,counters for monsters and items and such. The goal of this game is to kill the dragon and rescue the princess.
1. Dragon Buster (1985)
2. Dragon Buster II - Yami no Fuuin (1989, Nintendo Famicom)
Music by : Yuriko Keino


Nintendo Famicom japan (January 7, 1987)
Sony PlayStation [AU] (1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2"
Sony PlayStation japan (February 9, 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SLPS-00209]" : Limited Deluxe Box edition with additional Volume Controller.
Sony PlayStation japan (February 9, 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SLPS-00210]"
Sony PlayStation usa (September 30, 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SLUS-00216]"
Sony PlayStation europe (November 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SCES-00267]"
Sony PSP usa (August 23, 2005) "Namco Museum Battle Collection [Model ULUS-10035]"
Sony PSP europe (December 9, 2005) "Namco Museum Battle Collection [Model UCES-00116]"
Sony PSP japan (February 23, 2006) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model ULJS-00047]"
Sony PSP korea (November 8, 2007) "Namco Museum Vol.2"
Microsoft XBOX 360 usa (November 4, 2008) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 21022]"
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] japan (November 18, 2008) Famicom version
Microsoft XBOX 360 europe (May 15, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [AU] (June 3, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console Arcade] japan (September 15, 2009)
Microsoft XBOX 360 japan (November 5, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 2RD-00001]"


FM-77AV japan (1987)
NEC PC 8801 japan (1987)
NEC PC 9801 japan (March 1989)
Sharp X68000 japan (1993)
Sharp X1 japan
MSX2 japan


Let's! TV play classic series - Namco Nostalgia 2 japan
Game's ROM.

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