dragnblz Dragon Blaze

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Romset name: dragnblz.zip
Production year: 2000
Manufacturer: Psikyo

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Flying Vertical

This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Supported

In MAME since version: .062

The MAME driver of this machine is: psikyosh.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    SH-2 ("maincpu")cpu 28636350 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    YMF278B ("ymf")audio 28636350 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 320 x 224 @ 60.000000 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 3

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Tilt (Enables Debug Mode)Off
     International Ver A.
     International Ver B.

  • ROMs (24 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    2prog_h.u21524288fc5eade8 e5d05543641e4a3900b0d42e0d5f75734683d635 good dragnblz
    1prog_l.u2252428895d6fd02 2b2830e7fa66cbd13666191762bfddc40571caec good dragnblz
    1l.u42097152c2eb565c 07e41b36cc03a87f28d091754fdb0d1a7316a532 good dragnblz
    1h.u12209715223cb46b7 005b7cc40eea103688a64a72c219c7535970dbfb good dragnblz
    2l.u52097152bc256aea 1f1d678e8a63513a95f296b8a07d2ea485d1e53f good dragnblz
    2h.u132097152b75f59ec a6cde94bc972e46e54c962fde49fc2174b312882 good dragnblz
    3l.u620971524284f008 610b13304043411b3088fd4299b3cb0a4d8b0cc2 good dragnblz
    3h.u142097152abe5cbbf c2fb1d8ea8772572c08b36496cf9fc5b91cf848b good dragnblz
    4l.u72097152c9fcf2e5 7cecdf3406da11289b54aaf58d12883ddfdc5e6b good dragnblz
    4h.u1520971520ab0a12a 1b29b6dc79e69edb56634517365d0ee8e6ea78ae good dragnblz
    5l.u8209715268d03ccf d2bf6da5fa6e346b05872ed9616ffe51c3768f50 good dragnblz
    5h.u1620971525450fbca 7a804263549cea951782a67855e69cb8cb417e98 good dragnblz
    6l.u120971528b52c90b e1067ef252870787e46c62015e5778b4e641e68d good dragnblz
    6h.u220971527362f929 9ced06202e3f104d30377aeef489021d26e87f73 good dragnblz
    7l.u192097152b4f4d86e 2ad786c5626c98e6943ae05688a1b66307ceac84 good dragnblz
    7h.u20209715244b7b9cc 3f8122b62ea1183d9fb3aad32d0e47bd32244f87 good dragnblz
    8l.u282097152cd079f89 49c46eb36bc0458428a7fad3fe622f5ed974073b good dragnblz
    8h.u2920971523edb508a 72b07fb34a94cc127de02070604b1ff31f3d46c7 good dragnblz
    9l.u4120971520b53cd78 e2071d9fe6c7be4e289b491587ab431c164e59da good dragnblz
    9h.u422097152bc61998a 75dbefe712104c64576196c27c25dbed59ae3923 good dragnblz
    10l.u582097152a3f5c7f8 d17478ca3e7ef46270f350ffa35d43acb05b1185 good dragnblz
    10h.u59209715230e304c4 1d866276bfe7f7524306a880d225aaf11ac2e5dd good dragnblz
    snd0.u5220971527fd1b225 6aa61021ada51393bbb34fd1aea00b8feccc8197 good dragnblz
    eeprom-dragnblz.u4425646e85da9 673cf974fd23a20e6bfa7b2b234206d550011f54 good dragnblz

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Dragon Blaze (c) 2000 Psikyo.

In a distant land, four brave dragonriders must make use of every trick in the book to survive wave after wave of powerful monsters and hulking bosses in this Psikyo shoot'em up masterpiece. Features some truly beautiful graphics & sound, excellent control that features some interesting gameplay mechanics and tons of challenge.


Main CPU : SH-2 (@ 28.63635 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YMF278B (@ 28.63635 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in May 2000 in Japan.

The game forbids the initials : 'SEX', 'DIE', 'FUC', 'FUK', 'PLO', 'PIS', 'PEE', 'KKK', 'IRA', 'HIV', 'AUM', and 'ASS' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to three smileys.


* Maintenance Code :

9-2-2-2-0 Maintenance Mode.

