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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment (US), Virgin Interactive (EU)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
GEMS
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$69.95[1] T-81496
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99[2] T-70286-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-70286-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-70286-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-70286-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?



Sega Master System
UK
£? MK-27079-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK-27079-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? MK-27079-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK-27079-50



Sega Game Gear
US
$? T-81358
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99[2] T-70148-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-70148-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-70148-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-70148-50



Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is a Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear action game based on the 1993 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story film.

History

Development

Graphics for the Mega Drive version of Dragon were draw in Deluxe Paint Animation, a 1990 art package for IBM PC compatibles[4].

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Executive Director: Colin Gordon
  • Producer: Dan Marchant
  • Asst Producer: Aron Phelan, Peter Hickman
  • USA Coordinator: Ken Love
  • Design Team: Ian Mathias, Dan Marchant, Peter Hickman, Ronald Pieket Weeserik, John Palmer
  • Programmer: Dave Chapman, Ronald Pieket Weeserik
  • Background Artist: Kevin Oxland
  • Animation Artist: John Palmer
  • Artist: Mark Smith, Stephen Cavalier, Mark Anthony, Paul Hallewell, Jonathan Green, Patrick Beirne, Simon Swift, Mark Bentley
  • Music and Sound: Allister Brimble
  • Lead Tester: Tony Hinds, Paul Welton
  • Assistant Tester: John Martin, Michael Wenn, Tony Byus, Kevin Turner
  • Respect to: Bruce Lee

Game Gear and Master System versions

  • Coding and Design: Dave Semmens
  • Graphics and Artwork: Doug Townsley
  • Produced by: Ian Mathias
  • Coordinator: Ken Love
  • Music and Sound FX: Matt Furniss
  • Manual Origination: Gary Penn
  • Quality Assurance UK: Tony Byus, Michael Wenn
  • Quality Assurance USA: Adam Ryan, Jim Getz, Chris Toft, Craig McCoy, Eric Harshman, Mitch Feldman

Magazine articles

Main article: Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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VideoGames (US) #80: "September 1995" (1995-08-22)
also published in:
  • EGM² (US) #15: "September 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[5]
  • VideoGames (US) #81: "October 1995" (1995-09-19)[6]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #75: "October 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[7]
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #156: "November 1994" (1994-10-15)
also published in:
  • Ultimate Future Games (UK) #1: "December 1994" (1994-11-01)[8]
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #157: "December 1994" (1994-11-15)[9]
  • Ultimate Future Games (UK) #2: "January 1995" (1994-12-01)[10]
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Supersonic (FR) #25: "Octobre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №152, p90-93[2]
78 №6, p18
90 №18, p40/41
77 №21, p66-68[12]
89 №22, p34/35/36
78 №12, p32/33
82 №47, p146
87 №7, p76/77
91 №56, p38/39/40/41
70 №34, p42/43
90 №36, p10
Sega Mega Drive
82
Based on
11 reviews

Mega Drive, US
DTBLS MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Dragon MD US Cart Top.jpg
Dragon MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
DTBLS MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Dragon MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR

Dragon MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, FR

Dragon The Bruce Lee Story MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
42 №56, p42/43
47 №34, p54/55
Sega Master System
45
Based on
2 reviews

Master System, EU
DTBLS SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
DTBLS SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №152, p90-93[2]
80 №21, p70/71[13]
42 №56, p42/43
52 №34, p58
Sega Game Gear
59
Based on
4 reviews

Game Gear, US
DTBLS GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngDTBLS GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
DTBLS GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Dragon The Bruce Lee Story GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
DTBLS GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngDTBLS GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
DTBLS GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 efe850e5
MD5 94ebb9a19bbb7b5749bf07ab3ce8fbb9
SHA-1 01b45b9865282124253264c5f2e3d3338858ff92
2MB 1995-06 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 fdeed51d
MD5 a279a2fa2317f9081ba02226cce6b1ed
SHA-1 d6fb86d73e1abc7b7f1aecf77a52fa3f759aedb1
2MB 1994-06 Cartridge (EU)

References