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Dragonsphere

Postby Datadog » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:33 pm

Has anyone else played this or any other Microprose adventures? I got it for $5 out of a bargain bin ages ago and didn't think about it again until recently. In retrospect, it was a pretty awesome game with some very nice graphics and animation. Not to mention a great twist halfway through the story that changes the whole direction of the game.
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Re: Dragonsphere

Postby Tawmis » Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:22 pm

Hrm. It sounds familiar - the title - but I can't get a visual on the game itself...
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Re: Dragonsphere

Postby Datadog » Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:31 am

Hero in red cape, bird-people, a vast desert, shape-changers in the swamp, a garden full of fairies, and an evil wizard dormant in a tower atop a mountain? Or you might be confusing it with "Dragonball." :P

Ah, here's a screencap.

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Re: Dragonsphere

Postby Collector » Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:32 pm

I hope that that was screencap was taken quite awhile ago since it was made with such an ancient version of DOSBox.
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Re: Dragonsphere

Postby Akril » Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:18 am

I played it (and Rex Nebular) a while ago and thought it was pretty good. It's very much a "traditional" fantasy game, but it manages to make itself quite unique as well. Some of the puzzles had me pretty confused at times, though.
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Re: Dragonsphere

Postby DeadPoolX » Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:52 pm

I remember playing DragonSpere. I thought it resembled a KQ-type of game, only it wasn't quite as engaging and was created by MicroProse. That struck me as a little odd, since MicroProse's usual games revolved around simulations.

Of my favorite MicroProse games is a very old Flight Sim (I believed it was created in 1988) called F-19 Stealth Fighter. This was before the F-117A became widely known (there were rumors, however), so many people made up ideas about it and called it the F-19. MicroProse did a pseudo-sequel in 1991 in VGA (the previous game was EGA) entitled Nighthawk: F-117A Stealth Fighter 2.0.

They were still wrong when labeling the F-117A as a "fighter" since its actually a bomber. The story behind using the "F designation" (which is used on fighters) instead of "B" or even "A" was supposedly a way to trick the Soviets into believing it was something else.

The date is important to note, since that's right around the time of the Gulf War, which is when the real F-117A was first put into a combat role. Naturally, MicroProse wished to capitalize on that.
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Re: Dragonsphere

Postby MusicallyInspired » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:32 pm

I have Dragonsphere, Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender, and Return of the Phantom of the Opera. So far Return of the Phantom is the most impressive to me but I haven't gotten too far in any of them yet. The animation is beautiful and very smooth. Great quality games. The Mt-32 soundtracks are also top-notch.
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