Saturn Pal | Sega 1995
Panzer Dragoon was one of the Saturnís first ever games created by the now despanded
Team Andromeda who were known for getting outstanding results out of Segaís
32-Bitter. At the time of it release in 95 itís graphics were unparalleled with itís detailed
environments and sported a unique gameplay which is largely unrivalled to this day.
The game takes place thousands of years in the future. You take control of an armoured
blue dragon on a mission to stop the Dark Dragon, a bioweapon, from returning to an
ancient tower of immense power.
The game is a 3D polygon shooter. A 360o viewable area is segmented in 4 parts of 90o.
Enemies approach at all angles and you must switch between the segments, target and
destroy. You, the rider, can target enemies and shoot whilst the dragon itself and target
enemies and destroy them with powerful blasts. Enemies are both manufactured ships and
freaks of nature.
A follow up to the Panzer Dragoon Series, entitled Panzer Dragoon Orta is scheduled for
release on the X-Box in January 2003. Panzer Dragoon was also released on PC.