DragonStrike (DOS)

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Platform: DOS
Year: 1990
Developer: Westwood Associates
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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 3D engine used in the game hasn't aged well, 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.

DragonStrike was also released on the Amiga, Sharp X68000, PC-9801, Commodore 64, and NES, however, the NES port is a completely different game since the NES couldn't handle the DOS game's 3D engine.

The DOS version has the richest set of music written entirely by Paul Mudra, although its PC Speaker beeps for sound effects aren't as impressive as Amiga's version's screams, sounds of flapping wings and other digital sound effects.


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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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Battling several red dragons at once!

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The setup menu.


Paul Mudra composed the traditional musical score in AdLib Visual Composer with the default AdLib instrument bank and converted it to MUS using AdLib Convert. Some of Mudra's music was later used in the Amiga, Commodore 64, PC-9801, and Sharp X68000 versions.

Missions 1, Missions 2, Missions 3 tracks are all unique to DOS port. All the others, with a sole exception of Game Over tune, were arranged for five ports, excluding the NES port featuring unique music. Oddly enough, Game Over was additionally not arranged for the Commodore 64 version.

Mudra also composed the NES version with Frank Klepacki, but it appears none of the music from the DOS version made it into the NES version.


# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Introduction Paul Mudra 1:05
02 Cut Scenes Paul Mudra 1:51
03 Missions 1 Paul Mudra 0:28
04 Missions 2 Paul Mudra 0:26
05 Missions 3 Paul Mudra 0:55
06 Promotion Paul Mudra 0:15
07 Ending Paul Mudra 0:46
08 Game Over Paul Mudra 0:15


(Source: manual.)

There are no in-game credits, but they can be found in the manual.

Game Rip



MUS (AdLib).png SND (AdLib).png VGZ.png



The MUS files are located in the install directory along with the SND file. They were logged into DRO format by using AdLib Play through DOSBox 0.74, and then recorded with AdPlug 1.8.2. The "Auto-detect Song End" option under Playback was turned off in order to have the song trail off properly.

The VGM files were logged during gameplay, by loading a game to keep the music playing. Fileswapping methods were used to play different songs during the title screen, specifically by naming one of the eight music files "DSTUNE1.MUS".

The game's background music doesn't loop.

Audio Devices


Icon - AdLib.png


Icon - PC Speaker.png

(No Source - There is no audio setup. The game automatically detects any AdLib-compatible sound card, and uses PC speaker for sounds.)


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Title: DragonStrike
Platform: DOS
Released: 1990-0?-??
Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.