DragonStrike (C64)

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Platform: Commodore 64
Year: 1990
Developer: Westwood Associates
For other games in the series see DragonLance.

DragonStrike is a combat flight simulator based on the world of DragonLance. You play a dragon rider who must engage evil dragons and various other monsters of the DragonLance world. You battle your foes with your DragonLance and the breath weapon of your mount.

This is probably the first fantasy-themed flight simulator. Unfortunately, the view port is small, and the controls take awhile to get used to. Having to maneuver your dragon, the position the DragonLance, and alter your speed is difficult to do on the keyboard. However, the full-screen graphics for each cut scene are very attractive.

The Commodore version was ported from the DOS release. Unlike the original, it does not render the area (not including the ground itself) as 3D polygons, although Commodore was capable of it (see Freescape games), probably due to the relatively weak CPU of that machine not allowing really fast render, so everything was designed with sprites. It might be guessed that, due to the fact in 1990 Commodore 64 was becoming an outdated platform, the porting could have been done as afterthought.


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The title screen.

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Cut scene for the first battle.

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Loading a saved game.

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Making a dent on the enemy's territory.

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Finishing a level.

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The game's ending.


The Commodore 64 port of DragonStrike has the music inferior to all of the other ports. While there were many Commodore 64 games with decent usage of filters, three or even four channels, this game has a very basic instruments and music programming,

Game Over and the tracks playing at the beginning of each mission (Missions 1, Missions 2, Missions 3) were scrapped - after getting to the battlefield you won't hear anything but rare sound effects, including in the case of your death.

Ending and Promotion appear again in the same places as they were in the DOS version.


The soundtrack sounds the same on every SID revision.

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Introduction Paul Mudra 0:48
02 Cut Scenes Paul Mudra 1:04
03 Promotion Paul Mudra 0:08
04 Ending Paul Mudra 0:41


(Source: Game lacks credits)

The credits are most likely located in the game's manual, as with the DOS version. The composer is recognizable due to the identical tracks. He could be also an arranger.

Game Rip






The game's music doesn't loop.

Audio Devices

This game utilizes standard 6581 chip for music and sounds. During the gameplay itself, no music is heard.


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DragonStrike - C64 - USA.jpg
Title: DragonStrike
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1990-12-2?
Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.