Dragon Slayer 1 (GameBoy) FAQ by DarkChojin
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
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1.   Legal Stuff
2.   Introduction to Dragon Slayer 1
3.   Controls
4.   General Gameplay
5.   Monsters
6.   Closing Words



1. LEGAL STUFF
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This walkthrough is (c) 2004-2006 DarkChojin.
You are allowed to distribute this walkthrough
as long as its content is NOT changed. If you want to
post this on your website, drop me a email. You are
NOT allowed to send this walkthrough or any part
of it to other FAQ sites under your name. I will find
out, trust me.

Dragon Slayer 1 (c) 1990 Epoch

This FAQ can be found here:
www.gamefaqs.com
www.ign.com
www.gamenotover.com

2. INTRODUCTION TO DRAGON SLAYER 1
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There are sequels available on GameBoy (Dragon Slayer 2: Dorasure Gaiden),
on NES (Dragon Slayer 4: Drasle Family) on Genesis (Dragon Slayer and
Dragon Slayer II: Legend of Heroes), on MSX (Dragon Slayer 4, Dragon Slayer 4 -
Drasle Family), on Turbo CD (Dragon Slayer, Dragon Slayer 2). I don't know
if all of these games are linked together, since I don't understand japanese.


Released 08/12/1990 in Japan, Dragon Slayer 1 is a relative unknown game
by a relative unknown company. Most of you will only know it from one of those
32-in-1-Catridges or by playing it on an emulator. I actually know it from a
32-in-1-Catridge. At first, I found the game rather boring. But after some time
playing it, I found it pretty fun. If someone actually has a cover scan or
something else regarding Dragon Slayer 1, please don't hesinstate to email me
about it (I've never seen an original copy of this game).
In Japan the game must have been succesful, because it spawned many sequels.

3. CONTROLS
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Start-Button: pauses the game and shows status
Select-button: no use

Normal Stance:
D-pad left: move left
D-pad right: move right
D-pad up: move up
D-pad down: move down
B-button: opens magic menu
A-button: pick up/drop items

Note:
With 30000 EXP you can move diagonally.


4. GENERAL GAMEPLAY
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Status:
Heart  = HP
Sword  = Attack Power
Man    = EXPerience Points/Defense
Coin   = Can be traded for HP
Potion = Needed for some spells
Crown  = Needed to complete a Level ("Phase")

You will stumble over various things on your journey:

Cross: Monsters can't pass it. If you take it, Monsters also won't
       attack you, but don't get surrounded!

Orb: Does not do anything when carried, but can be traded for 
     Attack Power at your home.

Coins: Can be traded for HP at your home.

Ring: When equipped you can move blocks.

Warp: Teleports you to another Warp on the map.

Potions: Needed to cast this spells:
         JUMP, RETURN, MAP, FREEZE, FLASH, FLY

Home: You can heal yourself here (EXP = HP) or trade coins and orbs.

Chest: To open it you must carry the key. Contains either a Coin,
       a Potion, a Cross or a Grim Reaper.

Key: Opens chests, can be used infinite times.

Grim Reaper: Sometimes appears when you open a chest.
             You can't cast spells as long as the Grim Reaper
             follows you! To kill him only move over a cross.

Crowns: There are 4 of them in each Phase. To get the crowns, you must beat
        the Dragon guarding them. Get all 4 to your home to win a Phase.

Ghost: Steals your carried items, also steals dropped items (including crowns!)
       and places them somewhere else on the map. Can't fly over a Cross.

Tombstone: Monsters emerge from it in the first Phase.


When you reach a certain number of EXP, you will learn spells in this order:

JUMP: First spell you'll learn. Teleports you to the last item the ghost
      dropped after stealing it. Requires potion.

RETURN: You get teleported to your home. Requires potion.

MAP: You can see an eagle-eye-view of the map. Requires potion.

BREAK: Destroys a block in the direction you are facing. No potion required.

KICK: Kick a block in the direction you are facing. You can also hurt enemys
      by kicking a block against them. Useless spell, use BREAK instead.
      No potion required.

FREEZE: Freezes all enemys around the hero. Enemys can't attack or move while
        freezed. Useless when FLASH is acquired. Potion required.

FLASH: Paralyses ALL enemys on the map for a certain amount of time.
       Enemys can't move or attack while paralyzed. Potion required.

FLY: Transform into a bird. As a bird, you can fly over every obstacle, but
     only for a certain amount of time. Notice the changing BGM :)
     Potion required.

You start each Phase near your home with 1000 HP, 500 Attack Power, 500 EXP
and no spells. Your first task in each Phase is to find a sword. Without
a sword, you will only deal 10 Damage to each enemy (and the easiest
enemy has 1500 HP!). So first find a sword. After this, you can start
to power up. To attack an monster, simply touch it.
General Rules:
If your EXP are higher than a Monsters, you can beat it,
but don't forget to raise your attack power before!
If your EXP are twice the EXP of the Monster's, you'll only
lose 10 HP per hit.

There is no HP limit, so trade coins for HP at your home as
much as you like!

The game itself has only 2 Levels (!!) and a rather crappy ending...

