The King of Dragons [Model SHVC-EI]
A 24-year-old Nintendo Super Famicom Cart. by Capcom
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): kodj
The King of Dragons © 1994 Capcom Company, Limited.
The King Of Dragons is a side scrolling Beat 'em up and is one of Capcom's long series of side-scrolling beat' em ups that flooded the arcades back in the 1990s. This title is however rather unusual and takes place in a fantasy world populated with beefy warriors and evil dragons. The world is devastated by a red and ferocious dragon and the game spreads along no less than fifteen stages. Five playable characters are available from the start : the strong warrior, the cleric, the magical wizard, the light elf and the heavy dwarf. Obviously, each character has its own strengths and weaknesses and they can receive various upgrades throughout the game in the shape of new weapons, shields or new staffs. They can also level-up and consequently increase their life bars. Heroic fantasy games wouldn't be complete without magic, and magic there is - simple lightning bolt attacks can be triggered by any player and can damage several enemies at once. It is interesting to notice that a two simultaneous player option is available.
The King of Dragons for Super Famicom was released on March 4, 1994 in Japan for 9800 Yen.
The Option menu allows you to assign buttons to defending and using magic.
Play the game and wait until you're defeated with no credits left. Press Start on Controller 2 before time runs out. Now press Start on Controller 1. Select your character with Button B. Your earn 99 credits. But watch out, this version of the game has a Yashichi item that works similar to a magic orb you can hit. It gives you a credit. But if you hit it when you have 99 credits, your credits change to 00 (and you can't continue when you're defeated if that happens).
Input Down, Button R, Up, Button L, Button Y, Button B, Button X, Button A as the CAPCOM logo is displayed. The screen flashes blue instead of red, and players can now select the same character in a two player game.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com