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Dragon Spirit Dragon Spirit - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Dragon Spirit - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You have been transformed into a dragon who's goal is to save the Princess who was taken by "Zawell". To do so, you must conquer the chief enemy at the end of each of nine areas by shooting down flashing creatures and collecting their eggs for mystery power. Difficult game play. Great graphics.

Dragon Spirit was produced by Namco in 1987.

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 Spirit was produced include: Vs. Super Xevious, Toy Pop, Thunder Ceptor II, Thunder Ceptor, Super Sky Kid, Blazer, Final Lap, Galaga '88, Pac-Mania, and Quester


Name Dragon Spirit
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7645
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Namco System 1 JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Dragon Spirit Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

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

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

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If you complete the game, a scrolling list of credits is followed by a scrolling list of all Namco games up to this point 1987 along with their release dates.


Licensed to Atari Games for US manufacture and distribution.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Dragon Spirit Census

There are 14,895 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,528 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,131 machines (6,927 unique titles).

Common - There are 46 known instances of this machine owned by Dragon Spirit collectors who are active members. Of these, 25 of them are original dedicated machines. 21 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Dragon Spirit circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 5 active VAPS members currently looking for Dragon Spirit.

This game ranks a 17 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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The game's hardware is a Namco System 1 board. It uses a three 6809 processors, a 63701 MCU, and many custom ICs. For sound it uses a Namco 8 channel stereo wavedata PSG, a YM3012 DAC, and a YM2151 FM sound chip.


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Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 203; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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Dragon Spirit Arcade Marquee 26" x 8"

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