Dragon Spirit SE - The first of many enhanced-tweaked Amiga games

It's the end of the week and nearly into the weekend so what better way to spend it, than playing another Earok tweaked or enhanced Amiga game known as ' Dragon Spirit SE '. This game was first released way back in 1987 by Namco as a top scrolling Dragon shoot em up and was ported over to many different systems such as the Amstrad CPC, Commodore Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, Atari ST, X68000, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 and ZX Spectrum. Earok however has taken the original Amiga version, fixed both the Atari ST palette issues as well as minifying the Dragon that previously obscured part of the playfield, although he hasn't been able to improve the performance of the game because it still remains poor.

But Dragon Spirit isn't the only game that has been tweaked as other games have been done with more in the pipeline, hence Earok planning a small blog or website for all of his various SE games.Do note these releases will not have the same level of quality improvements as PixelGlass's Giana Sisters SE, but will still be far better than the originals as Earok has said below...

"Sadly I believe my most recent work on it was lost. We're still tentatively thinking about a ReImagine overhaul release in the style of Giana Sisters SE. Hopefully we'd be able to get some help making the engine run smoother too. But of course AlarCity is our priority until release. I'm tentatively planning to set up a small blog or website for all of my various SE's that don't have the same level of care that went into Giana Sisters SE (that is to say, ones that haven't had Tsak's amazing artistic touch yet  )

Games so far that have been touched up and available to download with inclusive improvements such as palette changes include Dragon Spirit SE, Wonderboy in Monsterland SE, Wonderdog SE, Rise of the Robots SE and even Giana II Futureworld. However Earok did do an unfinished prototype of Raid Over Moscow and a UN Squadron hack but these were not available on the website.

Certainly a great way to end the week with even more Amiga goodness, but it will be interesting to see just how many games Earok gets his hands on that will be improved and given the thumbs up by purists, as they will be very hard to please.

Links : 1) Source 2) Giana Sisters SE

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