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Rise of The Dragon

DOS - 1990

Also available on: Amiga - Mac

Alt names
RoTD, Rise of the Dragon: A Blade Hunter Mystery
Year
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Adventure
Theme
Cyberpunk / Dark Sci-Fi, Detective / Mystery
Publisher
Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Developer
Dynamix, Inc.
Perspective
1st-Person
4 / 5 - 21 votes

Description of Rise of The Dragon

Dynamix's first adventure game, Rise of The Dragon is one of the most atmospheric graphical adventures ever made and Jeff Tunnell's masterpiece.

As futuristic private eye and ex-cop Blade Hunter hired investigate the death of the mayor's daughter in Los Angeles circa 2004 AD, you soon find yourself embroiled in a wide-scale drug ring and an ancient Chinese prophecy. The game's atmospheric graphics and comic-book style cutscenes that advance the storyline greatly enhance gameplay, which is a good blend of traditional use-inventory-item elements and excellent arcade sequences that would merit a game on their own. Adventure gamers who despise action sequences in adventure games will be pleased to know that Rise of The Dragon will automatically let you win the sequences if you die one too many times.

One of the game's many original concepts is the use of non-linear plot, with many optional puzzles and subplots that allow multiple endings. This makes the game highly replayable for those who want to take a different route to see a different ending. The game also has realistic characters that DO remember your actions and respond appropriately (hint: don't cross your girlfriend). Puzzles are, for the most part, easy, except for some frustrating hunt-the-pixel and time constraints.

Overall, Rise of the Dragon is a must-play for every adventure fan. Even the death scenes are so well done that I remember trying different ways to die just to see them all . Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

777kluless111 2016-02-13 0 point

I think I first played this on sega cd years ago, I enjoyed it.
ok to get this working you need DOSBOX if you don't already have it.
extract file by right-clicking(WinRAR) choose extract file.
then the extracted folder will have six or seven more rar files to extract
so select all of them then right-click and select extract fileS, now you should
be able to open the dragon application using dosbox,good luck!

MITSUBI 2014-09-02 0 point Mac version

Great cyber-p detective , both picture and story drag you in.

OckhamsFolly 2011-07-06 -2 points DOS version

I've been looking for this game for years, but alas was too young when I played it and could never remember the title; I almost skipped over it while browsing the site, but it tickled my memory just enough to check it out. Today, I am a happy man.

wolfen 2008-12-27 -1 point DOS version

a great classic! a bladerunner'ish Game cyberpunk detective !

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