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A role-playing game in which you travel through various scenery to rescue the princess from an evil dragon.

Dragon Buster was produced by Namco in 1984.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Dragon Buster was produced include: Phozon, Pac-Man & Chomp Chomp, Pac & Pal, Mappy, Libble Rabble, Galaga 3, Gaplus, Grobda, Shoot Away, and Super Xevious

Dragon Buster
Dragon Buster


Name Dragon Buster
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7641
Class Wide Release
Genre Adventure
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Dragon Buster Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Dragon Buster Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

An action role-playing game in which Clovis, the "Dragon Buster" of the title, travels through various scenery to rescue Princess Celia from an evil dragon. Afterwards, the game begins again, with Celia wearing a different outfit each time she's rescued.

Dragon Buster KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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This game was ported to the Japanese Famicom, after which there was a Famicom-only sequel. Another sequel to this game is Dragon Valor, released for the original Playstation. Of these home games, only Dragon Valor was released in the U.S.


Unlike most of Namco's previous games in which you had three lives and lost a life after getting hit once, in this game you only have one life, but you have a vitality meter. When you lose all of your vitality, the game ends.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Dragon Buster Census

There are 14,906 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,180 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 13 known instances of this machine owned by Dragon Buster collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). 12 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 Buster machine for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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The game uses a 6809 microprocessor, a 63701 microprocessor, and a Namco 8-channel waveform PSG for sounds.


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