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Dragon Breed Dragon Breed - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Dragon Breed - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A warrior, riding an immortal dragon, shoots at a variety of attacking enemies. Hold the fire button down longer for more powerful shots. Mount and dismount the dragon to pick up power-ups or avoid attacks.

Dragon Breed was produced by Irem in 1989.

Irem released 89 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Irem was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Irem during the time period Dragon Breed was produced include: Meikyuu Shima, Ninja Spirit, Tsukikage (The Legend Of The White Wolf), Image Fight, Saigo No Nindou, Legend Of Hero Tonma, Kengo, X Multiply, R-Type II, and Air Duel


Name Dragon Breed
Developer Irem (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7640
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Dragon Breed Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Dragon Breed KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.44 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.28

Overall Like 3.40
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 3.40
Collector Desire 3.20

Technical Rating: 3.60

Gameplay 3.40
Graphics 3.40
Originality 3.80
Sound/Music 3.80

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Dragon Breed Census

There are 14,911 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Common - There are 41 known instances of this machine owned by Dragon Breed collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 37 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Dragon Breed machine for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Dragon Breed circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 4 active VAPS members looking for Dragon Breed boards sets.

This game ranks a 11 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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