5. MONSTERS
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If you kill a Level 1 Monster, a Level 2 Monster will emerge from a
tombstone. So if you kill a Zombie (Level 1 Monster), a Octopus 
(Level 2 Monster) will emerge from a tombstone and so on. Also weaker
Monster respawn from time to time. Many Monsters can steal coins, while
some of the stronger Monsters (Vampires for example) can also drain
attack power and EXP permanently!

MONSTER STATS.

Name: Zombie
Level: 1
HP: 1500
Attack Power: 300
EXP: 150
EXP gain: 40

Name: Octopus
Level: 2
HP: 3000
Attack Power: 800
EXP: 400
EXP gain: 80

Name: Spider
Level: 3
HP: 2000
Attack Power: 2000
EXP: 1600
EXP gain: 120

Name: Goblin
Level: 4
HP: 2000
Attack Power: 2000
EXP: 1600
EXP gain: 160

Name: Goo
Level: 5
HP: 3400
Attack Power: 7500
EXP: 6400
EXP gain: 200

Name: Snake
Level: 6
HP: 7500
Attack Power: 13000
EXP: 11000
EXP gain: 240

Name: "Thing"
Level: 7
HP: 10000
Attack Power: 20000
EXP: 11400
EXP gain: 280

Name: Mr.Hat
Level: 8
HP: 20000
Attack Power: 25000
EXP: 17800
EXP gain: 320


Name: Double Pogo
Level: 9
HP: 300000
Attack Power: 35000
EXP: 9000
EXP gain: 340


Name: Walking Ooze
Level: 10
HP: 100000
Attack Power: 45500
EXP: 36000
EXP gain: 400


Name: Landslug
Level: 11
HP: 60000
Attack Power: 58000
EXP: 61000
EXP gain: 440

Name: Yeti
Level: 12
HP: 13000
Attack Power: 70000
EXP: 54000
EXP gain: 480

Name: Vampire
Level: 13
HP: 47000
Attack Power: 85000
EXP: 89000
EXP gain: 520

Name: Goo Warrior
Level: 14
HP: 60000
Attack Power: 100000
EXP: 51000
EXP gain: 560

Name: Ant
Level: 15
HP: 50000
Attack Power: 115000
EXP: 91000
EXP gain: 600

Name: Lucanus cervus
Level: 16
HP: 147000
Attack Power: 135000
EXP: 86000
EXP gain: 640


Name: Mushroom Man
Level: 17
HP: 90000
Attack Power: 150000
EXP: 109000
EXP gain: 680


Name: Medusa
Level: 18
HP: 270000
Attack Power: 175000
EXP: 270000
EXP gain: 720


Name: Landcrab
Level: 19
HP: 348000
Attack Power: 195000
EXP: 142000
EXP gain: 760


Name: Baba Yaga
Level: 20
HP: 300000
Attack Power: 220000
EXP: 125000
EXP gain: 800


Name: Mystic Shadow
Level: 21
HP: 160000
Attack Power: 245000
EXP: 141000
EXP gain: 840


Name: Goo King
Level: 22
HP: 60000
Attack Power: 270000
EXP: 327000
EXP gain: 880


Name: BM
Level: 23
HP: 647000
Attack Power: 295000
EXP: 11000
EXP gain: 920


Name: Alien
Level: 24
HP: 280000
Attack Power: 323000
EXP: 111000
EXP gain: 960


Name: Evil Beyd
Level: 25
HP: 150000
Attack Power: 355000
EXP: 201000
EXP gain: 1000


Name: Karo
Level: 26
HP: 347000
Attack Power: 385000
EXP: 330000
EXP gain: 1040


Name: Hydra Tank
Level: 27
HP: 510000
Attack Power: 415000
EXP: 10000
EXP gain: 1080


Name: Eyethopter
Level: 28
HP: 390000
Attack Power: 450000
EXP: 220000
EXP gain: 1120


Name: Firebird
Level: 29
HP: 480000
Attack Power: 483000
EXP: 342000
EXP gain: 1180


Name: A-Class Robot
Level: 30
HP: 300000
Attack Power: 500000
EXP: 245000
EXP gain: 1200


Name: S-Class Robot
Level: 31
HP: 600000
Attack Power: 550000
EXP: 400000
EXP gain: 1240


Name: Samurai Boy
Level: 32
HP: 650000
Attack Power: 650000
EXP: 520000
EXP gain: 1380

Name: The Dragon (Body)
Level: 99
HP: 655350
Attack Power: 0
EXP: 655350
EXP gain: 0

Name: The Dragon (Left Head)
Level: 99
HP: 650000
Attack Power: 600000
EXP: 300000
EXP gain: 0

Name: The Dragon (Front Head)
Level: 99
HP: 650000
Attack Power: 500000
EXP: 400000
EXP gain: 0

Name: The Dragon (Right Head)
Level: 99
HP: 650000
Attack Power: 500000
EXP: 380000
EXP gain: 0

6. CLOSING WORDS
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Thank you for reading this crap. As always, don't be suprised if you
see some grammar/spelling errors cuz english is not my native language.

"Manche unbekannte Spiele sind halt doch cool ;)"
- DarkChojin


(c) 12/28/2005  01:02 a.m.  DarkChojin (darkchojin@gmx.de)

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