With Dragon's Fury, Tengen has combined the feeling of traditional pinball with the anything goes world of video games. Dragon's Fury is a great simulation of a pinball game, but it is also a great videogame. The ball moves around as though it were controlled by the laws of physics, but it also does things that no pinball machine could ever do.
The Options menu lets you configure the game parameters to your own preferences. We found it easier to control the game by using Button A to control the Left Flipper, Button В to control the Right Flipper and Button С to activate the Tilt, although you can set the parameters to those that best suit your style of play.
The Dragon's Fury play - field is divided into three sections. In each section, you have to battle dragons, skeletons, monsters and guards. You score points just as you do in a traditional pinball game, by hitting targets and bumpers, but mainly by keeping the ball in play. The ultimate goal is to score one billion points.
In addition to the three playfield sections, Dragon's Fury features six different bonus levels, each with a different theme. The bonus levels are available via a passageway from the upper playfield, so obviously, the upper play - field is the place to be. The best time to get the ball into the upper playfield is when you initially launch it. Use the 'B' button to launch the ball. As it travels about half-way up the pathway, press (and hold down) the 'B' button again to activate the Right Flipper (putting it in the up position). This will cause the ball to travel directly to the upper play - field.
The Upper Playfield
This area contains a large Witchcraft Symbol in the center of the screen. Note that each of the Roman numerals point to a trap door or entrance. When one of these numbers is lit up, aim the ball toward the corresponding door and you'll enter a bonus level.
The Middle Playfield
At the center of this section is the face of a woman, smiling sweetly. Watch closely, and you'll see her change, in small subtle steps, into a maniacal demon. This is one of the things that makes Dragon's Fury more than a pinball simulation.
Try to aim the ball toward the left section of the woman's head or into the holes at the top of her helmet. Also, try to get the ball to hit any of the small red witchcraft symbols. But whatever you do, try to avoid letting the ball slip past the flippers and into the lower playfield. Once the ball reaches the lower playfield, it is easy to lose it. To constantly build up points, try to keep the ball in the upper two playfields or in the bonus levels.
The Lower Playfield
You have to keep working the flippers in the lower playfield, or you'll lose the ball.
Whenever this happens, you'll hear the demonic laughter of your enemies. The ball is in danger only if it is in the lower playfield, but because a ball can warp from any area to any other (including bonus levels), you should never let your guard down.
In the lower playfield, if you can send the ball into the object located in the center of the screen (just above the flippers), a block will materialize between the lower flippers, and keep you from losing the ball.
Overall, Dragon's Fury is an excellent video game adaptation of the popular arcade hit. If you enjoy the thrill and speed of traditional pinball, check out this hot new Genesis title.
Download Dragon's Fury
PC compatible, P-100
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features:Single game mode
Prepare yourself for a pinball game that's beyond your wildest fantasies!
Incredible graphics paint an awesome playing field of sorcerors, skeletal undeads and other fantastic creatures.
Score hundreds of millions of points!
Six bonus levels filled with dragons, bats, live skulls and other evil monsters.