Blazing Dragons

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Blazing Dragons
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Crystal Dynamics
Distributor: Mindscape (US)
Genre: Adventure

Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Saturn
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Sega Saturn
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    USK: 16
    Sega Saturn
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    Sega Saturn
    OFLC: G
    Non-Sega versions

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    Blazing Dragons is a Sega Saturn (and PlayStation) adventure game developed by The Illusions Gaming Company and published by Crystal Dynamics. It was the brainchild of Terry Jones, formerly known for his work with Monty Python and features a number of celebrity voiceovers including Harry Shearer and Cheech Marin. A TV series which ran for two seasons was produced to accompany this game, though many of the voice talents were replaced.

    During development the game was known as Dragons of the Square Table[3][4].


    The game follows the adventures of Squire Flicker, a dragon resident in the kingdom of Camelhot who specializes in inventions and is the squire of Sir Loungealot. He is infatuated with the lovely Princess Flame, the daughter of King All-Fire. In order to marry the princess, the King holds a royal tournament that would reward the victor the crown, wealth as well as the princess' hand in marriage. In an odd twist to the stereotypical tale of medieval storytelling, humans are depicted as evil, sinister people. Most notably would be Sir George who plans to take over the dragon kingdom. Whats worse, Sir George enters himself into the tournament in order to defeat the competition and take over Camelhot.


    The gameplay is very similar to most point and click adventure games. Players guide Flicker with the use of a cursor that is moved by the D-pad. Flicker can perform multiple actions that allow him to interact or pick up objects. The game follows a style similar to Lucasarts adventure titles in which the player can never truly get stuck or get killed. The game also gives hints for the more impractical puzzles through Flicker's 'Inventor's Book' that contain illustrations of contraptions that Flicker can create if he has the right items at his disposal. The game's manual also provides hints in some sections of the game.


    Flicker's actions and movements are controlled by using the D-Pad to move the action icon around the screen. When the icon moves over an object, items or people, the icon will change or animate to show the player what can be interacted with. The player uses A or C (by default) to scroll through commands and use the B (by default) to interact with the object or person.

    • Eye: - Used to look at objects. Flicker will provide a personal description
    • Foot: - Moves Flicker around the area, can also be used to travel between rooms and areas.
    • Jaw: - Flicker can talk to people which may also provide a Dialogue Tree that provides more subjects to talk to people with.
    • Claw: - Used to pick up or interact with objects.
    • Item Bag: Selecting the Item Bag in the corner of the screen or pressing X (by default) opens up Flicker's bag that he can combine, interact or look at items at his disposal. Anything that Flicker picks up in the game will be placed here.
    • Flicker's Face: Used to return to previous screens if the game provides close ups or to exit out of the Item Bag screen.

    Mini Games

    The game also provides games that can be played by using direct control of Flicker.