9-2-2-1-0 All Data Erased.

1-2-3-4-5 Reset Scores.

* Each stage 2nd boss has a weak point which is called 'the core' that is exposed for some few seconds. To get the 'Technical Bonus' when the core is revealed you must use the dragon shoot against it killing the boss in one hit. Try not to damage the 2nd boss for too much though, if it gets too damaged it won't reveal the core.

* Dragon Blaze characters:

1) Quaid:

- Speed: average.

- Shot Attack: average width and power, powerful aimed secondary lances with every button press. NOTE: Extra lances can be fired with faster button inputs.

- Shot Special - Button Held: aimed narrow stream of fire. Slow moving fireballs that stay on the screen for a few seconds. Good for deploying on one side of the screen to let them do their work while you take care of something else on screen.

- Dragon Attack: average width and call-back speed.

- Dragon Special: wide Dragon breath, very little range, must be positioned close for any real effect.

- Bomb: good, full screen protection for 2 seconds.

2) Sonia:

- Speed: slow.

- Shot Attack: wider shot than Quaid but about the same power, but she has a very strong secondary lazers that can take out multiple weaker enemies in one shot. Excellent.

- Shot Special - Button Held: very wide spead, powerful. Good.

- Dragon Attack: one of the best in the game, if you notice the main dragon has two extra dragons either side of it making it the widest of all the dragon strikes, only down side is the call-back speed is slow.

- Dragon Special: poor and pretty useless. Main Dragon fires a weak green spread while the two smaller dragons home onto the closest enemy with an even weaker attack. Pretty much useless.

- Bomb: poor, deploys a protective barrier slighly wider than Sonia vertical up the screen, can be hit if outside barrier, useful for sticky situations and not much else.

3) Rob:

- Speed: slowest.

- Shot Attack: one of the best in the game, Wide powerful spread covering a large span of the screen. His secondary weapon are very powerful slow moving metal balls tavelling at a slight angle to the sides but has limited range.

- Shot Special - Button Held: powerful spread of rocks, fast and covers a wide area.

- Dragon Attack: about the same range as Quaids but a little stronger, but again as with Sonia the recall speed is slow, not as slow but easily slower than Quaid and Ian.

- Dragon Special: powerful hori laser, decent. Very useful for level 6.

- Bomb: good, full screen protection for 2 seconds.

4) Ian:

- Speed: fastest.

- Shot Attack: straight fire, average. Secondary weapons are homing daggers that ermm, home in. Okay if you're going for survival but a pain in the arse if you're going for score because it kills everything before you get a chance to dragon shot them. Poor for Score, good for survival.

- Shot Special - Button Held: strong powerful laser, good but, Ian's powerbar takes about 10 years to charge so use it wisely

- Dragon Attack: pretty much the same power and width as Quaid, but with the fastest dragon recall in the entire game. Excellent.

- Dragon Special: green round circular area, shield? I dunno what it is but it spins around the spins the dragon Confused . Good for taking out stronger enemies in level stages.

- Bomb: worst in the game, pretty much useless, it does sod all damage. Poor for panic situation too, no invulnerability.


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (Mar. 31, 2005) "Sol Divide & Dragon Blaze [Psikyo Shooting Collection Vol.3] [Model SLPM-62593]"


Game's rom.

Giochi Simili

Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

Information on dragnblz

0.62 [Guru]

Artwork available


- 0.136: Added eeprom-dragnblz.bin EEPROM.

- 3rd December 2006: Mr. Do - We have the instruction card for Dragon Blaze [JPN] from Tobias.

- 8th October 2006: Mr. Do - Added Dragon Blaze instruction cards from TheSheep.

- 0.72u2: Added correct 2MB sound1 rom.

- 25th August 2003: David Haywood added the correct sample ROM to Dragon Blaze, fixing the sound.

- 0.63: Added missing gfx1 roms.

- 28th November 2002: Paul Priest added the correct graphics ROMs to Dragon Blaze (but it's still missing sound).

- 0.62: Added Dragon Blaze (Psikyo 2000).

- 3rd November 2002: Guru - Dragon Blaze (Psikyo 2000) arrived from Smitdogg.

LEVELS: 7 (must be finished twice)

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