Museum of the Game ®

International Arcade Museum® — Killer List of Videogames®


Dragon Ninja Dragon Ninja - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

MARQUEE PICTURE NEEDED FOR Dragon Ninja - Click for details on how to contribute.

Description

Two street fighters must battle their way past hordes of attacking enemies in their pursuit to defeat the evil Dragon Ninja and rescue President Ronald Reagan. Players must defeat end-of-level bosses, one of which is Karnov himself!

Dragon Ninja was produced by Data East in 1988.

Data East released 174 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Data East was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Data East during the time period Dragon Ninja was produced include: Real Ghostbusters, The, Garyo Retsuden, Wonder Planet, Captain Silver, Heavy Barrel, Birdie Try, Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja, Battle Rangers, Chelnov: Atomic Runner, and Bloody Wolf

Dragonninja
Dragonninja

Specs

Name Dragon Ninja
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7643
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Monitor
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Dragon Ninja Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Punch/Kick/WeaponJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Dragon Ninja Instructions Image
PCB Dragon Ninja PCB Image

Game Introduction

President Ronnie has been kidnapped by the Ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue Ronnie?

Game Play

Stay on the ground or jump up a level. If you pushed up on the joystick the head on the character would look up so you can tell wether you wanted to jump or jump up to the platform above.

The Bosses at the end of each level include Karnov who blows fire at you, and a small character with long metal rods coming out his hands who appears when the truck stopped. There was a 'power punch' you could do to inflict more damage to your enemy. Hold the punch button down to build it up then release it when desired.

Dragon Ninja KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.20 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 2.60

Overall Like 2.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 2.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 1.67

Gameplay 2.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 1.00
Sound/Music -1.00

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.

Log in to rate this game!

More pictures

Miscellaneous

This game is the Japanese version of Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Dragon Ninja Census

There are 14,848 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,512 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,983 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Common - There are 26 known instances of this machine owned by Dragon Ninja collectors who are active members. Of these, 26 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

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

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]

Flyers

Technical

Uses Data East's HFT System hardware. The system consists of a DE-0295 or DE-0297 Main CPU PCB and a DE-0293 or DE-0299 Game Program PCB. The main CPU PCB utilizes a Motorola 68000 32-bit microprocessor to control the game functions and a 65C02A microprocessor to control the Yamaha sound generator circuit. The Game Program PCB contains all game specific program devices and a OKI voice generator circuit.

Manuals

eBay Listings

Click to search eBay for Dragon Ninja Videogame machines and related items.

Click to search eBay for Data East for machines and parts.

When you click on links below to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Such revenue helps to fund this site's operations. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.

TOP WATCHED LISTINGS FOR: Dragon Ninja

Ebay Compatible Application

Bad Dudes Vs Dragon Ninja Arcade Marquee/Sign (26" x 8")

Auction ends in: 6 days, 2 hours

FixedPrice
$14.95

1988 Bad Dudes VS Dragon Ninja Arcade PCB Circuit Board Jamma Tested Working

Auction ends in: 2 hours, 32 minutes

FixedPrice
$249.95

Bad Dudes Vs Dragon Ninja Arcade Monitor Bezel

Auction ends in: 1 week, 3 days

FixedPrice
$38.00

BAD DUDES vs DRAGON NINJA ARCADE PCB JAMMA TESTED WORKING 100%

Auction ends in: 1 week, 4 days

FixedPrice
$250.00

NICE 1988 Data East BAD DUDES VS DRAGON NINJA video arcade game - FREE SHIPPING

Auction ends in: 3 weeks, 1 day

StoreInventory
$3,495.00

Contribute

  1. Log in to contribute content to this page
  2. Please consider donating to the International Arcade Museum Library