    • Cat-A-Pult
    • Dance Contest
    • Rabbid Rabbits
    • Thumb Wrestling

    Production credits

    • Based on Characters Created By: Terry Jones
    • Featuring the voices of: Terry Jones, Cheech Marin, Harry Shearer
    • Introducing the voice of: Joseph Rye
    • Creative Direction: Darren Bartlett
    • Design: Matthew Seymour, Frederick J. Schiller, Russell Lingo
    • Programming: Matt "Rockerboy" Gilbert, Chuck "No Sleep" Woo
    • Technical Direction: James Coliz, Jr.
    • Producer: Matthew Seymour
    • Writer: Frederick J. Schiller
    • Lead Background Artist: Yoriko Ito
    • Lead Animator: Russell Lingo
    • Animators: Emile Duronslet, Michael Mattesi
    • Ink and Painters: Aaron Grbich, R. Dean McCreary, Sean Ecklos, Jolene Mate, Andrea Creber
    • Ink and Paint Trainee: Eli B. Remus
    • Production Artist: Jim Eral
    • Original Scripting System: Matt "Rockerboy" Gilbert
    • Additional Programming: Maria L. Leveriza
    • Additional Writing: Paul Jenkins, Michael Humes, Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Robert Arnold
    • Additional Backgrounds: Michelle Chang
    • Additional Animations: David Drew Davenport
    • Storyboards: Aaron Grbich
    • Motion Capture Models: Sammy the Cat, Tony the Cat
    • Special Thanks: Adrian Longland, Judy Jette, David Kirk, Chuck's Folks and Friends, Liz, Stephanie and Hannah, Valerie and Dakota, Lorraine and MSG, The Guys at Bullseye and Alana, The Makers of The Making of Blazing Dragons: Without the Makers
    Nelvana Communications
    • Kim Cleary, Lara Stein, Toper Taylor
    • Producers: David Sze, Tim Roberts
    • Assistant Producer: Rosaura Sandoval
    • Design: Dan Arey
    • Additional Programming: Dan Su, Sam Dicker, Ray Tobey
    • Additional Art: Steve Suhy
    • Marketing Manager: Katie Bolich
    • Marketing Coordinator: Steven Groll
    • Public Relations, Talent Licensing: Jennifer Abbott-Bulka
    • Audio Visual Team: Mark Miller, Dan Brazelton, Katy Weathers, Leland Susser
    • Manual: Carol Ann and Neil Hanshaw
    • Lead Testers: Billy Mitchell, Joseph Damon
    • Assistant Lead Testers: Matt Young, Randy Smaha, Kim Ralston
    • Testers: Ron Allen, Sako Bezdjian, Anthony Borba, Mike Borg, Jeremy Bredow, Mike Brown, Joe Cain, Ed Chennault, Scott Crisostomo, Scott Hill, Rich Krinock, Kevin Kwan, John Lencioni, Mark Lerma, Chad Lowe, Doug Leslie, Dylan Manger, Raphael Pepi, Eddie Ramirez, Jeff Sanders, Sheatiel Sarao, Serguei Savchenko, Kevin Seiter, William Sudderth, Jeff Todd, Chris Walker
    • Special Thanks: Susan Bowman, Jean Burrell, Madeline Canepa, Alan Chaplin, Kim Cleary, Kathleen Donohue, Dan Dorosin, Rob Dyer, Chris Espinosa, Amy Hennig, Jon Horsley, David Kirk, Randy Komisar, Adrian Longland, Kevin Norr, Kenny Reeves, Gavin Scott, Amy Smith, Michelle Smith, Scott Steinberg, Toper Taylor, Mark "Invertebrate" Wallace, IS Department, Richard Lemarchand and all the voiceover placeholder guinea pigs
    • Additional Voices: Charles Adler, Michael Bell, Jeff Bennett, Gregg Berger, Jim Cummings, Brian George, Jess Harnell, Rob Paulsen, Robert Ridgeley, Roger Rose, Kath Soucie, B. J. Ward
    • Voice-Over Direction & Casting: Gordon Hunt, Kris Zimmerman
    • Additional Casting: Kalmenson and Kalmenson
    • Voice Over Recorded at: Cheshire MultiMedia Sound, Santa Monica, CA, West Lake Studios, Hollywood, CA, Saunders and Gordon, London, England
    • Music: Power of Two Music
    • Sound Effects: Tom Corwin
    • Additional Sound Effects: John March
    • Audio Processing: Brian Schmidt
    • Close-up Lip Synching: Six Foot Two
    In-game credits

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Blazing Dragons/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Print advert in GamePro (US) #79: "February 1996" (199x-xx-xx)
    Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #84: "July 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
    Print advert in Player One (FR) #68: "Octobre 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
    Print advert in Hyper (AU) #39: "January 1997" (199x-xx-xx)

    Physical scans

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    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    Edge (UK) PAL
    Fun Generation (DE) PAL
    Joypad (FR)
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
    Player One (FR)
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
    Total Saturn (UK) PAL
    Total Saturn (UK) PAL
    Sega Saturn
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    Blazing Dragons

    Saturn, US
    BlazingDragons Saturn US Box Back.jpgBlazingDragons Saturn US Box Front.jpg
    BlazingDragons Saturn US Disc.jpg
    Blazingdragons sat us manual.pdf
    Saturn, EU
    BlazingDragons Saturn EU cover.jpg
    Saturn, DE
    BlazingDragons Saturn DE Box.jpg
    BlazingDragons Saturn DE Disc.jpg

    Technical information

    Main article: Blazing Dragons/Technical information.

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Saturn
    373,457,616 CD-ROM (DE) T-15913H-18 V1.000
    Sega Saturn
    329,710,416 CD-ROM (EU) T-15913H-50 V1.000
    Sega Saturn
    329,712,768 CD-ROM (US) T-15907H V1.000

    Save data

    The game makes use of the Saturn's internal battery back-up as well as the Saturn Backup Memory to save data for system configuration as well as progress. You can save a total of ten games on the system RAM and the Back-Up Ram Cart.

    Blazing Dragons Save Data
    Name Comment File Size
    BDRAGONS### Savegame # 1

    External links

    • Sega of America webpage: Saturn


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